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View Poll Results: Would you like to see a longer grasscourt season?
yes, it should be one week longer 9 9.38%
yes, it should be two weeks longer 44 45.83%
yes, it should be three weeks longer 16 16.67%
yes, it should be four weeks longer 10 10.42%
no, it's fine as is 17 17.71%
other 0 0%
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post #1 of 69 (permalink) Old 12-27-2003, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
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Would you like to see a longer Grasscourt season?

Would you like to see more grasscourt events before Wimbledon?
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Personally no I wouldn't - because even though I live in England (just a "stone's throw" from Wimbledon) I am not a grasscourt tennis fan, and grass is definately my least favourite surface. I find it favours the big servers far too much, and too many games at Wimbledon become merely a "serving battle" which is not the kind of tennis I personally enjoy watching. I know a lot of people do love it though, so I voted to keep it as it is.
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Re: Would you like to see a longer Grasscourt season?

It should be two weeks longer. Right now it is too short and puts the grass court specialists at a disadvantage.
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Re: Would you like to see a longer Grasscourt season?

I love grasscourt tennis so yea I'd like to see it a little longer. It's too bad that those who like grass can only play like one tournament before Wimby

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Re: Would you like to see a longer Grasscourt season?

Grass would be nice if there was anyone who played a real serve and volley game. I loved the Edberg - Becker duels on grass. Although I didn't like it quite so much when Becker won.

Edberg was poetry on grass.
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Re: Would you like to see a longer Grasscourt season?

Should be longer definitely. Not that I want to see more grass court tennis and more serve&volleyers doing a good job (sure it's one of the reasons), but at least players should be given more time to switch from clay to grass before Wimbledon. And it would raise the possibility of players doing well in both FO and Wimbledon, and even win both.
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I think a 4 week leadup to Wimbledon would be much more sufficient than the 2 weeks that are currently given. If given four weeks, a player could really focus on both the French and Wimbledon.
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Re: Would you like to see a longer Grasscourt season?

Borg managed just fine.
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Re: Re: Would you like to see a longer Grasscourt season?

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Borg managed just fine.
Borg was definitely an exception. There's no one in this current generation who could ever pull off what he did - winning the French and Wimbledon back to back for so many years.

Nevertheless, I personally don't want to see a longer grass season.

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Re: Would you like to see a longer Grasscourt season?

"Tennis was never meant to be played on grass."
Marcelo Rios.

I agree !!! Grass tennis bores me to death!!!! Besides, who outside the pros plays on grass anymore?!?!? Nobody thats for sure! Its an overrated, dying court and the ATP should just stick with 2 tournaments and thats it.
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Re: Would you like to see a longer Grasscourt season?

There are grass courts in Holland

A lot of players who come from "sunny" countries ( I don't want use the term claycourt specialists ) need some more time to adjust to grass since they don't play much on the surface. I wouldn't mind seeing more players do well on grass and seeing more exciting matches on the surface, but to achieve that, the grasscourt season needs to be longer. I don't mind it being one or two weeks longer.

Besides, a longer grass court season means Marat can win a Safin Slam without burning out

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Re: Would you like to see a longer Grasscourt season?

Not enough players like to play on grass to extend the grass-court season. Many hate it, actually. Maybe the hate is because they don't know how to play on it (which comes from short g-season), I don't know. Plus, how many grass specialist are there now?

It can't be shorter though, Wimby wouldn't change from grass I figure, so there has to be time to prepare.

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Re: Would you like to see a longer Grasscourt season?

Henman and Popp are the only true grass court specialists I think.

I dont like grass court tennis much, I think that the season is fine, maybe I would add one week, not more.

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Re: Would you like to see a longer Grasscourt season?

Vass, winning 28 consecutive GS matches can be exhausting so the more time in between the GS tournaments, the better

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Re: Would you like to see a longer Grasscourt season?

Tim, Roger, Popp and Andre do well on grass, but so do Nalbandian, Safin, Hewitt and Mark P. Give Ferrero, Coria and some others some time to improve their gracscourt game and you have an interesting GS in the UK

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