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What's so good about super-fast courts?

It seems liek every wants the courts to be sped up. Why is that good? So only serve mugs can win more? So we can see matches where every other point is a ace or serve-winner?

I don't see the good in it. I don't want to watch punchball.

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Re: What's so good about super-fast courts?

I don't want really fast courts, but some of the courts at the moment are really slow and i think they need to be made at a suitable speed, which is not too fast nor too slow.
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Re: What's so good about super-fast courts?

Isn't it because slow surfaces makes things easier for pushers? Personally I just feel there's something wrong with a slow hard court. Only slow surface should be clay.

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Re: What's so good about super-fast courts?

I think there should be VARIETY. There should be slow courts, medium paced ones, and fast ones. Part of what makes tennis so interesting is the difference surfaces and seeing the different rallies and different players excel on each surface.

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Re: What's so good about super-fast courts?

these days
grass is slow
90% of hard courts are slow
all indoor courts are slow
clay is slow

what else.............
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Re: What's so good about super-fast courts?

So we don't have to watch all these mugs push like on these slow surfaces.
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I think there should be VARIETY. There should be slow courts, medium paced ones, and fast ones. Part of what makes tennis so interesting is the difference surfaces and seeing the different rallies and different players excel on each surface.
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Re: What's so good about super-fast courts?

I personally like all surfaces for what they bring and the differences in them. However, I think most people, myself included, want to see a few more faster surfaces, and obviously carpet courts need to come back. I like clay court tennis for it's rallies, but it would also be nice to have more courts reward aggressive play, and reward players who go for their shots. And grass, they need to change the surface back to at least close to the speed it was. Grass was about short aggressive points and dominating serves and effective slices and low bounces, now guys can just rally rally rally, it isn't what Wimbledon is about, and that gets as boring as watching an Ivo vs. Roddick match, and Wimbledon its uniqueness as a result. A combo of the two styles is what is needed.
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I think there should be VARIETY. There should be slow courts, medium paced ones, and fast ones. Part of what makes tennis so interesting is the difference surfaces and seeing the different rallies and different players excel on each surface.
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Re: What's so good about super-fast courts?

the 1994 ATP World Tour Finals is just the best example that anyone can find, so funny its beyond words seeing Berasategui trying to play on a really fast court

the idea of slow court mugs been made to look like clowns is really appealing

just like seeing all those CCC getting their asses kicked week-in week out is also alot of fun.
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the 1994 ATP World Tour Finals is just the best example that anyone can find, so funny its beyond words seeing Berasategui trying to play on a really fast court

the idea of slow court mugs been made to look like clowns is really appealing

just like seeing all those CCC getting their asses kicked week-in week out is also alot of fun.
or Sampras getting his ass kicked on clay, because he was used to the fast

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What's so good about super-fast courts?
Nadal can't win on them

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Re: What's so good about super-fast courts?

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I think there should be VARIETY. There should be slow courts, medium paced ones, and fast ones. Part of what makes tennis so interesting is the difference surfaces and seeing the different rallies and different players excel on each surface.
+3. unfortunately some of the players and powers that be want every single court on the planet to be medium-slow.

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I agree with this thread. I find fast courts very boring. The points get ended so quickly with no rhythm to the match. Topspin is not as effective and less strategy.
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I think there should be VARIETY. There should be slow courts, medium paced ones, and fast ones. Part of what makes tennis so interesting is the difference surfaces and seeing the different rallies and different players excel on each surface.
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