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The Elitist All-Surface Snob Club

Are you tired of surface one-upmanship between various sets of posters? Do you wish people would stop ranting about the superiority of one surface over another? Heartily sick of claycourters being generalised as grinding topspin merchants and grasscourters being generalised as one-dimensional serving machines? Realise that the variety of surface and playing styles is one of the qualities that makes tennis so great a sport? Then join the select all-surface club now!!!


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Count me in!
In my opinion the best players are those who can adapt and play on all surfaces like Fed, Safin and Nalbandian.
I love watching tennis, regardless of the surface.
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I am tired, I do wish that and I'll join the club.

Viva all surfaces!


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Count me in!
In my opinion the best players are those who can adapt and play on all surfaces like Fed, Safin and Nalbandian.
I love watching tennis, regardless of the surface.
Second that. I love watching tennis regardless of surface. I also prefer all court players.

Count me in too.
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Re: The Elitist All-Surface Snob Club

My favorites excel on hardcourts, so I must have a slight fast court bias.

That doesn't exclude Nadal vs Federer as a rivalry.
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Fed vs Nadal is a rivalry on two surfaces. Clay and hard. Indoors and grass there is none yet.
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Fed vs Nadal is a rivalry on two surfaces. Clay and hard. Indoors and grass there is none yet.
That's because they haven't played, but if they did it would be debateable.

Both have superior focus and mental fortitude.
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i like all surfaces, although clay is my favourite.
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My favorites excel on hardcourts, so I must have a slight fast court bias.

That doesn't exclude Nadal vs Federer as a rivalry.
Dude, leave it alone already! I have seen your other recent posts in this forum. You seem to be getting obsessed with Federer. This thread is about appreciating all surfaces in tennis. Geez!
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Dude, leave it alone already! I have seen your other recent posts in this forum. You seem to be getting obsessed with Federer. This thread is about appreciating all surfaces in tennis. Geez!
I like all tennis players.

Safin really seemed to blossom at RG, unexpectedly IMO.

Can't really say too many players have an all-court game aside from Federer, Nadal, Safin, Nalbandian.

Canas surprised me at the grass tourney.
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i play on clay so it's also my fave surface, but i love tennis and enjoy watching it on all kinds of surfaces.
heck, they could also play it on water, i'll watch!


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Are you tired of surface one-upmanship between various sets of posters? Do you wish people would stop ranting about the superiority of one surface over another? Heartily sick of claycourters being generalised as grinding topspin merchants and grasscourters being generalised as one-dimensional serving machines? Realise that the variety of surface and playing styles is one of the qualities that makes tennis so great a sport? Then join the select all-surface club now!!!

I'm in. I love to watch grass court tennis because its limited season makes it seem so special, but I really appreciate the variety of tennis as it moves through its 'seasons' from surface to surface and region to region. Summer means grass and hardcourts outdoors, then when the weather turns cool, it goes indoors.

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No. I just want to be an elitist
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I'm so in! Like I said in another thread, the 2 camps deserve each other.
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