The History of the WTF: Will Roger Federer Become Its Greatest Champion?

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The History of the WTF: Will Roger Federer Become Its Greatest Champion?

It is a given in any sport that happens to light your fire––at the end of the season, fans need to crown a winner––the ultimate champion whose accomplishments set him, her or them above all the rest. 

For men’s tennis, this event rolls around shortly in November.

The World Tour Finals, paradoxically referred to as the WTF––the latest moniker for the year-end tournament for men’s professional tennis––will be held in London for the second year.

It is an unfortunate acronym, although purportedly unintentional. 

Since 1970 men’s professional tennis has tinkered with the year-end tournament, finally settling on its current format in 1999 when the ATP and ITF decided not to compete with each other.

At long last the guys at the top realized that competition between the governing bodies in tennis was counter-productive.

Now if they could do something equally as innovative for the Davis Cup, the tennis world could breathe a collective sigh of relief! 

The Davis Cup should be a premiere event instead of a lingering afterthought as it is now.  

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