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court speed at the olympics

Does anyone know if the hard courts for the olympics are slow, medium, fast? Looking forward to some great matches in China
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Re: court speed at the olympics

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Re: court speed at the olympics

Are these the same courts they use for the ATP event? They were medium-fast as I remember.

But Rafa won there so maybe they were quite slow. Then again he had to play Ferrero and Coria to take the title.
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Im not sure but will be intresting to see

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Are these the same courts they use for the ATP event? They were medium-fast as I remember.

But Rafa won there so maybe they were quite slow. Then again he had to play Ferrero and Coria to take the title.
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Fast, I hope.

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Here is something

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It'll be blue clay like ever

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Are these the same courts they use for the ATP event? They were medium-fast as I remember.

But Rafa won there so maybe they were quite slow. Then again he had to play Ferrero and Coria to take the title.
Yes,

The same place as ATP event. The same surface, and it should be resonably fast.
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Re: court speed at the olympics

the chinese girls like fast surfaces
so i think it will be more likely that the courts will be fast to improve chinese chances of olympics medals for their womens doubles team

they have no chances on the mens side

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does anybody know if the show courts have retractable roofs or anything like that for continuous play in case of inclement weather?

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Re: court speed at the olympics

The Argentines are saying they are happy because the courts are slower than expected.
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does anybody know if the show courts have retractable roofs or anything like that for continuous play in case of inclement weather?

They don't.

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It will depend on what Nadal achieves. Court speed is measured by Nadal success on it.
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