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Stuttgart to become grass court event in 2015; week following RG

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The MercedesCup in Stuttgart will become an ATP World Tour grass court tournament from 2015.

The tournament’s request to move to a grass court event taking place the week following Roland Garros in the lead up to Wimbledon beginning in 2015 was approved by the ATP Board of Directors at its recent meetings in Miami.

With Wimbledon taking place a week later in the calendar from 2015, a three-week gap will be incorporated in the ATP World Tour calendar in between Roland Garros and The Championships, meaning an additional week of tournaments in the lead up to Wimbledon.

Brad Drewett, ATP Executive Chairman and President, said: “The ATP is pleased to confirm that the request by the MercedesCup in Stuttgart to move to a grass court event in the week after Roland Garros from 2015 has been approved by the ATP Board of Directors. The MercedesCup in Stuttgart presented an extremely thorough application and we have full confidence that they will deliver a high-level ATP grass court event in the lead up to Wimbledon. As part of our process in setting the 2015 ATP World Tour calendar, we continue to review other options for the three-week period between Roland Garros and Wimbledon in 2015.”

Edwin Weindorfer, Tournament Director of the MercedesCup, said: “On behalf of the MercedesCup and its long tradition, I would like to thank the ATP and its Board of Directors for their trust and commitment to award Stuttgart with a grass court tournament starting in 2015. We have worked very hard on this and we are convinced that our investments in the new and permanent grass courts and infrastructure will be well rewarded. The new grass courts will be built in close cooperation with Wimbledon expertise and supervised by Wimbledon grass court experts. Thanks to the long-term support and commitment of Mercedes-Benz, the TC Weissenhof and our other sponsors and partners, this project will now become reality. Our ultimate goal is to provide the best players in the world perfect grass court playing conditions to take home the winner‘s Trophy of the MercedesCup ahead of The Championships at Wimbledon!”

Richard Lewis, Chief Executive of the All England Club, said: “The three-week gap will create a longer grass court season between the French Open and Wimbledon, allowing the players more time to recover from the demands of playing at Roland Garros and then to prepare for The Championships. We are delighted to welcome the MercedesCup as a very important first step in building this exciting new extension to the grass court game. It is a highly respected tournament with a fine history and with whom we have a great relationship, and we look forward to working closely with them as we develop the opportunities for top class grass court tennis.”

The MercedesCup will join the AEGON Championships at Queen’s Club, the Gerry Weber Open in Halle, the AEGON International in Eastbourne, the Topshelf Open in ‘s-Hertogenbosch and the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport as ATP World Tour grass court tournaments.

The first edition of the tournament in Stuttgart was held in 1898, with Mercedes-Benz assuming the role of title sponsor from 1979.
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Re: Stuttgart to become grass court even in 2015; week following RG

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Good news indeed

Will EternHaas extend his carreer so that he can play this one?

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Dream come true! Now add another week
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Re: Stuttgart to become grass court event in 2015; week following RG

Oooh. This explains Murray's interview after the Cilic win advocating a longer grass season. Perhaps Andy knew something we didn't?

Hopefully this paves the way for a grass masters.

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Re: Stuttgart to become grass court event in 2015; week following RG

would make sense for the second of the 3 weeks between the majors to hold a grass 1000 now but obviously this won't happen for years and years to come for several reasons.
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Re: Stuttgart to become grass court event in 2015; week following RG

Now make Halle an ATP 500 the week after and we are good!
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More grass events! Great news for grass court players!

It does seem like Halle will move a week after since having two events in Germany on the same week makes zero sense. Though I do suspect that Newport may be moved prior to Wimbledon so they don't need to add anymore events and can split Halle and Queens freely into two different weeks providing better draws.

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Stuttgart / London Queens
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Can't see either Halle or Queens giving up fight to have the middle week. The top players will only play one grass warm up and they'll want it to the middle week - one week rest after RG and one week rest before Wimbledon. By both Queens and Halle being then you'll get a split of top guys like Murray, Nadal, Novak (though he hasn't played a warm up the last few years) at the 2 events. If Halle was the middle week and Queens the week preceding Wimbledon, for example, think Queens would suffer a lot.

They do need to make Halle and Queens 500 events though. Probably not big enough to be Masters, but surely the 500 requirements could be met? Think 3 weeks is enough really as a month break from RG to Wimbledon would feel like too big a change from what it's been in the past and the whole "channel slam" concept. There's a month off after Wimby anyway.
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Halle could host a Masters. A great stadium Court and Court 1 is also big enough. I think is has a seating of 5000 people!
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great news Hope more tournaments also get grass courts

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I hope it will be in that way


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More grass events! Great news for grass court players!

It does seem like Halle will move a week after since having two events in Germany on the same week makes zero sense. Though I do suspect that Newport may be moved prior to Wimbledon so they don't need to add anymore events and can split Halle and Queens freely into two different weeks providing better draws.

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Stuttgart / London Queens
Halle / Newport
Eastbourne / 's-Hertogenbosch
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