ATP chief Andrea Gaudenzi has confirmed he’s eager to introduce a Masters 1000 event on grass that might be held at Queen’s Club in London.
With the grass court season condensed this summer time because the French Open has been moved again by per week, there are doubts over how the shorted
“I personally just like the idea of getting an ATP Masters 1000 match on grass the week of Queen’s and Halle,” Gaudenzi informed The Times. “It is one thing I’ve proposed to the stakeholders and to the board.
“I just like the idea of a powerful Masters 1000 main into Wimbledon. We have a grand slam on grass however not a Masters 1000.”
There has by no means been a Masters event on grass because the tournaments was created again in 1990, with all tournaments in Germany, Britain, and the Netherlands both ATP 250 or 500 occasions.
While Queen’s has lengthy been considered as probably the most prestigious pre-Wimbledon event, Halle could also be a favorite to stage a Masters collection event as they’ve a roof on their centre court and a wider space to work with.
The event at Queen’s Club is pieced collectively every summer time in tight surrounds on the plush west London tennis membership that can also be utilized by members for the remainder of the 12 months.
It stays to be seen whether or not the heritage of the Queen’s Club will carry the day if and when the ATP make their determination on the Masters 1000 event on grass, however there could also be an choice to have each Halle and Queen’s on totally different weeks to make sure each retain a outstanding place in the grass court season.
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