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Do players practice in the wind to prepare for the Open?

brent-o
09-10-2010, 01:38 AM
This might be a stupid question, because I'm not sure if it's this windy at the Open every year. But after seeing how certain players handle windy conditions so poorly, I started wondering whether players anticipate wind being a problem at the Open and practice in similar conditions before the tournament starts. Or do you think their attitude is just that if it happens, they'll learn to adjust?

Action Jackson
09-10-2010, 01:43 AM
Got to have much better footwork than usual in the wind and change the targets depending on the way the wind is blowing.

No, they don't go and hit tennis balls in wind tunnels.

Sometimes it's just a small hit in the wind or they hit indoors as not to fuck their timing up.

brent-o
09-10-2010, 01:46 AM
Got to have much better footwork than usual in the wind and change the targets depending on the way the wind is blowing.

No, they don't go and hit tennis balls in wind tunnels.

Sometimes it's just a small hit in the wind or they hit indoors as not to fuck their timing up.

Lol that seems like it would be one of those special Dubai exhibition photos, like the helipad.