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The Elitist All-Surface Snob Club

Sjengster
06-12-2005, 06:18 PM
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!!!

:p

gooner88
06-12-2005, 06:21 PM
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.

lucashg
06-12-2005, 06:22 PM
I am tired, I do wish that and I'll join the club.

Viva all surfaces! :banana:

rofe
06-12-2005, 06:23 PM
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.

Gonzo Hates Me!
06-12-2005, 06:23 PM
:worship: :worship: :worship:

NATAS81
06-12-2005, 06:23 PM
My favorites excel on hardcourts, so I must have a slight fast court bias.

That doesn't exclude Nadal vs Federer as a rivalry.

World Beater
06-12-2005, 06:25 PM
Fed vs Nadal is a rivalry on two surfaces. Clay and hard. Indoors and grass there is none yet.

NATAS81
06-12-2005, 06:26 PM
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.

DanEd
06-12-2005, 06:26 PM
i like all surfaces, although clay is my favourite.

rofe
06-12-2005, 06:28 PM
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!

NATAS81
06-12-2005, 06:30 PM
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.

Mrs. B
06-12-2005, 06:30 PM
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! :lol:

Fee
06-12-2005, 06:48 PM
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!!!

:p

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.

fangirl
06-12-2005, 06:49 PM
No. I just want to be an elitist :)

silverwhite
06-12-2005, 06:58 PM
I'm so in! :lol: Like I said in another thread, the 2 camps deserve each other. :tape:

NYCtennisfan
06-12-2005, 07:00 PM
Are you tired of surface one-upmanship between various sets of posters?

Yes. I love tennis, even on the boring red stuff:) I don't wait for any of the seasons to start although I think the summer hardcourt season is the most fair.

robinhood
06-12-2005, 07:00 PM
Yay, I'm a snob! :banana:

mandoura
06-12-2005, 07:13 PM
I love tennis. I love all surfaces, specially clay, except grass. :o I don't hate it, though. I just don't enjoy it much. I would only watch my favorites matches on it while I would watch all matches on other surfaces.

So, can I join? Please? I so much want to be a tennis elite. :D

Fee
06-12-2005, 07:16 PM
Sounds like a little bit of dislike creeping into your post. Perhaps a trial period...

;)

Jimena
06-12-2005, 07:22 PM
Can't really say too many players have an all-court game aside from Federer, Nadal, Safin, Nalbandian.

Um, since when does Nadal have an all-court game? He might soon, but he hasn't proven himself on grass yet, or fast hardcourts, or indoors. The other three players, definitely.

I want to join this elite. All-court players are my type of players. :)

vaiva
06-12-2005, 07:38 PM
One more snob here reporting for duty :wavey:

As long as the grass season remains as short as it is now

Moooooooooo!!!

vaiva
06-12-2005, 07:40 PM
And as long as this thread is not turned into 1465465415145th Fed vs Nadal twaddle

Roger The Great
06-12-2005, 07:45 PM
Count me in!! :) I can honestly say that whenever the season moves on to a new surface, that surface is usually my favorite. I love the variety in tennis. I love that different surfaces allow for different styles of game and for different players to succeed.

mandoura
06-12-2005, 08:06 PM
Sounds like a little bit of dislike creeping into your post. Perhaps a trial period...

;)

Fee please, put a good word for me. I will try to redeem myself in the next 3 weeks. :lol:

Shabazza
06-12-2005, 09:49 PM
count me in, I'm a tennis snob anyway ;)

Fee
06-13-2005, 01:49 AM
Fee please, put a good word for me. I will try to redeem myself in the next 3 weeks. :lol:

Well... I'm keeping my eye on you, I'm reading other threads... ;)

Hey, isn't Hewitt an all-court player. Not 'all over the court' but that he can adapt well to all of the different surfaces? Need some educatin' here.

bad gambler
06-13-2005, 01:50 AM
:singer: sjengster the voice of reason

Lee
06-13-2005, 01:50 AM
I'm in too, Sjengster. :bounce:

bad gambler
06-13-2005, 01:52 AM
Hey, isn't Hewitt an all-court player. Not 'all over the court' but that he can adapt well to all of the different surfaces? Need some educatin' here.


still raw on clay but accomplished on all other surfaces :yeah:

bad gambler
06-13-2005, 01:54 AM
each to their own really, i prefer the grass and HC over the clay whereas others don't

don't really see a problem in that

alfonsojose
06-13-2005, 02:19 AM
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!!!

