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End of week 1 - New AO surface: Your verdict

To me it plays beautifully.
Rebound Ace provided some of the best classics of the last decade or so, and the new surface hold onto that tradition bravely.
Great matches, great pace, great rallies combined with plenty more net approaches. Big serve is a huge advantage, yet Roddick loses what was one of his best serving performances ever.

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Re: End of week 1 - New AO surface: Your verdict

I already got used to it

I also like the way the ball bounces and the speed of it

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Re: End of week 1 - New AO surface: Your verdict

I love it. It's better for the play and better for the viewing.
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Better for viewing. Forces the players to hit through the ball instead of moon-balling

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After all the initial worries and reports it would play just like th USO, I think the change in surface has worked out just fine. It does seem to have let to a number of great matches.
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If only these balls were smaller...

You play only as good, as your opponent lets you to
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Re: End of week 1 - New AO surface: Your verdict

More credit to what had already been Tennis' best organized event.

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It's a sport after all and while it is very important for the players, the only reason they make money (and I mean tennis as a whole) it's because it's entertainment for us, the fans. So if we're watching, I rather watch something that pleases the eye, who gives a shit if a BOSS hotass model takes 5 more seconds in geting the ball to the player in Madrid? I'd rather wait those extra 5 seconds seeing those boobies bounce than watching some fatass kid burn away his bigmac meal.

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As for the surface, it works pretty well

You play only as good, as your opponent lets you to
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Five stars. Rallies are beautiful, volleys are quite possible, serves CAN work well but more for placement than power... seems fair for everyone. Great switch.

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the courts are OK but the balls sucks IMO

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I like it.

For me, Aus Open is the best grand slam. Best surface, best atmosphere and played at a time of the season when everyone is at their peak and it usually produces so many classics.
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I like the court and its colour
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I like it.

For me, Aus Open is the best grand slam. Best surface, best atmosphere and played at a time of the season when everyone is at their peak and it usually produces so many classics.
Agree with all of the above (well, perhaps some players are not at their peak so early in the season).

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It's a sport after all and while it is very important for the players, the only reason they make money (and I mean tennis as a whole) it's because it's entertainment for us, the fans. So if we're watching, I rather watch something that pleases the eye, who gives a shit if a BOSS hotass model takes 5 more seconds in geting the ball to the player in Madrid? I'd rather wait those extra 5 seconds seeing those boobies bounce than watching some fatass kid burn away his bigmac meal.

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Re: End of week 1 - New AO surface: Your verdict

Ok, but there still a lot of things that need to be sorted out.

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".

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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.
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Re: End of week 1 - New AO surface: Your verdict

BTW the court plays much fater, that much is for sure (note the amount of aces - in 2006 I think 90 for the whole tournament was the most for the men ).

I, for one, am happy about that

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