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the slowness of courts has been really exaggerated, particularly at slams.......australian open is fast these days compared to rebound ace days, french open is uber fast compared to the old days......wimbledon is slightly slower and us open decoturf is fast as well......so i see they actually sped up slams overall......

just because the players retrieve a lot more balls on an average doesn't mean the courts are as slow as you make it out to be......


affirmative great general shankar. it is absolute horse shit.

the runaway blinding speed of the game more than negates the so called slower courts.

they are hapless clowns who dont have the ability to read the game who believe that the game is slower today.

fed served even nole right off the court at RG this year. clay courts are playing fast and the grass is still grass. only the u.s. open surface played slightly slower this year but again, the runaway speed of the game more than compensated for it.

fish was amazed at how fast the courts were playing at cincy and even said so.

did anybody see those returns by nole at the u.s. open for instance? and how about those near 100 mph drives into the corners.

who but a complete imbecile would think that the game is slower today.


and by the way, this is not subject to any further discussion. this discussion ends now.


and now back on topic, i really believe that the clay warrior surprises the world again next year.
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95% of what tournaments, kid? clay is supposed to be slow and clay constitutes about 35% of the overall tour.......they sped up madrid, rome and french open ridiculously......

leading hardcourt masters events like indian wells, miami, toronto have always been slow......cincinnatti is still very fast as usual......

if any slowness in the big events, it's mostly after the us open......eliminating carpet was one step towards slowness for sure and they slowed down a few indoor events which i couldn't care less about.....
95% of the entire tour has been slowed down, discluding clay obviously. We don't include clay in these conversatons. So, 95% of hardcourts and grass courts have been slowed down. Of course, 95% is just a rough guess. It could be more, it could be less. However, these slowed down courts are partly the reason why Nadal has done so much better than he should've.

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Surely we can resolve this false dichotomy by acknowledging that the courts are slower & the players run faster?

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sup shizzle general sophocles.
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affirmative great general shankar. it is absolute horse shit.

the runaway blinding speed of the game more than negates the so called slower courts.

they are hapless clowns who dont have the ability to read the game who believe that the game is slower today.

fed served even nole right off the court at RG this year. clay courts are playing fast and the grass is still grass. only the u.s. open surface played slightly slower this year but again, the runaway speed of the game more than compensated for it.

fish was amazed at how fast the courts were playing at cincy and even said so.

did anybody see those returns by nole at the u.s. open for instance? and how about those near 100 mph drives into the corners.

who but a complete imbecile would think that the game is slower today.


and by the way, this is not subject to any further discussion. this discussion ends now.


and now back on topic, i really believe that the clay warrior surprises the world again next year.
concurred......they slowed it a little this year at the uso but it is grossly exaggerated......it's also funny how many people think nadal benefits from slowness of courts......his groundies just don't kick off and really sit up on slow surfaces to be spanked......rafa enjoys playing on fast surfaces with good bounce......
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australian open - fast slow
french open - fast medium
us open - fast slow
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AO- sandpaper slow
RG- faster
WIM-sandpaper slow
US- slowed down this year

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it means nothing. the speed of the game itself is faster than ever before and getting faster by the minute.
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Faster speed of the game? Faster surfaces? What tennis is everyone watching these days? The only fast court I saw all year has been the Davis Cup grass.
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wake up and smell the coffee SetSampras.
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Re: Dr. Sampras , Ph.D, MD, DVM, Believes This Is the Strongest Era Ever

clay, you make a rather excellent point- old chap

the string tech currently used allows shots to be fired at the velocity of cruise missiles

however- once they land, they lose considerable MPH becuause the surface takes alot of that speed out of them

hence- the shot gun reads 100mph shots and yet players can make the ball because most of the speed has been lost (or should i say transferred because no energy can ever be lost) into the ground

on 90s surfaces with todays strings- the games would be over on the serve- maybe 1 shot rallies- even on clay

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its not just the technology. most of the additional power is coming from the athletes themselves now. they dont hit the ball like they used to few years back. now they attack it by hurling themselves into the ball. and of course the athletes are bigger, taller, stronger, faster, and more fit today.
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Of course, it is not the new technology that allows players to hurl themselves into the ball like never before...
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this is way over your head and well beyond your capabilities little johnny.

best move on and try your trolling elsewhere. go read the castle so you can inform the folks here about my daily activities. that is more your speed.
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Are you saying that technology is not what allows players to hit bigger shots? Yes or no?

Stick to the topic, you big douche.
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