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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-30-2007, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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what happened to the really fast indoor and outdoor courts?

These days the only fast court left is the grass at Wimbledon and even that has slowed down over the years. The rest is medium-fast pace or slow-medium and this weeks court in Paris is even slower than last year.

My question is why they all have stay around the middle when it comes to pace. I would like to see a few tournaments that focuses on a really fast hardcourt surface. That had a few a couple of years ago and I think they should get it again. On top of that we get to see who can really play a fast kind of tennis besides Federer.
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Re: Court surface crisis

Use search engine, we've come through all this many times. Most frequent points are that the technique of racket's production has dramatically improved and the ball flies faster, and secondly there are more baseliners today. Seme people agree with that, some disagree and that's how the discussion is going
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Use search engine, we've come through all this many times. Most frequent points are that the technique of racket's production has dramatically improved and there are more baseliners today. Seme people agree with that, some disagree and that's how the discussion is going
More baseliners yes but the netgame is on its way back as well. At least combined with baseline play so I dont think thats the reason today.
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Re: Court surface crisis

That's how Federer plays, some other guys try. But in the future when more kids will be grown up as Federer fans they may try to copy his style. We'll see
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Re: Court surface crisis

bigger heavier balls for one
hardly any carpet courts left at all now

boring hard indoors, its not like there isnt enough hard outdoors either (70% of all tour is hard )
we now got 80% of indoor tourns on hard too
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