2 Grand Slams 2 weeks apart

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  1. tennis_hand

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    Don't those ITF pigs in the office or whoever responsible for the schedule see this, probably *a little* wrong?

    If Wimbledon is the most important, then French Open must be a buildup event for Wimbledon 2 weeks earlier.
     
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  2. tennishead93

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    both equal
     
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  3. Fee

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    The schedule has been the same for about... oh I don't know... a few decades.

    It's not the ITF's problem, the way I understand it, both tournaments have been asked to move and both have stated various reasons why they can't or won't (weather, who knows what else). If they ever agree to have a grass Masters, I wouldn't be surprised if Wimbledon goes a week later, but it might take a UN proclamation or something to get RG started a week earlier.
     
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  4. zapvor

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    actually, FO> the Championships
     
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    One reason why I rate the FO-Wimbledon double significantly higher than any other slam(major) double in tennis.
     
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  6. tintin

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    absolutely
     
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  7. fuzz nation

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    It's absolutely awesome to see the same player thrive on those two different surfaces, but the two week tune-up for Wimbledon in the wake of Roland Garros diminishes both events for me a little.

    I'd like to see the FO moved a week earlier and the grass-slam moved a week later. Maybe they'll at least try it one of these years. Of course my selfish reasoning is that Newport could become a Wimbledon tune-up and I live only 20 mins. away!
     
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  8. tintin

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    Never going to occur because of the weather in Paris.Shall I remind you of the rain there all last week?:confused:
    if you make it a weak early,it will be snowing:lol: :lol:
     
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  9. jmsx521

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    Now with global-warming and change of climate they should take another look at the rescheduling.
     
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    Wimbledon can afford to move a few weeks later into the summer (weather wise) but the British can be pretty stubborn. :D
     
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