Originally Posted by R.Federer
Its just that (speaking for my self), leyton has complained in Melbourne that his own country's tournament has slowed down the surface this year, which is not to his advantage. His best results are on the fast surface, and worst result on slow surface. So this is why I am surprised by "criticized".
I think Lleyton would prefer more a Greenset as the last masters cup in Houston than a carpet . And i would say Federer prefers more a Decoturf than carpet.
I don't think a lot of players in the circuit loves playing on carpet, maybe big servers like this surface but only due to their serve is a great weapon, but i doubt that a lot of big servers really enjoy playing on carpet.
If we made a poll among ATP players surely hard court and clay would be the two favourite surfaces . Grass and carpet i dont' think both surfaces would add up together more than a 20% of votes .
As Federer says, to play well on grass you gotta love this surface as Federer does .
But not all the big servers love grass and carpet, in fact Safin hates grass ( Source about Safin : After his defeat last year in Wimbledon he said it was a twaddle to come back to Wimbledon cuz for him it was almost impossible to play well on grass ...It seems Lundgren has changed Safin's mentality this year )
In my opinion players as Federer, Hewitt and Roddick are more comfortable playing on hard courts ( except rebound ace ) than playing on carpet.