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U.S. Open Will Use Blue Courts for Better Vision


WHITE PLAINS, New York (May 16) - The U.S. Open will use blue instead of green tennis courts this year in an attempt to make balls easier to see for players and TV viewers.

The area outside the court's lines will stay green, U.S. Tennis Association spokesman Chris Widmaier said on Monday.

Blue courts also will be used for the 10 tournaments in the US Open Series, the summer hard-court circuit leading up to the season's final Grand Slam.

The first event with the new color will be the RCA Championships at Indianapolis from July 18-24.



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I don't know what blue they're thinking of but it's probably going to look a lot like the courts at Indian Wells. Although personally I really liked the lighter blue courts at Athens last year!

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I'll bet this is all done strictly to favor the Americans.

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Benz Cup in LA is already blue isn't it?

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It might be, Fee. But yea, I think it's great all the USO Series courts blue. I like the blue

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I thought Cinncy etc were purple?

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Yeah, I thought some USO Series tournaments were purple courts.
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Some of them may already have been, but I think the point is that they're adopting it for ALL the tourneys now

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I'll bet this is all done strictly to favor the Americans.
Just like Roland Garros has red courts to favor the Latin Europeans and South Americans? Seriously, the color makes no difference. Colors in tennis courts are just for aesthetic value.
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Just like Roland Garros has red courts to favor the Latin Europeans and South Americans? Seriously, the color makes no difference. Colors in tennis courts are just for aesthetic value.
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I might buy a ticket so I could indulge in some good-natured heckling, yes.

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Some of them may already have been, but I think the point is that they're adopting it for ALL the tourneys now
The US Open series was a huge success last year so maybe this is just another way to streamline all the tournaments?

Personally, I like the purple courts myself. You can see the ball very well and it's purdy.

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Personally, I like the purple courts myself. You can see the ball very well and it's purdy.
Yeah, I love it! Good choice by the USTA

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