New Delhi: The organisers of the Champions Tennis League (CTL) on Tuesday emphasised that the upcoming leagues should not be construed as glorified exhibitions and these initiatives may actually turn out to be the way forward for the sport.
ATP Executive Chairman and President Chris Kermode had recently, at Shanghai Masters, termed Mahesh Bhupathi's IPTL a series of 'glorified exhibitions'. (IPTL: Marin Cilic Joins Novak Djokovic in UAE Royals Team)
Nothing was said of CTL, which is a joint initiative of legendary Vijay Amritraj and All India Tennis Association (AITA), but AITA chief Anil Khanna said he does not agree with Kermode. (Also read: Bhupathi plays down ATP chief's comments)