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Old 11-16-2012, 08:39 AM   #10
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Default Re: Farmers Classic: L.A. To Lose Its Big Tennis Tourney

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Originally Posted by philosophicalarf View Post
Who is going to want to play Bogota in the last week of the summer clay season? You're competing with Kitzbuhel that week for the dirtballers, most of whom have come from Hamburg or Gstaad the week before. Meanwhile, the hardcourters are heading to Washington the week after, which is an impractical transition from Bogota altitude.
L.A. 2013 is in the same week as Gstaad and Umag, while Kitzbuhel is with Washington. If Bogota is to be hosting the tournament, it's not gonna be in 2013 as a direct replacement (2013 is just not gonna have a tournament there anymore), but rather starting with 2014 in a new spot in the year's calendar, when players can be encouraged to make the trip to Bogota. It will probably replace the spot of the current Bogota 125K Challenger.
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