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View Poll Results: Is Rafa lying when he says Wimbledon is ultra fast?
Yes, clearly. 23 41.07%
Nope, hes telling the truth 20 35.71%
Im sure in his eyes its the fastest, which makes it not a lie. 13 23.21%
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Poll: Is Rafa just flat out lying when he says Wimbledon is fastest slam in the world

How could Wimbledon possibly be faster than USO?

How can he expect anyone to take that comment with a grain of salt?

I know balls used has much to do with speed, but there is no way that court is faster than Decoturf! Its not even up for discussion!

But discuss anyway.

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It seems the first week is the fastest surface

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Re: Poll: Is Rafa just flat out lying when he says Wimbledon is fastest slam in the w

He isn't lying. Statistically Wimbledon is a slam with least service breaks and most aces.
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Re: Poll: Is Rafa just flat out lying when he says Wimbledon is fastest slam in the w

What a mug, this Nadal.
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Re: Poll: Is Rafa just flat out lying when he says Wimbledon is fastest slam in the w

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He isn't lying. Statistically Wimbledon is a slam with least service breaks and most aces.
agreed.Wimbledon is the fastest slam in the world .The break converting percentage is the least there right now than it was in 2010 or the 90s
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I'm sure he's not lying.. this time.

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Re: Poll: Is Rafa just flat out lying when he says Wimbledon is fastest slam in the w

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He isn't lying. Statistically Wimbledon is a slam with least service breaks and most aces.
Pretty much. I'll take statistic (facts) over hater's opinions any day.
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Re: Poll: Is Rafa just flat out lying when he says Wimbledon is fastest slam in the w

You can't compare service stats from surface to surface, grass especially. A large chunk of the field can't return on grass to save themselves.
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Re: Poll: Is Rafa just flat out lying when he says Wimbledon is fastest slam in the w

Rafa never lies!! back off haters!
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Re: Poll: Is Rafa just flat out lying when he says Wimbledon is fastest slam in the w

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How could Wimbledon possibly be faster than USO?

How can he expect anyone to take that comment with a grain of salt?

I know balls used has much to do with speed, but there is no way that court is faster than Decoturf! Its not even up for discussion!

But discuss anyway.
Since he won both I fail to see any reason for a "lie" in the first place.

And what about providing some source and quote?

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Re: Poll: Is Rafa just flat out lying when he says Wimbledon is fastest slam in the w

In what felt like two hundreds baiting threads, 2003 still gets ppl to fall for him.
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Re: Poll: Is Rafa just flat out lying when he says Wimbledon is fastest slam in the w

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He isn't lying. Statistically Wimbledon is a slam with least service breaks and most aces.
Yup, resulting in it being the slam with most games per set (because there are less breaks).
Interestingly, there are three or four clay tournaments that are 'faster' than the US Open in this regard, but they're all at altitude - Bogota (now challenger),Munich and Gstaad, possibly Madrid - stat from 97-07, when Dusseldorf was also on the list.
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Re: Poll: Is Rafa just flat out lying when he says Wimbledon is fastest slam in the w

he has no reason to lie as CD #2 has already pointed out. listen to the people who know.

we will do your thinking and your observing for you. you can just sit back and sip root beer or something.

grass is still grass and it is fast. factor in another point: they are hitting the ball harder than ever before.

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Re: Poll: Is Rafa just flat out lying when he says Wimbledon is fastest slam in the w

Well from watching Llodra vs Berdych at the USO, there's absolutely no way Llodra could have come close to playing like that on the current grass courts at Wimbledon, just no way.
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