Looking at the thread about the now deceased Brighton tournament it got me thinking about other ATP tournaments that may have been popular in there heyday, but for one reason or another just suddenly disappeared(usually due to the lack of major sponsors or other economic problems...)
-->>So which of the defunct smaller Tournaments would you like to see back for good??..."whatever I said whatever I did I didn't mean it... I just want you back for good... ooohhh yeeaahh.!!."
***Personally being from Aus I'd like to see the Brisbane tournament back up & running, also I don't understand why Sydney Indoor suddenly stopped about 6-years ago>> they had an illustrious history with Connors, McEnroe, Edberg, Becker, Ivanisavic etc... winning & it always seemed to be popular so why did it have to go?
###Abroad I was also disappointed that many Asian tournaments came & went so quickly; a lot of minor-tournaments eg.Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo Indoor, Hong Kong...etc. seemed to peak in the mid-1990's when Chang was at playing there regularly & contending in the Slams;~ but I guess the 1997 Economic Crisis had something to do with there demise. Anyway I'd like to see all the tournaments I've mentioned come back to life.
It seems strange that UK & America would lose so many of their minor-tournaments in recent years: Brighton, Manchester, London Indoor, Wembley, San Francisco, Atlanta... as well!
>>Compared with Golf (probably the most similarily International/Individual sport) which has many tournaments being played every week of the year on various tours(PGA, European, Japan, Australasian, Asian, South African), why can't tennis sustain atleast a few more tournaments on it's schedule??
Oops I've gone off on a rant, what I want to know is what tournaments you'd like to see back & any thoughts on why the ATP can't sustain more events around the world??