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North American tournaments where no one wants to play...

LA and Indy.... !

Agree? The fields for both tournaments have been horrible in recent years. No top player wants any piece of either tournaments.

Also, ATP should swap the dates between Indy and LA. Starting from LA, and then moving East, ... this way, players and ATP can save traveling costs.
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Good European players would have to stay in America for 6+ weeks if they played Indy, La and all this. I doubt a lot of players like this idea.
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Re: North American tournaments where no one wants to play...

Basically the same thing for Americans not playing Monte Carlo. Nobody wants to be 7/8 weeks thousands of km's from home.

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Re: North American tournaments where no one wants to play...

I doubt that the distance is the problem...most of the top players don't play any other tournament before the masters series events ( simon and Verdasco were the only one I think)..

Maybe players really need the rest, then there are clay court tournaments in europe with more price money like last week in Hamburg

In my opinion the summer clay season should be banned, maybe one week more in june would be fine, which means the two slams have to move a week...then the hard court season isn't effected that much
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I would think that playing in Indy or LA would be more benefiting for the masters and the US Open than playing in Gstaad or Umag. But I guess they don't want to be away from home for that long.

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Europeans unlike Americans don't need a lifetime to get adjusted to the hard courts like Americans and the clay courts.Takes 'em just a few days to adjust to the heat,footwork and off the go;that's the bottom line

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LA and Indy.... !

Agree? The fields for both tournaments have been horrible in recent years. No top player wants any piece of either tournaments.

Also, ATP should swap the dates between Indy and LA. Starting from LA, and then moving East, ... this way, players and ATP can save traveling costs.
Oh and Umag and Gstaad are better?

The reason why none of the big stars play these is so they don't get fatigued from playing Washington, Montreal and Cincinnati! SO LA and Indy make the big guys want to play more in the other USO Series tournaments.

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Europeans unlike Americans don't need a lifetime to get adjusted to the hard courts like Americans and the clay courts.Takes 'em just a few days to adjust to the heat,footwork and off the go;that's the bottom line
Hard courts are very simple to get used to and in Europe there are tons of hard courts anyways. Americans rarely see red clay in the juniors. Also, if Americans did play on clay all the time instead of hard, it would be just as easy for them to get used to hard. Nature of the courts

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Hard courts are very simple to get used to and in Europe there are tons of hard courts anyways. Americans rarely see red clay in the juniors. Also, if Americans did play on clay all the time instead of hard, it would be just as easy for them to get used to hard. Nature of the courts
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Two slams within 30 days and the top guys just rest up AND train. Everybody else plays as close to home as they can get.

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Even though they're a little down this year, the fields in LA and Indy have been pretty good recently considering they're both played before the two TMS/ATP 1000 events.
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This is the down side of the master series impact.

Effectively the top players play the grand slams and master series so the other tournaments have week draws as top players can physically only handle a limited number of events a year.
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