Bernie Ecclestone is going to change a and improve tennis
Mar.26 (GMM) Bernie Ecclestone has revealed how close he came to changing forever the international game of tennis.
Sportsvibe reports that the F1 chief executive led a consortium including legend Boris Becker and former player turned businessman Ion Tiriac that wanted to take over the game a decade ago.
"I argued that the sport needed to be better geared towards television," he said.
"We would have introduced one serve only per point and also a timed cut-off point to a match so that everyone knew, especially the TV companies, how long a match would last.
"Another idea we had was to segment the match into two or three, timed parts of, say, 20 minutes each. I admit it was radical but the sport needed to do something, although it has improved a little since our talks," he added.