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Orange Bowl goes back to clay after 13 years

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USTA moves Orange Bowl junior tournament to clay

The U.S. Tennis Association is moving the Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships back to clay courts this year.

The junior tournament will be played Dec. 5-11 at the Frank Veltri Tennis Center in Plantation, Fla. It's been held on hard courts in Key Biscayne since 1998; before that, it was played on clay in Miami Beach.

USTA Player Development general manager Patrick McEnroe said Wednesday he likes the switch to green clay because "if you play more on clay as a youngster, you'll become just a better all-around player."

The Orange Bowl includes singles and doubles events for boys and girls in 18-and-under and 16-and-under divisions.

Past winners include Roger Federer, Bjorn Borg, Ivan Lendl, Andy Roddick, Chris Evert and Anna Kournikova.

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Re: Orange Bowl goes back to clay after 13 years

There's only one green clay event left on tour... don't really see the point of this change, especially since there are two G1 hard court events in North America leading up to the Orange Bowl

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Re: Orange Bowl goes back to clay after 13 years

Spaniards used to do very well in the 90's here. 5 players won the U18 and 3 girls won the U16 in that decade

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Re: Orange Bowl goes back to clay after 13 years

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There's only one green clay event left on tour... don't really see the point of this change, especially since there are two G1 hard court events in North America leading up to the Orange Bowl
Eddie Herr is also going to be switching to clay I believe.
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That favors other countries. Make them play on our turf
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