Summer Grass Court Season About to Expand

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Summer Grass Court Season About to Expand
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The planned three weeks gap between the end of the French Open and beginning of Wimbledon, which comes into force in 2015, created the possibility for an enlarged grass court season and Stuttgart’s Mercedes Cup is the first established tournament to announce a change of court surface to win a new spot in the ATP World Tour calendar. The German event, played on clay since its inception in 1978 and currently contested in the week immediately after Wimbledon, will switch to grass in two years...

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