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Wimbledon date change confirmed beginning 2015

The All England Club today confirmed that, following extensive consultation across the tennis and wider sporting world, The Championships’ dates will be moved back by one week with effect from 2015.

The change of dates will benefit the sport as a whole by creating a three week gap between the French Open and Wimbledon, a move which will allow the players a longer grass court season in the build-up to The Championships, and precious additional time to recover from the demands of playing Roland Garros and to prepare for Wimbledon.

Announcing the decision, Philip Brook, Chairman of the All England Club, said: “The best interests of tennis will be served by allowing the players more time to recuperate and to adjust from the clay of Roland Garros to the grass at Wimbledon. All our research indicates that there is widespread support within the game for extending the gap between the French Open and Wimbledon and, importantly, we think most players will welcome the prospect of a longer grass court season and spending more time on the softer surface of grass.

“In making this change from 2015 we recognise that there will be some important consequences for the overall tennis calendar and enough time needs to be given to allow us all to plan accordingly. In anticipation of the work required, I would like to thank our colleagues throughout the game for their enthusiasm and support for the vision of a tennis calendar that will better suit the needs of the modern day sport.”

Wimbledon 2015 will run from Monday 29 June to Sunday 12 July.

Source: http://www.wimbledon.com/en_GB/news/...698319697.html
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Wow, amazing. I hope they can get RG on board with this and get 4 weeks for grass. The surface deserves it.


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Re: Wimbledon date change confirmed beginning 2015

so there is gonna be one additional week of grass tourneys?
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Now its time for a Grass tounament in hamburg. It could save the whole tournament!
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Wow, amazing. I hope they can get RG on board with this and get 4 weeks for grass. The surface deserves it.
advancing Roland-Garros by one week would be quite dangerous as far as the weather is concerned.

Since my childhood in France, I've noticed that the weather often gets better in northern France (which Paris is part of) just around the date when Roland-Garros just starts.

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so there is gonna be one additional week of grass tourneys?
surely, it's not only about moving Newport in-between because it would be a long trip to the US.

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advancing Roland-Garros by one week would be quite dangerous as far as the weather is concerned.

Since my childhood in France, I've noticed that the weather often gets better in northern France (which Paris is part of) just around the date when Roland-Garros just starts.
Well, I know it starts on that date for a reason but they should certainly considered the possibility. Wimbledon have gone ahead with the date change, so RG should make some effort as well. 3 weeks is good but 4 would be ideal.


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Well, I know it starts on that date for a reason but they should certainly considered the possibility. Wimbledon have gone ahead with the date change, so RG should make some effort as well. 3 weeks is good but 4 would be ideal.
as far as the weather is concerned, it's surely easier to make the "effort" in Wimbledon's direction towards summer than in the opposite one

Also it would have more impact on the previous tournaments than changing Wimbledon will have on following tournaments.

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Re: Wimbledon date change confirmed beginning 2015

Hamburg director said the grass experiment failed what are going to be the new grass tourneys?
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advancing Roland-Garros by one week would be quite dangerous as far as the weather is concerned.

Since my childhood in France, I've noticed that the weather often gets better in northern France (which Paris is part of) just around the date when Roland-Garros just starts.
Paris' climate isn't much different from London's.

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Re: Wimbledon date change confirmed beginning 2015

Very smart, it is a start, hopefully we can get one more week in the coming years/decades.

They ought to have a 1000 in the middle week, Newport to the week after RG. Most likely it will be:

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Wohoow!

Now I hope Halle and Queens won't be in the same week anymore!
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Re: Wimbledon date change confirmed beginning 2015

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