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Lilowannabe
Jan 18th, 2009, 02:11 PM
Although I love the gorgeous blue of the new plexicushion courts, I cant help but remember the classic matches played on the controversial Rebound ace. Just think back to the classics, Capriati vs Hingis, Serena vs Hingis and the Sharapova vs Serena, just to name a few.

The only memorable match of last year was the Sharapova vs Henin Quarter. And that was a 6-4 6-0 scoreline!! Anyone else missing the green hard stuff??

Uranium
Jan 18th, 2009, 02:14 PM
Although I love the gorgeous blue of the new plexicushion courts, I cant help but remember the classic matches played on the controversial Rebound ace. Just think back to the classics, Capriati vs Hingis, Serena vs Hingis and the Sharapova vs Serena, just to name a few.

The only memorable match of last year was the Sharapova vs Henin Quarter. And that was a 6-4 6-0 scoreline!! Anyone else missing the green hard stuff??

It's only been one year, the matches you said before were from 3 different years.
I do miss the Rebound Ace though.

Dave.
Jan 18th, 2009, 02:16 PM
I've always said that rebound ace with the blue colour of the plexicushion would be perfect! :drool:

Kipling
Jan 18th, 2009, 02:18 PM
I'm sure the players don't. That stuff was HOT. Playing tennis on rubber in 100+ temps is insane.

Elisse
Jan 18th, 2009, 02:23 PM
I miss the Rebound Ace - last year, couldn't get used to seeing that new blue court, didn't feel like the Aus Open :o I much preferred the old green courts....know it sounds silly, but it always felt so exciting....now, with the blue, doesn't feel the same :sad:

Yeah I know in that heat it was tough on the players with the Rebound Ace..but, it was more interesting for the viewers!!

Cp6uja
Jan 18th, 2009, 02:29 PM
Tournament doctors also miss old Rebound Ace surface.
Now they is not so important part of AO tournament.

Kipling
Jan 18th, 2009, 02:34 PM
Tournament doctors also miss old Rebound Ace surface.
Now they is not so important part of AO tournament.

Yeah, I guess that is true. Not nearly so many twisted ankles.

JadeFox
Jan 18th, 2009, 02:38 PM
Tournament doctors also miss old Rebound Ace surface.
Now they is not so important part of AO tournament.

Yeah, I guess that is true. Not nearly so many twisted ankles.

Yeah I bet the doctors and ONLY the doctors truly miss that stuff.

As a tennis fan no I don't miss it. Watching players getting their shoes stuck on it or nearly passing out from the hotness of the surface, or twisting their ankle like Kim Clijsters did in 2006, was no fun for me(or the players I bet.)

BartoliBabes
Jan 18th, 2009, 02:50 PM
i prefer the newer surface

santhuruu
Jan 18th, 2009, 04:04 PM
I miss the Rebound ace, Serena's second serve looked amazing with that kick having more spin on it, always soo beautiful.

RenaSlam.
Jan 18th, 2009, 04:30 PM
Serena-Clijsters :hearts:

LeRoy.
Jan 18th, 2009, 04:33 PM
I am sure Serena misses Rebound Ace.

Conor
Jan 18th, 2009, 04:34 PM
I dont like the new plexicushion surface, although I do like the colour. I dont know if its just me but the courts seem a lot slower and requires a lot more effort to hit a winner.

Craig.
Jan 18th, 2009, 04:35 PM
I always thought the ball went through the court faster on Rebound Ace and the matches, for me, were always more enjoyable (Clijsters-Sharapova 2007 :drool:), but I love the new color.

LindsayRulz
Jan 18th, 2009, 04:41 PM
I've always said that rebound ace with the blue colour of the plexicushion would be perfect! :drool:

Are you crazy? That ugly blue with the sticky courts? :lol:

The perfect mix for me would be green plexicushion courts. ;):p

Serena's Hubby
Jan 18th, 2009, 05:18 PM
I've always said that rebound ace with the blue colour of the plexicushion would be perfect! :drool: That would be the shit!!!!

