German federation challenges new tournament structure

Updated: July 21, 2008, 8:09 PM ET
Associated Press

WILMINGTON, Del. -- A lawyer for the German Tennis Federation argued Monday the ATP Tour violated antitrust laws in a reorganization that would relegate a Hamburg tournament to second-tier status.

"This is the end of tennis now in Hamburg," GTF attorney Robert MacGill told a U.S. District Court jury on the first day of a trial over the federation's claims that the Association of Tennis Professionals' planned tournament restructuring attempts to monopolize player commitments and tournament ...

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