Outdoor carpet 89-91?

10-08-2011, 10:37 PM
I raised this question in the thread about Sao Paulo played indoors but on a clay court.

But the ATP-tournaments in Rio and Sao Paulo were played 1989-91 outdoors and on a carpet court? What the hell? That just sounds incredible. Or was it just another hardcourt and for some reason the ATP has once again made a mistake? A bit like with the Melbourne tournament where Pat Cash won in 82 and 83, beating exactly the same players with the exact same scores.

But I believa Brazil has even played some Davis Cup matches on outdoor carpet? So is this some kind of brazilian speciality?

10-08-2011, 11:36 PM
I'd heard of outdoor carpets, but they're all artificial grass.

Those Brazilian tournaments are listed as Supreme, which used to be a big indoor surface. Not sure why you'd use it outdoors, and am a bit doubtful about its resistance to weather, so maybe it's just a typo?

10-09-2011, 01:13 AM
Were the those outdoor carpet courts fast?