I miss the Rebound Ace - last year, couldn't get used to seeing that new blue court, didn't feel like the Aus Open :o I much preferred the old green courts....know it sounds silly, but it always felt so exciting....now, with the blue, doesn't feel the same :sad:

Yeah I know in that heat it was tough on the players with the Rebound Ace..but, it was more interesting for the viewers!!

It really doesn't feel the same... at all its like all that history is gone with the new one

I miss the Rebound ace, Serena's second serve looked amazing with that kick having more spin on it, always soo beautiful.
:hearts::hearts::hearts: reboundacerena:hearts:

Serena-Clijsters :hearts:

omg classic..i miss those days....damn i really wish we still had rebound ace

Mightymirza
Jan 18th, 2009, 05:20 PM
Nop.. I love the plexicushion :) The green made it so hard to see the ball for once on livestream :shrug:

Dementieva_Dude
Jan 18th, 2009, 05:21 PM
I miss the Rebound Ace, since it reminds me of Hingis and Seles :(

I'm willing to give the new courts a chance though. I just hope that this year's AO has a lot of entertaining matches...at the end of the day, that's all I care about.

Uranium
Jan 18th, 2009, 05:22 PM
I also don't like the Vodafone Arena being renamed to Hisense Arena:help:

*JR*
Jan 18th, 2009, 05:26 PM
I'm sure the Career Conman does, as his cash machine's left kick serve (especially from the deuce court) got a big boost from it. Poor Patty. :hug:

Mina Vagante
Jan 18th, 2009, 05:27 PM
Bright Pink courts :hearts:

Conor
Jan 18th, 2009, 05:33 PM
Bright Pink courts :hearts:

With lots and lots of pretty flowers at courtside too Ross? And shirtless hunks as ball guys? :p

Mina Vagante
Jan 18th, 2009, 05:35 PM
With lots and lots of flowers too Ross? And shirtless hunks as ball guys? :p

No, not flowers :ras:

And not shirtless :ras: , Naked :angel:

Craig.
Jan 18th, 2009, 05:37 PM
No, not flowers :ras:

And not shirtless :ras: , Naked :angel:

:awww: You live in Montreal now? :hug:

Atomic
Jan 18th, 2009, 05:37 PM
I also don't like the Vodafone Arena being renamed to Hisense Arena:help:

I agree, that name is AWFUL!
I prefer the new courts though.

Mina Vagante
Jan 18th, 2009, 05:41 PM
:awww: You live in Montreal now? :hug:

No :sad:

Conor
Jan 18th, 2009, 05:42 PM
No, not flowers :ras:

And not shirtless :ras: , Naked :angel:

Please excuse me... naked. Why did I ever think only shirtless would be good enough for Ross :devil:

Kipling
Jan 18th, 2009, 05:43 PM
It really doesn't feel the same... at all its like all that history is gone with the new one

LOL.

You do realize, don't you, that the last time Australia was truly relevant as a tennis nation--with players like Hoad, Rosewall, Laver, Emerson, Newcombe, Roche, Court et al--the Aussie Open was played on GRASS?

Rafter and Hewitt excepted, of course.

Mina Vagante
Jan 18th, 2009, 05:44 PM
Please excuse me... naked. Why did I ever think only shirtless would be good enough for Ross :devil:

I know ! Really, I assume you know me well enough be know:(

justine schnyder
Jan 18th, 2009, 05:45 PM
I miss it!

Craig.
Jan 18th, 2009, 05:56 PM
No :sad:

But you want to, don't you? :hehehe:

Mina Vagante
Jan 18th, 2009, 05:59 PM
But you want to, don't you? :hehehe:

Oh Sure ;)

brent-o
Jan 18th, 2009, 06:03 PM
I don't know, I love the vibrant blue. It gets me more excited about the Aussie Open than usual.

SV_Fan
Jan 18th, 2009, 06:49 PM
The color is no doubt amazing. But I like the rebound ace. It was an authentic australian product for a major australian tournament. I miss it alot.