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Do you think usopen hardcourts are SLOWER than previous years ????

  • YES, they are slower

    Votes: 72 70.6%
  • NO , they are same

    Votes: 27 26.5%
  • NO , they are faster

    Votes: 3 2.9%
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Fed and Fish have already said in their pre-event interviews that they found this years surface much slower than previous years .

now, after watching matches on arthur ashe and grandstand , i STRONGLY feel that they are absolutely right and the courts are significantly slower .

Rafa and Nole couldn't be more ecstatic now .

Moreover , it was the only BIG event left that could be considered fast and now , well , it's a pity

what do you say / feel ??????
 

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I hear this every tournament. Kids better start practising the art of moonballing if they want to succeed.
 

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Congratulations to Gael Monfils and Caroline Wozniacki on their first moonballing slam titles!
 

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It looks a bit slower, nothing too drastic. Still a fast hardcourt :shrug:
 

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the courts are more slower.......

but after 2007, all courts starts to transforms in more slowers.

wimbledon , become more slower after 2007 and australian open and finally the us open too:sad:

don`t forget the masters cup, much more slower too!!!

in the future, all courts will be equals.

obviusly, this is good for players like nadal or nole
 

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Much slower, definitely. Great conditions to moonball thru the tournament for some players.
 

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who cares? You all always obsessed with court speeds. Action Jackson is the worst, he hates courts that are not his favorite speed.
 

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It looks a bit slower, nothing too drastic. Still a fast hardcourt :shrug:
but what's the point of making it even a little bit slower? Who ever complained the US Open was too fast? I mean shit, #2 won it last year and ND made the finals twice so what's the point of slowing it down. Certainly doesn't help Americans like Fish or Isner. I would imagine even Serena and Maria would prefer a faster surface. :shrug:
 

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obviously, it's much much slower than ten years ago......

Nadal would like it....
 

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It looks a bit slower, nothing too drastic. Still a fast hardcourt :shrug:
No bias there...

Welcome, to the sport of moonballing till you bore your opponent to death. Congratulations to the ATP for their biggest failure to date. They keep proving me wrong they can't fail more than before.
 

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but what's the point of making it even a little bit slower? Who ever complained the US Open was too fast?
It may not be deliberate. Screwups happen, you get some events where the courts vary a lot - they resurface just before the event, so if something goes wrong there's no time to correct. Shouldn't happen at the US Open though.

Some comments the outer courts are quicker.
 

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It may not be deliberate. Screwups happen, you get some events where the courts vary a lot - they resurface just before the event, so if something goes wrong there's no time to correct. Shouldn't happen at the US Open though.

Some comments the outer courts are quicker.
Heyy, sorry man , how can there be a difference with the court speeds within the tournament ??? i don't get that
 

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Heyy, sorry man , how can there be a difference with the court speeds within the tournament ??? i don't get that
I'm really not sure, tbh, but it's something you hear quite often. There were a lot of player comments at Cincinnati on the same topic.

My best guess is the weather on the day the court surface was laid/drying out? No idea if that's plausible though. Or possibly just an old fashioned ****-up.
 

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Blah blah blah the courts are slower, favors Nadal and Djokovic, blah blah blah.

Who cares? The best players will win regardless of court speed.
 
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