I'm so happy that it was not cancelled! Just read it in German newspaper and Yahoo Germany...
Next year, it will be still a Tier I, the future after this is still unclear though...
Sep 4th, 2004, 03:07 PM
Good good. Even though it probably won't get a bigger star-studded field as it has been in the past.
Sep 4th, 2004, 03:29 PM
great!!! dont think this tournament's ready to go yet
Sep 4th, 2004, 04:22 PM
Great news. The German Open has way too much history just to disappear. I hope the players support it to the maximum.
Sep 4th, 2004, 04:29 PM
Sep 4th, 2004, 05:32 PM
I only heard of downgrading Berlin, I dont think they can cancel T1 just like that, T2 is another story:).
I was wondering what is the last T1 to be cancelled? You have to downgrade a tournament before terminating it I believe. Since Leipzig is back too, maybe German tennis IS coming back to life:D....
Sep 5th, 2004, 12:31 AM
That's great news !! This tournament has to much tradition to just fall by the wayside. Who knows with Sharapova making big waves, Kournikova coming back and Henin & Clijsters back to good health next years tournament could be the best attendant wise since the days of Graf - that should surely help it survival.
All we need now is a tournament is Spain and the Czech Republic, these countries have to much tradition to not have a tournament. Hopefully the WTA will have some news when the schedule is released.