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Old 09-21-2012, 08:52 PM   #16
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isn't that more likely because historically have been far more games played on hard than carpet? and also by the fact that it's been so long since any of us saw matches on carpet, we wouldn't remember as many injuries in the first place.

but nevertheless, you might very well be right. it was just a thought.
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Default Re: Why was carpet ended?

Paying public wanted to see more than a serving contest.

Sampras, Ivanisevic and Becker on indoor courts turned matches into serve contests.
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isn't that more likely because historically have been far more games played on hard than carpet? and also by the fact that it's been so long since any of us saw matches on carpet, we wouldn't remember as many injuries in the first place.

but nevertheless, you might very well be right. it was just a thought.
no, not really, carpet has always been a historic surface

hard courts, less so. game started on grass, then clay.

tennis is a very injury inducing game, but generally, hard courts force the body into unnatural contortions moreso than other courts
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Default Re: Why was carpet ended?

well fair enough!

anyone here ever seen footage of wooden courts? i've read about it, but never seen it. sounds like a riot.
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Sorry if this has been done, I tried to search and couldnt find anything.

I loved carpet, it seemed they began to phase out in the late 90s but why? Thought that was before surface homogenisation?

Edit: to ppl blaming Rafeal and co. YEC switched to hard in 98, 2 carpet masters shrunk to 1 in 99
Masters Cup switched to Hard in 1997., after 1996. tournament (when we saw one of the best matches of all time) players complained it was just to quick
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Masters Cup switched to Hard in 1997., after 1996. tournament (when we saw one of the best matches of all time) players complained it was just to quick
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Berdych's only big title came on carpet.
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Berdych's only big title came on carpet.
same with Tim
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Paying public wanted to see more than a serving contest.

Sampras, Ivanisevic and Becker on indoor courts turned matches into serve contests.
Were we getting serve contests in 2006 (the final year it was used) I think not.
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same with Tim
Lets hug it out mate.
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Were we getting serve contests in 2006 (the final year it was used) I think not.
I could swear I saw Carpet in Lyon 2008.
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Why couldn't they just slow down carpet . Or is that a stupid question? I mean they slowed down grass of all surfaces .
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I like the last 2 options best
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