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"The end of the Tennis year"

Many people consider the US Open to be the end of the Tennis season. Enberg said that Federe ends his year with a Grand Slam win. My question is why is the Asian swing, Madrid, Paris and Shanghai all so ignored by a lot of people?

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Re: "The end of the Tennis year"

I don't think it is. That is always what the early reflections gets at after the US Open is over, but then after a week everybody is set for the last tournaments of the season including the 5th most important event, obviously, TMC.
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Many people consider the US Open to be the end of the Tennis season. Enberg said that Federe ends his year with a Grand Slam win. My question is why is the Asian swing, Madrid, Paris and Shanghai all so ignored by a lot of people?
I don't know, Dick Enberg is American right?

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Re: "The end of the Tennis year"

The mainstream media, at least in the U.S., thinks of it as the end of the season because they really don't cover any of the rest of the events. But tennis fans don't think of it as the end of the season, I'm sure.

Also, Dick Enberg is an idiot, so I wouldn't put much stock in anything he says.
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Re: "The end of the Tennis year"

It is kinda odd, you'd think that most commentators would at least count the year-end Masters. I guess maybe they get used to counting up GS tournaments and since the year-end tournament is not a GS tournament, it gets lost in the shuffle. Gotta believe that at least the year-end Masters is important to the players though because it has very difficult entry requirements.

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Re: "The end of the Tennis year"

For casual fans, it is the end of the year. There are a lot of so called fans that only watch the majors. Not everyone is like us, thank God..

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It is kinda odd, you'd think that most commentators would at least count the year-end Masters. I guess maybe they get used to counting up GS tournaments and since the year-end tournament is not a GS tournament, it gets lost in the shuffle. Gotta believe that at least the year-end Masters is important to the players though because it has very difficult entry requirements.

To the OP: Hey, don't forget about Ryan Young! 677 and on his way up!

Clemson fan?? Yes I didn't forget him I just didn't realize he had climbed that high. Also i hope Jarmaine Jenkins can do well.

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Clemson fan?? Yes I didn't forget him I just didn't realize he had climbed that high. Also i hope Jarmaine Jenkins can do well.
Not quite a Clemson fan, but I got to play him in a USTA tournament a while back. He was really friendly and my dad loved him lol. I'd love to get another shot at him sometime, he said he'd keep me posted whenever he was in the area. I wish him the best of luck in whatever he does.

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Re: "The end of the Tennis year"

I go to a lot of Clemson tennis matches. This summer I was at camp at Clemson and Ryan Yound was practicing everyday with a Thailand Davis cup member who was ranked in the 700's

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It just feels like that lol. Sorta like a feeling when you are doing four hard and one easy subject. You work your butt off for your first four and they are the one that comes up first being tested. Finally after all these hard time cramming the first four subject is out of the way - HUUUUGE sign of relief. You will go back home, catch up on a HUUUUUGE sleep and then wake up later only to found out you still have one subject to go. But you'll have a totally different mindset with this exam, it's easy and it's a guaranteed pass. You'll take this one very relaxed and feels like it's non-important compared to the other four. But when you end up failing it, you realised really shouldn't have taken it too easy... oh **** ...

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Re: "The end of the Tennis year"

I know Federer plans to play 4 or 5 more events. He has Stockholm, Madris, Basel, and Paris before the Masters...

Maybe Roger can win Roland Garros.......
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Dick Enberg is a senile old fool. Pay him as much attention as drooling grandpa in the old folks home.
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Re: "The end of the Tennis year"

I like to think of the YEC just as important as the four Grand Slams.

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Re: "The end of the Tennis year"

Based on the effort Federer put forth this year in the Slams compared to the Masters Series events, I suppose it is correct to say it's probably the end of Federer's year.
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Re: "The end of the Tennis year"

I kind of agree because for me I lose a little bit of interest in the rest of the year. Especially on the women's side. I do follow Madrid, Paris, and the TMC for the men but for some reason I just don't care as much. And I'm not a casual tennis fan, I am just kind of exhausted from the happenings until the Open lol.

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