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Re: What would you put in a tennis room 101? « Reply #345 on: March 03, 2013, 10:07 PM »
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I would put in Tennis's constant need to declare someone the next Grand Slam Champion based on one good Tournament.

Most young players Grigor,  Jerzy, Bernie ,Milos and Kei are given this unfair hype when they are just trying to make a good move up the rankings never mind beat the top 4.

 
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Re: What would you put in a tennis room 101? « Reply #346 on: March 03, 2013, 10:07 PM »
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I do actually love that whole stretch - esp last year with Olympics - it's just that those 6 weeks signal the closeness/ start of school holidays - when  the US hardcourt season starts it means my hols are ending.
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Re: What would you put in a tennis room 101? « Reply #347 on: March 03, 2013, 10:09 PM »
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I do actually love that whole stretch - esp last year with Olympics - it's just that those 6 weeks signal the closeness/ start of school holidays - when  the US hardcourt season starts it means my hols are ending.

Oh,of course-I understand completely!

I would put in Tennis's constant need to declare someone the next Grand Slam Champion based on one good Tournament.

Couldn't agree more Craig,and that's a very good point!It's deeply irritating to constantly hear it.
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Re: What would you put in a tennis room 101? « Reply #348 on: March 03, 2013, 10:14 PM »
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I would put in Tennis's constant need to declare someone the next Grand Slam Champion based on one good Tournament.

Most young players Grigor,  Jerzy, Bernie ,Milos and Kei are given this unfair hype when they are just trying to make a good move up the rankings never mind beat the top 4.

 

Even worse is the way they get ripped to shreds when they don't win a major. At the end of the day there are 1000s of pro players - 4 max can win a slam in any one year. Some reporters need a few wee lessons in probability!
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Re: What would you put in a tennis room 101? « Reply #349 on: March 04, 2013, 12:08 AM »
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I'm in total agreement with you EJ-I hate clay season too!It's always my least favourite  part of the tennis year-and not just because it's where Andy struggles the most,I've just always hated it!Nice to know I'm not alone Smile

Still,as Westie says-at least it means that summer is near,and that means grass-court coming up,which is my favourite part of the tennis year Very Happy

I've hated it since day one but of course if Andy starts winning a few clay tournaments here and there, that might all change.Smile But still, I do have a genuine dislike of this surface. Too bad so many tournaments are played on this surface.

I love spring so I like everything starting from March until the end of December. The month I hate the most is January. I don't like Feb either but at least it's not too long.
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Re: What would you put in a tennis room 101? « Reply #350 on: March 04, 2013, 12:25 AM »
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Nothing wrong with Clay.
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Re: What would you put in a tennis room 101? « Reply #351 on: March 04, 2013, 01:43 AM »
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I would put in Tennis's constant need to declare someone the next Grand Slam Champion based on one good Tournament.

Most young players Grigor,  Jerzy, Bernie ,Milos and Kei are given this unfair hype when they are just trying to make a good move up the rankings never mind beat the top 4.
I agree 100% with that.


I've hated it since day one but of course if Andy starts winning a few clay tournaments here and there, that might all change.Smile But still, I do have a genuine dislike of this surface. Too bad so many tournaments are played on this surface.
I didn't use to like the clay-court season much either, but having watched some of the matches in Chile, Brazil and Mexico and really been able to pay attention to how the clay-court specialists play because there's been no Andy or other distraction, I've become much more appreciative of that surface, so I'm looking forward to it this year.

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Re: What would you put in a tennis room 101? « Reply #352 on: March 04, 2013, 10:11 AM »
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Nothing wrong with Clay.

Oh,of course!There's nothing wrong with it at all-I just don't like it!
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Re: What would you put in a tennis room 101? « Reply #353 on: March 04, 2013, 10:19 AM »
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Re: What would you put in a tennis room 101? « Reply #354 on: March 04, 2013, 06:03 PM »
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I didn't use to like the clay-court season much either, but having watched some of the matches in Chile, Brazil and Mexico and really been able to pay attention to how the clay-court specialists play because there's been no Andy or other distraction, I've become much more appreciative of that surface, so I'm looking forward to it this year.


Do you mean only the recent tournaments? I've been watching clay for ages now...since the mid-90s in fact, and I still can't warm up to it. In fact, I stopped following RG for the most part and all other clay tournaments from 2004 to 2007, because it then became so predictable for me with Nadal winning most of the titles and Federer coming in close 2nd etc. It just it didn't leave any interest out there for the likes of us. Not that the outcome has changed all that much since then, but with the rise of Andy, Nole and some others (Soderling, Del Potro etc.), I am now a bit more keen than before. But still, I wait for this season to be over asap. I do enjoy some of the matches, I am not gonna lie to you, but only if it involves not so much sliding and stuff. In my mind, when you have to slide on a court to get to a ball, it’s no longer tennis for me, but that’s just my opinion of the kind of tennis I think it should be. 
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Re: What would you put in a tennis room 101? « Reply #355 on: March 04, 2013, 06:56 PM »
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Now that I've thought about it - Andrew Castle who insists on calling Andy 'Andrew' and compared him to an alchopop.
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Re: What would you put in a tennis room 101? « Reply #356 on: March 04, 2013, 07:14 PM »
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Now that I've thought about it - Andrew Castle who insists on calling Andy 'Andrew' and compared him to an alchopop.


An alcopop????? What? When?   Why? 
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Re: What would you put in a tennis room 101? « Reply #357 on: March 04, 2013, 07:16 PM »
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An alcopop????? What? When?   Why? 
The first time Andy played Tim - he compared them to a fine wine and alchopop - not really very nice.
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Re: What would you put in a tennis room 101? « Reply #358 on: March 04, 2013, 07:24 PM »
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The first time Andy played Tim - he compared them to a fine wine and alchopop - not really very nice.

Stupid bugger!! He can be ok sometimes castle but every now & then he opens his mouth  and drivel comes out Wink
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Re: What would you put in a tennis room 101? « Reply #359 on: March 04, 2013, 07:26 PM »
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Stupid bugger!! He can be ok sometimes castle but every now & then he opens his mouth  and drivel comes out Wink
And he needs to get to grips with his hair.  The 80's have passed, Andrew...
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