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Rebound Ace on the way out?

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Bring back the grass!!!
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Re: Rebound Ace on the way out?

grass would be great, since there are no MS tournaments on grass, 2 majors would be pretty cool...

or a US open fast surface would also be good...

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Re: Rebound Ace on the way out?

As if any current australian player could win the AO on grass today

I found very difficult that they bring back the grass AO courts. And if they do it, the AO will go down and non aussie players will tend to not play there, like it happened in the 70's and 80's. Grass is not a surface that many players could play there, with Wimbledon is enough.

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As if any current australian player could win the AO on grass today

I found very difficult that they bring back the grass AO courts. And if they do it, the AO will go down and non aussie players will tend to not play there, like it happened in the 70's and 80's. Grass is not a surface that many players could play there, with Wimbledon is enough.
lol AO wont go down, they would play there, its tournaments in preparation for AO, the reaosn why players didnt play there was the distance,it had nothing to do with the grass... besies what "players" would not play there, gaudio, massu, montanes?? what a loss... name me a top 30 that would not show up?
Plus it would help weed out the robredos' and davydenko's of the top 10, which is always good...

ps. dont bring your bias towards clay into this, some people like to see players actually come up to the net, and not play 15 ft behind the baseline...

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[QUOTE]When we have the facts and the numbers we'll be able to say, 'Here is the surface, this is the surface that's affordable, that's the lowest amount of maintenance, there are minimal environmental issues[QUOTE]

That pretty much rules out grass, so it is a question of what version of hard court they will adopt.

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great news. Goodbye excessive twisted ankles and knees, good riddance! If they want a surface that plays similarly to Rebound Ace without the problems, they should talk to whoever runs Miami.

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Yes, bring back the grass in AO and and the clay in the USO!

that would be funny...
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ps. dont bring your bias towards clay into this, some people like to see players actually come up to the net, and not play 15 ft behind the baseline...
Where I mention clay on my previous post???
Or you are developing clarividence or telepathy nowadays?? too much Heroes are you viewing it seems

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Where I mention clay on my previous post???
Or you are developing clarividence or telepathy nowadays?? too much Heroes are you viewing it seems
NO, I have the power of flight not telepathy!!

you seemed offended by the idea of grass, and you are or root for chileans=very good chance your favorite surface is clay..

I would like to see synthetic grass at least for one tourney, if not put the USO hard court out there...

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great news. Goodbye excessive twisted ankles and knees, good riddance! If they want a surface that plays similarly to Rebound Ace without the problems, they should talk to whoever runs Miami.
Grass will never happen at the AO again, they will just bring in decoturf.

Say hello to more hip and joint soreness.

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
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Does anyone know if scientifically or medically speaking, grass is the best for the body out of all the surfaces? it would seem to me it would be, in terms of less injuries and putting less stress on the ankle, knee etc.

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Does anyone know if scientifically or medically speaking, grass is the best for the body out of all the surfaces? it would seem to me it would be, in terms of less injuries and putting less stress on the ankle, knee etc.
Actually clay is the best on the body when it comes to the joint soreness and wear and tear. It's not the surface that's the problem with clay, it's the average length of points and the endurance required.

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
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Re: Rebound Ace on the way out?

I remember the grass at the old AO tournaments--the ball barely bounced up. It was impossible for there to even be a rally fromt he back of the court.

I don't like the Rebound Ace, but if they adopt the same surface at the USO, it will be somewhat boring. The AO's slow surface and high bounce has definitely been a different test for the players on tour.
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Re: Rebound Ace on the way out?

What's the surface used at IW and Miami? Like Deb said, couldn't they use something like that?

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The Miami surface would be good, as long as they stick to a relatively slow surface. The last thing we need is to go back to 3 slams with fast surfaces.

Green American-style clay could also be interesting.
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