Wimbledon 2012: Things I'd Like to See Changed at the Championships

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Wimbledon 2012: Things I'd Like to See Changed at the Championships
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Nole tastes the grass after winning last year's Championships

DIG UP THE GRASS

How much longer will the world’s greatest tennis tournament continue being played on a surface which is as outdated as many of the traditions surrounding it?

Until 1974, three of the four Grand Slams were played on grass. In 1975 the US Open, changed from grass to clay, and then in 1978 to hard court.

The Australian changed to hard in 1987, leaving Wimbledon the only remaining Grand Slam on grass.

Ever tried playing a good game of tennis on grass? Impossible, unless you’ve got your own team of full-time groundsmen.

Dig up the grass, put down some red clay courts, and move into the 21st century, Wimbledon.

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