wow, I didn't realized that until i look at the tournament calendar.
Is this the closest they have been? I knew they were close but not 2 weeks.
last year, and every year before that, they've been a fortnight apart.
Okay seriously, you've been a member of this forum since 2003. Search your memory of that time for something other than this:
1. Halle and London the day after RG ends
2. Nottingham and Rosmalen (s'Hertogenbosch now) the same week as Wimbledon Qualies.
3. and 4. Wimbledon
That's it, grass is four weeks long. Five if you count the Surbiton Challenger the second week of RG (now moved to Nottingham). Six if you count the Newport Hall of Fame tournament.