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arwebb

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I think the sole reason that this is being discussed at all is because of the fact that grass court tennis has found itself being increasingly squeezed out.

Rather than squeezing out the skills of playing on grass still further, what we need are more grass court tournaments, particularly at Masters Series level where scandalously there aren't any at this time, and a longer break between the French Open and Wimbledon to allow the players more time to get used to the grass coming from the clay court season.

I wouldn't be surprised if what Sue Barker is talking about will actually happen one day. But one thing is for sure, it will be a very sad day if or when it does.

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Sue Barker surprised me,I am for the diversity and the season on grass should be larger :4 weeks it is too poor...There is no Master Series nor Tier I whereas on the others there is one minimum.Holland Open should improve its prize money.

Champions like Graf Navratilova Williams or Agassi won on all the surfaces,why the futures talents could not do the same?

I don't think too they will change soon the surface. :)

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I for one hope they never change to concrete. I will admit, I enjoy watching the French Open more than Wimbledon. But Wimbledon is Wimbledon.

Grass is a test to most of the players, granted... but grass makes people change their game, their tactics, its fun to see base liners HAVE to come to the net and volley.

And the French Open Champion Nadal told reporters, it was his dream to win Wimbledon before he retires, this shows us, that even the claycourt specialists want Wimbledon very badly.

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What would be the point of replacing grass?  So we could copy the USA and australia and lose the the identity of such a great tournament.  If players don't want to play on grass , let them sulk;  they can concentrate on the us ans aus open.  Grass provides the most exciting tennis by far.  Look at andy murray's match.  5 set matches galore.  Now the french changing their court would be an idea.  Clay is by far the dullest surface to watch tennis.  It allows for little variety and the harsh red is not pleasing to the eye.  Wimbledon is definitely one of the major plus points for London's olympic bid.  I can't imagine anything more appealing than wimbledon for the tennis in the olympics
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