At least in 2013 or 2014 they should have considered the change, it was a big mistake to keep things same. every 8-10 years there should be major changes in Tennis to keep things interesting.Lol it really would and the publicity would be huge. People would be actually interested in tennis! And the blue Clay! They should have kept that going.
Someone like Nadal developed so much comfort on clay that he won it 13 times, jeez....I agree. They are just rinsing and repeating and it’s going nowhere.
Roddick poor guy modelled his whole game on Sampras.Except Roddick never posted results on the grass that legends before him like Pete, Edberg, etc. did. He excelled on the grinder's green
And the us open should go back to green clayIt's important to separate the conditions from the surface.
Frankly, the AO should go back to grass, even though it won't.
Also, the grass should back to something closer to 90's composition of the grass. The tour could use an actual fast court tournament.
You've clearly never watched tennis being played on grass before. Enjoy The Championships.....Surfaces have changed at slams over the decades. Grass is redundant. No one can play on it and its dangerous. People will forget the tradition when they get a quality hard court slam in the sunny climes of Greece in 2022. Do it tennis Gods!
I agree - the surfaces are still actually different, even if the difference - in some respects (speed, bounce) - has been lessened a bit. I still think the big thing with clay and grass is the movement aspect compared to hard courts. You can see it. One example -- backcourt grinders who have no problem with the speed and bounce of grass courts, but you can just tell they don't feel secure in their footing, or changing directions quickly - which makes a massive difference in how successful a player can be.Imagine watching this after RG and saying all surfaces play the same. I swear some people on here don’t watch anything and just come here to spout off nonsense.
I'd love to play on grass someday. I think there's a single grass court in Iowa, about 3 hours away. I think there's a few near St Louis, about 9 hours drive. Beyond that there are some on either coast.The funniest thing about people complaining on grass here is that 99% (maybe 100%!) of the people whinging about it have never played on grass, fast or otherwise...
Yes, Roddick was terrible.More evidence of rampant geniuses on TTW where Roddick (#1 ranked player, won a slam) is a "mediocre" and "terrible" tennis player.
Terrible as in what level NTRP? 4.0?Yes, Roddick was terrible.
- Bombing serve and good forehand. That's about it.
0 game intelligence, play like a headless chicken.
below average volleyer... for such a server
We could go on listing how bad he was..
Yes, Roddick suited very well on grass. Just like Karlovic (even him managed to get 10 titles or something like that)
Interesting that the shameless malcontent Kyrgious is constantly complaining about slow grass and not about the slippery conditions.A ball kid has just decked it on the grass, leg has gone right under them as they slide forward so extending the ankle right back and the match has completely stopped for paramedics to take over. Not sure if this will get any publicity but it looked super slippery at the back.