View Full Version : what does the Grandslams need to improve for the future?
Sep 10th, 2007, 11:35 AM
i thought about it yesterday
so my thoughts are
AUS-Open - they already have two roofs, and so the weather and night-sessions matches are no problem. imo they just need to be moved 2-3 weeks into February
RolandGarros - i think they need flootlight and maybe a roof
Wimbledon - will be perfect when the roof is ready
US-Open - just a roof
what yre your thoughtd to make the Grandslams better?
Sep 10th, 2007, 12:05 PM
16 seeds(not 32):
more competitive matches in week 1
better balanced draw.
Smaller Main-Draw field:
3 Rounds and then the quarters.
More star players committing to play.
Move the championships to UK "high-summer" late July.
Retractable Roofs on Centre Court AND No. 1 Court
Start the championship on Saturday, full-schedule on both weekends.
Bigger gap between RG and Wimbledon.
Dig up the clay and play it on grass or hard-court.
The facilities and organisation are excellent.
More Liza Minnelli and less cheesy game-shot hosts doing the closing ceremony.
Sep 10th, 2007, 12:58 PM
Definitely reduce the number of seeds to 16 although I would keep a 128 field.
No need to change the surfaces - there's room for all four.
Whenever the roof is finished at Wimbledon - if it rains then matches of a later round including high ranked players should not be played on Centre Court ahead of unplayed ones in a previous round.
Agree the A/O should be put back to Feb/Mar and there should be at least one extra week between RG and Wimby.
Each one has it's own characteristics - I wouldn't really change them. I personally don't like the showbiz style of USO and the match scheduling but then many do.
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