Last week, Patrick Mouratoglou released an open letter to raise awareness about the financial condition of tennis players ranked outside the top 100, which achieved a global focus amongst the tennis community.
At the same time world no.6, Stefanos Tsitsipas – who was ranked outside the top 100 until 2017 – had a brilliant idea that would help support his fellow ATP players ranked beyond the top 100. Stefanos reached out to Patrick in order to join forces and make this idea a reality.
Together, Patrick Mouratoglou and Stefanos Tsitsipas — who has been training at the Mouratoglou Academy since 2014 — are proud to announce the launching of “Beyond 100 Support”, an auction platform destined, as its name implies, to support players beyond the top 100, both in the ATP and WTA rankings. The concern for unity between both tours appeared more fundamental than ever.
Funds raised through the “Beyond 100 Support” platform will contribute towards a broader approach by the ATP & WTA aimed at supporting lower ranked players during this challenging period.
Stefanos Tsitsipas said, “As the youngest player in the top 10, I feel responsible to help the future of tennis. I understand how critical it is for the sustainability of both ATP and WTA players ranked beyond the top 100 and how difficult it is to make a living from professional tennis, especially with no tennis events going on for an undefined period of time. Through the creation of “Beyond 100 Support”, I hope to start a movement that my fellow players will follow suit.”
Patrick Mouratoglou said, “the situation of players ranked beyond the top 100 is becoming more and more worrying as they might not be able to pursue their careers — their passions — if the current health crisis were to last for too long. “Beyond 100 Support” emerged as a much-needed initiative to improve the conditions of those players in the immediate term, and gives us more time to build a solution for the long term.”
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