World Tennis Association ITF: DTB President von Arnim campaigning in Melbourne

Status: 22.01.2023 17:17

Dietloff von Arnim needs to develop into the president of the world tennis affiliation ITF and he depends on the assist of different nations. But Arnim is tight-lipped about what precisely he’ll change.

“At the second, the assist from different nations is excellent.”63-year-old von Arnim stated throughout a spherical desk of worldwide media Australian Open Championship yr Melbourne Saturday (January 21, 2023). But it was not actual.

Von Arnim has been president of the German Tennis Association (DTB) since early 2021, however it’s unclear how lengthy he’ll maintain the place. Von Arnim has large objectives, he needs to develop into the president of the World Tennis Federation (ITF). For that he needed to go to Congress in Mexico Cancun incumbent in September David Haggerty Secession from the United States.

If von Arnim was certainly the president of the ITF, he ought to have resigned from the DTB. This is what the principles of the German Tennis Association need.

Criticism of incumbent Haggerty

Haggerty President since 2015, however has been criticized through the years. A world group was created Haggertys Kosmos Tennis led a billion-dollar deal for the previous soccer star with a gaggle of buyers. Gerard Pique obtained, it was about rights Davis Cup. Subsequently, the ITF made modifications to the standard regime, and the suggestions was not good. Alexander Zverev briefly refused to take part in the protest.

The ITF has now ended its collaboration with the Cosmos Group. The world group didn’t give any cause for this. The Davis Cup however you higher get there proper now. At the identical time, the President Haggerty nonetheless talked in regards to the format modifications in November: “It was good for the followers. It was good for the gamers. It was good for tennis.”

Von Arnim criticizes and waits for a “clear view”.

Arnim’s presidential candidate doesn’t appear to see it that manner. “The Davis Cup suffered”Arnim stated Melbourne: “The gamers have been taking part in for some huge cash, however the funding did not work or will not work in the long run.” As effectively as Billie Jean King Trophy the ladies he noticed “issues”.

former organizer Team World Cup In Dusseldorf, however open.

He first needed to barter with the nationwide associations and accountable individuals Big helmetTournaments present a transparent image of expectations, stated von Arnim: “Then we’ll have a transparent imaginative and prescient.”

But it’s clear to him that he needs to extend the significance of the ITF: “Now no one stands up and speaks for tennis. The ITF ought to develop into the governing physique of tennis once more.” Currently, the ATP and WTA gamers’ unions are energetic “Slightly stronger than ITF.”


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