"Speed up the courts and general court speed Thread" - Page 40 - MensTennisForums.com

View Poll Results: Vote for speeding up the courts or against it!
Speed up the courts 333 79.10%
Leave them as they are 88 20.90%
Voters: 421. You may not vote on this poll

 11Likes
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #586 of 1940 (permalink) Old 03-22-2012, 01:58 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 874
                     
Re: "Speed up the courts" thread

It's still slow as hell. Nadal also has some interesting court positioning going on there, he's setting himself up to hit more forehands than backhands. Probably to lure a player into hitting it to the ad court so he can chase it down and do cc forehands on the run.

Trolling is defined by Herring as baiting and luring others into pointless and time-consuming discussions.

4 criteria of trolls:

1. Appearance of outward sincerity.
2. Posts designed to incite anger or "flames"
3. Posts designed to waste everybody's time with useless argument
4. Desperate desire for attention, any attention at all

Recognize them, don't engage and put 'em on your ignore list where they belong. Feed a troll and you're just encouraging their attention-seeking.
LisaKoh is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #587 of 1940 (permalink) Old 03-22-2012, 02:32 AM
.
 
rocketassist's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 28,989
                     
Re: "Speed up the courts" thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Li Ching Yuen View Post
Brad Gilbert again:
Deliberate attempt to favour the top players.

unbiased analyst extraordinaire
rocketassist is offline  
post #588 of 1940 (permalink) Old 03-22-2012, 04:17 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 874
                     
Re: "Speed up the courts" thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Slice Winner View Post
It would be silly to judge a player's form based on a short clip of a practice session...

But Rafa looks downright awful here, by his own standards.
I think it was Chiudinelli who said that Federer was the worst during practice. He'd tank everything. On the other hand, there's a video of Simon practicing with Del Po in the USO 2009 where they sustained a rally ball for 1:30. Not sure how this video is indicative of Nadal's form.

Looks like he's getting ready to hit a lot of inside-out forehands this week.

Trolling is defined by Herring as baiting and luring others into pointless and time-consuming discussions.

4 criteria of trolls:

1. Appearance of outward sincerity.
2. Posts designed to incite anger or "flames"
3. Posts designed to waste everybody's time with useless argument
4. Desperate desire for attention, any attention at all

Recognize them, don't engage and put 'em on your ignore list where they belong. Feed a troll and you're just encouraging their attention-seeking.
LisaKoh is offline  
post #589 of 1940 (permalink) Old 03-22-2012, 06:08 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 3,940
                     
Re: "Speed up the courts" thread

Hard to tell from a practice video but apparently Nadal's session today wasn't much better:

Quote:
This is my last tournament in singles, everybody. I only doubles now." -Rafael Nadal after a bad practice session #sonyericssonopen
https://twitter.com/#!/ekoorbgirl/st...90371346759680

If only he knew that he shouldn't tease most of MTF with statements like that.
Ash86 is offline  
post #590 of 1940 (permalink) Old 03-22-2012, 06:28 AM
Registered User
 
Mystique's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Age: 24
Posts: 2,727
                     
Re: "Speed up the courts" thread

Haha, nice one Nadal
It would be nice if you sit out of clay season of course J/K...

I think it will help Nadal to go under everyone's (including his own) radar here. In Miami, all eyes are on Djokovic - whether he can get back on his 2011 track and Federer's supposed renaissance. The surface seems still very slow and it will benefit Nadal. Its one of his best surfaces, not just on HCs and its really amazing he hasnt won this title even once before, in spite of making 3 finals.

"In my opinion he's the best player ever. When you play tennis, playing Federer is kind of a dream because you can see he does everything you would love to do on the court" - Fabrice Santoro
Mystique is offline  
post #591 of 1940 (permalink) Old 03-22-2012, 07:18 AM
Registered User
 
viruzzz's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Posts: 5,352
                     
Re: "Speed up the courts" thread

Ohhh, you can never count Nadal out of nothing.
He could be in his worst moment and hit a perfect banana-shot to destroy his opponent's mind.
Then break, break, set, break, break match.

Rafa is always hiding a gun.

Ah, appeal moderation? Wanna know what appeal moderation did to me?
LOOK AT ME!
LOOK AT ME, BOY! THESE ARE THE SCARS OF APPEAL MODERATION!
Take a good long stare, you know you want to.
You're not even man enough to look at my face.

Appeal moderation isn't pretty, you have to watch your friends go to dust.
Appeal moderation is always hungry for your soul and sweet emotions.


First and once godly-worhispped appeal moderator.
(Actually 2nd)
viruzzz is offline  
post #592 of 1940 (permalink) Old 03-22-2012, 09:24 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 874
                     
Re: "Speed up the courts" thread

He read the "Next Navratilova" thread and has seen the light.

ETA: He has never won Miami? I find that surprising, that's his breakout tournament.

Trolling is defined by Herring as baiting and luring others into pointless and time-consuming discussions.

