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Tennis. ATP will cardinally change structure of the tournaments

the Association of tennis players - professionals (ATP) has decided to change seriously structure of carrying out of the international tournaments since 2009. About it to Agency of the sports information “ All sports “ vice-president ATP Brad Ljuitt has told. “ We have decided to change cardinally structure ATP by 2009, - head ATR has declared. - But some changes will be already visible next year. Such, as for example, increase in a prize fund of tournaments and rounds of matches. We plan to prolong tournaments not in 7 days, and in 8 that in target people could come with families. Tennis and so it is popular, but after all always would be desirable bolshego. The Most important innovation granting on tournament some times begins players of possibility to play. We choose the scheme on which tennis players will not be vysletat after the first round. And we have two variants of this scheme. The first consists that we will create 8 groups of tennis players on 3 persons in everyone where each player will play on two matches, and the winner will leave group in a quarterfinal. The second scheme is a bit more difficult. If the grid consists of 32 players players, posejanye with 17 on 32 place, will play among themselves on one match. Thus eight winners whom the first will join 16 sejanyh will be defined. 24 persons, to be exact - 8 groups on 3 persons are formed. We think, it will be pleasant both to spectators and TV men who will have a possibility to show same Federera or Safin twice “. Also Ljuitt has added that by 2009 at many tournaments including at SPb Ξpen there will be a possibility to raise the status. In this struggle, on a level with Petersburg the Moscow tournament " will enter also; the Kremlin Cup “.