Andrea Godensei asks for ATP Masters 1000 on the turf

Andrea Gaudensee was 18th in the ATP World Ranking in February 1995. In his career, he won three ATP Tour titles: Casablanca, St. Bolton and Bastad, but also reached the final in six other ATP events. He played in the 16th round. From the final at Roland Garros 1998, Goran Ivanisevic defeated him in the fourth set.

What did Andrea Godensei talk about?

During a long and exhaustive interview with The Times, Andrea spoke about the many difficulties the ring faced during the pandemic and the unprecedented possibility in the history of our sport to stage the Masters 1000 on turf. This is an excerpt from his interview.

Words by Andrea Gaudensee

Speaking of the possibility of a tournament on turf, he said: ‚ÄúPersonally, I’d like to have the Masters 1000 on turf at Queen and Halle week, that’s something I’ve already given the interested parties and the rest of the ATP leadership. Wimbledon. We have a Grand Slam on the turf but not a Masters 1000, so it is a topic to be discussed. It could be a good opportunity to bring an amazing event back to the UK. ”

Queens Club Championships

The Queen’s Club Championships, which are played at Queen’s Club in London on turf, are part of the ATP Tour 500. In the past, the French Open was held the following week, while from 2015 it was held in the middle of the third week that now separates Roland Garros from Wimbledon and is a tournament. Preparatory for the London Peace Championship.

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Season on the lawn

This year, the turf season should include ATP 250 tours in Stuttgart, Mallorca, Eastbourne and Newport; ATP 500s from Queens and Haley and of course the Wimbledon Grand Slam tournament. It would be nice to have a Master 1000 on the lawn, as suggested by Andrea Gaudenzi. Will we ever get it?

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