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If grass, clay, and hard all had equal time and events (well, I guess hard would have to keep its advantage of two slams), how would it change the dynamic and results of the tour?

For example, I say Nico Mahut broke the top 10 at one point if he got to play grass for 4 months every year.
 

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Nadal would be a footnote and Fed would be even greater. Roddick would be much greater. Mahut, as you said. Youzhny. Mugray.
 

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Nadal would be a footnote and Fed would be even greater. Roddick would be much greater. Mahut, as you said. Youzhny. Mugray.
Nadal *has* beaten Murray three times on grass (more times than anybody else). And he's won 2 Wimbledons. So I think he'd still be in the mix in an expanded grass season, if obviously not in such a dominant fashion as on clay.

Berdych might have benefited, depending on the draw.
 

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I think we can safely extrapolate that if there were as many grass M1000's as there are clay, then Fed would be out there in numbers....being the grass GOAT and all.
 

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Nadal would be a footnote and Fed would be even greater. Roddick would be much greater. Mahut, as you said. Youzhny. Mugray.
A player with two wins and five finals at WB becomes a footnote with more of the tour played on grass? :lol:

Roddick is the player from the past decade who would have benefited most from a longer grass season (as far as big wins go anyway; several fast court specialists would get relatively bigger point jumps from more grass) and Murray might have had a decent shot at number one at some point with this kind of calendar. Fed would have done well with more grass but I don't see him doing significantly better if the grass is replacing HC rather than clay.
 

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One would imagine that the players with best winning percentages on grass would have improved career achievements. So, Federer, Murray, Haas, Roddick, Hewitt, Berdych, Llodra, Mahut, etc. would probably all have more titles on the surface.
 

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A player with two wins and five finals at WB becomes a footnote with more of the tour played on grass? :lol:

Roddick is the player from the past decade who would have benefited most from a longer grass season (as far as big wins go anyway; several fast court specialists would get relatively bigger point jumps from more grass) and Murray might have had a decent shot at number one at some point with this kind of calendar. Fed would have done well with more grass but I don't see him doing significantly better if the grass is replacing HC rather than clay.
Good point. I wonder who would have suffered from HC losing time/space to grass? Djokovic springs to mind - perhaps unfairly, as he has a Wimbledon title and another final, but he's more dominant on hard and fewer events on it (with more on Federer & Murray's favourite surface) surely couldn't be to his benefit.
 

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Nadal would be a footnote and Fed would be even greater. Roddick would be much greater. Mahut, as you said. Youzhny. Mugray.
How exactly? This would not result in a reduction of clay events, and more grass events would give him more time to adjust to the surface each year... As it is, he is a 2-time Wimbledon Champion and Queens titlist.
 

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Mahut is so overrated on MTF :facepalm: Top-10, my ass :superlol:
Maybe he is, but I love him. :) Watching him on grass is never boring. And hey, he won 2 grass titles last year, which is more than anybody else except Murray (also 2). :D
 

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Dick had no game nor athleticism since the 3 match points he threw away in 2004 Rome & 2006 masters cup against blue clay genius verdasco and mental giant of all sports fed. Sorry dick romance story tellers.
Serve is not the only thing you need on all surfaces.
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You need flat serve, serve disguise and talent at Wimbledon.
Dick had overrated power, was arrogant about number 2 ranking, was lazy, overweight and had none of those good traits,
yet fed needed dick to give up and choke away 17 break points in 2004 as well as
4 federer set point deficits and 0-40 gifts to win in 2009.
Queens club was a mirage of fake ambition and the overrated server and player's paradise.

Djoker couldn't care less about showing up for queens club and Halle grass but he is going to be a Wimbledon legend, more than French open legend. Robredo was ridiculed by Roddick's bragging about beating him.
It was a hypocritical view of head to head records, but
In the end, robredo beat federer easily at dick's home country and isner outserved the fake goat server dick.
 

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In the end, robredo beat federer easily at dick's home country and isner outserved the fake goat server dick.
Man, I have the hardest time keeping up with the nicknames around here. When I read "the fake goat server dick", Andy Roddick isn't exactly the first thought to spring to mind.
 
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