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The Grass court season should be longer

Personally, I love watching grass tennis. Its just so much smoother than the other surfaces, and IMO is tennis at its most fun to watch.

Why therefore is it the shortest part of the year? Why can't we do away with a few hardcourt tournaments and extend the grass season?

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Re: The Grass court season should be longer

Ask the ATP

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Re: The Grass court season should be longer

As asked a thousand times before.

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It all comes back to the money.

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Re: The Grass court season should be longer

Why would extending the grass season lose the ATP money??

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Funny how the world revolves around paper with numbers on them.
How about synthetic grass then?

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Re: The Grass court season should be longer

Ideally it would be Halle, Queens Masters and Wimbledon.

The clay season could be shortened to Monte-Carlo, Madrid and RG.

One of the hard court tournaments can also be scrapped. Miami maybe.

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No .

Ace , ace , short rally, ace, volley, ace , ace , non returned serve, ace, decent rally, ace is quite boring.
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No .

Ace , ace , short rally, ace, volley, ace , ace , non returned serve, ace, decent rally, ace is quite boring.
The grass hype is a recent trend started by the current crop of fanboys. What you mentioned above is exactly what people critisized about fast courts in the 90's: that the rallies only lasted 2-3 points and it was all about the serve (mainly).

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It should, but it won't.


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Re: The Grass court season should be longer

Grass is just too hard to maintain compared to HC or clay courts. Even Wimbledon had to make sacrifices(by using a different type of grass, which slowed it down) to make it easier to maintain.

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No .

Ace , ace , short rally, ace, volley, ace , ace , non returned serve, ace, decent rally, ace is quite boring.
What a stupid post. Serve and volley is very exciting and enjoyable to watch. Aces are also fun to watch to, especially to see how many the players can get

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Re: The Grass court season should be longer

This has been mentioned many times and I think everyone agrees with the sentiment. The grass season is my personal favourite but this might have a lot to do with it's protracted nature making it feel quite special. Serve-fests are an utter bore, but seeing players forced to use crafty all court play is not.

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It should be longer, definately!
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Grass is just too hard to maintain compared to HC or clay courts. Even Wimbledon had to make sacrifices(by using a different type of grass, which slowed it down) to make it easier to maintain.
It can't be that hard to maintain or grass courts wouldn't have preponderated for the best part of the last century.

Of course the grass season should be longer. And it should be hard courts rather than clay that take the hit. 35% hard, 25% clay, 25% grass, 15% indoor carpet - the last idiotically phased out by the ATP - would be far more balanced & better for the players' health than the rubbishy season we have now.

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