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Who owns the carpet?

monicain
12-31-2003, 06:17 PM
The ATP tour now is more than evident that every court has their own king.
Ferrero owns clay, with his TMSs and a constant great outcome at Paris every year til his eventually victory. Not to mention his record in the clay season, which leads above all the players' in the field. Federer went through the grass season unbeaten, and with his classic volley, had defeated big-serve Roddick and MarkP on grass en route to the trophy.Roddick nearly went invincible through the Hardcourt season with only a loss to Henman before he went on to collect his 2TMSs and a GS.

http://2003.rolandgarros.com/images/pics/large/bv_0608ferrerocoup.jpg http://championships.wimbledon.org/images/pics/large/b_13_federer04_epa.jpg
http://www.usopen.org/images/pics/large/b_day14_020Roddick.jpg
The question is: then who owns the Carpet? From past performances, esp at TMS Paris, I'd think Safin is the one to rule such surface. Any idea?

Deboogle!.
12-31-2003, 06:20 PM
I dunno... Henman is quite good on carpet as well, since it's similar to grass. There are a few others as well that are escaping me right now

maratski
12-31-2003, 06:22 PM
Safin's good on carpet, but not the best. He won twice in Paris and was a finalist once, he won twice in St. Petersburg, but he hasn't done too well in other indoor tournaments. I have this feeling Federer is better on indoor courts, but I still need to check his indoor results to back that up ;)

star
12-31-2003, 06:23 PM
How many tournaments are played on carpet?

Lendl was the carpet king, and then Sampras, but it seems to me that now there are few tournaments on carpet.

Deboogle!.
12-31-2003, 06:26 PM
I agree. I hear Safin is quite the womanizer. :)

*cough* *sputter* *falls on floor dying of laughter*

star
12-31-2003, 06:27 PM
Ok. I answered my own question. 5

Milan, Lyon, Kremlin Cup, Basel, and Paris.

maratski
12-31-2003, 06:29 PM
I agree. I hear Safin is quite the womanizer. :)

:haha:

MisterQ
12-31-2003, 06:33 PM
Regarding the hard courts, I would say Roddick own the fast hard courts, but Agassi is still king on slower courts & rebound ace. (Miami/Australia).

In terms of carpet, it isn't clear to me who owns it, except for tangerine's perceptive point regarding Safin! :lol:

star
12-31-2003, 06:34 PM
lol. but give the credit where it's due. Only Tangy could have come up with that one. :)

oops............................................. that edit button. :)

maratski
12-31-2003, 06:34 PM
Now I have a question. What's the difference between indoor carpet and indoor hard?

TennisLurker
12-31-2003, 06:34 PM
Safin is the best player on carpet.


Henman, Federer, Nalbandian are also very good.

Henman won the Paris tms, he won Basel twice, most of the 11 titles he won were indoors hardcourt or carpet.

Roger plays half of the year indoors.

David on Carpet has lost only to Marat and Rainer, this year he reached the final of Basel on Carpet defeating Henman and Roddick in his way but he could not play the final because of Injury.
Last year he won Basel, defeating Henman, Gonzalez and Federer.
He only played Paris Indoors once, last year, he defeated Myrni (a great player on carpet) but lost to Marat (the best player on carpet).
He also lost to Marat on carpet in a davis cup match.

Deboogle!.
12-31-2003, 06:35 PM
lol. but give the credit where it's due. Only Tangy could have come up with that one. :)

OH YEA ain't that the truth!!!!!

MisterQ
12-31-2003, 06:37 PM
lol. but give the credit where it's due. Only Tangy could have come up with that one. :)

oops............................................. that edit button. :)

wow, you are quick!

yeah, I edited it the instant after I submitted it, but you saw the mistake anyway. lol

TennisLurker
12-31-2003, 06:37 PM
Lendl was probably the best player on carpet ever, in the 90's Sampras was the king on carpet, Kafelnikov and Enquist were also very good.

star
12-31-2003, 06:38 PM
wow, you are quick!

yeah, I edited it the instant after I submitted it, but you saw the mistake anyway. lol

I must have clicked onto the thread just as you submitted it. :)

*Ljubica*
12-31-2003, 08:36 PM
I agree. I hear Safin is quite the womanizer. :)

:haha: Know I'm a bit late, but had to say thanks for giving me a laugh on the last day of 2003!

My own answer to the question would be either Roger, Tim Henman or David - note that I'm giving him his correct spelling tonight tangy, as it's his Birthday tomorrow!!!

And as I'm just about to go out to a New year's Eve Party (it's 9.30pm here now), just wanted to take this opportunity to say A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone who posts here - hope we can look forward to a great 2004 season and a happy and healthy 2004 to ALL our players :)

star
12-31-2003, 09:10 PM
Happy New Year, Rosie!!

It's still early here, but I've got champagne chilling. :)

MisterQ
12-31-2003, 09:56 PM
Happy New Year! :yippee: :music: :aparty: :banana: :drink: :dance:

Action Jackson
01-01-2004, 03:14 AM
Martina Navratilova would be the King of carpet.

Prophetic
01-01-2004, 03:24 AM
I agree. I hear Safin is quite the womanizer. :)

I wanna be just like you someday, OJ. LMFAO!!

I love you, lol

tripthemighty
01-01-2004, 03:59 AM
Now I have a question. What's the difference between indoor carpet and indoor hard?

The difference between indoor carpet and indoor hard is obviously just the court surface. Hard courts are concrete, sometimes overlayed with some type of rubber mix. It's a very fast court, the fastest on the tour. Most players find it's easier to run along because there's little slip. The balls also react consistently, making it easier to be accurate repeatedly.

Carpet is very similar to hard court, with the exception that the carpet slows the ball slightly. But it's still faster than grass. The friction created between the ball and the carpet slows it, but the bouce is still predictable. Most carpet courts are actually constructed on top of hard courts.

J. Corwin
01-01-2004, 05:17 AM
Yes, Happy New Year to everyone. :)

Tingu
01-01-2004, 05:33 AM
Happy New Year every1!!!! :dance:

Experimentee
01-01-2004, 12:07 PM
I think Federer is the best player indoors, but I keep forgetting which tournaments are indoor hard and which are indoor carpet.

Action Jackson
01-03-2004, 08:42 AM
Milan, Moscow, Lyon, Basle, St. Petersburg and TMC Paris are on carpet, the others are indoor hard.

Leo
01-04-2004, 12:31 AM
Lendl was probably the best player on carpet ever, in the 90's Sampras was the king on carpet, Kafelnikov and Enquist were also very good.

And Kucera. :worship:

Leo
01-04-2004, 12:33 AM
I agree that Safin is the King of Carpet, due to his successful results in Paris, Basel, and Lyon.

Catsou
01-04-2004, 05:07 AM
Safin has a pretty good record on carpet IMHO:

SINGLES CAREER TITLES on carpet:

2002--Paris TMS
2001--St. Petersburg
2000-- Paris Indoor, St. Petersburg

FINALIST

1999--Paris Indoor;


DOUBLES FINALIST on carpet:

2002--St. Petersburg;
2001--St. Petersburg;
1999--Moscow

monicain
01-07-2004, 03:55 PM
Seems like there's no potential candidate ;)