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Commissioner McEnroe - I wish

Says there should be a three month off-season, Australian Open in March and a proper Grass Court season.

The bloke talks sense.

What would tennis be like if he really was the Commissioner do you think?
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Forgot the link. Sorry.

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The AO can never be any later than February and any commentator should know this.

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You cannot be serious !!!????

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Only thing I agree with is the grass court season being longer.
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The AO can never be any later than February and any commentator should know this.
Why can't it?

It makes perfect sense to me.

They should use Indian Wells and Miami as build-up tournaments to the Australian Open, and then you would have a relevant calendar.

The fact that they come after Australia makes them largely irrelevant as tournaments.

Commissioner McEnroe is bang-on!
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Why can't it?

It makes perfect sense to me.
It's snowing and raining hard in Australia right now...

Guess what month we are? March...

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yeah, forget the AO part, but I totally agree on the grass part, they should at least make a tms on grass before Wimbledon, it would be a batter preparation and players would'nt be so rusty on grass for Wimby.
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Yea, I can see him as commissioner He'd turn the office into more of a circus than it is at this moment.



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Yea, I can see him as commissioner He'd turn the office into more of a circus than it is at this moment.
That is an excellent point, sometimes the degree to which the current office holder sucks makes us forget that other potential candidates might also not be up to the job. In this case, JMac has his well known prejudices and is extremely self centered.

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It's snowing and raining hard in Australia right now...

Guess what month we are? March...
Wrong.

Have a look at the weather forecast.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/5day.sh...rld=0094&links

There is unbroken sun and no rain for the next five days.

I was there at the Australian Open this year.

A number of days on the outside courts had to be cancelled because of hot weather, Sharapova almost collapsed, and other days were rained off.

Melbourne habitually has four seasons in one day all year round.

March, as you will see from the forecast, is absolutely fine.

As for Commissioner McEnroe, the guy is a legend who talks it how he sees it. Listen to what he says and you'll realise he talks a lot of sense.
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As for Commissioner McEnroe, the guy is a legend who talks it how he sees it. Listen to what he says and you'll realise he talks a lot of sense.
Exactly, he talks it how he sees it. He sees it like a fanboy of what he used to be. McEnroe is stuck in the past, he is still funny sometimes and I don't dislike the guy but he is not a genius as far as modern day tennis goes.

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Exactly, he talks it how he sees it. He sees it like a fanboy of what he used to be. McEnroe is stuck in the past, he is still funny sometimes and I don't dislike the guy but he is not a genius as far as modern day tennis goes.
Give him the chance, maybe he would do a far sight better than a CEO (Mark Miles) who signed the sport up to a deal with marketing company ISL, which subsequently collapsed leaving the sport with untold cash shortages, redundancies and the need to crawl back to the sponsors of the Masters Series events they had abandoned.

And maybe he would do better than the current President who gave us Round-Robin.

It's easy to right Mac off, but tell me what, out of a longer grass court season, a shorter calendar, and the Australian Open played in March, does not make sense?

It all adds up to me, or as he said 'one heck of a calendar.'
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And maybe he would do better than the current President who gave us Round-Robin.
John McEnroe thinks that at 6-5, 40-30 in the 5th set of a Grand Slam final, it would be "exciting and great" if there were no lets and the servers serve slapped the top of the net and trickled over, leaving his opponent scrambling helplessly to dig out a return to save the match.

Personally, I think this would be a wholly unsatisfactory way for a match of this magnitude (or any match) to end.

What do you think?

If you agree with John, then he is your guy. If you don't, you may want to reconsider whether tennis should replace one gimmick addict with another.
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