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Old 09-22-2005, 03:56 AM   #1
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Default ATP schedule needs to be fixed...

The Australian Open has decided not to move its tournament back one week for the year 2007 and beyond. The AO wanted to start the last week of January and finish the first week of February - but local preasures won out. The AO does not want to compete with the already scheduled first week of February Formula 1 Race; that, and the fact that they would lose ticket sales from many families that could not attend because their school-age children would have to go back to school (Victoria summer vacation ends on the last day of February).

So, I'll fix the schedule myself. I'm adding a new South Africa tournament during the first week of the year, a hardcourt tournament during the Adelaide week, a single-week grass court Masters event two weeks before Wimbledon, and I'm moving Wimbledon back one week. After Wimbledon, there are no changes to the current schedule, except that I am putting New Haven during the same week as Washington/Sopot. Now, assuming that there are no changes in sites, and of course some tournaments' start week blend into the next month:

January
1. Doha/Chennai/new South Africa tournament
2. Delray Beach/Milan/Vina del Mar
3. Scottsdale/Marseille/ Buenos Aires
4. San Jose/Rotterdam/Coaste Sauipe
5. Indian Wells, 1st week
February
6. Indian Wells, 2nd week
7. Davis Cup I
8. Miami, 1nd week
9. Miami, 2nd week
March
10. Memphis/Acapulco/Dubai
11. Sydney/Auckland
12. Adelaide/another Aussie hardcourt tourney
13. Australian Open, 1st week
14. Australain Open, 2nd week
April
15. Davis Cup II
16. Houston/Valencia
17. Monte Carlo
18. Barcelona/Casablanca
May
19. Estoril/Munich
20. Rome
21. Hamburg
22. Dusseldorf/St. Poelten
23. Roland Garros, 1st week
June
24. Roland Garros, 2nd week
25. Halle/London Queens
26. New Continental (Belgium?) sited one week Masters event on grass
27. 's-Hertogenbosch/Nottingham
July
28. Wimbledon, 1st week
29. Wimbledon, 2nd week

The rest of schedule is as it is now except for moving New Haven several weeks earlier.

You're welcome.

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Old 09-22-2005, 04:27 AM   #2
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Default Re: ATP schedule needs to be fixed...

You can't put the Australian Open in March. You can't just move things around, there are other factors. Moving grand slams even CLOSER together than they already are is a major mistake.
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You put Davis Cup in between the two Spring US Masters and even fewer players will sign up for that. Aussie Open in March means it will get rained on, doesn't it?
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Default Re: ATP schedule needs to be fixed...

The player hate the two two-week Masters tournies as they are now - but you can put the Davis Cup after them.

The players want a longer Christmas break (the better players would take most of January off anyway if it weren't for the AO as it is now), they also want it out of the Hell that is the Aussie summer; and they want it played closer to the French - all this concerning the AO has been suggested for many years.

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I just did.

The players want a longer Christmas break (the better players would take most of January off anyway if it weren't for the AO as it is now), they also want it out of the Hell that is the Aussie summer; and they want it played closer to the French - all this concerning the AO has been suggested for many years.
Yes, so let's kill half the tournaments so the top 10 can have a longer break. Good move.
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Yes, so let's kill half the tournaments so the top 10 can have a longer break. Good move.
They don't play in them now. But, if they did want to play, this schedule would allow Europeans to stay close to home and the American the same
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They don't play in them now. But, if they did want to play, this schedule would allow Europeans to stay close to home and the American the same
It's an international tour, if they want to stay home they can play another sport.
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