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Old 03-31-2012, 06:28 PM   #631
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Anything relevant to say about Mardy's quotes? Or are you still seriously believing that this stupid thread title is valid?
Fish is clearly the only player with an opinion. Djokovic said the other day he likes the slower surfaces at IW and Miami.

But yeah you think it's clearly all the balls.
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:56 PM   #632
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During the weekend I've heard quite a bit of talk from tennis people on major TV networks complaining about these hard courts being way too slow and getting tired of the brand of tennis that they apply to.

One can only hope.
Last year Shanghai was changed to medium-quickish after a super slow year the one before. I think we're headed to a similar backlash like the one in the 90s if this keeps on going.
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:59 PM   #633
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During the weekend I've heard quite a bit of talk from tennis people on major TV networks complaining about these hard courts being way too slow and getting tired of the brand of tennis that they apply to.

One can only hope.
Last year Shanghai was changed to medium-quickish after a super slow year the one before. I think we're headed to a similar backlash like the one in the 90s if this keeps on going.
Yep, they were complaining about court/ball speeds on Eurosport.
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:12 AM   #634
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Wow, I never thought I'd see the day. Next thing we know Wimbledon and USO might not be stupidly slow this year.
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:53 AM   #635
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But, you have to know, at least, something about tennis if you want to register here.
And 86% of MTFerers, or I think we can say. 86% of tennis fans want this problem to finish.

The people is constantly speaking here. We want to speed up the courts.
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:15 AM   #636
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Even the hard courts are not satisfactorily fast. Please speed them up!
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:28 AM   #637
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It's primarily the HCs that we're concerned and annoyed about. They're such a big portion of the tour that slowing them down slows down the average speed of the ATP as a whole.
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Old 04-02-2012, 02:45 AM   #638
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Every important event post RG should be fast. That would be a good balance.
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:24 AM   #639
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fed fans know the majority of opponents have mediocre wing span movement and predictable serves on fast courts too.
the difference is there are 2 great players who will let fed
slice & dissect himself & lose.
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:58 AM   #640
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Default Re: "Speed up the courts" thread

While the courts do need to be sped up, I would prefer it if they brought variety into the game. There's no way that 3 people in the space of 4 years gets CGS's (assuming Djoker wins the French).

Way it should go:

January - March: Slow hards (AO, Miami, IW)
April - June: Clay, preferably slower than before.
June - July: Grass, quicker and low-bouncing.
August - September: US hard courts, quick.
September - October: Asian hard courts, ultra quick.
October - November: Indoor hards, ultra quick (though I wouldn't care if the WTF was a bit slower as it should be balanced for everyone IMO)
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:38 AM   #641
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Default Re: "Speed up the courts" thread

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Miami courts too slow
By Greg Rusedski
April 3, 2012

The match lasted over two hours for two sets because the balls and courts were too slow.

The ATP needs to either speed up the ball or speed up the court because we are not getting enough variety in tennis. All the players are playing long baseline rallies with players rarely go to the net. We need more variety of play in tennis, all types of court players; servers and volleyers, and baseliners. This needs to be addressed by the ATP tour.


http://blogs.reuters.com/sport/2012/...slow-rusedski/
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Look.
MTF is full of idiots, that's true.
But, you have to know, at least, something about tennis if you want to register here.
And 86% of MTFerers, or I think we can say. 86% of tennis fans want this problem to finish.

The people is constantly speaking here. We want to speed up the courts.
86% of MTF =/= 86% of tennis fans

Most tennis fans are casual and don't even notice any difference. You'd be gullible if you thought MTF represents most of tennis fans.
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Even the commentators on Sky were saying the slowing down had gone too far.

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We can discuss about the need of speeding up the courts as much as we desire, yet this won't induce anybody from the ATP board do change anything.
Tennis is not a discipline like it once was, nowadays we can observe only shades from the ancient gentlemen's game, spectators find no interest in quick, winners-filled matches, they rather prefer endless grindfests with blood and pain on court.
The speed up adherents appear apparently as the vast minority without any power to exact changes this sport desperately requires.
Otherwise, tennis is going to frequently lose popularity and eventually become a secondary sport for gamblers.
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We can discuss about the need of speeding up the courts as much as we desire, yet this won't induce anybody from the ATP board do change anything.
Tennis is not a discipline like it once was, nowadays we can observe only shades from the ancient gentlemen's game, spectators find no interest in quick, winners-filled matches, they rather prefer endless grindfests with blood and pain on court.
The speed up adherents appear apparently as the vast minority without any power to exact changes this sport desperately requires.
Otherwise, tennis is going to frequently lose popularity and eventually become a secondary sport for gamblers.
Not even that.

All of the top players, on any surface, have shit odds every match. It's impossible to make a profit on them. Only decent money I've made on tennis this year was Nadull over Fed at 13/8 AO semi finals and Nadull at 4-6 3-4 down also at 13/8 in-play against Nalbandian.
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