By the editorial staff
According to The Athleticthe Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon and the US Open are considering the creation of a premium circuit.
The world of tennis could experience a revolution in the months and years to come that could completely change the history of this sport. According to The Athletic, the organizers of the four Grand Slam tournamentsthe Australian Open, Roland-Garros, Wimbledon and the US Open, are considering the creation of a premium circuit with only the most important tournaments on the calendar.
This project would include a calendar with the four Grand Slam tournaments and the ten most important remaining tournaments, the Masters and WTA 1000. This circuit would also have the approval of the ATP, as its president Andrea Gaudenzi declared in reports. statements to the media during the Nitto ATP Finals in Turin. “ We want to develop our premium product and we have talked about it a lot. Reducing the gap between the Masters 1000 and the Grand Slam tournaments is a good thing for everyone, there is a big gap today.»
Among the reasons for the eventual creation of this circuit are player complaints regarding the schedule, injuries and the distribution of profits between tournaments and players.
The Athletic also reports that the four Grand Slam tournaments should give more details on this premium circuit next January during the Australian Open. This circuit would run for 32 weeks per year with a schedule that could also include a first major tournament each season in Saudi Arabia before the Australian Open.