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Surface of Olympic tennis event in Rio?

It might take a few years until 2016 but still I'm curious.
Which surface will the players play on? Hard or clay?
Couldn't find any information. Anyone?

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Re: Surface of Olympic tennis event in Rio?

Indeed, what will they play on two weeks before USO?
I guess indoor carpet.
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Re: Surface of Olympic tennis event in Rio?

Indoor carpet?
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Re: Surface of Olympic tennis event in Rio?

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It might take a few years until 2016 but still I'm curious.
Which surface will the players play on? Hard or clay?
Couldn't find any information. Anyone?
Clay

j/k They'll probably play on hard courts
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Re: Surface of Olympic tennis event in Rio?

I think someone posted Rio's video presentation and it seemed it was hard courts (outdoors).
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Re: Surface of Olympic tennis event in Rio?

I think there are many clay places around Rio that can be taken and repaired for the Olympics, instead of building or reffiting an indoor place.
Indoor in such a lovely weather city is out of the question.


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Re: Surface of Olympic tennis event in Rio?

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I think there are many clay places around Rio that can be taken and repaired for the Olympics, instead of building or reffiting an indoor place.
Indoor in such a lovely weather city is out of the question.
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Re: Surface of Olympic tennis event in Rio?

Whatever.
Clay would be nice even if it doesn't fit into the schedule.
Barcelona was long time ago.

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Re: Surface of Olympic tennis event in Rio?

Please let it be clay!
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Re: Surface of Olympic tennis event in Rio?

It's going to be Hardcourt. The olympics won't ever be in clay. 2012 being in grass is already exceptional. THE IOC prefers hardcourt as standard since it equals most players and it's the most used surface.
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Re: Surface of Olympic tennis event in Rio?

Beijing was hard court. London will be grass, so it only makes sense that Rio is on clay.

Everyone is mentioning how Rio will effect the summer hard court schedule if it is on clay but noone is remarking on how London will do the same.
It's easier to go from hard courts to clay than grass to hard courts and back to grass.

For years most of the top players who played Miami, then proceeded to play well a week and in some cases less than a week later on the green clay at Amelia Island.
In fact earlier this decade there was still many summer clay court tournis on the WTA tour.
There are not as many now but they still play a role on the rankings.

But does anyone remember a time when Wimbledon was played then part of the hard court season was and then a month later right back to grass then back to hard courts?
It's never happened before!!!
The Wta is going to likely have to give players a choice in 2012 by upgrading Newport, RI.
In the case of the men, the ATP seems prepared for anything.

They have bigger clay tourni that stay around until just around the beginning of August.
They have a tourni on grass after Wimbledon with Newport.
They have the hard court season with the US Open Series.

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Re: Surface of Olympic tennis event in Rio?

clay it will be I guess.This is after all South America

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Re: Surface of Olympic tennis event in Rio?

ITS GONNA BE HARDCOURT. Damnit you dumb hoes watch the friggin presentation of the olympic infrastructure, it's gonna be green hardcourt!

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Re: Surface of Olympic tennis event in Rio?

Barcelona was on clay, right? Another heartbreaking final.

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