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https://www.atptour.com/en/news/atp-announces-2020-atp-tour-calendar

Biggest news for me:
They are looking for a 250 grass tournament in Europe the week before Wimbledon. Good move, Antalya was an awful location just a week before. None wanted to go there.

Other changes:
- The ATP 250 event in Pune, India, moving from week 1 to week 5 in the ATP calendar, alongside Montpellier and Cordoba.
- The ATP 250 event in Sofia, Bulgaria, moving from week 5 to week 39 in the ATP calendar, alongside Chengdu and Zhuhai.
- The 2020 season also sees the return of Adelaide in week 2 of the ATP calendar for the first time since 2008.
 

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One of the most visited ATP 250 just became dead with this moving in September :cuckoo:

I think better will be

Chengdu/Zhuahai/Pune
Beijing/Tokyo
Shaghai
Metz/St Petersbourg/Sofia
Antwerp/Moscow/Stockholm

and so on.
 

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Boris the insolvent, the current king of German's men tennis, why can't you persuade Djoko King to award Hamburg with a meaningful tournament instead of a meaningless 500 on clay between the grass and hard court season?
 

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Boris the insolvent, the current king of German's men tennis, why can't you persuade Djoko King to award Hamburg with a meaningful tournament instead of a meaningless 500 on clay between the grass and hard court season?
Hamburg lost all support of ATP as they sued them over losing the Masters

Thats why Stuttgart got the grass Licence over Hamburg few years ago.
 

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According to this article below, there are currently 3 candidates to replace Antalya:
Skurup, Monza and Mallorca

https://tennis.life/2019/03/15/grass-court-monza-sweden-mallorca/

Italy has currently only one ATP tournament (even if they have so many challengers), and there are a lot of youngsters coming up, so why not Monza.
Skurup in Sweden would be a nice setting, but a strange choice, Sweden has no more champion for a while and it would be strange to get a third ATP tournament in this country.
and Mallorca sounds a bit strange for a grass tournament, but it is a least much better than Antalya and closer to London by plane.
 

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Italy has currently only one ATP tournament (even if they have so many challengers), and there are a lot of youngsters coming up, so why not Monza.
Skurup in Sweden would be a nice setting, but a strange choice, Sweden has no more champion for a while and it would be strange to get a third ATP tournament in this country.
and Mallorca sounds a bit strange for a grass tournament, but it is a least much better than Antalya and closer to London by plane.
Mallorca already hosts a WTA International level grass tournament 2 weeks before Wimbledon.
 

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Boris the insolvent, the current king of German's men tennis, why can't you persuade Djoko King to award Hamburg with a meaningful tournament instead of a meaningless 500 on clay between the grass and hard court season?
Hamburg lost all support of ATP as they sued them over losing the Masters

Thats why Stuttgart got the grass Licence over Hamburg few years ago.
Hamburg didnt want to downgrade to a 250 event thats why they didnt get it.
 

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Damn, I was really hoping Lawn Tennis Club of Deauville-Trouville (France) would have been in the race for organizing this new ATP 250 on grass because this possibility won't raise that often... That was part of their project and they already have the facilities to organize such an event with 11 courts... --> https://www.ltcdn.fr/les-courts

At least they wanted to organize a Challenger first but there is still no marks about it :/

Otherwise, that would be a good thing for Italy especially to organize it since the country only has one main tournament organized (Roma) despite many many challengers and a few young guns coming (Berrettini, Sinner, Musetti) but I'm not sure Monza has the facilities and the weather to enable this. Maybe if someone invests a lot on a project but within a span of 15 months it can be hard to make it.

At least in Sweden you have the perfect weather to organize it even though Sweden has already 2 tournaments settled with Bastad and Stockholm which is quite good for a small country (of tennis I agree) with only the Ymer brothers to put forward their country.

Mallorca would also be a good option since there already are the facilities here and with only 2 tournaments in Spain organized (Barcelona, Madrid) since Valencia disappeared, it would be natural. But once again, with the WTA tournament at almost the same time, the courts may be too much damaged to offer quality show.

Who will get it then ?
 

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Germany deserves it's own Masters since it's a major country and major tennis country and we need a grass masters so Halle should be a M1000.
 
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