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Time to speed up the courts?

All tennis courts have been slowed down worlwide. Has it gone too far?

Faster courts may help the WTA.
The Tour would be a lot less physical, cutting down a lot of injuries.
It would force the players to improve their technique/footwork.

Tennis will always a war between offense and defense.
However, current courts give a clear edge to the let-them-hit-one-more-ball school.

There would also be more shotmaking from the defensive players.
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Re: Time to speed up the courts?

Paris Indoors had long grueling matches. Bartoli looked spent at the end of her loss, so did Wickmayer.
There's even more side to side spurts on faster courts

If they dont slow it down, players like Karlovic can beat anyone. Tournament directors dont want that

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Re: Time to speed up the courts?

People have been talking about this for over a decade.

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Re: Time to speed up the courts?

The slowed down the courts to please you folk because you were complaining about serve and volleyers, now you complain again. Enough!

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Re: Time to speed up the courts?

in 5-7 years we will have 15-20 top defensive players (a huge number of Caroline Radvanski) and some agressive attacking players, but they will have to qualify for Slams , as will not be seeded


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If they dont slow it down, players like Karlovic can beat anyone. Tournament directors dont want that
Has he won everything on grass?
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Re: Time to speed up the courts?

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Paris Indoors had long grueling matches. Bartoli looked spent at the end of her loss, so did Wickmayer.
There's even more side to side spurts on faster courts

If they dont slow it down, players like Karlovic can beat anyone. Tournament directors dont want that
Goldenlox, I was at that tournament and I wouldn't consider Paris indoor a fast court at all, I considered it medium paced. The court is plexicushion, just like in Australia but plays a bit quicker as no elements. But certainly not a fast court like the indoor carpet they used to have in the past.
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Re: Time to speed up the courts?

Yes.

Aggressive power-players are becoming an endangered species. We dont want a tour full of pushers.

Can you imagine if Mary Pierce was playing in this era? She would never have achieved her peakness.

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Re: Time to speed up the courts?

By the way, it is interesting who has been at number the last few years beside Serena:

Jelena Jankovic
Dinara Safina
Caroline Wozniacki
Victoria Azarenka

Players who probably favour slower courts and don't play with a lot of creativity or imagination, Jankovic is probably the most creative out of those players (and her game is not that creative by the way).

So it seems quite clear at this stage that unless Kvitova gets to number 1 in the next year or two, the grinder player could rule the WTA for a very very long time to come
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Re: Time to speed up the courts?

Yes, definitely.

I can see Radwanska winning the US Open hiting 3 winners in the final.
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Re: Time to speed up the courts?

putting aside petty loyalties, i can't believe the majority of the public want to watch pushers and grinders. this is going to be bad, very bad. people will vote with their feet and remote controls.
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Re: Time to speed up the courts?

The mixed events help the WTA crowds-wise but the ATP needs slooooow courts in order to have Nadal, Djokovic and Murray happy.

Maybe the could use faster balls for the women?
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Re: Time to speed up the courts?

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in 5-7 years we will have 15-20 top defensive players (a huge number of Caroline Radvanski) and some agressive attacking players, but they will have to qualify for Slams , as will not be seeded




Has he won everything on grass?
Goldenlox knows he's talking rubbish there because Karlovic can't return serve and is too tall so doesn't move well. On faster courts players with more creativity and good movement are the ones who tend to win more often; you need to be a good returner of serve on faster courts because everyone can serve fast, the difference is always the return of serve, not the serve on faster surfaces.
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Re: Time to speed up the courts?

These hard court surfaces need to be made quicker, absolutely.

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Re: Time to speed up the courts?

Does anybody want to watch "Wozniacki" vs "Radvanska" matches in QF, SF and Finals? Tennis schools will be growing innumerous number of new pathetic defensive players

If Sharapova, Venus, Serena, Kim retire, the Tv audience of WTA matches will drop in increadible number of times and there is nobody to substitute them
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Re: Time to speed up the courts?

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Yes, definitely.

I can see Radwanska winning the US Open hiting 3 winners in the final.
After today, I can totally see it happening.
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