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I think people who actually have played in both surfaces will give you a more accurate approach but from what I´ve seen and what I´ve been told by players, indoor carpet is the fastest surface, grass has the handicap of balls bouncing too low but that not necesarily means the surface is faster imo.
 

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Then what about the indoor hard courts? Are they too different from indoor carpet courts? For example if we want to grade them according to their speed what will be the result among grass, indoor hard and indoor carpet courts?
 

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they were Faster than grass, they've been slowed down and there's not many carpet courts left.
then again these days the grass they use are slower than some of the hard courts.

nothing was faster than playing on wood :bolt:
 

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I hear alot of players say Basle in Switerland is the fastest on the tour. Wimbledon is not the fastest, Grass benefit's your serve more i.e Roddicks record at Wimbledon, but it's not the fastest.
 

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There are also different kind of carpets. So you can´t say for sure which is the fastest one.

I´ve never played on real grass. I have the opportunity to play at Gerry Weber Halle which is around the corner but spending 50 Dollars for an hour is too much. I´d like to cause I also love playing on carpet, it´s an amazing speed and the ball doesn´t bounce much high up.
 

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some indoors courts in Belarus, Czech Republik or Slovak Republik are ICE !
Spaniards and Argentineans can tell you ;)
 

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The indoor hard court used for San Jose is 'medium' according to the players each year. It was kind of slow the first year I went there (2002) but I think its been a little faster since then. I think the indoor courts used at Memphis are a little bit faster, since they are permanent, but neither one of those is as fast as indoor carpet.
 

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I heard that once Paraguay used the same floor than a basketball court in a DC tie....I can imagine that would be the fastest court that you can find...don´t you think?
 

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Yes, indoor CARPET is the fastest but a damp, slightly slick grass court is right up there. Too bad there aren't very many indoor carpet events anymore like there used to be.
 

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Gonzalo81 said:
I heard that once Paraguay used the same floor than a basketball court in a DC tie....I can imagine that would be the fastest court that you can find...don´t you think?
Not just once sadly.
 

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then again these days the grass they use are slower than some of the hard courts.
i dont believe that. if it is true and they do play like slow hard courts then why is federer the only guy to have beaten roddick on grass in the last 3 years?
 
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