:p
:worship::worship: Only if u were gay .. :inlove: ;)

Fee
06-13-2005, 02:35 AM
:worship::worship: Only if u were gay .. :inlove: ;)

When has that ever stopped you before? :kiss:

MariaV
06-13-2005, 08:43 AM
Good idea Sjengster. I'm in. :D I like tennis on all surfaces really. :D

Aurora
06-13-2005, 11:30 AM
:worship::worship: Only if u were gay .. :inlove: ;)Isn't sjengster a girl also? Now I'm not in the loop what your preferences are these days, Fonzo, but I have a sneaking suspicion there's no other way but to express your love for our favourite Brit in a platonic way.

Now I will go on minding my own business. :o

Billy Moonshine
06-13-2005, 11:44 AM
I love tennis no matter what the surface. From Guga vs Ferrero on clay to Becker vs Sampras indoor to Agassi vs Rafter on grass to Edberg vs Chang on hard I love it all and cant get enough! I want to be part of this club cos all the others suck :)

radjan
06-13-2005, 11:52 AM
I have to join the club too. It's impossible not to appreciate a complete player, who can play in any surface.

That's why I became a Henman fan. Although he is oficially a grass court specialist, he's making efforts to become a better player on other surfaces, and it's been paying off, especially last year.

Aurora
06-13-2005, 12:05 PM
I'm in btw. Have a bit of an issue against grass, but I'm trying to overcome it. And a match like Fed-Safin yesterday helped for that. :)

Sjengster
06-13-2005, 05:15 PM
Isn't sjengster a girl also? Now I'm not in the loop what your preferences are these days, Fonzo, but I have a sneaking suspicion there's no other way but to express your love for our favourite Brit in a platonic way.

Now I will go on minding my own business. :o

Is it something I said? First I'm labelled a 75-year old, then a woman... I don't think it's a good idea for me to encourage these delusions. :o

World Beater
06-13-2005, 05:17 PM
i like indoors better than grass....lol

Rios Vs. agassi/safin any day on carpet

Lee
06-13-2005, 05:23 PM
Is it something I said? First I'm labelled a 75-year old, then a woman... I don't think it's a good idea for me to encourage these delusions. :o


:lol: Post a pic of yourself and will 100% solve this problem, Sjengster!

lsy
06-13-2005, 05:26 PM
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!!!

:worship:

I'm so in! :lol: Like I said in another thread, the 2 camps deserve each other. :tape:

:worship:

All so true!

Julio1974
06-13-2005, 05:56 PM
Count me in also... As I said in a previous post, I've watched amazing and unforgetable matches on all surfaces...

oz_boz
06-15-2005, 12:27 PM
;)

Can I be a member, even though I have a slight clay bias?

tennisace
06-15-2005, 12:48 PM
I'm in. I like it on any surface, as long as it's not the women I'm being forced to watch.

NicoFan
06-15-2005, 01:04 PM
I'm in. I like it on any surface, as long as it's not the women I'm being forced to watch.

Even though I belong to the Elitist Clay Court Snob Club ;) , I wholeheartedly agree with this. :cool: I decided after Miami that except for the US Open, I will rethink going to any tournament that has both men and women. Watching the women outside the top 10 makes me want to cry its so boring... :eek:

LaTenista
06-15-2005, 06:21 PM
Is there room for one more? I want to join!

I used to have a slight bias against clay but then a certain Spanish teenager showed me the light and now I wholeheartedly love all surfaces equality without favoritism.

Three cheers for all the players making serious attempts to play on all four surfaces!!!

NicoFan: I'm going to the Western & Southern Financial Group Women's Open for the first time next month, will let you know my opinion of watching women play in person.

Fee
06-15-2005, 06:52 PM
;)

Can I be a member, even though I have a slight clay bias?

Okay, but we may keep an eye on you to make sure your enthusiam level remains high and you pay attention to the summer hardcourts ;)

tennischick
06-15-2005, 08:09 PM
i have a special fondness for clay tennis but i love all surfaces. do i qualify for membership?

euroka1
06-15-2005, 08:17 PM
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!!!

:p

Thanks. My sentiments exactly. I'll join.

NicoFan
06-15-2005, 08:22 PM
NicoFan: I'm going to the Western & Southern Financial Group Women's Open for the first time next month, will let you know my opinion of watching women play in person.

lol! Yes, let me know. If you're not totally asleep by then... :zzz:

I'm going to Cincy for the men. Heard its a very fan friendly tournament. And will tide me over until the US Open start... :)

RogiFan88
06-15-2005, 08:27 PM
How could I not join your club, Sjengst, when my fave player Rogi has won titles on all surfaces for three consecutive years? :yeah: ;)

World Beater
06-16-2005, 04:01 AM
I'm in. I like it on any surface, as long as it's not the women I'm being forced to watch.

womens tennis :scared: