Originally Posted by Jverweij
it looks faster than last year to me...
Most people characterized it as much after the way Federer dismantled Nadal on those courts, but really, it's just a low bouncing surface. In that sense, it might carry the ball forward a bit more than the average surface, which guys like Fed capitalize on with first-strike tennis, but the court speed is pretty moderate. It didn't seem to give much back when the bigger hitters unloaded on it.