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Easy to stain 10 10.64%
Pistol Mugpras 4 4.26%
Tio Toni 26 27.66%
fear of Nadal getting destroyed by Rosol 25 26.60%
Muger Frauderer 13 13.83%
The price of Persian rugs went up 16 17.02%
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:07 PM   #76
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Train? I hack!!! I am a terrible weekend player

The court coverage of Bristol isn't brilliant, or the UK for that matter
There are enough courts - Cotham Park, Redland, BLTSC, even Coombe Dingle a little further away (I also live in Bristol) - all within minutes of Redland with a range of surfaces (clay, grass, diverse hard courts). It's not accessible for kids or reasonably priced, that's the problem in my opinion.
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There are enough courts - Cotham Park, Redland, BLTSC, even Coombe Dingle a little further away (I also live in Bristol) - all within minutes of Redland with a range of surfaces (clay, grass, diverse hard courts). It's not accessible for kids or reasonably priced, that's the problem in my opinion.
Fair point. I forgot about that! Yes, tennis is expensive.
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lol. So what? Adjust it. The tour is not only about you.Cry-babies
i agree

the pair have acted disgracefully at times

they're like the kray twins of tennis
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I was wondering this, would indoor carpet be a cheaper surface than indoor HC, especially on temporary indoor courts. Installing a HC just sounds more expensive than laying a carpet.
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"easy to stain" is probably the funniest poll answer on MTF ever
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this topic disgusts me every time i read it

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Who said what about Federer? Gulbis f.e. is much more concerned...

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The tourney directors can't just decide. They need approval from ATP and they wouldn't get it for carpet at all (challengers maybe, but not above).

The main problem with carpet is the same as the general slowing down of the courts - cutting out the unappealing serve fests.

ATP knows that if every match is = to an actual Karlovic - Raonic indoors match, tennis will drop in interest big time.

They'd prefer the classical gladiators' encounters to the death almost (as Djokovic - Nadal AO final), which are more interesting to the general public.

That's all. Slow hard indoors is just this notch slower for the returners to have a chance and have a tennis match. Otherwise the majority of the shots in a match are services, which is honestly quite boring.

I believe Ivanisevic could be named "The killer of carpet". He has a great share for the slowing down process.
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The tourney directors can't just decide. They need approval from ATP and they wouldn't get it for carpet at all (challengers maybe, but not above).

The main problem with carpet is the same as the general slowing down of the courts - cutting out the unappealing serve fests.

ATP knows that if every match is = to an actual Karlovic - Raonic indoors match, tennis will drop in interest big time.

They'd prefer the classical gladiators' encounters to the death almost (as Djokovic - Nadal AO final), which are more interesting to the general public.

That's all. Slow hard indoors is just this notch slower for the returners to have a chance and have a tennis match. Otherwise the majority of the shots in a match are services, which is honestly quite boring.

I believe Ivanisevic could be named "The killer of carpet". He has a great share for the slowing down process.
All good points. I remember watching matches like Sampras-Becker on indoor carpet when I was a kid, and while both were spectacular players, the matches were really not that interesting. Almost every rally was 1-3 shots. I know a lot of people have a kind of "romantic" idea of carpet courts and want them back, but I sure don´t miss them.
Having said that, the AO final between Nadal and Djokovic is just too much, the courts are so slow that no one even attacks the net anymore. That´s too much, tennis should not be primarily an endurance sport. Outdoor hard courts should be faster and should favor some attacking tennis, no doubt about it. But indoor tennis is much more interesting now than it was in the 90´s.
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Carpet holds tons of allergens like mold and dust mites. Combine that with tons of sweat produced by hot stinky athletes and I think the answer to this question is pretty obvious. Plus hardwoods are just more aesthetically pleasing IMO.
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There is talk in some Asian Challengers to replace hardcourts with authentic Tibetan rugs (see below).



The surface is actually less expensive to maintain than grass, and the tournament organizers feel it brings about a spiritual feel.
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Who said what about Federer? Gulbis f.e. is much more concerned...

Paranoiac much?
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Intresting. Those rugs look great
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federer and nadal complained that their games did not translate well to properly fast surfaces
This is only true about Nadal.
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This is only true about Nadal.
it's true about frauderer as well

he is on record as saying that slowed down surfaces have helped him win more titles

frauderer did not like carpet apart from in his earliest years
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