A New Grass Masters 1000 Event Coming Soon?

DIMI_D

Rookie
Yes looks like will be added at some point will make sense with the make up of the tour tournaments available per surface per yr 60% hard 32% clay 8% grass 6 hard 3 clay 1 grass masters it’s fair
 

DIMI_D

Rookie
I’m thinking next year very likely to have grass masters before Wimby will it be the upgrade of one of either Queens or Halle or is there another event that could get the spot with upgrade of facilities. I mean if it’s a new event (upgrade) would take longer to come to fruition
 

TimHenmanATG

Hall of Fame
The problem with this is that you're going to have to extend the grass season to make this work.

You'd have to make either QCC, Halle - or both - practically insignificant in the creation of a Grass Masters.

Queen's Club is probably the most historic and prestigious tournament outside of the Grand Slams and Masters, but it wouldn't really be fair to have the UK (let alone London) being the sole centre of professional grass court tennis.
 
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irishnadalfan1983

Hall of Fame
The problem with this is that you're going to have to extend the grass season to make this work.

You'd have to make either QCC, Halle - or both - practically insignificant in the creation of a Grass Masters.

Queen's Club is probably the most historic and prestigious tournament outside of the Grand Slams and Masters, but it wouldn't really be fair to have the UK (let alone London) being the soul centre of professional grass court tennis.
Maybe they could alternate between Halle and Queens every year...Would LOVE a longer grass season...
 

TimHenmanATG

Hall of Fame
Maybe they could alternate between Halle and Queens every year...Would LOVE a longer grass season...
It's a valid idea - like the Canada Masters alternating between Toronto and Montreal - but the problem is that neither of these tournaments could meaningfully exist in the intermediate years.

I'm also a big fan of extending the grass season, but I can't see how that could possibly happen within the current calendar.
 

irishnadalfan1983

Hall of Fame
It's a valid idea - like the Canada Masters alternating between Toronto and Montreal - but the problem is that neither of these tournaments could meaningfully exist in the intermediate years.

I'm also a big fan of extending the grass season, but I can't see how that could possibly happen within the current calendar.
Least favourite part of year is indoor post US Open - just get rid of that push US Open forward a few weeks - there is your answer :) Just kidding but would love it to happen!
 
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