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R. Nadal: "Center court was a little bit different. The clay [needs to] be fixed"

Rafael Nadal, who practiced at Roland Garros on Thursday, hopes the court conditions improve by the time the tournament starts.

“Center court was a little bit different. I think they make the court new, so it’s like the clay [needs to] get a little bit more fixed. It was moving around a little bit too much. But there remain a few days and probably they can fix it. They are specialists, no?"


http://tennis.si.com/2014/05/23/french-open-quotes-media-day-roger-federer-maria-sharapova/

 

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Rafael Nadal, who practiced at Roland Garros on Thursday, hopes the court conditions improve by the time the tournament starts. “Center court was a little bit different. I think they make the court new, so it’s like the clay [needs to] get a little bit more fixed. It was moving around a little bit too much. But there remain a few days and probably they can fix it. They are specialists, no?"


http://tennis.si.com/2014/05/23/french-open-quotes-media-day-roger-federer-maria-sharapova/



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Re: R. Nadal: "Center court was a little bit different. The clay [needs to] be fixed"

I take it his moonballs didnt bounce as high as expected
 

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Re: R. Nadal: "Center court was a little bit different. The clay [needs to] be fixed"

I actually read this a few hours ago. Newsbot is slacking!
 

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Re: R. Nadal: "Center court was a little bit different. The clay [needs to] be fixed"

Haha it's beyond a parody at this point.
 

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Re: R. Nadal: "Center court was a little bit different. The clay [needs to] be fixed"

would be ironic if they speed up RG courts and allow servebots like isner and raonic to win
 

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Re: R. Nadal: "Center court was a little bit different. The clay [needs to] be fixed"

would be ironic if they speed up RG courts and allow servebots like isner and raonic to win
They already tried that in 2011.
 

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Re: R. Nadal: "Center court was a little bit different. The clay [needs to] be fixed"

They already tried that in 2011.
Indeed they did (probably to help Tsonga). Nadal still won and it made the event more fun, wish they'd stuck with it. Of course, ideally the French would be slow and the others fast, but until that happens I just cherish the rare fast events when they happen.
 

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Re: R. Nadal: "Center court was a little bit different. The clay [needs to] be fixed"

So Nadal can't complain against nothing, even if there are 10000 holes in the court. Did you (MTF experts) play in this court? Enlight me please.
 

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Re: R. Nadal: "Center court was a little bit different. The clay [needs to] be fixed"

Let's hope the expected rain will help with that.
 

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So Nadal can't complain against nothing, even if there are 10000 holes in the court. Did you (MTF experts) play in this court? Enlight me please.
I played on it this morning. Nadal is talking shite.
 

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Re: R. Nadal: "Center court was a little bit different. The clay [needs to] be fixed"

Well MTF is filled with mostly idiots, so that's not surprising. It's not like it happens in every tourney where the first players to arrive and play on the court, usually comment on whether it's playing different.
 

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Re: R. Nadal: "Center court was a little bit different. The clay [needs to] be fixed"

I played on it this morning. Nadal is talking shite.
Good to hear mate. Maybe you destroyed clay porpusely for him, when he went to practice in the afternoon? :devil:
 

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Re: R. Nadal: "Center court was a little bit different. The clay [needs to] be fixed"

I think he was complaining about the general conditions of the court, not the speed.

Also in 2011 the courts weren't much faster, it was mostly the balls they used.
 

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They already tried that in 2011.
The first week of that tournament, was not clay tennis. On the women's side as well, aces and ball bashing everywhere. The players somewhat adjusted by the end, but the whole tournament was just strange.
 

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Re: R. Nadal: "Center court was a little bit different. The clay [needs to] be fixed"

this whiner can't stop bitching and moaning :facepalm: :lol:
 

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Rafa is just taking the urine now, giving MTF what they want.
 

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Re: R. Nadal: "Center court was a little bit different. The clay [needs to] be fixed"

He said something similar about the AO back in January, didn't he?
 

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Re: R. Nadal: "Center court was a little bit different. The clay [needs to] be fixed"

Crank up the excuses already!
 
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