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Old Apr 5th, 2014, 02:56 PM   #3616
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Old Apr 6th, 2014, 02:51 PM   #3617
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^ I dont understand how the hell she cant slide on clay...
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Old Apr 6th, 2014, 03:55 PM   #3618
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Doesn't matter. If she could win Madrid, she can win RG, all without sliding.
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Old Apr 6th, 2014, 07:59 PM   #3619
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^ I don't understand how the hell she cant slide on clay...
I guess you're watching Rafa and Nole too much. I think that they were trying to do it until some two or three years ago and it wasn't effective enough, I don't think she doesn't know how to slide but she's not using it because "normal footwork" works better from her. She won Madrid while doing so so why change it?

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Doesn't matter. If she could win Madrid, she can win RG, all without sliding.
Exactly. I think that the problem with the last clay season (season 2011 was awesome and 2012 good enough considering she was in SF in RG) was in her serve, she had problems with her serve since February until the Asian swing in fall. Why? Because her serve is her big strength and her games depends on it and this is much more visible during the clay season because her serve is not that penetrating and she can't have so many cheap point of it.
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Old Apr 6th, 2014, 08:12 PM   #3620
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lol.. A few days ago Russian TV replayed Madrid final
Madrid has a faster surface (also because of a mountain). Hard to compare to RG.
Petra's game doesn't suit clay due to her poor movement and a lack of a consistency in shots

The best movers on clay:
1. Kuznetsova
2-3. Jankovic, Halep.
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Old Apr 6th, 2014, 08:23 PM   #3621
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lol.. A few days ago Russian TV replayed Madrid final
Madrid has a faster surface (also because of a mountain). Hard to compare to RG.
Petra's game doesn't suit clay due to her poor movement and a lack of a consistency in shots

The best movers on clay:
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2-3. Jankovic, Halep.
Well, they say that RG has the same type of clay as Madrid (at least I think they were sayin' Madrid). Plus, we have to say what type of Petra we are talking about - the 2011 version of Petra? Her game suits all types of surfaces, although the worst for her is maybe clay - the nowadays version doesn't suit clay but she can still win a tournament if she's on and her serve is big.

P.S.: I would say that Serena has to be in the top 3 of best movers on clay that are still playing.
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Old Apr 6th, 2014, 11:00 PM   #3622
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Well, they say that RG has the same type of clay as Madrid (at least I think they were sayin' Madrid)
I heard сlay in Rome is the most similar to RG.
As for Madrid, its conditions depend not only on the surface - also the ball flies faster there due to the thin air
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I heard сlay in Rome is the most similar to RG.
No, it's faster due to surface composition: thin topsoil clay layer over asphalt.

The main courts at the Madrid venue are all indoor courts in all but name due to being surrounded by those metal "boxes". That's the crucial factor IMO, not altitude; Madrid is only c. 600 mts above sea level.

ATP Monte Carlo is the closest to RG in terms of surface and playing conditions.
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The main courts at the Madrid venue are all indoor courts in all but name due to being surrounded by those metal "boxes". That's the crucial factor IMO, not altitude; Madrid is only c. 600 mts above sea level.
600 meters is not "only".. It's the difference in atmospheric pressure ~ 60 millimeters of mercury (torr).. And how these "metal boxes" can affect the ball's speed ?
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Altitude is relevant in extreme cases such as Bogotá; other than that, its influence on playing conditions is massively overrated.

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Maybe some people here dont care but I think that it would be nice to see Petra trying new things, like sliding on clay, it wont hurt at all.
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Maybe some people here don't care but I think that it would be nice to see Petra trying new things, like sliding on clay, it wont hurt at all.
You see that's the problem, I'm totally with you on trying new things and improving what she can but it should be just blind 'trying something new out' like in the past because most of 'the new things' haven't been helpful at all since 2011. That's why I and lot of people are here rather skeptical.
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nice to see Petra trying new things, like sliding on clay, it wont hurt at all.
Ha-ha.. She is a bad mover generally and you wish she is sliding on clay It's rather a narurale skill
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Ha-ha.. She is a bad mover generally and you wish she is sliding on clay It's rather a narurale skill
didnt lina sucked at sliding on clay as well? Or how about cheaterpova? what Petra lacks is work ethic and determination.
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didnt lina sucked at sliding on clay as well? Or how about cheaterpova? what Petra lacks is work ethic and determination.
Cheaterpova is better example because Na is not so tall and I think she is naturally better mover than Petra but unfortunately Petra doesn't have the team and determination to do this (yet).
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