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US Open-court speed

It's time to talk about this classic topic.

Apparently the court doesn't seem so fast. Although I have to admit that I haven't seen any action, but now during the qualies players aren't exactly dominating on serve. Especially the number of aces are very low. And they are breaking serve quite often.

Has someone watched the qualies? The first signs are pretty worrying. Last year was slow and bad, not again?
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Heard from someone there they looked on the slowish side.

These are freshly surfaced courts though, which is when they're at their slowest. Given them another two weeks of play they get a fair bit faster.
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You shouldn't judge the court speed by looking at journeymen as they tend to be...well journeymen. The real indication will come in the early rounds, and yeah, last year's USO was slowwww.
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Only match I actually watched was Harrison and Zemlja, neither of whom has any major weapons so it was hard to judge.

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Advantage Novak. Or will it be advantage Murray.

Who would win a slow hard court match between these two? Yeah I know Novak sneaked thru at AO12, but Murray will be a lot more confident now and Nole's 2011 confidence has been fading away all year long.
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Roger doesn't care if it's slow. Nadal isn't there and he is seeded #1. Everything is set for him to win #18. It's destiny.
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There is no way Federer wins this US Open 2012. That would just add to something that should never have happened (a 17th Grand Slam title). If it happened, it wouldn't be like being struck by lightning twice...but more like being struck by lightning 10 times at 10 o'clock on the 10th of October 101010 A.D.

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It's time to talk about this classic topic.

Apparently the court doesn't seem so fast. Although I have to admit that I haven't seen any action, but now during the qualies players aren't exactly dominating on serve. Especially the number of aces are very low. And they are breaking serve quite often.

Has someone watched the qualies? The first signs are pretty worrying. Last year was slow and bad, not again?
Perhaps its a bit on the slow side now, but remember that hard courts actually accelerate. players running around the court can wear down the surface friction, unlike grass where the surface seems to resemble clay more and more as the the tournament reaches its final stages.

Were still in the qualifying stage, 16 days away from the mens semifinal, it could be much faster by then.
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There is no way Federer wins this US Open 2012. That would just add to something that should never have happened (a 17th Grand Slam title). If it happened, it wouldn't be like being struck by lightning twice...but more like being struck by lightning 10 times at 10 o'clock on the 10th of October 101010 A.D.

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Roger doesn't care if it's slow. Nadal isn't there and he is seeded #1. Everything is set for him to win #18. It's destiny.
That "prediction" has just sealed his fate. The jinxer account strikes again. You're the new Simon Reed. Fed is stuffed
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We shouldn`t judge the court speed from the qualies and the matches on the outer courts.The key to the top guys is how center court will play as it`s always playing different to the rest of courts regarding the speed and the windy conditions.
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Nole said this in his Cincy presser. It's slow this year therefore giving him the advantage.
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Nole said this in his Cincy presser. It's slow this year therefore giving him the advantage.
Funny, I could have sworn he said no more than that the USO plays slower than Cinci - which everyone has always known. Not sure how you get that to translate to a definitive statement that it's particularly slow this year



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Phony fixed the surface for Rafito but he didn't know his nephew is going to pull out.
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Funny, I could have sworn he said no more than that the USO plays slower than Cinci - which everyone has always known. Not sure how you get that to translate to a definitive statement that it's particularly slow this year
yes that's what he said hence nothing special

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