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What to make of the year-end championships?

What will the year-end championships determine this season? Not much. But there is more on the line at these events than just showcasing the best players the game has to offer, writes Joel Drucker.

Originally Published: November 15, 2007
By Joel Drucker | Special to ESPN.com

The Tennis Masters Cup is usually contested in a haze. Are the season-end championships more of a Super Bowl or an all-star game? Might it be best to add more fun and games -- everything from a fast serve showcase to a pro-am or other fan-friendly aspects? After all, with the Grand Slams over, what more significant results can players generate?

The WTA event in Madrid, Spain, that just concluded, for example, did little to prove anything that hadn't already been revealed in 2007 (save for ...

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