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Ausy Open should be SEASON ending event

The Ausy Open as it is, is kind of by itself like the Planet Pluto. Then there is a long period of small/meaningless tournies then it picks up again in late March/April...

So I say scrap the YEC's....

Make the Ausy the FINAL tournament of the season....

It would add alot of juice to the Ausy Open if it were the YEC's basically. And they could move the tournies around so that there is a few in November/December leading up to the Ausy.

The next season would start up again in late March/early April, with Roland Garros being the first Slam of the year.

I know Ill prolly have a million people disagree with me, and Im probably overlooking something but I thought Id throw it out there.

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post #2 of 35 (permalink) Old Nov 27th, 2007, 10:15 AM
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No, it's fine the way it is

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Definatly not.

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Re: Ausy Open should be SEASON ending event

First of all, Pluto isn't a planet anymore!

Secondly, they have like 30 courts there and facilities for big tournaments, not 8 players.

Thirdly, when the Aussie Open was on at the end of the year, nobody wanted to go there

AND, it is a huge drawing card for international visitors during January, and changing it would make Melbourne's tourism industry for the summer, plummet to new lows!
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^^^ what he said!
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Like hell is should... and btw, it's AUSSIE!

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The WTA has a year end event. In Doha, the prizemoney is going up 50% next year, from $3 million to $4.5.

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it never worked before

Aus Open was in Dec and it was not good.

YEC used to be held in March.

Season was from April -March.

all changed after 86 when they had 2 YEC (one in March and other in Nov)

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Re: Ausy Open should be SEASON ending event

So you're saying we should have 3 slams and have the YEC somewhere in the middle? Kinda doesnt make sense for the 'Race' though?


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Well since Pluto isn't a planet, the Aus Open isn't a tourney. Problem solved, kthnxbye!!!

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it's not a bad idea. i always thought they should play a slam indoors on a carpet cause it would even out the 4 surfaces when it came to the slams.
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Hell no. Aussie Open is the best slam. Besides, it has a new surface so we already have something new to get used to. No need for another change!
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The likelihood of AO being moved at all is very slim... Simple reason is that Tennis Australia pretty much wouldn't agree to it coz they know the only reason the get so many people attending is pretty much coz its school holidays. School holidays end at the same time as AO every year and it gives the kids in Melbourne something big to attend... If they are at school when its on, the crowds will go down... I will be incredibly shocked if it ever gets moved

I do like how it is now as well and I don't think it should be moved back or forward to be able to put more tournaments in front of it... Its the only GS really were it tests the players "raw talent" (for lack of a better phrase) coz they aren't using confidence from being on a winning streak or lots of match practice vs little match practice... In a sense, every one is starting from almost scratch in a new session, so its equal chance to all (kinda )

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Re: Ausy Open should be SEASON ending event

Stupid idea

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