2/5/13 2:10 AM | Johan Lindahl
Among other problems facing the Australian Open is a lack of space - on the venerable men's trophy.
Officials are worried that the Norman Brookes Challenge Cup is critically short of silver real estate, with room for only one name below that of 2013 champion Novak Djokovic.
"It's an interesting question. Our engraver tells us we can possibly squeeze in one more name next year, but that would be tight," said tournament boss Craig Tiley said. "We've been expecting for the last few years it would get to this point, but we are in the process of discussing it and talking to a couple of curators as well. There's more space, that's the bottom line."
The historic award was first engraved with the name of Fred Perry in 1943. Djokovic claimed it - his keepsake replica trophy - for the fourth time as he beat Andy Murray in the final last month.
The women's trophy is also getting squeezed, but not as much as the men's honour. "Eventually it will run out, there will come a time,"Tiley said of the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Trophy.
"They are both trophies with a lot of heritage and history around them, and we've got to make sure we keep them as they are."
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