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Tennis: the four Grand Slam tournaments would pave the way for a great revolution

2023-11-29T11:47:53.286Z

Highlights: Tennis: the four Grand Slam tournaments would pave the way for a great revolution. According to The Athletic, the Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon and the US Open are mulling over the creation of a premium tour. The tour would run for 32 weeks a year with a schedule that could also include a first major tournament each season in Saudi Arabia. Among the reasons behind the eventual creation of this circuit were complaints from players about the schedule, injuries, and the distribution of profits between tournaments and players.


According to The Athletic, the Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon and the US Open are mulling over the creation of a premium tour.


In the coming months and years, the world of tennis could experience a revolution that could completely change the history of the sport. According to The Athletic, the organizers of the four Grand Slam tournaments, the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open, are considering the creation of a premium tour with only the most important tournaments on the calendar.

This project would include a calendar with the four Grand Slam tournaments and the ten remaining most important tournaments, the Masters and WTA 1000. This tour would also have the approval of the ATP, as stated by its president Andrea Gaudenzi in statements to the media at the Nitto ATP Finals in Turin. "We want to develop our high-end product and we've talked a lot about it. Closing the gap between the Masters 1000 and the Grand Slam tournaments is a good thing for everyone, there is a big gap today.

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Among the reasons behind the eventual creation of this circuit were complaints from players about the schedule, injuries, and the distribution of profits between tournaments and players.

The Athletic also reports that the four Grand Slam tournaments are expected to give more details about the premium tour next January at the Australian Open. This tour would run for 32 weeks a year with a schedule that could also include a first major tournament each season in Saudi Arabia before the Australian Open.

Source: lefigaro

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