Originally Posted by FairWeatherFan
It doesn't really matter if the courts are sped up or not, honestly. Tennis unequivocally died the moment Nadal won Wimbledon. The sport can never, ever regain a semblance of dignity or worthiness following that atrocious event.
True, Wimbledon is forever tainted but the ATP and ITF brought this upon themselves. They wanted to fabricate a star, someone that could win all slams like Roger did so they went with the homogenization of the surfaces.
Dull happened to be the player that most greatly benefited from it winning slams outside RG he should never have.
Guess $$$$$$ > integrity and history of the sport. It's the way the world works.
Still all tennis fans should be happy and relieved that Roger, a genius, was born and was able to prevent Dull from being the player with the most slam titles.
The concern is that with all these medical advancements, and the fact that WADA doesn't run tests first before they allow the treatments but give permission for the athletes to take them even if they are found to be doping in the future, Dull might make those shattered knees from his taxing playstyle last for a couple more years than it was anticipated by experts.