Originally Posted by Jimnik
Jan AUSTRALIAN OPEN - Hard
Feb AMS Buenos Aires - Clay
Mar AMS Monte-Carlo - Clay
Apr AMS Rome - Clay
May ROLAND GARROS - Clay
Jun AMS Hamburg - Grass
Jun WIMBLEDON - Grass
Jul AMS Indian Wells - Hard
Aug AMS Miami - Hard
Sep US OPEN - Hard
Oct AMS Tokyo/Beijing/Moscow - Indoors
Oct AMS Madrid - Indoors
Nov TENNIS MASTERS CUP
Overall idea good, but does need adjusting:
1) Australian Open - maybe a month later with Miami before it. Probably somebody will tell that January is the season for Hurricane Bush or some other natural/unnatural disaster. Would give us MS leading into hard court grand slam albiet decoturf (Miami) and rebound ace (AO).
2) Master series in BA feasible with some lead-up events followed by 2 further clay court MS. Good to avoid hard to clay and then to clay before RG. Currently, Indian Wells and Miami do not naturally flow in the grand slam calender.
3) Good idea to increase weeks between RG and Wimbledon. However, MS should be in Halle (advantage of indoors if rain) or Queens Club.
4) 2 MS leading up to US Open should remain as currently; MS in Toronto/Montreal followed by Cincinnati.
5) 2 MS indoors on carpet; Madrid and Paris as current.
6) Year End indoors on carpet; Shanghai.
Calender should be done top down; grand slams, then master series, then other events.
There should be a hard court master series leading to the AO.
It is essential more time between RG and Wimbledon with proper build up to Wimbledon with MS event.
Current structure beyond Wimbledon already seems very good. 2 MS on hard courts leading to US Open and 2 MS indoors leading to indoors year end event.
Overall it is the first half of the year which makes no sense. Particularly, the Indian Wells and Miami events which come after the AO, but before the clay court season.