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Old 03-20-2014, 03:14 PM   #1846
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It is not Federer's fault that during his prime, Nadal wasn't good enough to make it deep enough into his non-preferred Slams to face him.


Federer has definitely benefited from court homogenisation, but mostly on clay. He is not a grass/indoor specialist by any stretch of the amagination.
Agree with this mostly. It's arguable that the change of surface at AO in 2008, which provided a slower, higher bounce did not really benefit him.

Federer has won more outdoor hard majors than he had grass, or indoor hard Wtfs. Of course, there's two a year so he has more chances. But a guy with nine outdoor hard majors: that ain't no grass specialist.


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Old 03-20-2014, 03:15 PM   #1847
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Yes, because Federer is all court specialist. Stop this nonsense rofl.
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Old 03-20-2014, 04:01 PM   #1848
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Miami, has always been ridiculously slow. Last year it just seem more so b/c of the way Andy/Ferrer played. Since the trend has been to speed up the clay courts, most of them Rome, Madrid are clearly faster than that tournament. Last year Cananda was made quicker than normal and was interesting. The ATP just can not do that with clay. It wrecks clay tennis. 2011 Roland Garros, was a joke.
I agree with everything, except your bit about 2011 RG. If my memory serves me correctly, it was the balls that were changed and not the courts. The balls were very, very light which made it seem so fast.
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Old 03-20-2014, 05:39 PM   #1849
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Miami seems to be faster this year. Definitively faster than the two previous years. Many aces and fewer break points?

When did they change to this very slow Laykold surface? 2007, when it became purple?
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Old 03-29-2014, 04:07 PM   #1850
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Why exactly did they slow down in the first place?
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Old 03-29-2014, 04:11 PM   #1851
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So why exactly did they slow down in the first place?
To promote grinding style of play instead of S&V.
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Why exactly did they slow down in the first place?
Because drive-by tennis fans love endless rallies.
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Old 03-30-2014, 04:48 PM   #1853
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To be fair, grinder serve bots fail to meet their own delusional expectations as warriors and "Hall of Famers".
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Why exactly did they slow down in the first place?

Because the real tennis fans did like the servebotting they had to witness on fast surfaces in the 90s.
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Old 05-13-2014, 11:53 AM   #1855
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I wish the clock swing again.
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Old 09-29-2014, 01:16 PM   #1856
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How are the courts in Tokyo and Beijing? Last year the Asian swing was really fast, but how about this year? Shenzhen seemed quite fast, but haven't seen anything from Tokyo and Beijing yet. The stats look like they are playing on clay. What is the truth?
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Old 09-30-2014, 08:26 AM   #1858
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Yes, the courts are definitely slower again. Next week in Shanghai won't be much different. The Aussie tournaments in January will probably be also slowed down.

And it looked so promising a year ago.
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Old 09-30-2014, 09:51 AM   #1859
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Robredo-Seppi last week in Shenzhen: 156 minutes with 2 breaks and 7 breakpoints. And most were in one service game.

Robredo-Seppi this week in Beijing: 140 minutes and counting with 8 breaks and 38 breakpoints.

Just saying.

The weather in Beijing is pretty cold, but it's still quite a difference.
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Default Re: "Speed up the courts and general court speed Thread"

The courts still seem rather fast imo. Not as quick as last year but I think that has been down to the conditions as well.
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