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Old 10-11-2012, 12:14 AM   #821
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Default Re: "Speed up the courts and general court speed Thread"

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Originally Posted by Tag View Post
Australian Open has always been a slow hard court, even in eras where the courts played differently

Agassi and Courier dominated there, Sampras was just weird there despite being one of the top 3 hard court players in history

Federer is also nowhere near as good at Australian Open as he is at Wimbledon or Us Open. there's a reason most of his wins came in 2007 or earlier when it was faster

same for Nadal also, despite being great at Miami and Indian Wells, is awful at AO

it's just a very weird slam, always has been

personally, I would rather see Wimbledon and Us Open sped up before AO
You go around making these claims but in terms of results, this is RF's best slam consistency wise (10 straight years with SFs if he makes the SF in 2013). He's won 4 times and lost one final compared to winning 5 times and losing one final at the USO. Not that much of a difference.
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Davis Cup should never have really mattered in the GOAT discussion anyway since it's a team event. If you're talking about the GOAT singles player then you should mainly look at individual results.
If some unknown talent came out of some random tiny country (no chance to win DC) and won 20 slams, no one would give a single shit if that player didn't have DC. The fact is, success in DC is largely determined by what country you come from or play for in the first place, which most players haven't had any control over.
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