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View Poll Results: Which of these compulsory 1000 level events would you drop

05.03.2012 - Hard - BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells, USA 10 7.09%
23.03.2011 - Hard - Sony Ericsson Open, Miami, USA 16 11.35%
01.05.2011 - Clay - Mutua Madrid Open, Madrid, Spain 14 9.93%
08.05.2011 - Clay - Internazionali BNL d'Italia, Rome, Italy 10 7.09%
08.08.2011 - Hard - Rogers Cup, Montreal, Canada 6 4.26%
14.08.2011 - Hard - Western & Southern Open, Cincinnati, USA 20 14.18%
09.10.2011 - Hard - Shanghai Rolex Masters, Shanghai, China 48 34.04%
07.11.2011 - Hard - BNP Paribas Masters - Paris, France 17 12.06%
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:00 PM   #1411
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AJ is right, AO will never move its position in the calendar. So you'd have to start the season in Asia in December to make an Asian swing before AO possible. Fat chance of that happening. Besides climate issues how many players would sign on to starting the season in December? My guess is not many.
It's incredible to think that the AO was played mid-december in the 80's. That would go down really well today.

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Old 08-27-2012, 04:08 PM   #1412
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I think they could scrap YEC. For me it's a meaningless event, yeah, it has the strongest field of the season but it still an MM event compared to slams.
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What happened to the idea of moving RG and Wim apart?
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What happened to the idea of moving RG and Wim apart?
I believe it has been settled already that Wimbledon will start one week later from 2015(?) onwards.
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Now when a few North American events got cancelled it really makes more sense.
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I was thinking about this, what if there were European indoor events simultaneously with the Asian swing. Two Euro indoors in the week between USO+DC and Bangkok/Kuala Lumpur seems quite stupid. And Orleans and Mons Challengers have decent entry lists, Orleans had e.g. Kohlschriber. What if the calendar were:

Davis Cup
Metz/Bangkok
St. Pete/K. Lumpur

And maybe one Euro indoor in the week of Tokyo/Beijing 500s

That would enable good indoor players to vulture points while top guns are in Asia. Clay courters already have their vulturing events, Latin America in February and Europe after Wimby.
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Starting from 2014 the Masters Cup will take place in October, after the Shanghai Masters.
The Paris Masters will be moved to February.
The South American clay tournaments will take place after the Masters Cup, but they won't be mandatory, so the top players can have 2 months of rest at the end of the year.

http://www.marca.com/2012/08/26/tenis/1345972504.html
Silly decision but frankly I'm just glad they've extended the grass season one week, so I'm not complaining.
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Grass should be 6 weeks

2x 250s (Eastbourne, Holland)
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Starting from 2014 the Masters Cup will take place in October, after the Shanghai Masters.
The Paris Masters will be moved to February.
The South American clay tournaments will take place after the Masters Cup, but they won't be mandatory, so the top players can have 2 months of rest at the end of the year.

http://www.marca.com/2012/08/26/tenis/1345972504.html
Bercy goes well with Rotterdam in February BUT I am fearful of Basel's future. That event deserves its place in the calendar.

Overall, it's not too bad but it is disappointing the pig got what he wanted. Now they have next to no incentive to speed up the surfaces and rid us of this boring gamestyle that's so prevalent in today's tennis.
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Grass should be 6 weeks

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Hamburg Masters
2x 250 (Nottingham, Gastaad)
Wimbledon
Wimbledon
That'd actually be 7 weeks, the 5th slam Newport would be after Wimby.
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Grass should be 5-6 weeks in June and at least 2-3 weeks in February.
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That'd actually be 7 weeks, the 5th slam Newport would be after Wimby.
That could be included instead for Americans who want to stay at home for a bit

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Grass should be 5-6 weeks in June and at least 2-3 weeks in February.
Maybe in India?
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Maybe in India?
Definitely in India. Maybe Thailand or Taiwan too. God knows Dubai have the money to put up grass courts next to the hundreds of acres of golf courses they built in the desert.

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AUSTRALIAN OPEN
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Maybe in India?
I once checked India's recent years' grass DC venues from Google Earth. One was a temporary grass court on, IIRC, cricket stadium. Another was a tennis venue that had two parallel courts, one hard court, one grass court. But they had renovated that complex, and now it obviously has only a hard court. So I don't know if India could host an grass ATP event.

But post-AO grass swing would be awesome. Australasia has countries with grass tennis traditions, Australia, New Zealand, and India.
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