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it is about time: Let's welcome the grass season!

are you sick of endless topspin baseline rallies on clay where nothing happens?
are you sick of all that mostly defensive play on claycourts?
are you sick of all that claycourt tennis?


are you waiting for the grass season where a good serve and volley means something?
are you enjoying offensive tennis?
could you almost pute when you see red clay?


if you find yourself answering some of these questions with "yes", then let's welcome the GRASS SEASON



the most exciting part of the tennis season for me is starting tomorrow

can't wait for Wimbledon to start, IMO the best and most traditional Grand Slam of all!

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I sense you are either going to get few or else irate responses to this thread Neely, so while I can't agree with the "pute" (?) aspect of your post I wholeheartedly agree that it's great to be back on grass! The bagels will soon disappear, to be replaced by 6-7 7-6 7-6 scorelines between Rosset and Dick Norman which make you wonder why they don't just play the tiebreaks... but I still enjoy it. It would help if Henman could win Queens this time as opposed to one of the Terrible Trio (Hewitt, Agassi, Roddick - how much more pleasant would tennis be if none of them had ever found major success).

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Happy Grass Season!!!!!!!!!!

With each passing season, I discover new reason
SAMPRAS --> Rios --> KUERTEN --> Kafelnikov -->
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Re: it is about time: Let's welcome the grass season!

I'm not really sick of the clay court season because this year I've only followed RG but yeah,

get out your straw hat, break out the champagne and pick the strawberries...

Make way for the Grass Season

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Re: it is about time: Let's welcome the grass season!

And more Mal predictions
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Finally we can see Roger, Andre, Andy, and lots of other players back in action. Seems like it's been a very long time ago since I last watched them, even though it hasn't been that long ...
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Re: it is about time: Let's welcome the grass season!

Great thread, Neely!!!

I do love the clay season but Im always excited when the grass season starts. Especially because for me it means the opportunity to see some live tennis for the first time this year as I couldnt afford to go to Paris this year. I was at today Queens to see some of the qualifing matches today and it really is such a change from clay. Suddenly we get sets lasting only 30 minutes on average (instead of the 40+ minutes sets on clay) and instead of topspin there are all these lovely sliced shots. I am looking forward going back to Queens later in the week and then next week is Rohampton and then the big one. The first week of Wimbledon is always one of my favorite weeks of the year.

The beginning of the grass season always seems to offer more intrigue than any other part of the year. The form over the last couple of months suddenly mean nothing. Argentinean and Spanish players who have been dominating proceeding suddenly start losing early or not turning up at all and guys like Srichaphan, Roddick, Arthurs and Bjorkman to name just a few suddenly become players to be reckoned with again. And there are so many new guys since last year too. How will guys like Mayer, Turnsunov, Andreev and Berdych handle this strangest of all surfaces. Will Karlovic and Moodie be able to repeat or even surpass their breakthrough performances of last year? What new players will emerge during the next month? Surely over the next month one or two players will come out from the woodwork and show the world they belong.

I haven`t a clue what surprises are in store for the next month. But Im looking forward to finding out.

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are you sick of endless topspin baseline rallies on clay where nothing happens?
are you sick of all that mostly defensive play on claycourts?
are you sick of all that claycourt tennis?


are you waiting for the grass season where a good serve and volley means something?
are you enjoying offensive tennis?
could you almost pute when you see red clay?


if you find yourself answering some of these questions with "yes", then let's welcome the GRASS SEASON



the most exciting part of the tennis season for me is starting tomorrow

can't wait for Wimbledon to start, IMO the best and most traditional Grand Slam of all!
Are you sick of all the serve followed by return error games where nothing ever happens?
Are you bored to wait for the tiebreak?
Do you like players coming back from double break down to win the set?
Do you enjoy that wonderful red colour of a clay court

Then wait with me till the grass season is over !!!!!!!!
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Can't wait for the grass season neither. Tennis world-cup is ahead of us!!
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Re: it is about time: Let's welcome the grass season!

Well, the clay season can't be all bad. Gaudio/Coria caused more than 400 people to log on to MTF, the best ever, and three crashes of the system

I wonder how the ratings did for NBC
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Re: it is about time: Let's welcome the grass season!

lucklify the grass season its so short...
I cant wait to see Kitzbuhel and the red courts again
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lucklify the grass season its so short...
I cant wait to see Kitzbuhel and the red courts again
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Re: it is about time: Let's welcome the grass season!

I just fear the return of the Rodducks They've been strangely absent from the board lately...
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"the rodducks" jeje

where are they?
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Re: it is about time: Let's welcome the grass season!

I never thought I'd say this... Grass Season you are pretty welcome!

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