Originally Posted by ClutchOnandWin
For fellow uneducated in tennis, teenage trolls, viewing this thread your comrade has made.
String technology came in during the 90s and the game became somewhat slower and the start to constructing mechnically player's like Nadal began. During the early 00s the string technology advanced even more but the idea of slowing courts down came to the forefront. In 2003 it saw the start of this evolvement of tennis courts being made marginally slower.
2004 the courts were marginally slower and the strings had much more grip. By 2006 the slowness peaked and stopped there and the string technology kept on developing. 2004-2007 was Federer's main dominance, this meant he was winning titles durin the era of, as you like to brand it, "defensive tennis". He was beating Hewitt, a grinder with a ball absorbing game year in year out. He beat Hewitt because he lacked any real weapons, the reason he fails to beat other grinders like Djokovic, Murray and Nadal... isn't because the court's are slower than they were when he was beating Hewitt, but because these 3 guys have not only great defensive movement and are solid from the baseline, but also because they can take advantage and attack when the opportunity arises / is right.
I hope I have dumbed that down for you enough to stop making these "bot threads/posts". Thanks.
Absolutely unprovable stuff you are mentioning here. You said that the slow down process was finished by 2007, but that's a lie. In 2008 the Australian Open changed the surfaces to a slower one, and carpet was banned from the tour in 2008 also. Besides that, a lot of tournaments have been finding ways to slow a bit the game, by using different paint, like happened in the us open courts and other HC tournaments. This is stated also by pro players.
Back in 2004-2007 there were still some fast courts. Us open was faster than now. Remember 2007 Madrid and Paris run by Nalbandian?
Go to lie to another thread, troll. Thanks.