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Old 09-30-2012, 07:03 PM   #46
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In 2008 Nadull fluked his first Wimbledon from slow grass & dark clouds over his opponents side of the court. He had also benefited from the selective darkening in the 2005 RG SF although the GOAT eyeballs had adapted by the 2011 RG SF where there were no complaints. In 2009 however Wimbledon grass was sped back up to 2003-2005 levels and Federer finally recieved a worthy opponent in Andy Roddick. The grass was slow as molasses in 2010, enabling the topspin moonballer Tomas Berdych to upset the deserving champion and reach the finals. Throughout all this, the speed of the clay courts has never been altered, abd the speed in 2009 RG was identical to that of the 1995 tournament.
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Nadull was not injured. The reason he was moving like shit near the end of the third set is because of the depression of knowing your opponent is superior in all departments.

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2001- a GOAT was born, upsetting the 7-time champion in dramatic fashion. The new type of grass introduced at Wimbledon had no effect in this result.

In 2008 Nadull fluked his first Wimbledon from slow grass & dark clouds over his opponents side of the court. He had also benefited from the selective darkening in the 2005 RG SF although the GOAT eyeballs had adapted by the 2011 RG SF where there were no complaints.

In 2009 however Wimbledon grass was sped back up to 2003-2005 levels and Federer finally recieved a worthy opponent in Andy Roddick.

The grass was slow as molasses again in 2010, enabling the topspin moonballer Tomas Berdych to upset the deserving champion and reach the finals.

Throughout all this, the speed of the clay courts has never been altered, and the court speed in RG 2009 was identical to that of the 1995 tournament.
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But grass has the most profound influence on style of play. In 2001, Goran Ivanisevic beat Pat Rafter in a Wimbledon final that featured 38 service aces; both players favored the fast-court tactic of heading to the net to volley. A year later, however, Australian baseline specialist Lleyton Hewitt defeated Argentinian David Nalbandian in a match that featured only seven aces and not a single such serve-and-volley point.
The dramatic shift in the winning style engendered plenty of speculation. Players argued that Wimbledon had surreptitiously introduced slower balls; some commentators heralded a new generation of players so adept at returning serve that they made serve-and-volley tactics ineffective. But the biggest change at Wimbledon, of course, was to the grass.
In 2001, Wimbledon tore out all its courts and planted a new variety of groundcover. The new grass was 100% perennial rye; the old courts had been a mix of 70% rye and 30% creeping red fescue. The new lawn was more durable, and allowed Wimbledon's groundsmen to keep the soil underneath drier and firmer. A firmer surface causes the ball to bounce higher. A high bounce is anathema to the serve-and-volley player, who relies on approach shots skidding low through the court. What's more, rye, unlike fescue, grows in tufts that stand straight up; these tufts slow a tennis ball down as it lands.
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Nadull is lucky to have any slams. In the early 1900's, the French Championships were restricted to French players only and he would have had no chance at the title. This obvious rule-bending in Nadal's favour should not go unnoticed and traditionalists are advised to submit a petition to the French Tennis Federation.
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2001- a GOAT was born, upsetting the 7-time champion in dramatic fashion. The new type of grass introduced at Wimbledon this year had no effect upon the result.

In 2008 Nadull fluked his first Wimbledon from slow grass & dark clouds over his opponents side of the court. He had also benefited from the selective darkening in the 2005 RG SF although the GOAT eyeballs had adapted by the 2011 RG SF where there were no complaints.

In 2009 however Wimbledon grass was sped back up to 2003-2005 levels and Federer finally recieved a worthy opponent in Andy Roddick.

The grass was slow as molasses again in 2010, enabling the topspin moonballer Tomas Berdych to upset the deserving champion and reach the finals.

Throughout all this, the speed of the clay courts has never been altered, and the court speed in RG 2009 was identical to that of the 1995 tournament.
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2001- a GOAT was born, upsetting the 7-time champion in dramatic fashion. The new type of grass introduced at Wimbledon this year had no effect upon the result.

In 2008 Nadull fluked his first Wimbledon from slow grass & dark clouds over his opponents side of the court. He had also benefited from the selective darkening in the 2005 RG SF although the GOAT eyeballs had adapted by the 2011 RG SF where there were no complaints.

