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Jury rejects German federation's claims of ATP antitrust violations

Updated: August 5, 2008, 8:30 PM ET
Associated Press

WILMINGTON, Del. -- A federal jury on Tuesday cleared the way for the ATP Tour's planned tournament restructuring next year, rejecting antitrust claims in a lawsuit filed by the German Tennis Federation.

Jurors in U.S. District Court in Wilmington deliberated about nine hours before upholding the Association of Tennis Professionals' tournament restructuring, which would move the Hamburg clay-court event from May to July and eliminate it as a key tuneup for the French Open.

The German ...

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