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ATP to downgrade Hamburg and Monte Carlo

According to Wertheim's latest, the ATP is set to make a major calendar revision. How do you all feel about this change? Will cutting out 2 of the Master's Series events help the players overscheduling problem? And are these the right 2 events to downgrade?

"• Look for the new ATP calendar to include eight Masters Series events: Indian Wells, Key Biscayne, Rome, Canada, Cincy, Paris, Madrid and China. (Hamburg and Monte Carlo get downgraded to economy class.) Players will be expected to play "eight of eight", though, realistically, six or seven will be the norm. The year-end Masters will be held in London. Details to come."

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Re: ATP to downgrade Hamburg and Monte Carlo

stupid !!

I agree to remove Hamburg , but why Monte Carlo ?? very stupid , I rather prefer making TMS before Wimby.

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Re: ATP to downgrade Hamburg and Monte Carlo

You know, they could really upgrade a grass tournament to Masters Series level. It can't be that hard to make Halle or Queens mandatory. The top players go there to prepare for Wimbledon anyway.


Don't agree with them scrapping Monte Carlo though. It's a big draw, perhaps only outstripped by Rome and Roland Garros on that particular surface.
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Re: ATP to downgrade Hamburg and Monte Carlo

This is just hearsay at the moment? With Mr. Disney nothing surprises.

He keeps the worst organised of the clay events in Rome as a TMS event and downgrades Monte Carlo and Hamburg, that is funny.

Might as well give Dubai TMS status.

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stupid !!

I agree to remove Hamburg , but why Monte Carlo ?? very stupid , I rather prefer making TMS before Wimby.
Wow. We agree. Someone take a picture, this is a Kodak moment.
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Re: ATP to downgrade Hamburg and Monte Carlo

This isn't really going to happen, is it?
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You know, they could really upgrade a grass tournament to Masters Series level. It can't be that hard to make Halle or Queens mandatory. The top players go there to prepare for Wimbledon anyway.


Don't agree with them scrapping Monte Carlo though. It's a big draw, perhaps only outstripped by Rome and Roland Garros on that particular surface.
Yeah I agree , Hamburg and PAris should be moved/removed and TMS on grass I am not sure about Halle but Quenns is such a big complex which should asily host TMS

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This is just hearsay at the moment? .
Well, you may not always agree with Wertheim's opinions...but...he does generally have good inside info when it comes to stuff like this.
So we just have to wait for his "details to come".
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Well, you may not always agree with Wertheim's opinions...but...he does generally have good inside info when it comes to stuff like this.
So we just have to wait for his "details to come".
Wertheim campaigned for best of 3 sets at Slams and we know where that's going.

I don't believe anything about a calendar restructure until it's done. They have talked like this when Borg was winning Wimbledon and little has changed since.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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Wow. We agree. Someone take a picture, this is a Kodak moment.

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Re: ATP to downgrade Hamburg and Monte Carlo

We'll see. Hamburg I'm not so fussed about but I doubt Monte Carlo will wear it and there's no need to take 2 clay TMS events away and yet leave Canada and Cincy intact.

I'll believe it when I see it.
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Re: ATP to downgrade Hamburg and Monte Carlo

Oh my I just hope it isn't true. Maybe Hamburg, but not Monte Carlo - it has such tradition there.

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Re: ATP to downgrade Hamburg and Monte Carlo

I'm missing what the really huge deal is here. Especially since it's just rumor status at this point. We know the schedule needs to change, and we know it's all about money and stuff, so I can't say I'm either surprised or upset about this

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Re: ATP to downgrade Hamburg and Monte Carlo

Wow. 4 of the 8 are in US.. huh.
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