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New surface on the horizon: GLASS

Although, this may have been taken as a joke by many people, here are more details about this potential new surface, that would permit tennis to enter a new century of high technology impregnated into the sport. The floor can be used to accurately pinpoint the ball anywhere it lands (much higher than the Hawkeye system) and it can also be used to track the player's movements, actively being able to show movement statistics to spectators and even to players.

If this surface gets accepted by the ATP, its bounce can be adjusted just like hard courts, but players will have less problems with movement as the surface will not be as tough as the hard courts. The visual displays will also be helpful to track the ball during a match so that spectators can see more of what is going on.

The new glass floor

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wow no need for ice anymore


...and why did they use hardcourts at all, in the past, instead of glass, just without the electronic additions?

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not possible.

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Against JesusFed anyone would look fairly average. Djokovic would have been destroyed even worse had he (Djokovic) faced Roger in that semi-final.
And no, he (Murray) is not overrated. He's technically a better grass player than Djokovic is.
Those three titles the Serb give him statistics on the surface than he does, considering he plays the same damn way he does on clay and still wins the title. Slow as fuck grass does that. It's the same for Nadal during 2006-11.
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not possible.
... to post more than a 2 word sentence or provide a logical argument. I know, MTF new posters have it so tough.
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If you post logically , then I can argue .
But stuff. like glass surface ?
Will it happen in 50 years?
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Against JesusFed anyone would look fairly average. Djokovic would have been destroyed even worse had he (Djokovic) faced Roger in that semi-final.
And no, he (Murray) is not overrated. He's technically a better grass player than Djokovic is.
Those three titles the Serb give him statistics on the surface than he does, considering he plays the same damn way he does on clay and still wins the title. Slow as fuck grass does that. It's the same for Nadal during 2006-11.
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Re: New surface on the horizon: GLASS

Is the surface not dangerous? I haven't seen the video, since it's not working. But glass would indicate very slippery to me and potentially dangerous.

Though from a viewing perspective and if the accuracy of the calls is good, then I'm all up for it.
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Is the surface not dangerous? I haven't seen the video, since it's not working. But glass would indicate very slippery to me and potentially dangerous.

Though from a viewing perspective and if the accuracy of the calls is good, then I'm all up for it.
Not if they treat it in some way. I doubt it will look like real glass.
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If you post logically , then I can argue .
But stuff. like glass surface ?
Will it happen in 50 years?
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I have not posted anything that is illogical. You have no idea about technology, nor tennis, so why post here of all places?

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Is the surface not dangerous? I haven't seen the video, since it's not working. But glass would indicate very slippery to me and potentially dangerous.

Though from a viewing perspective and if the accuracy of the calls is good, then I'm all up for it.
I thought so at first as well, but no, it is not slippery in any way, as long as the proper humidity is maintained. It surely cannot be used in outdoor conditions yet, but it can be developed in time, with either a new layer that can protect against loss of adherence or a coating to the glass that only affects that laser effect in a minor way.
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Can it be made into clay? Otherwise it has no chance of being a surface as long as Tony's the one in charge.
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Can it be made into clay? Otherwise it has no chance of being a surface as long as Tony's the one in charge.
Nadal would have no argument this time, because the surface won't be slippery, nor hard on the knees.
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at people thinking there isn't glass that has enough strength to play Tennis on...

Mark Lenders banged your girlfriend, I'm sorry to tell you that mate.
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Although, this may have been taken as a joke by many people, here are more details about this potential new surface, that would permit tennis to enter a new century of high technology impregnated into the sport. The floor can be used to accurately pinpoint the ball anywhere it lands (much higher than the Hawkeye system) and it can also be used to track the player's movements, actively being able to show movement statistics to spectators and even to players.

If this surface gets accepted by the ATP, its bounce can be adjusted just like hard courts, but players will have less problems with movement as the surface will not be as tough as the hard courts. The visual displays will also be helpful to track the ball during a match so that spectators can see more of what is going on.

The new glass floor
Wow, that looks really impressive! If the upper layer of the surface can be made so that it's not slippery like ordinary glass then it looks fantastic! And the floor can be used for different ballgames with the LED lights changing the lines, really cool!

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Re: New surface on the horizon: GLASS

The real question is: How will they slow it down?

You know it's coming.
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Player won't want to smash their rackets on this surface.
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