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post #622 of (permalink) Old 03-30-2012, 07:02 PM
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Re: "Speed up the courts" thread

atp are not interested in going back to 70 minute finishes for best of 3 sets matches like in the 90s and early 00s......the situation has gotten out of control......they need 2 1/2 or 3 hour finishes every match.....all the leading sponsors would ditch them and run after some other sport if the courts are sped up again and match lengths are shortened......

it's all sad but that's the way it is......they have stretched the glorification of the sport part too far.....they sacrificed surface variety, tennis styles and unpredictability to expand the reach of the sport, increase the match length for commercial reasons and build a huge global following through the superstars they created......

it's now very hard to get back to old is another thing which has such a huge influence......

i don't think slams are still that bad......french open is actually faster and us open is fast as always, last year it took some time to speed up and threw an impression that it was slow.....if anything it's wimbledon which was slowed down a little but still it's great for good servers......
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