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View Poll Results: Vote for speeding up the courts or against it!

Speed up the courts 299 80.59%
Leave them as they are 72 19.41%
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:32 AM   #1351
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Default Re: Grinding wins agains, speed up the courts or the sport will die.

This game is suck now,it's night impossible to hit even a winner.They should consider adding it to the athletics category at the Olympic.

Stopped watching tennis for 2 months and perhaps the next few years unless the game speeding up,I'm gonna watch football.And I'm not the only one.
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:11 AM   #1352
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tell me more about how 2 metre players excel on fast low-bouncing surfaces
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:15 AM   #1353
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Default Re: Grinding wins agains, speed up the courts or the sport will die.

I can't understand people who oppose to speeding up the courts.
The sport had always a lot of different surfaces, and this last period is the only one with sloooooow courts all over the place.
Difference between tennis and the other sports is the different kinds of surfaces. We're losing this.
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:36 PM   #1354
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Default Re: Grinding wins agains, speed up the courts or the sport will die.

Posters like Cveks with their uninformed opinions and complete bias and love towards one player display a huge problem with individual sports to begin with, Once Djokovic is gone so is another person watching the sport. The short sighted nature of the ATP to promote 4 players as the be all end all of the sport is what is going to kill it because there is no long term strategy and focus on the youngsters and the route the game is going.

With a variety of surfaces slow and fast players would not have to destroy their bodies to entertain ignorant casuals who will stop watching as soon as a player they have not heard of outside of the top 3 or 4. It does not favor the sport to have one of the big stars being crippled and injured the entire year because hes the energizer bunny with not enough brains to think of his playing career beyond his mid 20's. Some of these guys have to be saved from themselves. Who else is tired of athletes Lance Armstronging their way to victory?

As far as court homogenization, can you image any other sport killing its own variety because they think its better? American football as an example, for fans here, would you watch if all of a sudden the passing game dies and every team relies on their running game only, you would only see 3 or 4 passes a game tops. Just slow defensive football. I guess the same could be applies to soccer though i have not followed that sport for a while so i do not know if teams copying each others style has become a problem or not.

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Old 01-23-2013, 06:06 PM   #1355
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I can't understand people who oppose to speeding up the courts.
The sport had always a lot of different surfaces, and this last period is the only one with sloooooow courts all over the place.
Difference between tennis and the other sports is the different kinds of surfaces. We're losing this.
I dont understand how people can consider this a big problem. I think 90% of the surfaces on tour are fine.

Tournaments that could speed up a little:

Vienna
Australian Open
Paris Indoors
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:08 PM   #1356
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As far as court homogenization, can you image any other sport killing its own variety because they think its better?
There was a reason the ATP abandoned the superfast carpet surfaces of the 90s. Spectators hated them.
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this.

Lets speed up the courts so top 4 players would be Isner, Anderson, Raonic and Cilic.
Ah yes, I recall how well they played in Cinci Dubai and Halle last year.

Remind me again who got to the finals of Paris 2010 (only true fast ATP HC in the last ~5 yrs).
Oh that's right, Monfils, the biggest pusher on tour.
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and Cilic.
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Lets speed up the courts so top 4 players would be Isner, Anderson, Raonic and Cilic.
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Default Re: Grinding wins agains, speed up the courts or the sport will die.

Has this thread been excited by the anticipation of a Djokovic Murray final.
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:20 PM   #1361
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Interesting article on the subject:

http://burnstennis.blogspot.co.uk/20...tennis_10.html
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Has this thread been excited by the anticipation of a Djokovic Murray final.
Everyone is looking forward to the 7 hour "epic"
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The OP was right on it.. We just saw tsonga. Federer match which is of high quality.. Had they speed up the courts.. That match would have been even mor better
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The OP was right on it.. We just saw tsonga. Federer match which is of high quality.. Had they speed up the courts.. That match would have been even mor better
No, it would not have been better.
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There was a reason the ATP abandoned the superfast carpet surfaces of the 90s. Spectators hated them.
Not all Carpet courts were superfast
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