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In an attempt to avoid the same ugly scenes (slips and falls) at this year's tournament, officials will reportedly let players practice on Centre Court and Court 1 so they can acclimatise to the conditions and 'break in' the surface.

Players will be granted access to the show courts in the lead-up to the tournament so the grass will be more worn and not as wet.

A tournament representative revealed on Sunday there would be “limited practice” as part of an “enhanced playing in” of the two main courts.

It is believed to be the first time in Wimbledon's 145-year history that such a move has been made.


Advantage Nadal, no?

 

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In an attempt to avoid the same ugly scenes (slips and falls) at this year's tournament, officials will reportedly let players practice on Centre Court and Court 1 so they can acclimatise to the conditions and 'break in' the surface.

Players will be granted access to the show courts in the lead-up to the tournament so the grass will be more worn and not as wet.

A tournament representative revealed on Sunday there would be “limited practice” as part of an “enhanced playing in” of the two main courts.

It is believed to be the first time in Wimbledon's 145-year history that such a move has been made.


Advantage Nadal, no?

 

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Another disgusting decision. The courts will be screwed after a few days. All to satisfy whining grass mugs.
 

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Another disgusting decision. The courts will be screwed after a few days. All to satisfy whining grass mugs.
I doubt that this decision would have even been made if Federer was on tour this year. Nadal almost certainly lobbied for it, possibly even harder than the grass mugs themselves, since it benefits his game, and he is open about wanting the conditions on tour to favour him in any way possible. This is probably why Nadal said that he respects Wimbledon's decision to ban Russian players, to curry favour with the Wimbledon tournament organizers to get this change made.
 

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I doubt that this decision would have even been made if Federer was on tour this year. Nadal almost certainly lobbied for it, possibly even harder than the grass mugs themselves, since it benefits his game, and he is open about wanting the conditions on tour to favour him in any way possible. This is probably why Nadal said that he respects Wimbledon's decision to ban Russian players, to curry favour with the Wimbledon tournament organizers to get this change made.
At the very least Nadal got wind of them wanting to do it and gave the thumbs up wholeheartedly without a fuss. There's definitely a history there of Nadal wanting to change things.
 

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Unrealistic how many people believe that there's some kind of clay under the grass that would advantage some players. Show how nobody has a clue how a clay court is made.
 
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