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Most Roland-Garros-like surface?

I was wondering if anybody would know which of the lead-up clay tournaments (Warsaw, Berlin, Rome, Strasbourg, etc.) is/are played on the surface most resembling the clay courts in Paris? And could it be true that the courts in Warsaw are slightly slower and the ones in Rome slightly faster, or am I wrong? Thanks for any info!
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I dunno. Actually, what can make the difference in clay courts? I can only think of weather influences or that the gravel/clay is more crushed...
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I think the general consensus is that berlin is the slowest, roe is a little faster and paris is a little faster than that.

although i did read in venus envy that Rome centre court was supposed to be the slowest court in the world.

I think it generally depends on the weather too, but RG is a bit faster.
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i would say rome

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Based on my extensive experience playing at all those venues, I would have to say Rome.

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Hell is it true that you and Carol Anne cleaned carpets when "uncle" Greg wasn't around?

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I think the general consensus is that berlin is the slowest, roe is a little faster and paris is a little faster than that.
yepp, that is what I heart, too. Some players and experts said that.

Btw: Esatbourne is almost the same surface like Wimbledon
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