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post #152 of (permalink) Old 10-31-2011, 11:46 PM
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Re: Speed up the Courts

Originally Posted by Vida View Post
can anybody explain why the courts are slow today?
"Speed up the courts and general court speed Thread"

Basically what happened in the 90s was especially at Wimbledon and the indoor events, it wasn't serve/volley tennis a lot of the time it was serve tennis. In one of the Wimbledon finals the ball was in play on average for 5 strokes. It was turning people away.

So they made the hardcourts slower, using a bigger heavier ball, clay isn't as slow, but there are only so many things that can be done within a natural surface, use a lighter ball. Grass composition at Wimbledon is different, therefore you have much less diversity than before.

Naturally it took time for the impacts of homogenisation to happen, not sure they expected to go too much to the other side. It was hilarious watching the clay guys looking like idiots on fast grass and clay clowns as well.

They don't get tested anymore with the surface changes, they can adjust it now if they want as the game has been secured.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".

Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

Originally Posted by Filo V. View Post
I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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