Queen’s Membership may very well be elevated to Masters 1000 standing sooner or later.
The ATP is contemplating including a grass-court Masters 1000 match as a lead-up occasion for Wimbledon, ATP CEO Andrea Gaudenzi confirmed to The Occasions.
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Champions starting from Lleyton Hewitt to Andy Murray have lengthy referred to as for the primary Masters 1000 grass-court match, asserting Wimbledon is extensively considered the game’s high match but grass is the one distinguished floor that doesn’t have a Masters 1000 match.
At present, there are six Masters 1000 tournaments performed on laborious courts and three Masters occasions—Monte-Carlo, Madrid and Rome—contested on clay. Gaudenzi stated he has proposed including a grass Masters 1000 performed the week that of 500-level tournaments Queen’s Membership and Halle.
“I personally just like the idea of getting an ATP Masters 1000 match on grass the week of Queen’s and Halle,” Gaudenzi advised The Occasions. “It’s one thing I’ve proposed to the stakeholders and to the board.
“I just like the idea of a robust Masters 1000 main into Wimbledon. Now we have a Grand Slam on grass however not a Masters 1000. It’s clearly going to must be mentioned by everybody however that may very well be a approach of bringing a giant occasion to the UK.”
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