Good points guys.
Originally Posted by Andy This Andy That
So it would make the schedule much more coherent to have Indian Wells and Key Biscayne before the Australian Open. It would mean an hardcourt season before the Slam... Makes sense no?
It does make sense to have big tourneys before a Slam. However, Indian Wells and Miami, though played on hard courts, are not played on Rebound Ace. Which leads to the question, "Should the AO change their surface?" (we all know IW and Miami won't switch to Rebound Ace). If these 2 tourneys ever become prep tourneys for the AO then it makes sense to match their surfaces. A different surface might also help decrease the injuries in AO.
Originally Posted by 1jackson2001
How about just taking a couple weeks out from the season? As in cancelling a few small tournaments. I'm ok with the AO moved back a lil bit.
I want a longer off-season too. The players obviously want it. However, cancelling some smaller tournaments might be bad for lower rank players who need those tournaments to rack-up points and money.
I hope the ATP, WTA, and ITF come up with a nice schedule that's good for players and fans. If it takes moving big events such as the AO to a different date or changing surfaces, then perhaps the pay-off is going to be worth it. Suddenly moving the AO to March seems like a good idea.