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Gstaad could become a grass tournament

The organizers of Gstaad have officially requested the ATP to shift the tournament to the week before Wimbledon and to have a grass surface!

http://www.lematin.ch/sports/tennis/...story/19606175

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shame just a week before. would be great to see Fed playing home grass court tournament

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Gstaad already has higher serve hold figures than almost all hard court events - this would probably be the fastest event on the tour if it switched to grass.

Not sure how they'd try tame it. The rules allow for a larger category of ball (type3), but none are certified for use atm.
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That would be awesome.

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Re: Gstaad could become a grass tournament

Already posted in here: Wimbledon date change confirmed beginning 2015


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Re: Gstaad could become a grass tournament

So will it be Eastbourne,Den Bosch and Gstaad all in the same week?
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Altitude grass would be really crazy

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Would be great for the game.

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Awesoem though Fed might not play

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How will Thomaz defend his title then?

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Splendid idea.

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Now that's what I call speeding up the surfaces.

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