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LightWarrior
Oct 25th, 2011, 11:21 PM
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. :confused:

Jane Lane
Oct 25th, 2011, 11:26 PM
That only means Stosur got a brain. :lol:

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

Corswandt
Oct 26th, 2011, 12:34 PM
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.

The Dawntreader
Oct 26th, 2011, 12:47 PM
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.

paul_masterton
Oct 26th, 2011, 01:52 PM
it looks like the carpety surface they use in all David Lloyd clubs. The green is horrible on the TV.

Mistress of Evil
Oct 26th, 2011, 01:53 PM
not Pova-friendly :crying2:

Monzanator
Oct 26th, 2011, 03:51 PM
ES crew said yesterday it will suit Stosur very much :shrug:

Joe.
Oct 26th, 2011, 04:08 PM
It bounces pretty high and IMO plays pretty slow for an Indoor Hard Court. (Yet it looks like carpet? :lol: )

Bezz
Oct 26th, 2011, 05:31 PM
I dont like the colour....you cant see the ball clearly!

Matt01
Oct 26th, 2011, 06:30 PM
It's medium speed, it takes spin and slices well; except for the colour,


not Pova-friendly :crying2:


I like this surface. :)

jimbo mack
Oct 26th, 2011, 07:34 PM
Sounds similar to the surface they used to use in Leipzig?

Apoleb
Oct 26th, 2011, 07:38 PM
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.

Shinjiro
Oct 26th, 2011, 08:12 PM
A court with its very own personality... I like it too.

atominside
Oct 26th, 2011, 08:19 PM
I like it. Hopefully Pova rocks it next year.

Matt01
Oct 26th, 2011, 09:24 PM
A court with its very own personality... I like it too.


The court is a living creature :eek:

Melly Flew Us
Oct 26th, 2011, 10:33 PM
is that a hoover they are using in-between matches?