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Paris court speed

It looks much faster then last year and Clement also said in his interview after Lopez's match that is maybe the fastest indoor tournament this year

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Gerflor has evolved quite strangely - it's very fast for big serves, the serve stats are high indeed (not quite memphis/sanjose/montpellier, but not far off). However, most rally shots don't seem to get through the court. Partly that's the balls though, they decelerate quite fast through the air, and the arena here is apparently quite cold to boot.

Lyon last year they played with the same surface and faster Dunlops, it was even more of a serving contest, tons of aces.
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Re: Paris court speed

if that is true... then... that is the direction the end of year tour events need to move... the way it used to be...

shorter points = shorter matches = less taxing end of year on the body = fresher players for WTF = longer careers, 5 set finals etc etc
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Gerflor has evolved quite strangely - it's very fast for big serves, the serve stats are high indeed (not quite memphis/sanjose/montpellier, but not far off). However, most rally shots don't seem to get through the court. Partly that's the balls though, they decelerate quite fast through the air, and the arena here is apparently quite cold to boot.

Lyon last year they played with the same surface and faster Dunlops, it was even more of a serving contest, tons of aces.
This sounds much better suited for Soderling than the horribly slow courts of Valencia.
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Re: Paris court speed

does look lightning fast

maybe this is why Nadal really WD

Lopez had like 28 aces in first 2 sets
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Never in doubt.

Of course the court speed is fast, Nadal isn't playing

If he was, all I would hear is: "This court is so slow, moonballer, spanish ATP mafia"

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Re: Paris court speed

Berrer's loss against Fognini is a very strange thing if the court is that fast

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does look lightning fast

maybe this is why Nadal really WD

Lopez had like 28 aces in first 2 sets
A lot of that is just Clement not reading the serve though - you can ace at 90mph on a clay court if the returner doesn't move.
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Never in doubt.

Of course the court speed is fast, Nadal isn't playing

If he was, all I would hear is: "This court is so slow, moonballer, spanish ATP mafia"


maybe was his silent protest, didnt Fed and Rafa decide how this court should be set up a few years ago?
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Don't know about the surface but it liiked painfully slow when i was watching Malisse vs Nieminen!

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maybe was his silent protest, didnt Fed and Rafa decide how this court should be set up a few years ago?
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Just watched Llodra-Starace and it didn't look that fast to me.
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Read philosophicalarf's first post. Serve friendly, but the balls and the temperature slow play down in general.
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Don't know about the surface but it liiked painfully slow when i was watching Malisse vs Nieminen!
Nemo said afterwards it was really fast :-)

Not mocking you btw, it's really difficult to tell court speed off TV, especially with the camera angle they have on centre court (court1 is better). This is also one of the stranger surfaces going, and the balls make everything but big hits look snail pace.

Just was told about this elsewhere:
http://www.welovetennis.fr/paris-ber...coup-plus-vite

They increased the speed for this year, from 38 to 45 (bang on medium, to outright fast). They did say they'd do that for last year's event, but seems it got delayed.
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Re: Paris court speed

Nadal didn't wanna hurt his confidence going into London so he came up with some crap medical issue, that's how fast the courts are in Paris!

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