Somebody posted this in the Calendar/Schedule Suggestions thread. I thought this deserved a new thread.
From Google translate:
The calendar is rearranged in 2014
JOAN SOLSONA • BARCELONA 26/08/12 - 11:15
Players learned yesterday that the South American tour can be moved to December. The ATP Masters would be after the Asian
On the eve of two Grand Slams, the Australia Open, which begins the season, and the U.S. Open, which practically closes, players meet annually with the leaders of the ATP to learn first and then approve plans future.
At the meeting held yesterday between players in New York, two days before the U.S. Open, Brad Drewett, the new head men's professional circuit visible, outlined the timetable to take effect in the absence of a final vote, from campaign 2014.
There are significant changes that tennis players including Rafael Nadal, former president of the Player Council, have been asking for some time and which refer to the possibility of more rest. After the Asian tour in October will host the Masters Cup. Then there will be about three weeks off before starting to land the South American tour, which will no-passing mandatory tournaments from February to the end of the year. Thus, Nadal, Djokovic and company have the option to be two months away from the tracks if you like, and prepare for the assault on Australia conditions.
The Spaniard, however, is called to be the main attraction of the new Open 500 in Rio de Janeiro, who was born just two years after the Games. The event, on land belonging to the multinational IMG, tennis representation business and also owns the rights of the Goth. The victim Masters 1000 Paris Bercy be relocated in February.
If this gets passed:
Paris Bercy in February.
WTF immediately after Asian swing.
Possibility of two months off for top players.
South American clay courts after WTF, non-mandatory.
I can't seem to find much other news on this, but this site seems legit.