In 2009 however Wimbledon grass was sped back up to 2003-2005 levels and Federer finally recieved a worthy opponent in Andy Roddick.

The grass was slow as molasses again in 2010, enabling the topspin moonballer Tomas Berdych to upset the deserving champion and reach the finals.

Throughout all this, the speed of the clay courts has never been altered, and the court speed in RG 2009 was identical to that of the 1995 tournament.
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Finally realising how stupid you Fedtards sound after MTwEeZi put that mirror in front of you? Yeah, it can come as a bit of a shock if you've never seen it before.
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Finally realising how stupid you Fedtards sound after MTwEeZi put that mirror in front of you? Yeah, it can come as a bit of a shock if you've never seen it before.
Is MTwEeZi a fedtard?!

Nadal benefited from the slowing of surfaces. He wouldn't have won any slams besides RG otherwise.

As someone mentioned in this thread nadal is a glorified clay court specialist.
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Finally realising how stupid you Fedtards sound after MTwEeZi put that mirror in front of you? Yeah, it can come as a bit of a shock if you've never seen it before.
A dulltard talking about being stupid. Now I've seen it all .
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2001- a GOAT was born, upsetting the 7-time champion in dramatic fashion. The new type of grass introduced at Wimbledon this year had no effect upon the result.

In 2008 Nadull fluked his first Wimbledon from slow grass & dark clouds over his opponents side of the court. He had also benefited from the selective darkening in the 2005 RG SF although the GOAT eyeballs had adapted by the 2011 RG SF where there were no complaints.

In 2009 however Wimbledon grass was sped back up to 2003-2005 levels and Federer finally recieved a worthy opponent in Andy Roddick.

The grass was slow as molasses again in 2010, enabling the topspin moonballer Tomas Berdych to upset the deserving champion and reach the finals.

Throughout all this, the speed of the clay courts has never been altered, and the court speed in RG 2009 was identical to that of the 1995 tournament.
Nice one.

Except as someone mentioned grass was changed in 2002, not 2001.
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A dulltard talking about being stupid. Now I've seen it all .
Difference between Rafatards and Fedtards is we can see we're sometimes a bit fanboyish and can take it with a smile. Fedtards however get insulted on their high horses and refuse to see they're just as bad, if not worse.
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Difference between Rafatards and Fedtards is we can see we're sometimes a bit fanboyish and can take it with a smile. Fedtards however get insulted on their high horses and refuse to see they're just as bad, if not worse.
No one can insult their idol, or even think of doing that w.o bad rep spree from them or moaning about that forever.
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2001- a GOAT was born, upsetting the 7-time champion in dramatic fashion. The new type of grass introduced at Wimbledon this year had no effect upon the result.

In 2008 Nadull fluked his first Wimbledon from slow grass & dark clouds over his opponents side of the court. He had also benefited from the selective darkening in the 2005 RG SF although the GOAT eyeballs had adapted by the 2011 RG SF where there were no complaints.

In 2009 however Wimbledon grass was sped back up to 2003-2005 levels and Federer finally recieved a worthy opponent in Andy Roddick.

The grass was slow as molasses again in 2010, enabling the topspin moonballer Tomas Berdych to upset the deserving champion and reach the finals.

Throughout all this, the speed of the clay courts has never been altered, and the court speed in RG 2009 was identical to that of the 1995 tournament.
The grass was changed in 2002, the GOATness of the GOAT though allowed him to still win 7 Wimbys and beat Nadal twice on the green clay.

Did No2e (or anyone) say it was too dark in that semi in '11? I can't remember. It certainly was very dark for tennis in 08 final though, as represented by the near pitch black conditions 15 minutes after MP with Nadal getting photographed on court.

Why does the clay court speed of RG 2009 matter if the only reason Nadal lost was bc he was injured?
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Difference between Rafatards and Fedtards is we can see we're sometimes a bit fanboyish and can take it with a smile. Fedtards however get insulted on their high horses and refuse to see they're just as bad, if not worse.
No, the difference is about 50 IQ points.

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No, the difference is about 50 IQ points.

Don't you listen to the great Looner?
That's impossible since neither tards have that much points in the first place.
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