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Australian Open likely to stay in January

It looks like the tournament will just be moved back a week starting in 2006. Here's an article:

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It's starting a week later this year aswell. Last year it started on the 13th or 14th? of Jan, this year is starts on the 19th i think.

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I thought March would have been a nice option, to give players more time to get into the season. However, it would really change the dynamic of the tournament. Moving the tournament back one week will probably make a huge difference (so the season will never start in December) and more players will play in week 1 than usual.
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Oh ok then!!

I never knew that!!

"I want to do things on my own terms, I can't have anything take me out.
I have never given up and it's important for me to prove to myself that I can do this, and to prove to me that i'm a champion.
If I were just to sit down, lay down and give in, then I wouldn't have any respect for myself."
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You know what's interesting about the calendar flip this year? Some of the tournaments like the French and Wimbledon are not going back a week at all, while most of the tournaments are.
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Why should the Aus Open move to March when the best time for them to have it is right where it is? That would be stupid of them. It could screw up the schedule and lead to a dramatic loss in press coverage and prestige for the event. Moving it just one or two weeks later is a much better option. 99 percent of the players play the tournament as it stands now, so i guess it's not such an inconvenience.
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