Thank God the clay court season is OVER!

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  1. tonyg11

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    This monstrosity lasts way to long. ½ of the year is clay. Grass isn’t that much better. Another month and we’ll finally be into real tennis on what should be the only surface tennis is played on. The Hard Court! Who’s with me?
     
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  2. DarthFed

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    You ever heard of Lawn Tennis? i suggest you look up the roots of this sport before you spout Nonsense
     
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  3. THESEXPISTOL

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    GRASS is better...
     
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  4. rosenstar

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    disagree. I'd like to see a third of the season played on hard courts, a third on fast grass, and a third on slow clay. I'd also like to see the surfaces polarized as much as possible, so no two slams play alike.
     
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  5. tonyg11

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    what does that have to do with anything? Basketball started out using a peach basket. You think they should still use that for a net?
     
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  6. tonyg11

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    The best tennis is always on a hard-court because you get to see all aspects of the game. Aggressive all court tennis. Baseline play, net play, point construction. It lets you play tennis to it's fullest. It doesn't handicap certain aspects of the game due to it's surface characteristics.
     
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  7. North

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    Sorry. Not with the OP on this. Be nice to see the clay court season shrunk to the length of the current grass court season and the grass court season expanded to the length of the current clay court season. Never happen, but it's a nice dream, sigh...
     
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  8. fps

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    nope.

    there should be a bit more grass, a bit less clay, that's all.
     
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  9. Dutch-Guy

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    Clay season started in early april with Houston 250 and ended today with RG.Just 2.5 month.

    Grass season the shortest.They should add at least 2 tourneys imo.
    HC is the longest:has 2 slams,5 MS and 1 TMC.Too long for me.
     
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  10. EtePras

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    The OP has 011 in his name. End of thread.
     
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  11. tonyg11

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    What i ment about Grass is that i could without the surface. Not it's season length. I exagerated about the length of the clay court season becasue it feels like an eternity. There's just nothing bad to say about hard court tennis
     
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    Agree 100%. Besides the Federer and Nadal finals, grass produces a lower quality of tennis. The majority of players build their games on hard courts. Why must tennis play a major on a surface no one regularly plays on? The majority of the tennis season is played on hardcourt and clay (probably less than 5% is on grass). Can't wait till the US Open series.
     
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  13. SoCal10s

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    way off,most of the season is played on hard courts,it just seems like clay has taken a major roll because Nadal is/was #1... I would like to see the Aussie open turn into an indoor event then,we'll have a nice balance of indoor,hard court,clay and grass..
     
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  14. tonyg11

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    would be a shame because Australia has such nice weather.

    How about adding a 5th indoor grand slam between Australia and the French or after the US open in place of the Masters Cup. Hold it in Germany on indoor carpet.
     
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  15. MichaelNadal

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    Way too much tennis is played on hardcourts. We need more grass!
     
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  16. Gorecki

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    only one point missing here... Taraflex, and other Carpet and Synthetic types of surface should be kept on the tour!
     
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  17. SoCal10s

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    sometimes,like this year,Aussie open,the weather was way too hot..

    indoor carpet at Aussie open would be a nice answer to all..
     
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  18. mnguyen8

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    Agreed!!! Longer grass season or a return to indoor carpet!
     
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  19. mzzmuaa

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    That's what anyone with a brain wants to see. But the surfaces are too delicate.
     
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  20. babolat15

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    i thought the majority of tourneys are on hard
     
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  21. dulapul

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    I guess clay is best suited for learning tennis. The most complex surface, teaches strategy, patiente, balance. It seems more probable to transfer a clay game to hardcourt or grass than viceversa.
    Otherwise, every surface has it`s specifics, grass is fast and low (or it should be), hard is neutral and no bad rebound, clay is more strategy and endurance.
     
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  22. maximo

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    Can't wait for Wimby, Murray all the way!
     
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  23. Dimitrov_Fan

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    This is right
    Tennis feels like tennis on grass, but clay tennis is like another sport sometimes.
     
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  24. tom_asdelonge182

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    Why is it always the Australian Open to change to indoor. Why can't the Us open change to indoor instead?
     
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  25. joeri888

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    I don't like claytennis as much as I like hardcourts, but I think that the variety is the only thing that keeps tennis interesting for the casual fan
     
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  26. Nadal_Freak

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    Hard court season started early this year with the new fast tennis balls used at RG. Hard court season is by far the most boring and most grueling season.
     
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  27. prosealster

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    clay season is not over...there r still a few clay tourney left incl bastad, stuttgard etc
     
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  28. Leublu tennis

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    And grass does? Also, there is a lot more net play on clay. Too bad you have not played on clay, its a lot of fun for someone who is reasonably fast.
     
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  29. vegeta SSJ4

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    the season should be divided up into 4ths

    1/4 - clay
    1/4 - hard
    1/4 - grass
    1/4 - carpet

    oh and um

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