Why there is no week gap b/w Indian wells and miami , rogers cup & cincinitti....

ibbi

Hall of Fame
1. Given relative closeness of locations (Madrid and Rome too, formerly Rome and Hamburg) it's not necessary.

2. The guys who designed the tennis calendar didn't think about making it as practical as possible for the same 2 or 3 guys to horde all the titles.

3. If you take the gaps out of all the three back to back 1000s where are you going to lose time in the calendar? I guess post-Australia is the only real option.
 
Why should their be?

More unnecessary breaks = less time to make money playing tennis or less time at the end of the season off

These are professional tennis players for christ sake. The majority of which are in fact getting a week off due to not making it all the way. The ones that make it to the finals in previous week get a few days off as well.
 

ollinger

G.O.A.T.
2. The guys who designed the tennis calendar didn't think about making it as practical as possible for the same 2 or 3 guys to horde all the titles.
yes, the thinking on this board tends to be so star-centric that people forget most of the players are sitting around for those two weeks -- or four weeks. And the weeks after (American) football ends and baseball begins are probably potentially good times for tennis to get some TV ratings. And there are byes here that give the players who are likely to have long runs a break
 

BGod

Legend
To those who seek, I give these reasons three.

1. IW and Miami are 96 player draws. Canada & Cincy are 56 player draws.
2. Tor-Cin is 800kms, Mon-Cin is 1,300kms and IW-MI is 4,200kms
3. Money and Sponsors involved makes it more integral for players to attend both tournaments.
 

reaper

Legend
That’s a one-off situation, as is Félix’s need to qualify in Miami after 3R in IW. He still did OK and is into his seventh match scheduled without any apparent weariness.
They should rejig the direct entry criteria to make it more current than the 6 week time lag. The 3rd seed in the qualifying draw had a ranking of 62 (from memory) which shouldn't happen in a 96 player event.
 

Sudacafan

G.O.A.T.
Why there is no week gap b/w Indian wells and miami , rogers cup & cincinitti....
Not exactly the same gap.
IW vs Mia finals are separated by two weeks
The other two are separated by only one week.

P/S: Please admire my correct spelling of "separated", in spite of being a non native English speaker
 
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