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Old 07-29-2011, 02:18 PM   #38
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Default Re: 1994 WIMBLEDON ("FAST GRASS") vs. 2011 WIMBLEDON ("SLOW GRASS"): INTERESTING RESU

Makes you think how the stats would look if they did NOT slow down grass. Since racket technology and the overall strength off players have improved so much they would have stunning numbers on fast grass. Some guys on the tour that average around 200kmh on their FS would serve so many aces that it wouldn't even be funny. (Karlovic/Isner/Roddick/Soderling etc). Even on slow grass they can get a pretty sick payoff with big serves.

With that in mind it was probably the right decision to slow the grass down. It surely created different Wimbledon winners but it prevented the all serve contest that could have happened otherwise. I think most organizers are obsessed with having the top4 guys making deep runs. Most of the tour is slow court so the top guys in the ranking doesn't necessarily want fast courts. Just makes them more vulnerable. They want as much points in play as possible because that lowers the risk of being upset early in a tournament.
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