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ITF President Ricci Bitti Says Men's Tennis Should Consider Four-Set Games

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 17 / 14

International Tennis Federation President Francesco Ricci Bitti said that men’s tennis "should consider four-game sets to combat dwindling attention spans among spectators," according to Josh Burrows of the LONDON TIMES. Ricci Bitti says the sport needs to "make plans for a less glamorous futu...

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