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Now on TTC : 81 Aussie Open Final : Navratilova vs Evert ... on GRASS

I have hard time associatting Aussie and US open with grass.

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I have hard time associatting Aussie and US open with grass.
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The Aussie Open on the grass was the main reason grass courts have gone the way of the dinosaurs.
IMO, grass should never have as many bad bounces as clay.

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Why?
No rational justification.

It is just one of those association that one form by habits.
To my mind, Aussie Open (sticky) hard court, unbearable heat, free, vociforous crowd.

I have come to associate grass with restrain, reverence, protocols, formalities, stiffness, etc..

All of these are anti-thesis of Aussie and US Open cultures


As I said, here is no cogent, rational justification. Just habit forming overtime.
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The Aussie Open on the grass was the main reason grass courts have gone the way of the dinosaurs.
IMO, grass should never have as many bad bounces as clay.
I for one am glad that each major has forged its own identify with a different surface.

Any other major having grass was like playing second fiddle to Wimbledon.

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