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November or December makes the most sense. The 12 days of the tournament will most likely need to be condensed down to seven days.

This can be done by changing the match duration to pro sets or one set each, or perhaps the quick to four games like #NEXTGEN Finals currently uses.
That is not a Masters title, once you abbreviate the sets.....not possible.
 

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Water under the bridge and now they come up with for some idiotic back-up plans.
Should have played with no spectators now it's too late.
The idea they will play tournaments behind closed doors is ludicrous. Tournaments will lose millions as if they have an event they will have to incur costs of hosting TV crews and security etc plus pay prize money.

Indian wells overreacted. This virus is not serious. Once people start losing money everything will get back to normal. Larry Ellison is that rich he can afford to cancel his event. Other tournaments do not have that luxury.
 

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The idea they will play tournaments behind closed doors is ludicrous. Tournaments will lose millions as if they have an event they will have to incur costs of hosting TV crews and security etc plus pay prize money.

Indian wells overreacted. This virus is not serious. Once people start losing money everything will get back to normal. Larry Ellison is that rich he can afford to cancel his event. Other tournaments do not have that luxury.
The solution is simple: they need to cut the prize money by 50% or more to make the break even.
The players should understand and accept it - the situation is extraordinary and many people will suffer from the economic crisis in the near future.
 

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The rate of infection spread is currently higher in the US and Europe than in China and Korea. I don't know why people keep thinking that come autumn, it's the Asian tournaments that will be cancelled. Trends say otherwise.
 

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If a supercomputer had to make a decision, it would cancel Miami and replace it with IW. Unfortunately though, humans don't have the brain capacity to make these type of decisions.
 

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The solution is simple: they need to cut the prize money by 50% or more to make the break even.
The players should understand and accept it - the situation is extraordinary and many people will suffer from the economic crisis in the near future.
I think tennis will carry on as normal. Indian Wells completely overreacted.

Miami has been in their shadow for 20 years but at a stroke now has the opportunity to surpass IW in terms of prestige. Players are angry and if Miami goes ahead Miami from this point forward will be the event players prioritise out of the two.

Ellison/haas have made a huge blunder. As you say it is the lower ranked players this is devastating for.

I am disappointed Nadal and djokovic have not been more vocal in criticising the decision. It is unfortunate Federer was not there as he may have been more critical.
 

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Why would Ellison cave in and cancel is pride and joy? What possible motive could he have for canceling IW?
 

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The rate of infection spread is currently higher in the US and Europe than in China and Korea. I don't know why people keep thinking that come autumn, it's the Asian tournaments that will be cancelled. Trends say otherwise.
Also, Shanghai and Beijing can afford empty stadiums or could even build a new hostel beside the stadium for some five-six thousand healthy (monitored) fans & volunteers that would live there for seven days, as they quickly raised the hospital :)
 

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Stupid idea, they should have played on closed doors
 
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