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11-10-2012 01:06 PM
Tag
Re: Why was carpet ended?

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Originally Posted by duarte_a View Post
Thank god TPD is banned. Was tired of reading the "noserer" BS. Now we need noserer the user to get banned as well.
no

the good Dr adds some variety to this place

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Originally Posted by TigerTim View Post
There was a few slower hard courts. Aussie Open was always slower than USO, Miami Masters was always on the slow side, as were some of the Asian tourneys in the 90s
exactly. canada/montreal was never quick either

fast carpet courts were at the end of the year

paris, vienna, stockholm, stuttgart, hannover
11-10-2012 11:26 AM
TigerTim
Re: Why was carpet ended?

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Originally Posted by latso View Post
No, grass was faster and the bounce was lower.

Carpet was faster than the old days' hard.

So there was Grass, indoors carpet, indoors hard, outdoors hard and the only slow surface was clay.

That's also why Emilio Sanchez doesn't have a singles slam and would have had a dozen otherwise.
There was a few slower hard courts. Aussie Open was always slower than USO, Miami Masters was always on the slow side, as were some of the Asian tourneys in the 90s
11-10-2012 11:04 AM
Ilovetheblues_86
Re: Why was carpet ended?





(for the guy that wanted to know how is carpet)
11-10-2012 10:26 AM
Uncle Latso
Re: Why was carpet ended?

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Originally Posted by duarte_a View Post
Thank god TPD is banned. Was tired of reading the "noserer" BS. Now we need noserer the user to get banned as well.
I can think of at least one more tbh..
11-10-2012 09:44 AM
duarte_a
Re: Why was carpet ended?

Thank god TPD is banned. Was tired of reading the "noserer" BS. Now we need noserer the user to get banned as well.
11-10-2012 09:32 AM
Uncle Latso
Re: Why was carpet ended?

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Originally Posted by End da Game View Post
is carpet actually faster than wimbly grass (pre-nadal slowness)
No, grass was faster and the bounce was lower.

Carpet was faster than the old days' hard.

So there was Grass, indoors carpet, indoors hard, outdoors hard and the only slow surface was clay.

That's also why Emilio Sanchez doesn't have a singles slam and would have had a dozen otherwise.
11-10-2012 01:52 AM
Tag
Re: Why was carpet ended?

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Originally Posted by TigerTim View Post
Pistol Mugpras cannot be excused. His deceitful removal of carpet from the WtF and terrible all serve game is as much to blame as any other.
oh, you
11-10-2012 12:30 AM
Travod
Re: Why was carpet ended?

Can someone explain the surface?

When I see it mentioned I literally think of people playing on like a shag carpet.
11-10-2012 12:18 AM
TigerTim
Re: Why was carpet ended?

Pistol Mugpras cannot be excused. His deceitful removal of carpet from the WtF and terrible all serve game is as much to blame as any other.
11-10-2012 12:14 AM
Topspindoctor
Re: Why was carpet ended?

Carpet was too fast for Noserer. He was afraid to meet Nadal there.
11-10-2012 12:11 AM
Honestly
Re: Why was carpet ended?

Uncle Mafiosi
11-10-2012 12:07 AM
Sunset of Age
Re: Why was carpet ended?

As far as my memory serves me, it was BOTH Federer and Nadal who complained about the carpet surfaces citing lame injury excuses and who eventually managed to get rid of the most of it.
If I ever recall a moment of resenting them both, it was that one.

I don't think their complaints were Reason #1 for the ATP to abandon it, rather that the ATP found it pretty convenient that these two lobbied for what would turn out more homogenization of the court surfaces, something the ATP was already inclined to do.

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Originally Posted by Topspindoctor View Post
Clay isn't a pusher surface - Mugray sucks on it after all.
11-09-2012 10:39 PM
Raiden
Re: Why was carpet ended?

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Originally Posted by Sophocles View Post
Ankle injuries I think.
That was the provided excuse.

But the reason was of course Tio Toni.
11-09-2012 09:06 PM
TennisOnWood
Re: Why was carpet ended?

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Originally Posted by End da Game View Post
is carpet actually faster than wimbly grass (pre-nadal slowness)
Not all Carpet courts were ultra fast
11-09-2012 09:01 PM
tnosugar
Re: Why was carpet ended?

i loved reading through this thread
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