The International Tennis Federation has decided it wants the pinnacle of its sport to break new geographical boundaries. The Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon and US Open championships will now be run every other year. In place of the big four will be tournaments in Russia, Indonesia, Bulgaria and Poland.
Sound okay? Thought not. Just imagine if the above happened. There would be uproar. And not just in SW19.
But that's exactly what's happening in the World Rally Championship.
The Citroen of Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena, Rally Monte Carlo © LAT
Last week's World Motor Sport Council gave the WRC an enormous shot in the arm with a rubber stamp on technical regulations for 2010 and beyond and the agreement to a global promoter for the sport. Fantastic.