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No more green clay (Har Tru) at Wimbledon?

I know it seemed to be getting slower every year for the last couple
years, but according to Murray they are faster this year than last.....

Murray ready for Wimbledon test
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Murray pulled out of the Artois Championship to rest his injury
British number one Andy Murray says he is in good shape for Wimbledon
after recovering from his thumb injury.


Murray, 21, had spent the last few days on the practice courts at SW19
fine-tuning his preparations for the tournament, which starts on
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The Scot said: "The courts are a little bit faster than previous
years, which is good."



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Re: No more green clay (Har Tru) at Wimbledon?

Murray didn't play last year.
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Re: No more green clay (Har Tru) at Wimbledon?

Don't they always player faster in the beginning and start to slow down from the wear? Though I guess Murray doesn't experience too much tennis in the later parts of Wimbledon.

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Re: No more green clay (Har Tru) at Wimbledon?

I was at Roehampton for the Wimbledon qualies and I have to say the Roehampton courts were the fastest I have seen them for quite a few years. Whether the Wimbledon courts will also be faster is another matter. I will wait and see.

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Re: No more green clay (Har Tru) at Wimbledon?

Murray practiced at Wimbledon last year, just like he is doing right now. He is comparing the pretournament speeds.
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Re: No more green clay (Har Tru) at Wimbledon?

Interesting observations, I wonder what's the causing the increased speed, weather or a maybe as the result of a conscious decision by the tournament/groundstaff to make the courts faster this year after a lot of publicity about how slow they were last year.


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Much better for Fedmeister.


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Re: No more green clay (Har Tru) at Wimbledon?

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Don't they always player faster in the beginning and start to slow down from the wear? Though I guess Murray doesn't experience too much tennis in the later parts of Wimbledon.
Your post doesn't even make sense


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I won't believe it until I see Fed holding the trophy. If Nadal makes it to the final, Murray is a liar and a miserable git.

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I won't believe it until I see Fed holding the trophy. If Nadal makes it to the final, Murray is a liar and a miserable git.
Yeah since it all depends on how Nadal does whether the court is fast or not. Nadal's serve has looked really good on grass and that would be tougher to handle the quicker the courts are.
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Re: No more green clay (Har Tru) at Wimbledon?

It will still be slow, favoring moonballer/grinders/pushers.
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It will still be slow, favoring moonballer/grinders/pushers.
Nadal is the only clay courter that goes far at Wimbledon. Where is Ferrer, Andreev, Davydenko, Monfils, Almagro, and etc? I guess your hate for Nadal blinds you though.
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Nadal is the only clay courter that goes far at Wimbledon. Where is Ferrer, Davydenko, Monfils, Almagro, and etc? I guess your hate for Nadal blinds you though.
That's because he's lucky. Ferrer has made the second week already, no big deal. Davydenko too. Monfils is a mug anyway you look at him, so is Almugro.
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That's because he's lucky. Ferrer has made the second week already, no big deal. Davydenko too. Monfils is a mug anyway you look at him, so is Almugro.
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Curious? Agassi won from the baseline. What was he?
Agassi got lucky. So lucky he never pulled the trick again. And he was an attacking baseliner, not a moonballer.
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