about ATP event in China

10-01-2002, 01:24 PM
It is reported that Salem Open in Hong Kong will be moved to Beijing for some reasons next year. Is that a permanent move or for how many years? Does it mean Hong Kong will not have any tennis event from next year? And will Heineken Open in Shanghai continue next year? I need some info on those. Anyone? thanks!

10-01-2002, 01:36 PM
No more ATP in Hong Kong ...... moved to Beijing
i think its permanent

not sure about Shanghai
this years was cancelled cos the Masters is in Shanghai

10-01-2002, 01:39 PM
I think it is terrible. Hong Kong will need that event. I want to know the reason. Is there politics involved?

10-01-2002, 01:40 PM
i think it's becuz of low attendances due lack of interest and economic downturn

10-01-2002, 01:42 PM
I am sorry to hear that. That move will somehow affect the Shanghai event, won't it? Shanghai used to be the sole event in Mainland.

10-02-2002, 01:57 PM
When will that be confirmed?

10-02-2002, 01:59 PM
i think it has already been confirmed by the man who runs the salem open

10-02-2002, 02:02 PM
But they say that they only sent a application, not yet confirmed by the ATP. I don't hope this event to be pulled out of Hong Kong. What do you say?