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ATP Approves Event in Bogotá from 2013

smucav
11-11-2012, 04:43 PM
http://www.tennis.com/news/2012/11/los-angeles-atp-tourney-being-sold/40065/News & Analysis
Los Angeles ATP tourney being sold
Matt Cronin
Thursday, November 08, 2012

The 86-year-old ATP tournament in Los Angeles is in the process of being sold to a group for Bogota, Colombia, TENNIS.com has confirmed.

The NY Times' Chris Clarey and USA Today's Doug Robson first reported the story.

Owned by the Southern California Tennis Association, the event claims to have lost money for the past four years. The tournament, which was held at UCLA and called the Farmers Classic for the past three years, was unable to sign its two major sponsors for 2013. In the last two years, the ATP 250-level tournament tried to attract fans without paying appearance fees to star players, but was unsuccessful in doing so.

Like the recently sold ATP tournament in San Jose, California, the L.A. tournament struggled after the retirement of popular U.S. stars Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Jim Courier, and Michael Chang. The tournament was unable to consistently recruit 2003 U.S. Open champion Andy Roddick and was never able to convince the sport’s two biggest draws, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, to come to the U.S. so soon after Wimbledon. The event has been played in late July.

The USTA has no current plans to try and replace the event. Next year, it is scheduled to be played the week of July 22, alongside European clay-court events in Umag and Gstaad. It is scheduled in between U.S. Open Series tournaments in Atlanta and Washington, DC. It is possible that the Bogota group is simply buying the tournament sanction, and will look for another place on the calendar to hold the event, possibly in February when the other Latin American tournaments take place.

Los Angeles’ demise will mean that California, which once hosted four ATP tournaments annually, will be down to one: Indian Wells, a combined men’s and women’s tournament held in March. In 1980, there were 36 ATP tournaments played in the U.S. Next year, there will only be 12. In 2014, unless a new tournament comes in, there will only be 11, as San Jose will move to Brazil.

scarecrows
11-11-2012, 04:52 PM
Querrey just became depressed

Smoke944
11-11-2012, 05:10 PM
Actually, IMO that would be awesome if there was an ATP tournament in Bogota again.

smucav
11-15-2012, 07:50 PM
Indian Wells’ offer to buy L.A. ATP event rebuffed:
http://www.tennis.com/news/2012/11/indian-wells-offer-buy-l-atp-event-rebuffed/40133/#.UKVVOIawV50

L.A. owners: We were forced to sell to Colombia group:
http://www.tennis.com/news/2012/11/l-owners-we-were-forced-sell-colombia-group/40153/

smucav
12-12-2012, 10:52 PM
ATP Approves Event in Bogotá from 2013:
http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2012/12/Features/ATP-Approve-Bogota-Event-From-2013.aspx

duong
12-13-2012, 10:27 AM
interesting that they exchanged the date with Atlanta :
before it was Atlanta then Los Angeles then Washington,
now Bogota then Atlanta then Washington.

Chase Visa
05-29-2013, 01:40 AM
Why the hell is there a hc tournament in sa?


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Dupuis2006
06-06-2013, 03:45 AM
Is it clay?

kiriri***
06-06-2013, 12:27 PM
Is it clay?

No. It's hard.

ZMS
06-13-2013, 02:15 AM
Should move event to week before iwells and move delray beach to this spot

gators0708
06-13-2013, 09:11 PM
Should move event to week before iwells and move delray beach to this spot

It rains EVERYDAY this time of the yr in Delray, would be awful!!!

emotion
07-08-2013, 11:32 PM
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/1043998_652202294808571_1234889996_n.jpg
Like the look

jrm
07-10-2013, 03:50 PM
that's like having a clay tournament in Australia during European clay season

monaco fans
07-10-2013, 05:34 PM
No, its hard courts and its relatively near to Atlanta

RIboy
07-10-2013, 09:42 PM
No, its hard courts and its relatively near to Atlanta

yeah ,only 3k+ kilometers :rolleyes:

VamosHoracio
07-10-2013, 10:03 PM
yeah ,only 3k+ kilometers :rolleyes:

It is not too far, compare to Argentina or for sure Europe. All the Bogota players come to Washington/Atlanta and the Hamburg guys go to Gstaad/Umag/Kitzbuhel.

156mphserve
07-10-2013, 10:20 PM
It is not too far, compare to Argentina or for sure Europe. All the Bogota players come to Washington/Atlanta and the Hamburg guys go to Gstaad/Umag/Kitzbuhel.

Hamburg is way closer to those 3 than Atlanta is to Gstaad, pretty much 3 times closer

monaco fans
07-10-2013, 10:25 PM
I mean that the players go in plane its only a 4 hours flight nothing from another world