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Talking Coronavirus and Tennis Economics with Bret McCormick of Sports Business Journal

Talking Coronavirus and Tennis Economics with Bret McCormick of Sports Business Journal

On today's edition of the Lucky Letcord Podcast we chat with Bret McCormick, tennis beat writer for the Sports Business Journal. Follow Bret on Twitter: @Bretjust1T Follow Bret at Sports Business Journal: https://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/Journal.aspx Bret covers the business side of the sport and has been following multiple storylines as the Coronavirus has thrown the globe--and tennis--into financial disarray. We talk about the French Tennis Federations' decision to change the play date of Roland Garros and the implications of their unilateral move. We discuss the reaction of the WTA and ATP and wonder if their joint statement could signify the beginning of a new era of cooperations of tennis' governing bodies. If so, what would that look like? We discuss the plight of the numerous ATP and WTA events that have been cancelled and wonder what the tour will look like when the dust settles. Will tournaments be forced out of business? What are some of the more vexing problems that the smaller events face? And what about other interested parties, such as television and sponsors? And finally we wonder what the tour might look like when the crisis passes, while simultaneously wondering: How long will it take? Thanks to Bret for joining, and for his insights! Stay safe everybody, and thanks for listening! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration: 44 min

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