Australian Open makes changes to its calendar

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The organization of Australian Open announced that will add one day to become a 15-day eventfor reduce matches late at night that extend into the early morning.

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The annual Melbourne tournament, the first of the four annual Grand Slamswill begin in 2024 one day earlier, on a Sunday.

"We have listened to the feedback from players and fans and are excited to present a solution to minimize late closures," said Australian Open Director Craig Tiley.

"The additional day will accomplish this, benefiting programming for fans and players," he added.

He Australian Open did not specifically mention a match by Britain's Andy Murray which last year was extended to 4:05 a.m. and sparked a debate about the tournament schedule.

Murray he asked during his epic five-set victory "why are we playing at 3am?"

The duel of five hours and 45 minutes against the Australian Thanasi Kokkinakis It ended at 04:05 hours.

It is not beneficial for judges, officials. I don't think it will be wonderful for the fans. It's not good for the players," Murray said after the game in January.

This year's tournament will be held January 14 to 28.


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