Wow! First of all, not as shockingly different as I expected from reading the article. I hate that the 1,000/500/250 thing was kept, even with Mr. Disney out of power. Every tournament without a number listed to the left, we should assume is a 250 level event?
Okay, I have questions about the 2009 calendar:
1. Why put two 500s in the same week after several weeks of no 500s? i.e. week of February 23rd and October 5th.
2. 4 tournaments in a single week, and three of them on clay? That sucks, and is stupid, and will lead to weak fields in each of them.
3. Why does Metz fall on September 21st, in the Asian indoor circuit? It should be moved a few weeks later when all the players are in Western Europe.
4. And, most importantly, Monte Carlo WILL stay at Master Series level?????
It's listed as a 1,000.