Re: How long should the tennis offseason be?
I wonder though, if the players can actually rest during their off weeks? If a player does well at Roland Garros, you can't really take a week off and then hope to do well at Wimbledon. I know Andre has managed to figure out a way to take rest breaks, but a lot of players don't.
I agree that a lot of guys would play exhibitions anway, but maybe they shouldn't be. Team sports athletes aren't allowed to do a lot of physical activities during the off-season (an example is Aaron Boone, who played basketball in the off-season, which violated his contract. He got injured, lost his job and the Yankees signed A-Rod).