Australian tennis player and fan favourite John Millman has come up with a radical domestic plan to help save the tennis season before the ATP and WTA resumes.
The ATP and WTA like many other sporting leagues around the world have ceased proceedings due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
But Millman believes there could be a real opportunity for Australian tennis to create something before the ATP kickstart their season, posting his suggestion on his own social media account.
“If Australia recovers before ATP tour is ready to kick off again I think we have a unique opportunity in our sport to create domestic interest in tennis again,” he tweeted.
“Instead of having your run of the mill money tournaments imagine something completely different. How about an interstate teams competition?
“Teams would be mixed and comprised of: two Legend players [one male and one female], six current players [three males and three females], two junior players [one male and one female].
“Singles, doubles and mixed doubles would be played. Perhaps a different type of scoring system.
“Players get contracts [guaranteed money] that will help some getting them financially get back on tour and the public get a different format of team tennis watching the past, present and future players competing.”