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So the new courts sound like the old Rebound Ace courts from pre-2008

I knew the switch to Greenset as a supplier would have a different court composition and playstyle than the Plexicushion despite the company saying otherwise. It is simply impossible for it not to

Different materials, different supply chains, different holding conditions and exposures to elements and ultimate court mix. There was simply no way another company can do it and replicate the same conditions.
 

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Athletes should really stop complaining about the conditions ...part of being an athlete is dealing with conditions, it is part of the game...there are courts that suit your game and courts that don't suit your game...DEAL WITH IT!!! or go do something else with your life...
 

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So the new courts sound like the old Rebound Ace courts from pre-2008

I knew the switch to Greenset as a supplier would have a different court composition and playstyle than the Plexicushion despite the company saying otherwise. It is simply impossible for it not to

Different materials, different supply chains, different holding conditions and exposures to elements and ultimate court mix. There was simply no way another company can do it and replicate the same conditions.
Doesn't sound anything like Rebound Ace actually which was faster than plexicushion with a much higher bounce.
 
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Doesn't sound anything like Rebound Ace actually which was faster than plexicushion with a much higher bounce.
Rebound Ace had a higher bounce, sure, but it was not faster than the Plexicushion

Of course we will see what goes on as the tournament proceeds
 

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Rebound Ace had a higher bounce, sure, but it was not faster than the Plexicushion

Of course we will see what goes on as the tournament proceeds
2009-2012 plexicushion was pretty slow, 2017 was definitely quicker than Rebound ace, they made it a bit slower in 2018 and again a bit slower in 2019.

I think this year is only marginally slower than last year, could rapidly get quicker with 30°C + temperatures.
 

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Dull is saying that as an excuse for when he gets his ass kicked. Slow conditions suit him and he knows it. Rebound ace is fast as Federer won that most of the time. Plexicushion is slower and Djokovic won that mostly.
 

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Plexicushion was faster than Rebound Ace especially from like 2013 onward. Also, Nadal doesn't like slow conditions? Federer and even Djokovic nowadays like the faster courts. Weird comment all around.
 
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People take court speed/conditions too seriously.

"These conditions benefit XYZ and not ABC, it's not fair!" Bore off, mate.

It's particularly humorous when obsessive fans of one of the Big 3 zero in on the conditions (court speed, bounce, ball heaviness, etc)., because let's face it, without surface homogenization none of them are touching Sampras, as Federer himself as admitted.
 
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Athletes should really stop complaining about the conditions ...part of being an athlete is dealing with conditions, it is part of the game...there are courts that suit your game and courts that don't suit your game...DEAL WITH IT!!! or go do something else with your life...
Fishing doesn't pay so well though.
 

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Rafa has been saying for quite awhile that he likes hard courts faster. Check out speeds from Canada and US Open last year compared to the other hard courts and notice how well he played. The main thing for him though is the bounce and these courts don’t have much bounce. The conditions definitely favor Novak more than Rafa and Fed. In addition, the change of the tennis balls has left several players saying that it puffs up quickly and makes it like mush... aka hard to penetrate through the court and get bounce.
 

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Doesn’t look good for dull if complains at such early stage. He probably knows already he can’t win it.
 

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Not a surprise. Everyone knows that he is just a clay specialist.
 

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Congrats to Djokovic on the title then, perfect conditions for him, as always it’s perfect for Djokovic. Always seems to get benefitted when it comes to court speed and bounce
But you know that is incorrect.
How could we forget the speedy AO courts in 2017, or the roof in the final in 2018!
And Nadal benefited from the high bounce at the USO.
If the 2020 AO courts suit Nole , then that'd be a first, certainly not the norm.
Nole deserves a title whereby external factors are not rigged against him, and what better place than Melbourne for a record extending 8th AO title.
 
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