I wondering why many tournaments in Europe are getting downgraded or are forced to play in the same week against each other , yet US tournaments are repeatedly untouched. Let's look at the facts: The US open series of events have as series of events, LA,Indy, Washington,New Haven...that have their own week. But in the last 6-7 years the European indoor season has had to have many historic indoor tournaments such as Basel, Stockholm, Lyon, Vienna, Moscow etc never have their own week and are forced to compete against each other. I know it wasn't like this in the early 1990's...Indy and Washington were played in the same week to free up time later in the year. I also don't understand why there are no calls to push the US Open tennis tournament earlier by 1 or 2 weeks. that would solve alot of problems... Freeing up time for later in the year and no clash with NFL...by doubling up some earlier US tournys would make this possible. Why are no Grand Slams ever played at the same time as a golf major yet we repeatedly have clashes with major motor sport events and soccer world cup finals? This recent move too downgrade MS series in Europe is a step in the right direction...but surely 5 MS would be perfect...Indy Wells, Miami, Rome, Canada MS and Paris. Wondering what others think?