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Re: ATP/ITF/WTA tournament calendar updates

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Yes this might be a blessing in disguise. What happens to the Chennai challenger though? Hope they keep it after the Pune open so that our players get 2 weeks in a row followed by Dubai and Davis Cup qualifiers which has now been shifted to first week of March


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Pune Open will become a less important event if it is played AFTER ran than before BEFORE the Australian Open.


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Looks like ITF tennis body learned a lesson?

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These changes make sense. It appears that the ITF events now have points but have fewer points than before where you could get 18 points for the 15K events.

I think the challenger event points are also too generous when compared to those of the ATP 250 events, so perhaps they should also rationalize between them. For example, making a ATP 250 QF only gets you 45 points where you typically have to beat a top 100 and top 50 player. Whereas making the final of the lowest level challenger gets you 48 points where you typically don't have to beat anyone in the top 100.


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Bangaluru open challenger will be back in the ATP calender and will be in the highest prize money bracket this time for challengers this time-

Bengaluru Open Returns To ATP Challenger Tour After A Year's Gap

It will be held in the week after Pune Open in February. So, the field is expected to be tough. Not sure if Chennai challenger which was held at this time last year will continue. We will have to wait for challenger calendar on ATP side to be updated to see.


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When will the Feb list be out? Is there a deadline for these sort of things? Jan list was out on 8 November


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RohitG wrote: Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:41 am When will the Feb list be out? Is there a deadline for these sort of things? Jan list was out on 8 November
Usually it come out 3 months in advance before 10th of the month. So, usually February challenger calendar would have been out by now. But, anyway Chennai Challenger appears to be cancelled this year and Bangalore open is replacing it as per this report -

Bengaluru Open to replace Chennai Open Challenger in 2020


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Just found on twitter, Feb challengers?

Not confirmed though but I think that's it. Contrary to our hopes that there will be a 3 week swing after Pune, there's just one in Bangalore. No tour event and no challenger event either in Asia in the week of Feb 17.


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Terrible news. AITA has totally dropped the ball again. The number of tournaments hosted by India continues to shrink rapidly.


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ATP added 4 more one time ATP tournaments in in October -

ATP Announces Four New Events For 2020

So, it is a packed ATP calender in October now. After French open, 3 ATP tournaments each of the next 2 weeks and 2 in the week after that.