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ATP numbers game

Updated: October 5, 2007, 11:13 AM ET
By Peter Bodo, TENNIS.com

The ATP Tour is nominally challenged. That's my fancy-pants way of saying that the ATP Tour has trouble remembering names, which is a real problem when the names it can't remember are those of its own events.

In a press release full of otherwise good news (including a whopping investment by tournaments in new infrastructure), the ATP has announced that for 2009, it will have three levels of tournaments: the 1,000s, 500s and 250s. The way I read the release, this means that as of 2009, ...

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