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Nadal's take on wimby courts

Silvester
07-02-2010, 11:53 AM
Bad news for anyone hoping that the surface might give Andy Murray the edge over Rafael Nadal in their semi-final. According to the Spaniard, Wimbledon is not now a grass court tournament. Deep in the second week of the Championships, with scarcely any rain having fallen, the lawns are turning into his favourite surface.

"The courts are playing perfect," he smiles happily. "Is dry. Lot of clay behind the baseline. Perfect."



Even Nadal admitting it's no longer a grass court out there.

Sapeod
07-02-2010, 11:54 AM
:o :o :o :O Lucky Nadal. The courts won't play completely like clay though, so there's always a chance he'll still lose.

Luinir
07-02-2010, 11:55 AM
Source?

scoobs
07-02-2010, 11:55 AM
Seem to be playing more like hardcourts to me.

Advantage Murray :D

A_Skywalker
07-02-2010, 11:56 AM
In the service area its still grass, its clay only behind the baseline, where the ball doesnt land in play. It affects only the movement.

Silvester
07-02-2010, 11:57 AM
Source?

wimby website

http://www.wimbledon.org/en_GB/news/articles/2010-07-01/201007011277981861573.html

Luinir
07-02-2010, 11:59 AM
Thanks.

bokehlicious
07-02-2010, 11:59 AM
That's part of ATP evil plan to make every surface suitable to their golden boy... :zzz:

Time Violation
07-02-2010, 12:02 PM
Green green clay of home. :p

Matt01
07-02-2010, 12:04 PM
"The courts are playing perfect," he smiles happily. "Is dry. Lot of clay behind the baseline. Perfect."



Even Nadal admitting it's no longer a grass court out there.


Well, that's what happens after playing on a grass court for almost two weeks.

Sapeod
07-02-2010, 12:05 PM
In the service area its still grass, its clay only behind the baseline, where the ball doesnt land in play. It affects only the movement.
Oh yeah :lol: That will make getting winners against him even harder though :o

peribsen
07-02-2010, 12:26 PM
:o :o :o :O Lucky Nadal. The courts won't play completely like clay though, so there's always a chance he'll still lose.

Nadal has already played 3 finals on a row here when the grass was faster and very wet (remember 2008 constantly being interrupted by rain). So dry conditions may improve his chances, but stop behaving like he had no chance on fast, wet grass, because it simply is not true.

Well, today is sure to be a great day: either my fave gets to his 4th final in the greatest slam of them all, or a Scot whom I've always liked teaches the English how to get there.

I'd much prefer the first outcome, but I'll sincerely enjoy the second one if it happens. Just hope Murray doesn´t beat Nadal only to stumble on the last step. That wouldn't do Andy, if you beat Nadal you have to take the crown.

Har-Tru
07-02-2010, 12:29 PM
Go watch finals from 30 years ago, there was hardly any grass left back then.

Priam
07-02-2010, 12:50 PM
Nadal was being sarcastic in the presser. It sounds true though.

Kworb
07-02-2010, 01:00 PM
It's the harder and denser soil that also makes the courts a lot less like the old grass courts. That's another reason S/V died, the balls bounce so much higher these days, it's child's play to hit passing shots.

Sillyrabbit
07-02-2010, 01:03 PM
He loves being PC in 99% of his pressers, wouldn't expect him to say any different.

Nidhogg
07-02-2010, 01:08 PM
It's much easier to slide on the little grass which is left than on the dirt behind the baseline anyway. :yeah:

@Sweet Cleopatra
07-02-2010, 01:10 PM
I am scared, don't think he will win

Commander Data
07-02-2010, 01:14 PM
I am scared, don't think he will win

Remember Murray tears in AO? Have some mercy with the poor guy.

green25814
07-02-2010, 01:25 PM
So you're saying Nadal got taken to five sets against Petzchner on clay?

FormerRafaFan
07-02-2010, 01:29 PM
I just hope Nadal didn't jinx himself by saying that.

Fiberlight1
07-02-2010, 02:47 PM
So you're saying Nadal got taken to five sets against Petzchner on clay?

What didn't you understand about little rain and second week?

Serenidad
07-02-2010, 04:33 PM
:rolleyes: Vegetarian diet.

Topspin Forehand
07-02-2010, 09:37 PM
True. Big advantage to Nadal on a clay court.

Corey Feldman
07-02-2010, 10:14 PM
so we know 2 things that happen in the 2nd week of Wimbledon every year

-the courts play slow as hell
-Nadal somehow recoveres from 1st week struggles and knee injuries

what else is new


from
http://www.menstennisforums.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=212443&d=1277675359

too (look at sly look to uncle Toni)
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/92/fullj.c8f6cd40fff6c00762d63710e0ca7b06/c8f6cd40fff6c00762d63710e0ca7b06-getty-98881610mh043_the_champions.jpg