So this is what weirtheim (sp) thinks.
what do you guys think? do you honestly see any atp player doing this? or will it be like an exhibition all play and no work!I find your idea of an ATP All-Star weekend interesting. What would that all entail? A fastest-serve derby? A sudden-death tiebreaker for the top eight players in a tournament?
-- Ben Bittner, Oshkosh, Wisc.
What if you held this before the U.S. Open -- players are in town anyway, so you'd have easy television leverage -- and included:
a) a fast-serve contest on a standard gun, not the USTA Davis Cup gun.
b) An NHL-style skills contest. Place, say an agent's BlackBerry in the corner of a service box and see how many times out of 10 a player can hit it on the fly.
c) A 40-yard dash.
d) A trick contest, a la the Slam Dunk contest. Anyone who's seen Mansour Bahrami play knows how creative this could get.
e) A quick-hands contest. Have one player stand at the service line -- not the baseline -- and serve at a player at the net. See how many volleys the netman can pick off. If you guys have more ideas, fire away. ...