Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Montreal, Canada
Re: ATP/ITF Calendar/Schedule Suggestions, shorter season and other issues
Dubai, Queens, and Buenos Aires should have a Tennis Masters Series.
Upgrade the Copa Claro into a TMS, Queens into TMS and Dubai into a TMS.
Buenos Aires will take Madrid's place. Queens will take Miami's place. Cincinatti will be replaced by Dubai. Turn Madrid, Miami and Cincinatti into 500 events. Halle should be a 500 event as well. Iceland should have a 250 event, call it the Arctic Open. It will be indoor carpet. Players like Freddie Nielsen, Soderking, Nieminen get wildcards for this event. Grass court season lasts a month longer. Add grass court events 250 level in Boston, Dublin, Glasgow, Liverpool and Cologne.
This way, we can have a Grass TMS, a South American Tennis Masters and a Middle Eastern TMS.
Personally, I think it's kinda hard for some of the top players to have to play back to back Tennis Masters series or three times in a row like the Clay Swing.
I say give the top players a rest and don't have back to back TMS series.
Last edited by tommyg6; 03-18-2012 at 04:50 PM.