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FaceyFacem
Sep 1st, 2007, 01:55 AM
According to ATP site, Rome and Cincy will be combined by 2011, as will Canada (apparently they will still alternate between toronto and montreal, but will play in same city). Madrid will be combined from its inception in 2009, and Indian Wells and Miami will remain combined... there are rumors about making a combined event in China, too.

Nice to have it confirmed.

KoOlMaNsEaN
Sep 1st, 2007, 01:56 AM
Dont know if this is good or bad for the WTA

Venus+Serena#1fan
Sep 1st, 2007, 01:56 AM
Vamos Madrid!

spiceboy
Sep 1st, 2007, 02:00 AM
Dont know if this is good or bad for the WTA

Don't know about WTA but this is absolutely ridiculous for Canada! Now both Toronto & Montreal have a top quality event every year (alterning ATP & WTA). With that 'great' new idea both cities will get an event every 2 years :tape: :tape:

njnetswill
Sep 1st, 2007, 02:17 AM
Are they going to upgrade the women's tournament at Cincy? Because right now it is a fairly mediocre tournament in comparison to the Masters the ATP has there.

CrossCourt~Rally
Sep 1st, 2007, 02:19 AM
Are they going to upgrade the women's tournament at Cincy? Because right now it is a fairly mediocre tournament in comparison to the Masters the ATP has there.

Yes, it will basically take the place of the TIER 1 San Diego. :D The only down side is that the US now only has one Tier 3 :sad:

njnetswill
Sep 1st, 2007, 02:21 AM
Yes, it will basicly take the place of the TIER 1 San Diego. :D The only down side is that the US now only has one Tier 3 :sad:

Just in time as I leave San Diego for college. :p

The lack of low tiers in the US is understandable on the women's side, since only big name players attract crowds and none of them ever play low tier events anyway. Unlike the ATP, where Roddick/Blake keep the American Mickey Mouse tournaments happy.

hablo
Sep 1st, 2007, 02:26 AM
Don't know about WTA but this is absolutely ridiculous for Canada! Now both Toronto & Montreal have a top quality event every year (alterning ATP & WTA). With that 'great' new idea both cities will get an event every 2 years :tape: :tape:

Now that really really sucks! :fiery:

Wiggly
Sep 1st, 2007, 02:33 AM
No. I read that in Canada, ATP and WTA tournaments will be same week but one in Toronto, the other one in Montreal.

I think TSN will show Toronto and RDS will show Montreal.

canuckfan
Sep 1st, 2007, 02:34 AM
Will the ATP/WTA compensate Tennis Canada for the millions it will lose?
Basically instead of having 2 tournaments attracting 140 000-180 000 spectators, we'll get one attracting 200 000.

hablo
Sep 1st, 2007, 02:38 AM
No. I read that in Canada, ATP and WTA tournaments will be same week but one in Toronto, the other one in Montreal.

I think TSN will show Toronto and RDS will show Montreal.

Do you have a link to the article?

It kind of sucks for the people in Canada who don't have RDS though and won't be able to see the tennis in Montreal.

canuckfan
Sep 1st, 2007, 02:39 AM
No. I read that in Canada, ATP and WTA tournaments will be same week but one in Toronto, the other one in Montreal.

I think TSN will show Toronto and RDS will show Montreal.

Ok. It's not that bad then.

But what's the point of combining the events? Maybe half the draw could play in Montréal and half the draw in Toronto :lol:

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Sep 1st, 2007, 02:40 AM
I hate these combined events

Wiggly
Sep 1st, 2007, 02:42 AM
http://www.rds.ca/intercanada/chroniques/235854.html

"De plus, à compter de 2011, six des neuf tournois de catégorie "1000" seront des compétitions mixtes. Le Canada sera l'hôte d'un tournoi ATP et d'un tournoi de la WTA, qui se dérouleront simultanément à Montréal et à Toronto. Indian Wells, Miami, Madrid, Rome et Cincinnati seront les autres tournois mixtes."

Accueillir une compétition 'virtuellement mixte' permettra au Canada de conserver sa place de choix dans le calendrier en plus d'augmenter son auditoire télévisuel tant au niveau national qu'international", a déclaré Michael S. Downey, président et chef de la direction de Tennis Canada, par voie de communiqué. "Plus important encore, le Canada pourra ainsi continuer à présenter le tennis féminin et masculin en alternance entre Montréal et Toronto. Les deux circuits (l'ATP et la WTA) ont choisi de respecter la force ainsi que le caractère unique de cette formule qui a permis l'émergence des meilleurs tournois d'une durée d'une semaine à l'échelle du globe."

hablo
Sep 1st, 2007, 02:43 AM
^^^^ Merci.

Polikarpov
Sep 1st, 2007, 02:44 AM
I think it's good for tennis is general.

RJWCapriati
Sep 1st, 2007, 03:03 AM
Good idea

mckyle.
Sep 1st, 2007, 03:18 AM
I don't understand what people are complaining about Canada. Can someone explain it better?

Havok
Sep 1st, 2007, 03:22 AM
Pairing up the Canadian event is fucking stupid. Having them alternate guarantees a TOP tennis event for both Montreal and Toronto every single year. Honestly I really didn't mind waiting a whole other year for the WTA/ATP to make their way back to Montreal. It gives us a break, and plus this way, you can focus only on one tour rather than both combined.

stevos
Sep 1st, 2007, 03:35 AM
Canada...I'm kind of confused with. Hopefully Wiggly is right.

But Madrid, Cincy, and Beijing I thought we already knew would be combined :confused: These three will be good, anyway. I'm happy.
I like that IW, Miami, Madrid, and Beijjing (sp?) will be mandatory too, because then we'll get good coverage 8 tournaments throughout the year (the other slams added on), and other A-levels at times.

darrinbaker00
Sep 1st, 2007, 03:47 AM
I don't understand what people are complaining about Canada. Can someone explain it better?
This year, the women played in Toronto and the men played in Montreal. Next year, they'll switch places. Each city got to see a top-tier tournament each year. Starting in 2011, each city will only get to see tennis every other year.

Ryan
Sep 1st, 2007, 03:52 AM
The Canada events were back to back weeks, and since they are relatively close together people could really go see both tourneys if the have the moolah. Combining them, if it IS same week but different cities, is only irritating because it completely divides coverage - UNLESS TSN hires some top commentator to replace Rob Black, and they can do one main coverage and just switch feeds from Tdot to Montreal and back showing different matches. :D

AJZ.
Sep 1st, 2007, 03:52 AM
ATPTennis.com says it'll be like what Wiggly said :confused:

WhatTheDeuce
Sep 1st, 2007, 04:37 AM
I'm confused. :weirdo:

KoOlMaNsEaN
Sep 1st, 2007, 04:55 AM
that would suck hardcore only being able to see one canadian event esp. when the ATP is in toronto :mad: