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Old 07-10-2011, 09:49 AM   #61
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Im suprised no one said 2010 was slower, although the rain did slow the courts down in some peoples eyes in the final.

Will be very keenly watching the speed in 2011, though I doubt it will matter. Djokovic is just too good.
quite an oversight from MTF indeed.

How much can they slow it down for Rafa this year?
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The USTA would never allow it.
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Old 07-10-2011, 10:14 AM   #63
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Default Re: How long until they start slowing down the courts at the US Open?

All that is needed is a top American tennis player who would benefit from a slower court
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All that is needed is a top American tennis player who would benefit from a slower court
Harrison?

But with Roddick, Isner, Fish, Querrey still around that wont happen.
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Old 07-10-2011, 02:18 PM   #65
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Default Re: How long until they start slowing down the courts at the US Open?

Youzhny said they slowed it down loads last year (Before Nadal won even)
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^Didn't know about that... It actually goes way back, too:

"You don't have these American hardcourt tournaments which are just unplayable from the baseline, unreturnable," says reigning U.S. Open champ Roger Federer. "Everywhere you sort of get into the points. It's actually quite slow now."
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God I can't stand Rafa and his spanish monkey antics. The USTA better not change the surface speed to suits mugs like him.
What makes you assume that a slower surface would automatically favor Nadal? He has actually done better on the faster hardcourts in the last 12 months.
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Default Re: How long until they start slowing down the courts at the US Open?

Actually US open was slowed down too, twice if i am correct- or at least twice - 2004 and than i am not sure second year. But it looks fast, because others were slowed down even more.
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Default Re: How long until they start slowing down the courts at the US Open?

They said they speeded it up for 2008.

2010 had the highest serve stats in a while, because it was very hot in the opening rounds.
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They said they speeded it up for 2008.

2010 had the highest serve stats in a while, because it was very hot in the opening rounds.
Ahh, that explains why Garbage Vill E managed to take Nadal to two breakers in round 1
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Default Re: How long until they start slowing down the courts at the US Open?

Can someone please tell me how they can slow down courts in the first place? Like, Wimbledon isn't using different grass or anything.
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Can someone please tell me how they can slow down courts in the first place? Like, Wimbledon isn't using different grass or anything.
They can alter the texture to change height of bounce and so forth
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Can someone please tell me how they can slow down courts in the first place? Like, Wimbledon isn't using different grass or anything.
They can dick with the balls
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Actually US open was slowed down too, twice if i am correct- or at least twice - 2004 and than i am not sure second year. But it looks fast, because others were slowed down even more.
Looks like they did it again in 2013.

It's never been as slow as what we saw this season.
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