Hey everyone, it’s Van here and like you, I’m sure, I’ve been really following the coverage of the charity exhibitions between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. (With some of that coverage coming from GoToTennis, of course!)
The first match, which was just won by Federer, raised millions of dollars–not too shabby. I think it’s a safe bet the one in Spain will also be a huge boon for charity.
But when are these guys supposed to rest?
As we all know, the tennis season is loonng, and the WTA has already shortened its by a couple of weeks, with the ATP set to do the same soon. Those season-shortenings have left many a tournament director upset with their events feeling the pinch by players dropping out, citing fatigue or injury. If a player spent their offseason actually taking “off,” would it ease the burden of the long season? But then again, how could you argue against the good that Federer and Nadal are doing for the WORLD with a couple of matches, even though it could possibly catch up with them later? So this week’s “Serve” for you is:
Are exhibitions a good or bad thing?
Perhaps the seasons should be even shorter to allow them to be played? Or maybe the tournament directors have a point. Feel free to submit your “Returns”!