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What is the surface in the Madrid TMS?

LoveFifteen
10-20-2005, 12:53 AM
What is the surface in Madrid?

+alonso
10-20-2005, 01:08 AM
It's Indoors Carpet for me! :)

lau
10-20-2005, 01:20 AM
It`s not carpet.
As far as I know, it`s "Greenset", an acrylic surface ;) (the same or very similar to the 2004 Houston Masters Cup)

+alonso
10-20-2005, 01:22 AM
Ohhh i see! I thought Greenset was the trademark ;) Thanks!

LoveFifteen
10-20-2005, 01:23 AM
Thanks for answering my question.

What kind of surface is Greenset? Is it a fast surface? Does it have a low bounce?

Just curious.

lau
10-20-2005, 01:24 AM
Both carpet and "acrylic" surfaces are named after their trademarks ;)

lau
10-20-2005, 01:26 AM
Google it, you`ll find the official site of the company (or sites about the surface) very quickly... It`s quite hard for me to explain it in English :lol: ;)

spec7er
10-20-2005, 01:38 AM
It's a hardcourt right? I think it was TBE who said that when you hear the feet of the players squeaking that would mean its hardcourt and if it's silent then it would be carpet. And I don't get why they just say the maker of the surface and not really the actual surface.

lau
10-20-2005, 01:46 AM
Yes, it is hardcourt. But there are quite some differences between different hard courts. I guess that`s why they are named after the trademark...
This surface is actually not sooo fast... I heard that if you open your hand really really opened, the Greenset is as hard as the palm of your hand.... But I don´t know if it`s true because I never touched a Greenset court ;)

Lee
10-20-2005, 01:46 AM
And I don't get why they just say the maker of the surface and not really the actual surface.

I think it's because different maker, the surface will be slightly different.

And it's indoor hard court.

NYCtennisfan
10-20-2005, 02:16 AM
It winds up to be a little bit faster than a fast outdoor hardcourt and slower than a true carpet like we will see in Paris.