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Rainy and Cool RG

Starting Tuesday, the weather will most likely be rainy and cool for most of the tournament. Not sure who this favors. I think Nadal prefers warm and dry conditions. Especially against players he can overpower and get the ball high on them. I don't see any big servers on Nadal's side so this might be a disadvantage. Also I think Fed prefers these conditions as Gulbis or Soderling are less likely to hurt Fed due to their serve getting neutralized and Fed keeping the ball low on them. Djokovic we know likes cool.
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Rainy, cold, sunny, hot, snowy, windy. Doesn't really matter much to the eventual outcome: Nadal wins RG.

However, the slower (wet, cold) conditions the more you would expect traditional claycourters to go deep as opposed to ballbashers.

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Rainy, cold, sunny, hot, snowy, windy. Doesn't really matter much to the eventual outcome: Nadal wins RG.

However, the slower (wet, cold) conditions the more you would expect traditional claycourters to go deep as opposed to ballbashers.
True. No ballbashers on Nadal's side though. Most like to grind and are more towards traditional claycourters. And Fed is more of a traditional clalcourter than Soderling or Gulbis. I do think it makes a difference but not a big difference.
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Weather is actually a very important factor. In 1996 the courts played very fast (I think partially due to the weather) and the semi-finalists where Sampras, Kafelnikov, Rosset and Stich! It makes a big difference at Wimbledon too.

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Weather is actually a very important factor. In 1996 the courts played very fast (I think partially due to the weather) and the semi-finalists where Sampras, Kafelnikov, Rosset and Stich! It makes a big difference at Wimbledon too.
Oh, I totally agree, but seeing that Nadal won't encounter the ballbashers he typical has issues with, it won't make a huge difference to the eventual outcome this year: Nadal wins.

If, on the other hand, Nadal was to face Gulbis or Soderling early on, it could have made a difference.

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Rainy, cold, sunny, hot, snowy, windy. Doesn't really matter much to the eventual outcome: Nadal wins RG.
oh, how likely?
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But won't cool and rainy mean the court is likely to soak up more moisture thereby making it sticky and damp which in turn makes it slower which I guess Nadal likes?

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Re: Rainy and Cool RG

Just seeing the weather forecast from BBC, it says that it will be mostly warm and sunny until the end of the week with the one exception of Wednesday.
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Weather is actually a very important factor. In 1996 the courts played very fast (I think partially due to the weather) and the semi-finalists where Sampras, Kafelnikov, Rosset and Stich! It makes a big difference at Wimbledon too.
Ditto for 2009: and the semi-finalists were all players whose best surface are the hardcourts not a coincidence. Del Potro, Soderling, Federer and Gonzo all play their best on the hardcourts.
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Just seeing the weather forecast from BBC, it says that it will be mostly warm and sunny until the end of the week with the one exception of Wednesday.
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Starting Tuesday, the weather will most likely be rainy and cool for most of the tournament. Not sure who this favors. I think Nadal prefers warm and dry conditions. Especially against players he can overpower and get the ball high on them. I don't see any big servers on Nadal's side so this might be a disadvantage. Also I think Fed prefers these conditions as Gulbis or Soderling are less likely to hurt Fed due to their serve getting neutralized and Fed keeping the ball low on them. Djokovic we know likes cool.
As a general rule:

Rainy and cool makes the courts slow. That favours Nadal.

Dry and sunny wheather makes the courts faster.
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Rainy and cool makes the courts slow. That favours Nadal.
And when it's hot the ball really jumps and that also favors Nadal.

Either way his opponents are fucked

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And when it's hot the ball really jumps and that also favors Nadal.

Either way his opponents are fucked
haha, there all fucked if the crts are slow. nadal will have all the time in world to spank the ball like no one else. the ball will be egg shaped

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For Nadal, ideal weather depends on the opponent - against opponents with big groundstrokes he wants it slower, against single handed backhands higher bounce is ideal.

This year his best tennis was at Monte Carlo, and over the years that's always been his best tournament.
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Just seeing the weather forecast from BBC, it says that it will be mostly warm and sunny until the end of the week with the one exception of Wednesday.
lol The weather changed drastically in the last 15 hours. It had like 60% chance of rain for like 6 straight days yesterday. Nadal played his best 2 matches ever at RG in cool and humid conditions but with no rain. I'll hope for that I guess.
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