The only logical reason he can state is the weather. They weren't even using those abnormal balls back then.
As for the Shanghai court, looks super fast compared to most super fast hard courts the Mafioso talks about.
Well, as of yet he hasn't tried to give any reason, I don't see what it would be but I suppose he might still surprise us. Unless he has given up but is reluctant to admit it. Admitting you're wrong is somewhat of an unusual incident in here. Me, I'm regularly wrong about something and not afraid to admit it. If he still thinks I'm wrong here, he still got time to tell us why.
Good to see Shanghai is fast. I was hoping it would be.