TheBoiledEgg said:new facilities and its alot cheaper to look after hard courts than it is to look after grass 52 weeks per yr.
also with advent of TV....... NIGHT sessions became possible
also public can use the hard courts to play on as well.
don't think that was allowed on the grass...... you wouldn't want dickheads and plonkers ruining your lawns would you ??
It's even more of a credit to him that he could win a GS event on clay when there were so few tournaments played on clay.fresh2flash said:In the 60-s 3 out of 4 Grand Slam events were played on grass. That`s how Rod Laver twice managed to win Grand Slams.