Sorry if this has been answered on a thread some were else, but can someone explain to me why the ATP decided in 1988 that they would break away from the Men's International Professional Tennis Council (MIPTC) and form their own tour? From what I've read the MIPTC was comprised of 3 player reps, 3 tournament reps and 3 ITF reps, which seems to me like a good arrangement and something that would work well now. All I've read is the ATP were dissatisfied with the way that the MIPTC was running tennis, and held a meeting with the top players in the car park at the 1988 us open. What were the reasons the ATP set up their own tour and disbanded the MIPTC??