After 33 years the World Team Championship is dead. I think it hosted some great matches. I think that Rafter reached his zenith on clay (his least favoured surface) there in 1999. He seemed to beat the clay court experts easily that year. http://www.tennistalk.com/en/news/20101214/Dusseldorf_pre-French_Open_event_killed_by_no_sponsorship I think there that this is the time to move the French Open to being one week earlier....... (And also make Wimbledon one week later).... creating a real grass court season.