It's not being moved. There have been a hundred million articles citing support from the whole range of top guns on this, saying they want it moved. I know both Roddick and Hewitt have said they would ardently oppose such a move though.
The point about prep time is also IMHO absurd, with the exception of injured players, Davis Cup and TMC players. And hey take a look at who did well this year.
Verdasco - epic DC match... less than 2 mths to prepare and went to see Gil Reyes in Nevada
Roddick - played TMC.... massive fitness program and lost 7kg
The idea that they don't have enough time to prepare is preposterous (excuse the pun
). If these guys can do it, so can the rest of the tour. Besides the cited article flamed this idea anyway.
And no offence yellowboy906, but it doesn't work that way. Australian school holidays are in January. Most working people would also take leave in the summer holidays, not in February and definitely not in March. If you want a sure-fire way to kill the AO and get it moved to Dubai or Shanghai, then by all means move it to February/March. Because whatever crowds you're getting now, you better shave at least 20% off, if not more.