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Played in since 2001 Costa do Sauipe, Brazil Open tennis will be held in Sao Paulo next season. The official announcement of the change, thought since last year, was made early on Wednesday in a ceremony at the Bandeirantes Palace, attended by Governor Geraldo Alckmin, the president of the Brazilian Tennis Confederation (CBT), Jorge Lacerda and the president of Koch Tavares, who organized the event, Luiz Felipe Tavares.

The tournament will be played on clay courts two covers, mounted on the Ibirapuera Gymnasium and Mauro Pinheiro, both in the Joint Sports Constantius Vaz Guimarães. The competition in Sao Paulo is the only ATP circuit to be played with blocks of clay covered.

"Over the past 11 years, Brazil Open was held in Costa do Sauipe paradise and we let the place with great sadness at the same time that we have enthusiasm to come to São Paulo. The largest city in Brazil, the richest state in the federation, will bring tennis to a high growth ", said Luiz Felipe Tavares.

ATP 250 Sao Paulo begins on February 11 in 2012, one week after the contest the first round of the Davis Cup. In the calendar of the circuit, competition appears next to the Santiago ATP 250 ATP 250 and before the Buenos Aires, the penultimate tournament of the spins Latin American, finished with 500 ATP Acapulco.

"We see this as a great step forward for tennis in Sao Paulo. We have the ATP Challenger Tour Finals in November, the Open São Paulo, within the Villa Lobos, a public park, as in the biggest tournaments in the world, and close with the Brazil Open, the biggest event in Brazil, played on indoor clay court, which is also an attractive, "said the chairman of CBT, Jorge Lacerda.

Already the governor Geraldo Alckmin believes that changing the Sao Paulo Brazil Open to confirm the state capital as a center of large international sports competitions. The expectation of the state government is spending $ 1.8 million to construct the infrastructure. The calculation does not include the amounts to be invested by the municipality and private enterprise.

"We already have the Brazil Trophy in Athletics, the Tour de São Paulo cycling, Formula 1, Indy Racing League, the World Handball Championship and we are very optimistic about the opening of the tournament. São Paulo is consolidated as a major center of world events sport, with international presence, "said the politician.

The organization will set up two blocks away, inside the Ibirapuera Gymnasium and Mauro Pinheiro, along with three others for training and warming in the Army. The three clay courts existing discoveries in Guimarães Vaz Constancio also be used to heating of the players.
 
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Re: Brasil Open changes to Sao Paulo in 2012

Indoor clay FTW
 

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Re: Brasil Open changes to Sao Paulo in 2012

Bloody Indoor Clay?? Do we really need that
 

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I am not surprised they are leaving CsD, stands were empty and there was no demographic base for an ATP event. But indoors???
 

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Don't do they have any outdoor court in Sao Paulo?

Hard to believe
 

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I wish I were one of the people above so I can post an opinion on this.
 

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Indoor clay? Interesting.
 

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Looks very cool.
 

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And if they can get people to show up to the Challenger finals then making a big profit at an ATP event should be a piece of piss
Brazilian authorities were interested in changing the venue because of the carnival in february coinciding with Costa do Sauipe. Also, they wanted to attract more top players by trying to change the surface to hard, but it wasnt possible due to complains of tennis players.

Logically, theres the boom of economical development of third world countries behind it all as a strenght force; China, India, South Africa and now Brasil have some important tournaments (above Chs), while countries like Belgium/ Czech doesnt.
Sao Paulo, the city itself, has a PIB of almost 350 billion dollars (15% of the whole nation), so no wonder that now we have tournaments in all those BRIC nations. Its the new biggest economies pressuring for a spot in the world.
 

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I am not surprised they are leaving CsD, stands were empty and there was no demographic base for an ATP event. But indoors???
yeah... was morgue-like early on...

This is the place:




it allocates 11,000 people.
looks the business... nice dog pit...

Brazilian authorities were interested in changing the venue because of the carnival in february coinciding with Costa do Sauipe. Also, they wanted to attract more top players by trying to change the surface to hard, but it wasnt possible due to complains of tennis players.

Logically, theres the boom of economical development of third world countries behind it all as a strenght force; China, India, South Africa and now Brasil have some important tournaments (above Chs), while countries like Belgium/ Czech doesnt.
Sao Paulo, the city itself, has a PIB of almost 350 billion dollars (15% of the whole nation), so no wonder that now we have tournaments in all those BRIC nations. Its the new biggest economies pressuring for a spot in the world.
cds was for the rich... sp looks like it's gonna be for the people... at least one good decision made this year...

cheers for the update saulin
 

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CdS is a total rich mans resort and they wanted to move for it ages. But the bank that sponsored the event owned the resort.

Good it moved, but indoor clay is a joke.
 
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