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Old 03-10-2012, 10:44 AM   #31
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Default Re: Novak Djokovic: "I think the courts are a little bit slower"

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“You need to play lots of matches and you play against best players in the world. The conditions here are suitable to my style of the game. I think the courts are a little bit slower, which I like and prefer better, so I'm looking forward to this week.”

We haven't had any coverage yet, but it looks like the courts will be EVEN slower this year

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From your quote, it sounds like Djokovic's English being not perfect, and what he really means is...
The courts are slow.... [slower than where he was just playing, Dubai].

That's what I'm hoping, because these tar-courts can't get any frickin' slower.
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Old 03-10-2012, 10:50 AM   #32
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Default Re: Novak Djokovic: "I think the courts are a little bit slower"

I actually really like watching Nole indoors or on faster surfaces . Get your shit together ATP.
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Old 03-10-2012, 11:16 AM   #33
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Default Re: Novak Djokovic: "I think the courts are a little bit slower"

ffs ATP some people like attacking tennis I guess most people like to see 5 hour mugathons.
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Old 03-10-2012, 11:22 AM   #34
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Default Re: Novak Djokovic: "I think the courts are a little bit slower"

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From your quote, it sounds like Djokovic's English being not perfect, and what he really means is...
The courts are slow.... [slower than where he was just playing, Dubai].

That's what I'm hoping, because these tar-courts can't get any frickin' slower.
I agree from that phrase it seems that Djokovic is just saying that the courts in IW are slower than the majority of courts o tour. Not that IW has been slowned down again.
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Default Re: Novak Djokovic: "I think the courts are a little bit slower"

I think he's just saying that IW is slower than elsewhere, not that they're slower than last year.
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Old 03-10-2012, 11:29 AM   #36
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I think he's just saying that IW is slower than elsewhere, not that they're slower than last year.
thats how I read it.
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Old 03-10-2012, 11:53 AM   #37
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I think they're slowing the courts down so David Ferrer will have a chance at the semis. :-)
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Old 03-10-2012, 11:57 AM   #38
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Default Re: Novak Djokovic: "I think the courts are a little bit slower"

Isn't he referring to the courts being slower in comparison with other tournaments?
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Default Re: Novak Djokovic: "I think the courts are a little bit slower"

He probably meant slower than Dubai.
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Default Re: Novak Djokovic: "I think the courts are a little bit slower"

Its hilarious how attacking players these days actually look forward to RG
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Default Re: Novak Djokovic: "I think the courts are a little bit slower"

he was talking about IW in general, not that they are slower this year...
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Old 03-10-2012, 12:19 PM   #42
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Default Re: Novak Djokovic: "I think the courts are a little bit slower"

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Isn't he referring to the courts being slower in comparison with other tournaments?
I think he was trying to say that IW has the slowest tennis courts in the world. Ever.
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Old 03-10-2012, 12:28 PM   #43
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“You need to play lots of matches and you play against best players in the world. The conditions here are suitable to my style of the game. I think the courts are a little bit slower, which I like and prefer better, so I'm looking forward to this week.”

He's clearly comparing to the rest of the tour, not the previous year. Indian Wells being slow is a given, it's been the same since they changed to the current surface in 1999.


1999: Jana Novotna, "But this surface is impossible to serve and volley all the time. It is impossible because it's slow enough for other players to make a decent passing shot."

2000: Byron Black, "The courts are slow, but the ball goes through the air very quickly"

2001: Sarah Pitkowski, "They really slow. They sticky and slow."

2002: Alexandra Stevenson: "The courts are slow, like I said"


Even the balls....

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2004:
Q. Hewitt came in here and was complaining about the balls. He said he found that they were extraordinarily heavy. What do you think about the balls?

JUAN IGNACIO CHELA: I thought they were real heavy, but for me it was in my favor, and I'm happy about it.
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2012: Brad Gilbert, "Sam says outside courts playing fairly slow and the balls are fluffing up, I'll do the master inspection this morning".

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Old 03-10-2012, 12:31 PM   #44
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Default Re: Novak Djokovic: "I think the courts are a little bit slower"

First two pages, everyone is in a nerd-rage about the court speed.
Page three, everyone is suddenly enlightened.
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Old 03-10-2012, 12:33 PM   #45
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Default Re: Novak Djokovic: "I think the courts are a little bit slower"

I understand that he compares IW with the other years and not to Dubai.

All that slow surfaces are killing the good tennis.
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