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I think the current set up of tournaments is quite good; Hopman Cup, Brisbane, Sydney*, Hobart, Auckland and Kooyong all leading into the AO, seems to cater for most of the players who have come all this way to prepare for a slam. If it aint broke...

Just one question, why are changes being made, are the players complaining?


*They need to control their weather better though ;) :p
 

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I think the current set up of tournaments is quite good; Hopman Cup, Brisbane, Sydney*, Hobart, Auckland and Kooyong all leading into the AO, seems to cater for most of the players who have come all this way to prepare for a slam. If it aint broke...

Just one question, why are changes being made, are the players complaining?


*They need to control their weather better though ;) :p
I think Tennis Australia want a better Sydney men tournament. The ATP want this as well, plus they see a chance to take on the ITF due to the changes at Davis Cup level.

I think most players don't care/

Looks like the puzzle pieces are falling into place.


Sydney to host new ATP Cup tournament featuring world’s best male tennis players
JANUARY 11, 2019

The Sydney International is gone. The stacked women’s WTA event will be moved to another city, likely Brisbane.

And in its place will be a game-changing “State of Origin” style men’s tournament played from January 3-12 at Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre next year that is expected to be pump $36 million into the NSW economy.

Details of the shake-up can now be revealed, with the NSW’s government’s $50 million grant to build a roof on Ken Rosewall Arena landing them the ATP Cup finals that will feature the best 24 male players around the world.

Luring the likes of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic for a week in Sydney before the Australian Open will inject unprecedented tourism dollars into the state, NSW sports minister Stuart Ayres said.

“Destinations NSW has valued it around $36 million a year in visitor expenditure in NSW, so that’s a fantastic result,” Ayres told The Daily Telegraph.

“We may do better than that, but that’s what we’ve benchmarked it at.

The ATP Cup Sydney tournament will attract the likes of (l-r) Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.
“I don’t think the ATP Cup finals come here unless we invest in a roof at Ken Rosewall, that’s a basic fundamental and a direct relationship between events, and infrastructure investment.

“When the ATP started talking about a teams based event, I likened it from an Australian perspective to State of Origin.

“When you’re out there playing for yourself or your club it’s one thing, but once you put your national stripes on, and for the top 24 players in the world they’re leading their countries, if that doesn’t make the hairs on your next stand up and make your heart beat a little faster, then I don’t know whether you’re a sports fan.

“It’s exactly the reason we invest in infrastructure, to ensure we get those big international events, the big money spinners for our economy. They fill our hotel rooms, bars, cafes, pubs, and that creates jobs.

“We already know the visitor economy sustains 130,000 jobs in NSW, so it’s a huge contributor to our economic performance.”

Top male players have avoided Sydney for years because it’s too close to the Australian Open.

The new teams event, with $22 million in prizemoney up for grabs, will be shifted a week earlier to allow the best male players in the game adequate time for recovery before their Melbourne campaigns begin in 2020.

The women’s field, which has traditionally been stacked in Sydney because they don’t play extra sets at Grand Slams, will shift to another city next year, ending the Sydney International tournament.

“After a fantastic run here, the women’s tour won’t be in Sydney next year, this event in its current guise will move elsewhere,” Tennis NSW chief executive Lawrence Robertson said.

“We look at this from a national perspective, the fact is we have overinvested in women’s tennis for the last 25 years, we’ve provided more jobs and prizemoney for women’s tennis than we have for men’s tennis over the past 25 years.

“And there’s no reduction in the content or prizemoney, in fact I understand the commitment to prizemoney will increase in Brisbane.

More at

Article is paywalled: https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sp...b4a84df83ded5f
So my guess for next years Schedule

ATP
Week one
Brisbane/Perth(Adelaide)/Sydney - ATP World Cup
Dubai or Pune - ATP 500/250

Sydney - ATP World Cup
Auckland- ATP 250 (forgot about this one)

WTA
Auckland - Premier/International
Shenzen - International (which could change due to the WTA tour finals)
Perth(Adelaide) - Premier/International (????????, they need another tournamet)

Brisbane - Premier
Hobart - International
 
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Yeah it is all about Sydney. If I understand it correctly the ATP Cup will go for a week and a half with the final on Wednesday?

I am interested how they will go getting 24 countries.
 
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