Thursday, June 19, 2003
I'm kind of amazed that the Tennis Grand Slams haven't taken advantage of stretching out the two week long tournaments. I realize that it is probably due to not wanting to step on the toes of the lead-up events, but one would thing that in this day of sports, when it seems like everyone is trying to stretch out their playoffs to last longer, that tennis would extend their Grand Slam events two more days. This would be huge for them. An extra two days of revenue from tickets, advertising, tv, etc. It would also allow for more rest days, or days to postpone matches to in case of rain. I'm not complaining, I'm just finding it odd that they haven't done this.