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The Madrid altitude fairy-tales thread

Rogiman
10-14-2007, 04:42 PM
Every year we have to hear about that rubbish, so let's put it all together once and for all:

[1] Madrid's 600m above sea-level make the Everest look pale in comparison.

[2] Balls are flying so high they hardly touch the floor.

[3] Gravitation is so weak, players play with stones tied to their feet to stay on court.

[4] Due to lack of oxygen players are obligated to carry oxygen tanks onto court.

No question altitude is the major factor in Madrid.

Henry Chinaski
10-15-2007, 05:45 PM
windows at the venue must remain shut at all times or the spectators will be sucked right out.

Mateya
10-15-2007, 07:20 PM
:haha: :haha: I love this :haha: :rolls:

Really, what is under 1000m is almost nothing. I played on 1m and 700m and there is no difference for me.
The feeling is like you can crack the ball harder, but thats all. If you have a little ability to adjust you should be fine. :)

Mexico city on 2200m is probably more problematic.

Action Jackson
10-17-2007, 09:13 AM
Every year we have to hear about that rubbish, so let's put it all together once and for all:

[1] Madrid's 600m above sea-level make the Everest look pale in comparison.

[2] Balls are flying so high they hardly touch the floor.

[3] Gravitation is so weak, players play with stones tied to their feet to stay on court.

[4] Due to lack of oxygen players are obligated to carry oxygen tanks onto court.

No question altitude is the major factor in Madrid.

This is why if I was in charge of the ATP, there'd be an event in La Paz with a best of 5 set finals.

These suggestions have been covered in the Reform the ATP thread, the ballkids must provide oxygen at the change of ends.

They just finished a challenger in Quito, that would be highest venue now.