Originally Posted by rocketassist
Fish is spot on.
It doesn't help the players' health either as Nadal's pullout testifies. Slower than ass hard courts kill joints and damage limbs. Get rid.
nadal would himself like the surfaces faster.....his top spin forehands won't sit up to get spanked on fast courts and his serve slides away on slick surfaces making it more difficult.....he is at his best when on the run and defending.....slow surfaces don't benefit him as much as people think.....
he is a player who got rid of karlovic on fast grass of queen's club as early as in 2007.....he will still have some trouble returning players like karlovic on fast courts but he proved in the past that with sustained match play on fast courts, he is capable of winning.....
for nadal if the court is faster,
ros: liability which can be overcome upon practice and match play.....
backhand: real asset, they will push him to pass off that wing and
he's at his best doing that.....if you give him time, he will dump it in the net......
defense: should we even talk about the greatest retriever ever's defense?