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How would you assess Istanbul surface ?

It seems to be peculiar. Overall it looks like grass to me. Low bounce,It has weird bounces at times, slice is very effective on it. Stosur used her sliced backhand way more than usual. But then Stosur is bad on grass, go figure.
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Re: How would you assess Istanbul surface ?

That only means Stosur got a brain.

Nowhere near Moscow, but it's not the quickest court either.

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Re: How would you assess Istanbul surface ?

Somewhat similar to the one they use in London for the men's YEC now. Not very fast, but quite low bouncing - if the players hit the ball flat, it stays very low. So do slices.

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Somewhat similar to the one they use in London for the men's YEC now. Not very fast, but quite low bouncing - if the players hit the ball flat, it stays very low. So do slices.
Yeah, it's a heavy surface, rather than a slow one. Ball still gets a decent amount of traction, and it doesn't get 'stuck', like the dreaded Moscow surface.
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Re: How would you assess Istanbul surface ?

it looks like the carpety surface they use in all David Lloyd clubs. The green is horrible on the TV.
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Re: How would you assess Istanbul surface ?

not Pova-friendly
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Re: How would you assess Istanbul surface ?

ES crew said yesterday it will suit Stosur very much

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Re: How would you assess Istanbul surface ?

It bounces pretty high and IMO plays pretty slow for an Indoor Hard Court. (Yet it looks like carpet? )


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Re: How would you assess Istanbul surface ?

I dont like the colour....you cant see the ball clearly!

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Re: How would you assess Istanbul surface ?

It's medium speed, it takes spin and slices well; except for the colour,


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I like this surface.
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Re: How would you assess Istanbul surface ?

Sounds similar to the surface they used to use in Leipzig?
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Re: How would you assess Istanbul surface ?

I really like the surface. It's very peculiar. It isn't terribly fast, but it really lends itself to flat hitting as mentioned above. The ball skids through and bounces low. Basically a bit slowed down carpet, which makes an interesting mix.

It also doesn't lend itself to moonballing which is why Wozniacki is getting killed right now. The ball drops dead when there isn't much energy behind it. On hard, many of Woz's forehands would have reached shoulder height.
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Re: How would you assess Istanbul surface ?

A court with its very own personality... I like it too.



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Re: How would you assess Istanbul surface ?

I like it. Hopefully Pova rocks it next year.

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A court with its very own personality... I like it too.

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