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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 09-17-2007, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
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Betfair Turbo Tennis Pics

What a shambles.

The court wasn't flat you could see ridges running the length of it.
The games were dull
People were wandering in and out with food
The smell from the food and BO was awful
People talking and shouting between points and trying to put players off
The linesmen got it wrong many times

Hopefully as it was the first the second will get better but I won't be paying £67 to see it.

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Re: Betfair Turbo Tennis Pics

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Apparently the courts were ridiculously quick, so points were way too short. Also, the orange balls must have reduced the quality of the tennis.

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When the raquet hit the balls it didn't sound quite right. Plus the surface was less than a cm thick placed on the floor of the arena. It wasn't tennis as we know it. Some people clearly liked it but it wasn't for me.
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Only good thing about it was Jodie Kidd

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WHAT is Goran wearing?

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The court was said be faster than wimbledon
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WHAT is Goran wearing?
He has 3 costume changes - worse tha Liz Hurley and he was wearing an alice band - I wish men wouldn't do that.

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The court was said be faster than wimbledon
I went to Wimbledon this year and it was definately slower. The match between Goran and Greg was an ace fest and nothing else. Jamie and Pat had losts of aces but lots of unforced errors so that was dull. It didn't get better until James and Goran and you actually had some rallies. Andy and Jamie match wasn't bad and the Andy Goran match was good because you got to see Andy's feel for the ball that makes him such an exciting player - he's not just a baseline grinder.

The quality of the court was rubbish and therefore the tennis suffered - it wasn't the players fault.
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I never heard about this until now, seems like a weird idea, although I like the whole 2 champions 4 players thing. Where was it at and how many people showed up, was the place packed?
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