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:
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
6. Indian Wells, 2nd week
7. Davis Cup I
8. Miami, 1nd week
9. Miami, 2nd week
12. Adelaide/another Aussie hardcourt tourney
13. Australian Open, 1st week
14. Australain Open, 2nd week
15. Davis Cup II
17. Monte Carlo
22. Dusseldorf/St. Poelten
23. Roland Garros, 1st week
24. Roland Garros, 2nd week
25. Halle/London Queens
26. New Continental (Belgium?) sited one week Masters event on grass
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.
Last edited by BigboyDan : 09-22-2005 at 04:56 AM.