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I knew this thread would be delightful after I saw the title.

Great decision, AO.

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Australian Open organizers know what's best for the sport.

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Ugh, dull tards...
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If they just wanted to help Stosur, why were the balls changed for the men, as well?
Because they always used the same balls only US Open uses different balls. The thing is Stosur's problem is not the surface or the balls, but the fact that it in Australia and the pressure is really weighing on her big time. Just stage all her matches to a remote location, maybe then she will not bomb in the first week.
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Disgusting.
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I'm glad there are articles like this that will let the haters write freely
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Yes, adding so much topspin has made the game so much more exciting, meaning aggressive players have to hit 5 should-be winners to end the point



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why is it the aim of the tour to make every court play as much like a clay court as possible, its disgusting however we cant blame nadal or his fans its the fucking tour organisers thinking they know what the fans want. we want a variety, so we need some extreme slow and extreme fast courts and a majority of medium paced courts as they produce the highest quality of tennis imo. I don't want serve fests or serve and volley every point, I want tennis like at shanghai though, where attacking tennis is rewarded.

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why is it the aim of the tour to make every court play as much like a clay court as possible, its disgusting however we cant blame nadal or his fans its the fucking tour organisers thinking they know what the fans want. we want a variety, so we need some extreme slow and extreme fast courts and a majority of medium paced courts as they produce the highest quality of tennis imo. I don't want serve fests or serve and volley every point, I want tennis like at shanghai though, where attacking tennis is rewarded.
you may want china tennis but i want american HC and clay tennis, now what?
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Re: Lively balls for AO 2014

I believe the OZ's assumption is a bit off, coz lively balls doesn't equal automatic Rafa advantage in my book.

Lively balls means more advantage for serve and flat striking, while slower balls means more retrieved balls and less serve advantage, which is what the main guys' advantage comes from.

More lively balls sounds to me as advantage for serve bots, aggressive players and technical shot makers, so Todd's assumption might be actually wrong.

If i had to chose the balls to play a solid retriever, i'd take the fasted balls possible, so i can put him under pressure starting with the serve and take advantage a bit easier from longer rallies, where taking the BH on the rise puts him a bit in uncomfortable position.

coz with fluffier dead balls there's nothing an attacking player can do against a very good retriever.

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The Toni Nadal mafia has definitely taken over the tennis world. So sad.
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Even the AO organizers want some real tennis next year and not the circus acts they got during recent years.

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