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post #1951 of 1970 (permalink) Old 11-14-2016, 08:52 PM
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Good that WTF is finally sped up. It's still not fast but at least it's not slow as molasses anymore.
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And this is done after so many years of slow as hell courts. Fuck off ATP. Wonder what finally caused them to change their minds.
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Did they have to wait till Fed is too old to do this?
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Did they have to wait till Fed is too old to do this?
I heard that they did it specifically to piss off all of the annoying Roger fans that turn up in their Swiss flag onesies each year.
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I heard that they did it specifically to piss off all of the annoying Roger fans that turn up in their Swiss flag onesies each year.
Rumour* has they did it because Nadal isn't playing.


*does it count as a rumour if I just made it up?
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I heard that they did it specifically to piss off all of the annoying Roger fans that turn up in their Swiss flag onesies each year.
You gotta admit you'd be pissed if you were a Fed fan. The timing Fed-wise........ It's like they're doing it out of spite
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Well Fedal did manage to get rid of carpet, so I guess it's only fitting they sped up the court the year neither of them is playing

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Federer has got screwed too many times since 2012. I hope these changes carry on to the Australian open.
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Fed didnt ask organizers to slow down the courts this year, nice!
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Did they have to wait till Fed is too old to do this?
It pissed me off to no end they sped up the courts after Fed was 35 years old. but ol' GOAT proved my point valid today, give him a quick court and the magic happens even at the age of 35.
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So aussie 2017 was faster than wimbledon based on this video from hawkeye

Was The Australian Open Court Faster Than Wimbledon? Roger Federer Didn?t Mind!
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It pissed me off to no end they sped up the courts after Fed was 35 years old. but ol' GOAT proved my point valid today, give him a quick court and the magic happens even at the age of 35.
Now speed it up into the 'fast' tier and watch Djokovic lose all of his round-robin matches
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Fed fans, are you tired of winning yet?
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I don't think they should speed up all the courts. Some events, yes, but it's better that there is variety. And make them too fast and it could be very boring.

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Cahill was saying that the court speed in 2016 was about the same as 2017 in Australia. However the balls were changed in 2017 and these ones didn't fluff up quite as easily as the ones they used before. That was the change that helped the fast court players like Mischa Zverev do well here. It has been often said that fast courts disadvantage Nadal. To me that is simply not true. The low bouncing courts disadvantage Nadal but fast courts with high enough bounce work great for him. Faster courts reduce margin of error. So while someone like Roger can benefit from a quick court when he is playing well, when he is off his game, a quick court can hurt him as well. It is quite telling that AO17 was quicker than Wimbledon 16 and the difference in bounce is almost nothing. It is okay in my mind for Grass to not be super quick but really not okay for grass to have hard court like bounce.
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