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06-04-2007, 08:31 AM
Hi i'm 14 so i'm not aware of what used to happen, so in the past when slams like the US had more than one court surface how were matches arranged?

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06-04-2007, 08:33 AM

All the courts used for the tournament at Forest Hills were grass for many years. Then from '74 to '77 they were all Har-Tru. The grass courts were just used for West Side Tennis Club members during the two weeks.

06-04-2007, 08:35 AM
They had different surfaces throughout their history, but ALWAYS ONE surface PER tournament. Do not be confused! :)

06-04-2007, 08:36 AM
Thanks for the info

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06-04-2007, 10:12 AM
Actually, it is far-fetched and kind of risky for a high-level event, but I remember a junior tournament or two where they mixed surfaces based on court availability and weather.

I recall some early rounds on a hardcourt at a high school or something, then playing on HarTru courts for the rest of the tournament. Or a couple of matches on a club's outdoor courts, then a rainy Sunday indoors for the semi and the final.