Thanks to Aphex for finding this piece of news.
The 2007 Swedish Open has cancelled it's commitment to being a round robin event and that is great news.
The first sentence says that Wimbledon didn't want the Swedish Open to begin on the same day as the mens final (rightfully so).
- Just explains the RR format and the more matches required need a Sun start with conflicts with Wimbledon.
- Wimbledon didn't want the clash, so Båstad was removed the RR circus.
- Thomas Wallén the TD was initially disappointed that the tournament was going to be part of history, but he is flattered that "a Grand Slam such as Wimbledon sees us as a big competitor in the attention stakes
- Nicola Arzani said they didn't bow to pressure from Wimbledon, even though the ATP knew and must have realised in their planning that in their consultations that Swedish Open beginning on Sunday and took this resolution.
- ATP and the four GS tournament don't want some big tournaments to start on the same day as the final. says Arzani.
- In ranking points and prizemoney it's one of the smallest events on the ATP, yet it has some of the strongest fields among the 22 other clay events. The tournament has gone a long way in establishing itself among the top 5 on clay.
- Wimbledon's reaction compensates our position more than enough that we don't have to test the new format. The event now has other plans for the Sunday that the event was meant to start.
- "Then we should celebrate 60 years of the Swedish Open on tour. Then Wimbledon can think what they want." Wallen laughs.
Here is the full link in Swedish.