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why is there an MTF bias?

why is there a clay bias on MTF and an anti-grass/hardcourt bias? if anyone slags off clay they get a mouthful, but its ok to do the latter.. sort it out MTF boyos!
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Re: why is there an MTF bias?

Clay is a third-world country surface. Think for yourself.

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Re: why is there an MTF bias?

It takes skill to play on the dirt, or so I hear. I'm not saying it isn't true, it's just that I don't generally follow many clay courters. Being a Jonas/Alex fan, you kinda hang out for grass to arrive.

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Re: why is there an MTF bias?

Ummmm Takes skill to play on all the surfaces.

I like all the surfaces in their turn, except for indoors. And I don't dislike that for the surface (although not a big carpet fan) but rather for the atmosphere, plus there's all the indoor time in the winter in Europe when the tour could be in the southern hemisphere soaking up the sun.
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Re: why is there an MTF bias?

I don't think there is actually...
Everyone has his/her own fave surface. It took me a while to get into clay tennis, for ex. . It's much slower surface so you don't get to see a lot of winners, and for a while it was a really big factor for me for not liking it. If you prefer to see an aggressive play and end up watching two guys running on the court like they're doing a marathon you won't like it either.
Though i guess it changed a lil bit, 'cause lately i found some of clay matches that are very interesting to watch

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Clay is a third-world country surface. Think for yourself.
Many Europeans play on clay, are you saying Europe is third world? It's not. What is your definition of third world anyway?
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Many Europeans play on clay, are you saying Europe is third world? It's not. What is your definition of third world anyway?

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Re: why is there an MTF bias?

Because clay rocks.

And serve-fests are boring.

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Because clay rocks.

And serve-fests are boring.
Also - I think it's very relevant that a large number of MTF members come from the parts of the world where clay court tennis is the major surface - ie South America and Europe. Of course that doesn't mean that people from the States can't appreciate clay courts or that people from Argentina (for example) can't enjoy grass or hard - of course they can - but as a general rule, people prefer the style of tennis they saw more on TV when growing up or the surface they play on themselves - and a very large percentage of MTF members come from "clay court" areas of the world.

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Also - I think it's very relevant that a large number of MTF members come from the parts of the world where clay court tennis is the major surface - ie South America and Europe. Of course that doesn't mean that people from the States can't appreciate clay courts or that people from Argentina (for example) can't enjoy grass or hard - of course they can - but as a general rule, people prefer the style of tennis they saw more on TV when growing up or the surface they play on themselves - and a very large percentage of MTF members come from "clay court" areas of the world.
I can see what you are saying for South America, but Europe has many many tournaments played on surfaces other than clay and has produced many many players who excell on grass and hardcourts. I don't think that's the explanation for liking a particular surface.

I like clay and grass because my early favorites excelled on those surfaces.
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Re: why is there an MTF bias?

I've seen just as many boring matches on clay as I have at Wimbledon so I don't get the bias/clay preference either.

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I don't have a 'surface' preference for the pros...at all.

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Re: why is there an MTF bias?

Well I have been dismissed and blasted to the ends of the earth for being a grass fan, so the thread starter kinda has a point. I know nothing about tennis because I am one.

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