All of these indoor tournaments are slow as well with one or two exceptions.
Yes at the moment we have a truck load of slow outdoor hard court tournaments outdoors, and another truck load of slow indoor hard court tournaments.
That's not good for surface/playing style variety, or for the long-term health of the players. Hard courts are absolutely brutal on the body, so speeding up some of the hard court tournaments would benefit players, as well as those of us who enjoy tennis on both slow and fast surfaces and want more of a balance.
Well I can see where you're coming from.
Interesting idea, but because of how isolated that part of the season is going to be, and with no GS on carpet, I can see many top players missing out on this period through 'injuries'. I think indoor season should be 50/50 carpet/hard and the asian swing should also be indoors.
I definately agree that there shouldn't be any outdoor hard events after the US Open.
I suppose my logic is that the traditionally the 4 main surfaces in tennis are clay, grass, hard and carpet. Those other 3 surfaces are represented at the slams. Thus I think the that the 5th biggest tournament, the WTF, should go back to carpet (it changed to hard courts in 1997), so that all 4 of those surfaces are represented at the 5 biggest tournaments. 3 out of the 5 biggest tournaments being played on hard courts is just wrong IMO.
As Henry said the tournament could be played on a reasonably fast carpet surface that wasn't a crazy ice rink (like in those notorious Davis Cup ties in Minsk over the years).