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Speed up the courts 317 79.65%
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Old 10-12-2013, 06:07 PM   #1711
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One suggestion I've heard is to keep the courts the same as they are, but to use the lighter tennis balls in play at WTA events. I think it was Brad Gilbert suggesting that I'm not sure.

Still speeding up and shortening the points on some of the hard courts which give players' ligaments and joints a battering, can only benefit their health as well as promote more diversity.
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Old 10-12-2013, 07:07 PM   #1712
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One suggestion I've heard is to keep the courts the same as they are, but to use the lighter tennis balls in play at WTA events. I think it was Brad Gilbert suggesting that I'm not sure.

Still speeding up and shortening the points on some of the hard courts which give players' ligaments and joints a battering, can only benefit their health as well as promote more diversity.
Maybe at some tournaments, people want diversity more than all courts being faster I believe.

How about speeding up some courts and moving the service line closer to the net to stop big serves dominating?
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Old 10-12-2013, 07:09 PM   #1713
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Nice to see Shanghai promoting real tennis.
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Old 10-12-2013, 07:15 PM   #1714
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Nice to see Shanghai promoting real tennis.
Agreed, while I appreciate all surfaces, Shanghai's is really fun to watch. The fast matches are fun to watch, get to see more net play.

My biggest hope is for a M1000 Grass Event, that would be awesome.
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Old 10-12-2013, 10:24 PM   #1715
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I´ve had enough of pushing, retrieving and moonballing kind of game getting successful on the tour.

It´s time ATP to do something.
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USO should borrow Shanghai's surface.
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Old 10-13-2013, 04:56 AM   #1717
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I´ve had enough of pushing, retrieving and moonballing kind of game getting successful on the tour.

It´s time ATP to do something.
THISSS !!! I want all the styles to be available playing with the same degree of successfulness , by diversifying the courts it'll be possible.
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Default Re: "Speed up the courts and general court speed Thread"

Have the past two tournaments shown the light for the ATP?

It's time the US Series gets these courts. Now we just need for Wimby to keep its speed/bounce throughout the series.
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Old 10-13-2013, 10:50 PM   #1719
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Is it me or do Beijing/Shanghai have a lower bounce than Montreal/Cincy/US Open ? Hence Nadal not doing well and Nole more comfortable. I mean part of the reason.
Btw sometimes it's sot much about the speed as it is about high or low bounce...That's why Nadal sucks the first week at Wimbledon.

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Is it me or is Basel abnormally fast? Like skidding fast.

For the past few years it was generally medium paced and much faster in the early 00s but this year it seems like some of the players barely have an idea on how to play on it. It also seems like everybody is humping that net with every opportunity. What happened?

Have any of you heard of Robbie's comments in the booth about this matter?
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:22 PM   #1721
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Is it me or is Basel abnormally fast? Like skidding fast.

For the past few years it was generally medium paced and much faster in the early 00s but this year it seems like some of the players barely have an idea on how to play on it. It also seems like everybody is humping that net with every opportunity. What happened?

Have any of you heard of Robbie's comments in the booth about this matter?
It's very fast. Like it should be
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I'm serious about this, players are struggling returning second serves.
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:26 PM   #1723
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Is it me or is Basel abnormally fast? Like skidding fast.

For the past few years it was generally medium paced and much faster in the early 00s but this year it seems like some of the players barely have an idea on how to play on it. It also seems like everybody is humping that net with every opportunity. What happened?

Have any of you heard of Robbie's comments in the booth about this matter?
Robbie is in South Africa.

Commentary this year is Nick Lester (who has commentated Basel for years...) and Arvind Palmer.
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Is it me or is Basel abnormally fast? Like skidding fast.

For the past few years it was generally medium paced and much faster in the early 00s but this year it seems like some of the players barely have an idea on how to play on it. It also seems like everybody is humping that net with every opportunity. What happened?

Have any of you heard of Robbie's comments in the booth about this matter?
Nishikori just said it's slow in the post-match interview
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:45 PM   #1725
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maybe this shows how daft i am, but basel looks very fast to me at least by 2013 standards.
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