Tennis needs a longer off-season

beltsman

Legend
The ATP schedule is grueling. Reasons why the off-season should be extended:
- Less player burnout equals better tennis quality.
- Healthier players, which equals better tennis quality.
- More equipment changes, which adds more topics for discussion and player improvement/variety.
- Shorter off-season favors top players. They have money and technology (egg) to recover faster. They also play less tournaments during the year so they need less time to recover. Lastly, often their families travel with them during the year. Lower ranked players barely get any family time.
 

bjsnider

Hall of Fame
This is the kind of thing a top 25 player would say. Most players need constant tournaments because they're frequently getting knocked off in round one.
 

James P

G.O.A.T.
Nah, I think the schedule is fine, perhaps a revamping is needed for what's mandatory, perhaps a revamping of the number of tournaments in your score, but there's no reason to shorten the actual season. Players can take 3 months off if they want to, if they aren't in the mandatory top 30 part of the tour.
 

goldengate14

Professional
The ATP schedule is grueling. Reasons why the off-season should be extended:
- Less player burnout equals better tennis quality.
- Healthier players, which equals better tennis quality.
- More equipment changes, which adds more topics for discussion and player improvement/variety.
- Shorter off-season favors top players. They have money and technology (egg) to recover faster. They also play less tournaments during the year so they need less time to recover. Lastly, often their families travel with them during the year. Lower ranked players barely get any family time.
Season should end with a revamped YEC a month after USO that has the top 16 in a knockout format on indoor carpet. And it should be called the Tennis (add year) World Championships.
No point havig any other events post slam season.
 

Nostradamus

Bionic Poster
The ATP schedule is grueling. Reasons why the off-season should be extended:
- Less player burnout equals better tennis quality.
- Healthier players, which equals better tennis quality.
- More equipment changes, which adds more topics for discussion and player improvement/variety.
- Shorter off-season favors top players. They have money and technology (egg) to recover faster. They also play less tournaments during the year so they need less time to recover. Lastly, often their families travel with them during the year. Lower ranked players barely get any family time.
Players can choose to play and not play as they want to. There are only few mandatory tournaments, you see Rafa and Federer and now Novak take extended time away from tournaments between grand slams, any player can do that.
 

Amen786

Semi-Pro
The ATP schedule is grueling. Reasons why the off-season should be extended:
- Less player burnout equals better tennis quality.
- Healthier players, which equals better tennis quality.
- More equipment changes, which adds more topics for discussion and player improvement/variety.
- Shorter off-season favors top players. They have money and technology (egg) to recover faster. They also play less tournaments during the year so they need less time to recover. Lastly, often their families travel with them during the year. Lower ranked players barely get any family time.
I think its better the way it is..
Don't fix something unbroken
 

Jokervich

Hall of Fame
I agree but it's never going to happen without a prize money restructure for the lower ranked guys.
This is where Djokovic is doing so much good in the world by helping those lower ranked players. I don't see Federer or Nadal helping them out which is disappointing.
 

cortado

Professional
The tennis season is insane. I think tennis players are the most under-appreciated athletes in terms of how physically demanding their tour is.
 
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