Originally Posted by Mountaindewslave
"INDOOR SEASON". as though you need a season for INDOORS? the fact that it's indoor means weather affects it not at all so you can have indoor tournaments whenever
just because there is like Shanghai and Paris does not mean it should affect the WTF's surface
you're mistake is you include the Tour Finals WITH a particular branch of tournaments. the World Tour finals are literally the season finale on their own, it's not automatically connected to Paris and such stuff because the dates are closeby
it has been like that for 40 years, and I never thought it would be contested once a new great player (that is Nadal) doesn't manage to win that tournament. Wilander never won it, did he say anything like that ? no
... and in his time it was played on carpet, nothing like nowadays' WTF.
the World Tour Finals is indeed part of an indoor season ... which used to be on carpet (remember Madison Square Garden
), now on hardcourts.
Why is it like that ?
because it's simple and logical, that's all
See that : nowadays' players asked to have the same surface and same ball in all of the tournaments before the WTF (players were less demanding in the old time), if they didn't have that they felt lost and uneasy.
Can you imagine then if the WTF suddenly was on clay after all of previous tournaments being on hardcourts ?
I really don't get all of these comments being said just because Nadal has never won the WTF
As I said, Lendl never whined about grass because he hadn't won Wimbledon : he just tried harder to win it, even skipping Roland-Garros for that.
I couldn't imagine in that time that one day we would have such kind of arguments
I wonder what Lendl may think when he hears such arguments.