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ATP Opposes US Open Monday Final

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The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) has opposed the US Open’s move to play the men’s final at Flushing Meadows on a Monday.

The US Open has confirmed it will switch the day of final for both the men’s and women’s draws, with the latter playing on a Sunday, to ensure the players get a full rest day before the decider.

However, the ATP said in a statement it did not support the move.

“The ATP and its players have made it clear to the U.S. Open that we do not support a Monday final,” said the statement.

“We strongly believe the US Open should keep a similar schedule to the other Grand Slams, with the men’s semifinals completed by Friday and the final on Sunday.

“It is unfortunate the US Open response did not reflect our views on this issue and the ATP and its players will continue to pursue this matter in its discussions with the USTA.”

The past five US Open finals have been played on Mondays due to rain forcing delays. The US Open, however, is the only major event which still plays its men’s semi-finals on the Saturday prior to the decider.

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