Re: Whose opinion should matter the most in deciding the surface characteristics?
Truth to be told surfaces have always changed, I was almost going to say tradition should decide but then 3 out of 4 slams used to be played on grass, Usopen on green dirt and so on. I just wish there will always be one very fast big tournament and one very slow, master series fullfill this with Monte Carlo and Miami beeing very slow while Paris and Cincinatti are very fast. Slams dont really live up to this, RG should have larger balls and Wimbledon needs to be faster.
However what is more annoying than surfaces beeing what they are is all the whinning from alot of people about surfaces, trying to diminish any accomplishment by players they dont like using the excuse of surfaces beeing different than it used to be.
All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.