It's bad enough that the grass court season is basically non existent. Now the ATP has decided to change the traditional indoors season and make Shanghai an outdoors MS event. They took carpet away, now it looks as if they want to cut down on the importance of indoors events, even though one of the biggest tourneys of the year (ATP World Tour Finals) is played indoors. This being said, I think it's ridiculous that Shanghai is a semi-outdoors even. They have the roof, but that's only used when conditions are bad. It would be ok if the court speeds were the same as they were in Shanghai for the TMC. But these courts...pardon the term...it's like 'blue clay'. The ATP has gone farther and farther over the years to neutralize court speeds, and now it seems they've taken another step, adding another slow HC outdoors MS event instead of a fast indoors or carpet MS event. This really leaves only 2 vital indoors events - the TMC and Paris. Are they going to eventually phase out the indoors events all together? Am I the only one upset about this?