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Miami surface/pace

Ad Wim
03-21-2010, 02:00 PM
I'm wondering how fast the surface is in Miami, especially compared to IW. I know IW is a very slow hardcourt, but I thought Miami was as well. A guy like Ferrer making the SF there twice for example. But there also a lot of South-Americans there, but maybe that is because of the Latino vibe.

l_mac
03-21-2010, 02:20 PM
I'm wondering how fast the surface is in Miami, especially compared to IW. I know IW is a very slow hardcourt, but I thought Miami was as well. A guy like Ferrer making the SF there twice for example. But there also a lot of South-Americans there, but maybe that is because of the Latino vibe.

Miami always looks like it plays a lot slower than IW.

LEGENDOFTENNIS
03-21-2010, 02:24 PM
Miami always looks like it plays a lot slower than IW.

Agreed

*bunny*
03-21-2010, 02:30 PM
I hear it's generally more humid in Miami than in IW so the ball feels heavier and doesn't bounce as high. Is that true?

croat123
03-21-2010, 02:40 PM
miami plays slower for sure

Bilbo
03-21-2010, 02:43 PM
slower and windier for sure

Brick Top
03-21-2010, 02:54 PM
we`re getting this kind of threads every single year...

Agrajag
03-21-2010, 02:55 PM
I think I read that its the exact same (very slow) surface, but the conditions makes Miami slower. The desert air in IW makes the ball travels faster, and what Bunny said.

Ad Wim
03-21-2010, 03:23 PM
But it was windy in IW as well, wasn't it? The humidity makes sense, but maybe it will be warmer in Miami which makes the circumstances quicker.

Har-Tru
03-21-2010, 03:35 PM
Slower and lower bouncing than IW. Just like last year. And the year before. And the year before that.

Everko
03-21-2010, 03:37 PM
we`re getting this kind of threads every single year...

Every siongle week. The nostalgiatards are so obsessed with slight differences in ball bounces.

LEGENDOFTENNIS
03-21-2010, 10:45 PM
better conditions for Fed than IW?

Action Jackson
03-21-2010, 10:47 PM
Slower and lower bouncing than IW. Just like last year. And the year before. And the year before that.

And the year before that.

kobulingam
03-21-2010, 11:27 PM
Both are slower than ass. Miami might be a bit slower and lower bouncing. But still both are clard courts.

dodo
03-21-2010, 11:29 PM
better conditions for Fed than IW?

doesn't matter if he's losing to baghdatis

Har-Tru
03-21-2010, 11:35 PM
Both are slower than ass. Miami might be a bit slower and lower bouncing. But still both are clard courts.

LOL

They're my least favourite type of court.

philosophicalarf
03-21-2010, 11:41 PM
By itself, the Miami surface (Laykold) is actually rated a touch faster than IW's (Plexipave IW), principally cos of the lower bounce. However going from 15% humidity at Indian Wells to 4x or 5x that in Miami means airspeed is way lower, so overall slow as ass.

MrChopin
03-21-2010, 11:57 PM
Composed of the same stuff as blue clay. Speed depends on weather and ranges from a high point of "slow as ass" to a low point of "Rafa wins!"

elessar
03-22-2010, 12:04 AM
Composed of the same stuff as blue clay. Speed depends on weather and ranges from a high point of "slow as ass" to a low point of "Rafa wins!"
:hearts:
Why don't you post more :tears:?

l_mac
03-22-2010, 12:05 AM
Composed of the same stuff as blue clay. Speed depends on weather and ranges from a high point of "slow as ass" to a low point of "Rafa wins!"
Fortunately we've yet to see those lows :ras:
:hearts:
Why don't you post more :tears:?

:rolleyes: That :tears: should really be after the question mark.

elessar
03-22-2010, 12:06 AM
Thanks, Linda :hug: Sometimes my overwhelming sadness gets in the way of my posting :sad:.

l_mac
03-22-2010, 12:07 AM
Thanks, Linda :hug: Sometimes my overwhelming sadness gets in the way of my posting :sad:.

No problem, pal :hug:

HKz
03-22-2010, 12:09 AM
doesn't matter if he's losing to baghdatis

As if Baghdatis was never a top 10 player and doesn't deserve to beat the top players. :rolleyes:

guapogreg08
03-22-2010, 01:07 AM
i want madrid to be on blue clay SO badly

moon language
03-22-2010, 01:15 AM
Nadal hasn't won there so it must be faster than Indian Wells.

Am I doing it right?

marcRD
03-22-2010, 01:16 AM
Nadal hasn't won there so it must be faster than Indian Wells.

Am I doing it right?

No, but it bounces lower which is far more important for Nadal than the speed of the court.