4 criteria of trolls:

1. Appearance of outward sincerity.
2. Posts designed to incite anger or "flames"
3. Posts designed to waste everybody's time with useless argument
4. Desperate desire for attention, any attention at all

Recognize them, don't engage and put 'em on your ignore list where they belong. Feed a troll and you're just encouraging their attention-seeking.
LisaKoh is offline  
post #593 of 1940 (permalink) Old 03-22-2012, 11:52 AM
Registered User
 
Mystique's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Age: 24
Posts: 2,727
                     
Re: "Speed up the courts" thread

Just watched Nadal's practice video. Yes, the surface looks more or less as slow as IW, but the ball is travelling like a ROCK. So much ado about nothing then.
Interesting how many balls Nadal was missing there. Of course, we cant really look into it as an indicator of how he will play when the tournament stars but clearly, his confidence isnt very good. May even have taken a hit watching Indoorer adjust to cyclonic winds better than him I certainly hope so
But hey, he may even be mimicking Fed's practice sessions so as to replicate his on court results of the last 6 months This Rafito is clever

"In my opinion he's the best player ever. When you play tennis, playing Federer is kind of a dream because you can see he does everything you would love to do on the court" - Fabrice Santoro
Mystique is offline  
post #594 of 1940 (permalink) Old 03-22-2012, 12:51 PM
When You're On The Poster
 
Johnny Groove's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: South Florida
Age: 26
Posts: 41,792
                     
Re: "Speed up the courts" thread

Rafa's fire looks a bit gone, but again, it is only a practice session.

Old Nadal wouldn't even joke about something like this via twitter. Damn, he and Borg's career's are so similar...

Follow my Youtube Channel for all my matches
Follow me on IG for the latest news, vids, pics, and memes
Quote:
Originally Posted by Novak Djokovic
Obviously, you play a lot of mind games with yourself, but it is important to always believe that you can play your best, perform your best, and in the end, your convictions are stronger than your doubts.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
If I took the time to respond to every criticism that came across my desk, there would be no time for constructive work.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Humphrey Bogart
The only thing you owe the audience is a good performance
Quote:
Originally Posted by Niccolo Machiavelli
There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.
Johnny Groove is offline  
post #595 of 1940 (permalink) Old 03-22-2012, 02:34 PM
Registered User
 
abraxas21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Age: 30
Posts: 12,934
                     
Re: "Speed up the courts" thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by nadal_on_twitter
This is my last tournament in singles, everybody. I only doubles now." -Rafael Nadal after a bad practice session #sonyericssonopen
nadal is trolling his fangirls...

abraxas21 is offline  
post #596 of 1940 (permalink) Old 03-23-2012, 01:39 AM
Forum Umpire:
Gaston Gaudio
 
Action Jackson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 124,507
                     
Re: "Speed up the courts" thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by abraxas21 View Post
nadal is trolling his fangirls...
Surprised that's not a thread.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

Quote:
Originally Posted by Filo V. View Post
I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
Action Jackson is offline  
post #597 of 1940 (permalink) Old 03-23-2012, 05:25 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 874
                     
Re: "Speed up the courts" thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Action Jackson View Post
Surprised that's not a thread.
Could Rafa Nadal be the male Navratilova

Trolling is defined by Herring as baiting and luring others into pointless and time-consuming discussions.

4 criteria of trolls:

1. Appearance of outward sincerity.
2. Posts designed to incite anger or "flames"
3. Posts designed to waste everybody's time with useless argument
4. Desperate desire for attention, any attention at all

Recognize them, don't engage and put 'em on your ignore list where they belong. Feed a troll and you're just encouraging their attention-seeking.
LisaKoh is offline  
post #598 of 1940 (permalink) Old 03-23-2012, 06:10 AM
Forum Umpire:
Gaston Gaudio
 
Action Jackson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 124,507
                     
Re: "Speed up the courts" thread

It's Sweet Cleo I take nothing she posts seriously.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

Quote:
Originally Posted by Filo V. View Post
I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
Action Jackson is offline  
post #599 of 1940 (permalink) Old 03-23-2012, 11:25 AM
Registered User
 
BodyServe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Age: 28
Posts: 4,002
                     
Re: "Speed up the courts" thread

Surprising high serves stats on the outer courts. Center court still slow.

How this shit is possible in a "1000" tournament? oh wait it was the same last year at the USO.
American tennis in huge decline indeed.
BodyServe is offline  
post #600 of 1940 (permalink) Old 03-23-2012, 12:28 PM
Registered User
 
tennizen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 27,276
                     
Re: "Speed up the courts" thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Action Jackson View Post
It's Sweet Cleo I take nothing she posts seriously.
Probably the only poster whose posts I take seriously.

“For life be, after all, only a waitin' for somethin' else than what we're doin'; and death be all that we can rightly depend on.” - Bram Stoker, Dracula
tennizen is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MensTennisForums.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome