grass at wimby was a little bit faster this year.
rome masters, RG, and a few other clay courts are playing faster.
I read somewhere that they were trying to speed up flushing meadows and also the Australian open.
Wimbledon said they did absolutely NOTHING to change the courts. This was included in their official statement in response to all the players slipping.
If you're going to make claims base on "I heard" you better have heard right. Obviously not.
I'd love for you to source you claims about speeding up all of those tournaments, especially the clay tournaments. The US Open claim should be easy for you to find if it exists.
what part of this statement do you not undersatand?
they can play on ice and they would still have to wage the battle from the baseline. you cant volley what you cant see.
what you people are suggesting is that nobody ever goes to the net if they speed up the courts.
I don't have to make any claims. I have my own eyes to see what is going on. I can also look at the stats.
my information suggests that the following courts are playing a tiny bit faster:
2. rome masters
3. Madrid masters
4. the u.s. open
5. cincy masters
6. Australian open
I am not selling anything here. go do your own research and find out. I trust my own eyes and the eyes of the players before anything.
what you people also fail to take into account is that it is not the bloody organizers who are slowing down the grass at Wimbledon. its the players.
simply because of the way the war is waged today. long battles from the baseline wear out the grass by the 2nd week. only the service boxes remain somewhat unaffected.
maybe you people should try another angle: how about doing away with grass since it is not a viable surface for tennis.
or make Wimbledon a 1 week event with a best of 3 sets foremat. that is the only way you are going to get faster grass.
nobody was watching Wimbledon a few years ago. the world did not care about serving expeditions. there was no tennis being played. that is why they looked for a newer variety of glass in an effort to slow down the playing surface. people want to see tennis being played out there.
only now it does not matter. the runaway speed and power of the game far outpaces the speed of the courts. they can speed up the courts and soon we would have exactly same complaint from some of you. the players would quickly adjust but they would still play from the baseline.
to claim that you people know more than those who run this sport is beyond ridiculous.
again its just a small sample size so it means nothing.
who cares if the mtf chimps and a few folks here believe. its what the world believes that matters. and those who run the sport and manage it that matters.