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pmata814
05-08-2007, 09:55 AM
Is the clay in rome supposed to be the same as the one used in Roland Garros? I watched a couple of matches yesterday and it seems like it's faster. Does anybody else get that feeling?

johnny ballgame
05-08-2007, 09:59 AM
Is the clay in rome supposed to be the same as the one used in Roland Garros? I watched a couple of matches yesterday and it seems like it's faster.

I believe the general consensus is that Rome and Monte Carlo are both a bit faster than Paris, and that Hamburg is the slowest of all.

whistleway
05-08-2007, 10:06 AM
I think the general idea is MC is the closest to RG. Rome is faster than RG and Hamburg is much slower than RG.

Something like this:

Slow ----> Fast
Hamburg MC RG Rome

And typically winner of RG has won MC the same year.

fastdunn
05-08-2007, 10:19 AM
Clay courts are getting faster every year, I mean it seems.

tintin
05-08-2007, 12:06 PM
wait for a couple days and it will be slow

TennisandMusic
05-08-2007, 12:06 PM
Yes Rome seems much faster overall, which is no surprise considering how close Federer got to winning last year. This seems like the best tournament to end Nadal's streak at...