January Off-season. Absolutely no ATP tour events. Febuary Indoor tournaments for the first couple weeks: Memphis San Jose Stockholm Etc. South American claycourts at the same time: Vina del Mar Costa de Suipe Buenas Aires Etc. 3rd week of February-Indian Wells immediately followed by Miami. (the weather is pretty nice in both places this time of year, temperature in the 60's) March Aussie warm-ups the first two weeks, followed immediately by the Aussie Open April and May Clay court season begins as usual ending with the French Open For me this makes a lot more sense then having the Aussie in January followed by a mix of American hard courts and South American clay courts before going to Europe. Get all those little tournaments done early, have IW and Miami, go do the Australia thing for a month, and then go to Europe. The entire month of January being blank will no doubt lead to some tournaments being dropped, but the players seem to want an off-season. It's gotta go somewhere.