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FedExpress117
05-19-2010, 07:58 PM
Yes.. but how likely are the ones that everyone wants to see? How about more even spacing? Not necessarily every 3 months, but no 3 weeks between FO and Wimbledon. I'm not familiar with holidays and what's more economical for the French Open, but seeing it in March-April would be welcome.

Other than that, what other changes do you guys foresee/want to see?

illuminati
05-19-2010, 08:05 PM
move the french open to spain.
move the aussie open to china.

billnepill
05-19-2010, 08:12 PM
Since only Slams matter , they have to make at least 7-8 Slams. So the players will collect more slams, which will make the era stronger and Nadal will surpass Federer.

FedExpress117
05-19-2010, 08:22 PM
move the french open to spain.
move the aussie open to china. I like the addition of Spain and China.. I would have to wonder where in China considering many players are precarious of the increased pollution levels.. perhaps when China becomes a more dominant force in tennis (maybe a decade or two?). I could see the Madrid tournament becoming a Grand Slam if the French loses its Grand Slam status (I hear that it's the worst of the Slams in terms of facilities).

slicefox
05-19-2010, 08:49 PM
more space between FO and wimby.

roof for USO

USO moved to mid september

wimby moved to july

better grass for wimby (wears out after 1 match)

tennisNoob78
05-19-2010, 08:57 PM
More gap between FO and Wimbledon with a Masters 1000 on grass if possible

No super saturday in US open - mens semifinals should be played on Friday. Maybe the tournament can start on a Sunday to accomodate that.

sh@de
05-20-2010, 01:03 AM
My only concern would be to freakin move Wimbledon and RG further apart, so that we can have a proper grass season, including a grass master or two.

vortex1
05-20-2010, 01:05 AM
move the french open to spain.
move the aussie open to china.

AO to china??!? Why?!? Tennis isnt even popular there...Watch Beijing olympics? The chinese crowds were clueless about basic rules of the game.

cknobman
05-20-2010, 05:56 AM
I would like this:

AO: last 2 weeks of Jan

Feb: only 250's of HC and clay giving top player time off if they so choose
Mar - 1st week of April: 2 Clay masters, 1 clay 500
2nd week of April: only clay 250

FO: last 2 weeks of April

May - 1st 2 weeks of June: 2 grass 250's, 1 grass 500, 1 grass masters (this gives more grass court season but top players still have plenty of opportunities to rest up during the 250's or 500).

Last 2 weeks of June: Wimbledon

Rest of season carry on as is.

Totai
05-20-2010, 07:48 AM
Slams are fine the way they are. Having Wimbly so close to FO is just part of the awesome excitement. Mix in the world cup in between them , and thats pure bliss

zak425
05-20-2010, 07:56 AM
A grand slam in Hawaii would be great.

120mphBodyServe
05-20-2010, 08:14 AM
NO CHANGE THANK YOU.
Or I'll stop watching Tennis completely, or boycott the relocated slams.

Chadwixx
05-20-2010, 08:20 AM
More gap between FO and Wimbledon with a Masters 1000 on grass if possible

No super saturday in US open - mens semifinals should be played on Friday. Maybe the tournament can start on a Sunday to accomodate that.

Agree with both points. The us open also needs to be played a week earlier so their final weekend isnt competing with ncaa's footballs opening week (which kills them in the ratings).

Super saturday is really dumb but its about money not sport.

Wimbledon would be more than a glorfied exo with prizes/pts if there were more grass court tournaments leading up to it. Currently its kind of a joke/clown show because no one really plays on that stuff anymore.

Li Ching Yuen
05-20-2010, 08:34 AM
Grand Slam in India on grass.

The grass should be cut at about 4 feet. I'd like to see how Nadal's topspin forehand would react to that. HAH.

jwbarrientos
05-20-2010, 09:20 AM
Spacing FO and Wimbledon, adding a grass Master 1000 between them.

GasquetGOAT
05-20-2010, 09:23 AM
Would be nice to have a slam in Iceland plays on.......but make sure they slow down the ice for Nadal....

batz
05-20-2010, 09:25 AM
Interesting to see so many pro-grass comments on this thread - a couple of posters on another thread are arguing that grass/wimbledon is obsolete and that more and more tennis fans think that way.

zak425
05-20-2010, 09:39 AM
Interesting to see so many pro-grass comments on this thread - a couple of posters on another thread are arguing that grass/wimbledon is obsolete and that more and more tennis fans think that way.

I agree, I think what makes the slams unique are the surfaces. Its probably obsolete to those guys becuase their favorite player doesnt do well there. Or they have never played on grass before. I for one am against the homogenizing of the slams. They've already done enough damage to Wimbledon by going to rye.

Mustard
05-20-2010, 12:58 PM
There were rumours late last year that the French Open could move from Roland Garros:

http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/03112009/58/french-open-slam-leave-roland-garros.html

Chadwixx
05-20-2010, 04:36 PM
Interesting to see so many pro-grass comments on this thread - a couple of posters on another thread are arguing that grass/wimbledon is obsolete and that more and more tennis fans think that way.

Im actually leaning against the yec being indoors as well due to so few indoor tournaments now a days. For an event of that magnitude there needs to be more events.

Its great tennis and a different play style (which is more than welcome) but there simply arent enough events to have 2 of the 5 biggest tournaments being played on surfaces that are rarely played on.