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07-14-2016 04:08 PM
Moonball Pusher
Re: "Speed up the courts and general court speed Thread"

How does this clay compare to Wimbledon of today? Interesting, isn't it...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzEL_54_d6c

[youtube]IzEL_54_d6c[/youtube]
07-02-2016 07:12 PM
Triskellion
Re: Speed up the Courts

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Originally Posted by Mike473 View Post
I am just turning 38 years old and watched and played tennis consistently since I was about 12-13 years old. I remember during the 1990's, many folks complained that the courts were too fast. We had some great serve and volley tennis players. Some players, like Sampras, Krajicek etc.. could get hot on serve and basically be unbreakable.

It appears to me that they started to slow the courts down about 10 years ago or so, and may have pushed it too far the other way. For example, my favorite player these days is Nadal. Nadal plays an excited brand of tennis. But, if he were to play on faster grass and hardcourts, I think he would be a lot more vulnerable to big servers than he is today.

Does anyone else think they moved to far the other way on court speeds? Especially on Grass?
Most definitely.

It's pretty sure to us, who have watched tennis since the 90s at least, that Wimbledon especially has become very slow. They changed the surface beneath the grass in 2002 to a harder one, allowing the ball to bounce way higher than before.

They've also killed carpet as requested by prima donnas like Federer and Nadal.
07-02-2016 05:40 PM
zjtennis
Re: "Speed up the courts and general court speed Thread"

Court 1 as usual seems more conducive to aggressive play than CC.
07-02-2016 04:34 PM
Matt01
Re: "Speed up the courts and general court speed Thread"

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Originally Posted by Chokeoria View Post
Anyone noticed that the balls on Centre Court bounce higher than even on Philippe Chatrier?

Disgusting.

No offense but maybe you should check your glasses.
07-02-2016 02:17 PM
Moonball Pusher
Re: "Speed up the courts and general court speed Thread"

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Originally Posted by bjurra View Post
Why would anyone want to see faster courts than these?

I completely understand that people want to speed up tournaments like Indian Wells and Miami and Paris indoor but this one?
07-02-2016 12:50 PM
bjurra
Re: "Speed up the courts and general court speed Thread"

Why would anyone want to see faster courts than these?

I completely understand that people want to speed up tournaments like Indian Wells and Miami and Paris indoor but this one?
07-02-2016 12:09 PM
WawrinkaFan1102
Re: "Speed up the courts and general court speed Thread"

We go through this every year at Wimbledon.

The outer courts are firmer, and they are faster.

The two show courts have been slowed, particularly Court No. 1.

Venus and Serena Williams should be pummelling the ball through the court. Partly it's because of the fact that there needs to be more play on them, and partly due to the ball policy isn't it?
07-02-2016 11:40 AM
FlameOn
Re: "Speed up the courts and general court speed Thread"

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Originally Posted by nadalfan2007 View Post
Tennis doesn't need fast courts. It's an outdated stuff. Modern tennis is about graceful baseline game on slow surfaces where you can enjoy the variability of shots, spin, etc. I would even ban grass courts because they don't suit modern game.
Different styles deserve a chance to shine now and again. I don't think anyone's saying speed up all the courts, just some.
07-02-2016 11:19 AM
Chokeoria
Re: "Speed up the courts and general court speed Thread"

Anyone noticed that the balls on Centre Court bounce higher than even on Philippe Chatrier?

Disgusting.
07-02-2016 10:37 AM
VamosRafaNadal
Re: "Speed up the courts and general court speed Thread"

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Originally Posted by nadalfan2007 View Post
Tennis doesn't need fast courts. It's an outdated stuff. Modern tennis is about graceful baseline game on slow surfaces where you can enjoy the variability of shots, spin, etc. I would even ban grass courts because they don't suit modern game.
07-02-2016 10:11 AM
nadalfan2007
Re: "Speed up the courts and general court speed Thread"

Tennis doesn't need fast courts. It's an outdated stuff. Modern tennis is about graceful baseline game on slow surfaces where you can enjoy the variability of shots, spin, etc. I would even ban grass courts because they don't suit modern game.
07-02-2016 09:33 AM
cmchelsea
Re: "Speed up the courts and general court speed Thread"

I watched a bit if the Serena match yesterday and some of the rallies in that match were painfully long, it felt like I was watching a clay court match at times.
07-02-2016 09:29 AM
zjtennis
Re: "Speed up the courts and general court speed Thread"

Seeing the Del Po-Stan match and even the Federer match where Fed could get so many tight areas and it doesn't fizz through EVEN WHEN THE ROOF WAS ON, I will say it looked like AO more than Wimbledon.
07-02-2016 09:12 AM
ali
Re: "Speed up the courts and general court speed Thread"

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Originally Posted by Cloren View Post
Yeah I'd say the courts looks slower this year, especially Centre Court.
an interesting observation.
is it partly because the moisture of the grass?
does the more humidity make balls heavier?
07-02-2016 08:59 AM
BodyServe
Re: "Speed up the courts and general court speed Thread"

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Originally Posted by FlameOn View Post
Even Del Potro's FH is hampered by this slow-ass grass. More than 2 sets before he hit a FH winner.
Have a look at court #18, not the same speed, at all. Ball is skidding through the court there.
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