Clay... Creating Doha, Dubai, Scottsdale and Stanford (they are or will be all Tier II) was a mistake, big mistake. At least Bahia doesn't exist anymore. Shanghai should be abolished as well or be indoor.
Right now there is only 6 big tournements on clay, there used to be 8 with Houston and Madrid, not enough.
I don't know why clay is not more privileged, it's on that surface we see who are the real talented players.
I would say grass. I think it's a perfect change of pace after the claycourt season. There are way too many hardcourt tournaments (both outdoors and indoors). I think the grasscourt season should be 6 weeks (4 weeks of warmup tournaments and Wimbledon).
well i like to watch hardcourt tennis the most-- but it's bad for the bodies and very much to blame for a lot of the injuries... so some more clay and grass. add a week to wimby warmup and make it a tier 1... (or upgrade eastbourne and upgrade a tier3 to 2). clay can always be added-- houston for instance might get a tier1 if the mens tourney goes well there... maybe it will be a joint like miami and IW (how cool would that be?)
Actually, some Davis Cup matches have been played indoors on clay. It seemed kind of cool.
It would be great to have more grass court tournaments, but are there really a lot of viable grass court venues? Grass courts are pretty rare, and they're hard to maintain, and of course, the gap between the French and Wimbledon is just so short.
More realistically, I'd like to see a lot of the hard court events turned into clay court events, like Doha, Dubai, and maybe even Key Biscayne.
Clay without question. Its just more exiting to watch, more variation in the game, less emphasis on power. In terms of the mens game, well you can cut all those players who can serve 50 aces a match. I'll always enjoy watching tennis on clay the most.
Carpet please, let the carpet lover have their big tournies to gain points!
As I always say, The Australian Open should be held on carpet, it would be a perfect balance--four majors on four surfaces.
Anyway, grass season is needed to be extended as well.