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How does rain effect clay courts?

I read from BBC that there's bit of rain here and there in RG at the moment. Just interested to know what will happen if the clay is... wet.

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Re: How does rain effect clay courts?

will happen if the clay is... wet?
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Re: How does rain effect clay courts?

Slower.

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Re: How does rain effect clay courts?

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But still playable, isn't it? Unlike other courts.

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Re: How does rain effect clay courts?

Ball will be heavier and court will be slower also lower bouncing.
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But still playable, isn't it? Unlike other courts.
Maybe,but i guess the very bottom of clay courts is still hard floor,isn't it?

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Re: How does rain effect clay courts?

The clay gets slower, it becomes harder to hit winners.
The bounce is lower.
It becomes easier to hit dropshots.
Sliding becomes a lot harder.

There was an interesting discussion going on on what wet clay would do with a Federer-Nadal matchup. The lower bounces would neutralise part of Nadal's game, but the slower ball would favour him.

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Ball will be heavier and court will be slower also lower bouncing.
So, does this favour Maria or Ana?

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Re: How does rain effect clay courts?

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The clay gets slower, it becomes harder to hit winners.
The bounce is lower.
It becomes easier to hit dropshots.
Sliding becomes a lot harder.

There was an interesting discussion going on on what wet clay would do with a Federer-Nadal matchup. The lower bounces would neutralise part of Nadal's game, but the slower ball would favour him.
Yeah I agree. Definitely makes it slower. I actually think it disadvantages him because the killer advantage he has on clay is the topspin he can generate on the forehand which won't be there if this wetness continues.




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So, does this favour Maria or Ana?
No. It will be good for Wozniacki or Jankovic
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Re: How does rain effect clay courts?

It Favour Counter Punchers or pushers if they movement is not good
Or even slow mover like Wozniak who can get dropshot bit easier.But in this case the ball probaly bounce lower at the condition,So using dropshots well work better.
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It Favour Counter Punchers or pushers if they movement is not good
Jelena Jankovic is so gonna win today's match now....

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Jelena Jankovic is so gonna win today's match now....
She was never going to lose anyway.

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The clay gets slower, it becomes harder to hit winners.
The bounce is lower.
It becomes easier to hit dropshots.
Sliding becomes a lot harder.
Perfect conditions for Sekneena.
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Re: How does rain effect clay courts?

the courts are covered.. they wont be affected too much then.
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