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Rebound Ace = Green Clay?

Jimnik
01-20-2006, 05:53 PM
So, today we saw Ferrer beat Ancic, Robredo beat Blake and Gaudio almost reached the 4th round of a hard court slam :eek: This was on the day after Juan Ignacio Chela took out Lleyton Hewitt. After his match, Lleyton claimed the courts were even slower than in 2005, inspite of the new "faster" Wilson balls. Do these results prove that he's right?

Not that I'm defending his comments. It's ridiculous to whine about the surface when there are already two grand slams played on fast courts. The Australian Open should be working in the best interest of tennis, not Lleyton Hewitt. But do these courts suit the clay players now more than ever?

If they are so slow, why is Andy Roddick having no problems this year? Would Rafael Nadal have been the favourite, if he'd been fully fit?

Thoughts please!

ClaycourtaZzZz.
01-20-2006, 05:55 PM
If it would be clay, Gaudio would have won easily.:rolleyes::fiery:

ReturnWinner
01-20-2006, 05:57 PM
hehe u are right murraymount :yeah: :sad:

ferrer can play pretty good on hard courts he showed it last year

El Legenda
01-20-2006, 05:58 PM
okay now, how is Ljubicic winning than :)

mongo
01-20-2006, 06:14 PM
1. can't slide on Rebound Ace
2. ball doesn't get heavier because it's not soiled with clay

madmanfool
01-20-2006, 06:16 PM
okay now, how is Ljubicic winning than :)

With great tennis, duh :)

The majority are players who play well on slow hard courts(the slower the better i would say), you can't deny that. Just look at them:

Haas, Andreev, Davydenko, Chela, Vliegen, Ferrero, Horna, Coria, Gaudio, Ferrer, Robredo, Johansson, Baghdatis,....

They are either gravel specialists or extremely solid players who rarely makes unforced errors.

Rosa Luxembourg
01-20-2006, 06:41 PM
no. ball doesn't bounce up on green clay

*Viva Chile*
01-20-2006, 06:52 PM
1. can't slide on Rebound Ace
2. ball doesn't get heavier because it's not soiled with clay
Obviously :yeah: and for this it's impossible to compare Clay to Rebound Ace ;)

Jimnik
01-20-2006, 07:03 PM
Ok, maybe the title of the thread gives the wrong impression. Off course it's not exactly green clay - it's a metaphor. My point is simply that the courts are slower than they were last year and the clay court players have a slight advantage over the grass players.

rofe
01-20-2006, 08:13 PM
Actually, I think this surface is a lot fairer than clay because:

a) The surface is slower than say the US Open and allows the clay courters more time to construct points from way behind the baseline.

b) Bounce is the same as a clay court so that benefits clay courters since using topspin is an advantage on this surface

c) Hitting the ball flat is not penalized by the surface so this benefits hard court players

d) Hitting a ball with power is not penalized so this benefits hard court players

RaVeR
01-20-2006, 08:14 PM
THE COURT IS SLOW FOR SURE :sad::fiery:

madmanfool
01-20-2006, 08:33 PM
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b) Bounce is the same as a clay court so that benefits clay courters since using topspin is an advantage on this surface


???? lol :haha: