Who all is playing Halle this year? I know Fed usually does, and I know Nadal is. What about Djoker? Odd that Murray's hiding from the big guns at Queens...
then make the converted to grass Indian Wells the new location of the US Open, taking it out of rainy Flushing Meadows - Queens New York once and for all.
You we're doing so well. I thought this was a serious post.
Mostly Very Serious. It's geographically-travel and surface order correct. 1 HC major - AO, 1 Clay major - RG, 2 Grass court majors - Wimbledon and the US Open. This is/was the sport of Lawn Tennis, after all. Now it is overwhelmed by acrylic concrete and dirt supposedly due to maintenance costs. Don't worry, they can afford to put in and take care of grass courts today with the advances in turf-course agronomy. What is a golf course made of? Rocks?
I've never liked New York and USTA decisions since they tore up the Forest Hills grass and made it Har-Tru clay, then finally abandoning it for Flushing Meadows and hard courts, putting in that monolith of a stadium that can't support a roof, spending money on various trivialities. It's time for a major change in USA tennis. And Larry Ellison has enough money, the will, and power to do it. He wants Indian Wells to be a major - now is his chance.
Another day or two of rain delays or tornadoes in New York should do the trick. Do you want to keep seeing those little US Open version of the Zamboni ice re-surfacer trucks furiously trying to squeegee the water off Center Court and an army of chambermaids desperately wiping the courts with hi-tech towels to soak up the water seeping through the courts, while players like Andy Roddick rant on?
Let Sunny California have a chance. But no deal unless they change it to grass.
And I predict the Australian Open will soon be an indoor tournament due to excessive heat and increased ultraviolet radiation and risk of melanoma because of the depleted ozone layer down under. They are preparing for it. Another roofed stadium (Margaret Court Arena) and an additional 8 indoor courts planned by 2015 should do the trick.