Should the US Open be on Clay?

stringertom

Bionic Poster
Why Borg did not won the US Open on har-tru?
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He lost the close 1976 final and the 5,5&5 1975 SF, both to Connors. In 1977 he was the favorite to win until he injured his shoulder water skiing on Long Island Sound with Gerulaitis. He tried playing and won his first three Bo3 matches in straight sets but retired at 1 set all in his first scheduled Bo5 match vs #10 seed Dick Stockton, who wisely lobbed as often as possible to make Borg’s shoulder feel the pain as much as possible.
 
The only thing clay tennis is remembered for anymore is the flying of the flag in Paris for the third reich

Its never been and never will be real tennis and the ITF makes this clear
 
On clay: 3 out of 139 years. :giggle:

Orantes begs to differ on the result in 1975. It surprises me tennis nuts don’t know the story. Orantes beats Vilas in the semis in one of the most memorable (I thought) comebacks in USO late stage match history. He doesn’t get to bed until really late. He was a huge underdog against Connors. He beats Connors in straights.

thanks for calling out this dude with his made up stats and faulty info!
 
I don't know what it is about Jimmy, but other than '91, I usually enjoyed it when he lost. I liked his game, but even when I watch YouTube highlights, I can't root for him (again, other than '91).
 

Subway Tennis

Hall of Fame
Say what you will about the French Open, but as of now, it has the most beautiful Centre Court out of the four slams and I want to see it in action with the new roof. You got to give it to the French architectural team.

Our Rod Laver Stadium extension was utter rubbish, the entrance wing is awful with “cheap“ metal panels. The centre court is just a louder led advertisement board for sponsors. Not a fan of the Wimbledon roof, the way it unfolded really distroyed the original aesthetic of Centre Court. USO is just big...and bigger.

Agree it is stunning.

The Simonne-Mathieu court is also something of a marvel, and it needed to be. Significant public sacrifices were made to free up the space for that, and the pressure was on. Roland Garros really delivered with the most spectacular grounds.... There's nothing like it at any other tournament.
 

KG1965

Legend
Why Borg did not won the US Open on har-tru?
:confused:
When a player loses 10-12 chances to win a tournament.. make a judgment is easy.
3 editions to be able to judge is more difficult.
On american clay Borg has only had 3 chances.
In 1975 and 1976 the sweden guy was close to Jimbo's performance, but the american simply proved to be a slightly better player.
In 1977 Bjorn was probably the best player but he had an injury over the summer and has not recovered.
 

Hitman

Legend
Say what you will about the French Open, but as of now, it has the most beautiful Centre Court out of the four slams and I want to see it in action with the new roof. You got to give it to the French architectural team.

Our Rod Laver Stadium extension was utter rubbish, the entrance wing is awful with “cheap“ metal panels. The centre court is just a louder led advertisement board for sponsors. Not a fan of the Wimbledon roof, the way it unfolded really distroyed the original aesthetic of Centre Court. USO is just big...and bigger.

I am a fan of the new design, I see a little of the Rome design in there also, which I also like. Certainly a lot better than the previous design which was needing an update badly IMO. The roof will only make it look better, in comparison to Ashe, where the whole roof structure has made it look worse due to the massive size of the stadium.
 
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