View Full Version : Wimbledon will begin mid-July from 2005

Sep 5th, 2002, 06:18 PM
That's what I read (whether accurate or not maybe someone knows), from a reputalbe tennis magazine (am I allowed to say??). I think this will be great as hopefully no annoying rain delays. However, won't this be a headache for other tennis organisers? I'm thinking about the US hardcourt season in particular.


Sep 5th, 2002, 06:30 PM
That's too bad that A) you couldn't be definite and B) you couldn't post a link so we could verify. It's a great idea though I know it would effect the Calif. hard court season.

Sep 5th, 2002, 06:45 PM
I'm all for it, they need more grasscourt tournaments, two weeks of grass before Wimbledon isnt enough, hence why so many players skip it! They could always move the US Open forward a few weeks as well, it makes sense to space out all the grand slams to maximise the build up!

Sep 5th, 2002, 06:50 PM
While they are at it, I think they should move Aussie to mid-February. That would allow players and fans to get over Xtmas and New Year festivities (not to mention over-feeding), and get ready for a Slam. Just an idea, folks, don't frown.

They wouldn't even have to lengthen the season, as they could move Dubai, Qatar and other HO tournaments to that spot.

Sep 5th, 2002, 06:57 PM
Oh good. We wont have listen to commentators drivel on about how two Americans are meeting for a place in the final on Independence Day blah blah blah....ever again.

Sep 5th, 2002, 07:37 PM
Its good news:D

Hopefully at least 4 weeks of grass before wimbledon too!

Sep 5th, 2002, 07:49 PM
Originally posted by JonBcn
Oh good. We wont have listen to commentators drivel on about how two Americans are meeting for a place in the final on Independence Day blah blah blah....ever again.

Don't hate because AMERICANS play better tennis on all surfaces. Perhaps if some dirtballers realized that tennis doesn't revolve around red clay you wouldn't have to listen to commentators drivel about Americans playing in the finals.:p

Sep 5th, 2002, 08:15 PM
I'm not hating anyone. My favourite player is American. It was a humurous remark about how unimaginative tennis commentators are and how they say the same thing ever year. :p to you too! ;)

Sam L
Sep 6th, 2002, 04:54 AM
TennisPower good idea about the Australian Open, but you just know that's not going to happen :(

February is when things start to cool down a bit so it will be good.

Wimbledon moving to mid-July would be good too. We'll have a grasscourt season for the first time in like 25 years? :confused:

Sep 6th, 2002, 04:57 AM
If that's true, it would be great. Two weeks is just too short a warm-up period before Wimbledon.

King Aaron
Sep 6th, 2002, 08:39 AM
quite a good idea

Sep 6th, 2002, 08:45 AM
February is actually the hottest month of the year in Australiaso moving the Open to then would be a bad idea.

I remember returning to school in February and boiling to death in classrooms with no air conditioning.

I think March would be a great time for the Aussie Open but I know Moomba and the F1 Grand Prix are on then as well as the start of the AFL season.

It ain't gonna happen!!

Sep 6th, 2002, 08:52 AM
It's good news as long as Roland Garros won't be moved too ;)

I want a longer grasscourt season, but I hope it won't affect Rosmalen negatively!

daNieLa iS cUtE
Sep 6th, 2002, 08:53 AM
Aussie Open in February would mean that there'd be a longer Aussie hardcourt season. Sounds pretty good, more tennis. Either that or the season starts later...

Sep 6th, 2002, 08:54 AM
I reckon it would be great if the french was moved a month earlier. Too long between slams.

Sep 6th, 2002, 09:13 AM
I wish they would have a grass Masters Series tournament.

Sep 6th, 2002, 09:38 AM
mid-July start would mean that Wimbledon would finish at end of July or early Aug and there is no chance of that happening with the US Hardcourt season curtailed.

Wimbledon at best will only move one week.

Mateo Mathieu
Sep 6th, 2002, 09:48 AM
Please no Australian Open moved to February OK? Because February, students will back to school for first semester!! January, we have school holiday.

It's won't happen like that one... so, good for us (Aussies).