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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 31st, 2003, 01:43 PM Thread Starter
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Smile Australian Open 2004 Stays In January!!

Just found out from the ATP Calendar 2004 that the Australian Open will be held at the same time as usual - January!!!

Can't wait to see some live Grand Slam tennis!!! Lucky for our Melbournians!!!
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 31st, 2003, 01:48 PM
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it was never going to change that soon. i think the plan was was either 2005 or 2007. they have sponsorship contracts etc which would become void if the dates were changed.
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Just found out from the ATP Calendar 2004 that the Australian Open will be held at the same time as usual - January!!!

Can't wait to see some live Grand Slam tennis!!! Lucky for our Melbournians!!!
I bloody hope so, am coming all the way from the UK to catch it in 2004 (well combined with a trip to Perth to see some friends).
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Jul 31st, 2003, 02:19 PM
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If they are going to move it the sensible thing to do would be to play the indoor events of Febuaury first.

But I think its best the way it is, as long as no-one gets injured or sunsrtoked.

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switz is right, it was never going to change that soon. So it still could change in 2007.
I hope it will stay where it is though.
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I think I heard that it would definitely not change until after the Commonwealth Games in 2006 because of commitments for the site - ie the first year for any change would be 2007.

The Aus public is dead set against it moving out of school holidays though so unless they move it to Easter I think ticket sale considerations will win.
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