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Is it a fast or a slow surface this year?

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Re: Indian Wells surface

Fast through the air but a very slow and gritty court. Overall, probably medium at it's fastest..

High bounce is the more specific trait of it.
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slow enough to moonballers and pushers make a fest

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Re: Indian Wells surface

It's a lovely surface, the conditions (hot desert air) actually make it pretty beneficial to play aggressively, despite the slow court speed.
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Re: Indian Wells surface

I have the impression that there are lots of breaks of serves in the qualies, and more generally little difference between the points won on serve and on return

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I have the impression that there are lots of breaks of serves in the qualies, and more generally little difference between the points won on serve and on return
True.

A little more slower this year probably.
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slow enough to moonballers and pushers make a fest
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Re: Indian Wells surface

It's the same as every year, why do these questions keep popping up?

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It's dark purple.

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Ljubo: "Its always veeeeeery slow. Bouncy with nice ball speed. The way i like it. Sorry, liked it :-((("
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Re: Indian Wells surface

It's about 100x better than Miami IMO.
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It's the same as every year, why do these questions keep popping up?
Because courts get resurfaced every year at the Masters level. Why do you not know such basic information, tennis fan?
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Because courts get resurfaced every year at the Masters level. Why do you not know such basic information, tennis fan?
Unless there is a mistake in the resurfacing or a deliberate change is made that shouldn't make any difference. The US Open has got noticeably slower in recent years but IW/Miami/Cincy have remained exactly the same for several years.
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It's the same as every year, why do these questions keep popping up?
Some tournaments do legitimately seem to change surface speed (even if only marginally) year on year. Indian Wells isn't one of them though so this is a silly question.
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