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bluetrain4
02-20-2009, 11:33 AM
So many TWers bemoan the general slow-down of the game across all surfaces.

Moreover, with the loss of a lot of indoor carpet tournaments, truly fast courts are fairly rare.

Based on what you've seen or heard, what tournament or tournaments have the fastest courts? Big tourney or small, indoor or outdoor. I'd assume most are indoors, or maybe something like the Halle grass event.

Djokovicfan4life
02-20-2009, 11:34 AM
Queens club is fairly quick. Cincinnati MS is pretty fast for a hard court as well.

Cesc Fabregas
02-20-2009, 11:36 AM
Cincinnati.

TommyGNR
02-20-2009, 11:37 AM
US Open is a quick hardcourt. I think its faster than Wimbeldon in its current slowed up form

Sir Andrew of Roddick
02-20-2009, 11:38 AM
not really a tournament, but the courts the U.S use for Davis Cup at Winston Salem are quuiiiiccck!

Nadal_Freak
02-20-2009, 01:17 PM
Lyon or Rotterdam imo.

Mungo73
02-20-2009, 01:23 PM
Wimbledon, Queens and those hardcourts in Beijing were fast man

thejoe
02-20-2009, 02:10 PM
Wimbledon, Queens and those hardcourts in Beijing were fast man

No, no matter how much you want it to be.

I previously said I thought Queens had slowed down as a warm-up event for Wimbledon, but I stand corrected.

Queens
Lyon
Basel seems fairly quick (probably not the quickest)
Halle

Andres
02-20-2009, 02:28 PM
Lyon has been the fastest tournament for years... but the carpet is gone, so now I don't know.

Hot Sauce
02-20-2009, 02:34 PM
Roland Garros.
















wait wut/

Tempest344
02-20-2009, 03:37 PM
what about newport?

roddickfan90
02-21-2009, 05:14 AM
dubai probably

westside
02-21-2009, 05:17 AM
Queens club i reckon

These memphis courts seem really quick though.

viduka0101
02-21-2009, 05:56 AM
queens probably in the first couple of days when the grass is fresh


Lyon has been the fastest tournament for years... but the carpet is gone, so now I don't know.

enough with that god damn carpet andres

Gorecki
02-21-2009, 06:04 AM
Wimbledon, Queens and those hardcourts in Beijing were fast man

really fast is the crap coming out of your keyboard!

Nadal_Freak
02-21-2009, 06:16 AM
really fast is the crap coming out of your keyboard!
Are you saying they weren't fast? Give me a break.

Gorecki
02-21-2009, 06:30 AM
Are you saying they weren't fast? Give me a break.

Wimbledon and Beijing... in one word... NO


ps: no matter who many physics laws you try to break with your theory of relative mass...

Nadal_Freak
02-21-2009, 07:12 AM
Wimbledon and Beijing... in one word... NO


ps: no matter who many physics laws you try to break with your theory of relative mass...
Many people were saying how fast Beijing was early in the tournament and said Nadal had no chance. You are ridiculously biased in ignorant of that though I guess.

thejoe
02-21-2009, 07:30 AM
Beijing was pretty quick.

Cyan
02-21-2009, 08:19 AM
Lyon.

10 char

ace-nelis
02-21-2009, 09:41 AM
Heard nadal and murray say last week:
Rotterdam Abn Amro tennis atp is the fastest court I have ever played on

Cyan
02-21-2009, 09:48 AM
^^Probably. Indoors and fast HC are big no nos for Rafa. Murray can beat him there.

Clay, grass, slow and medium HC are another story.

ace-nelis
02-21-2009, 09:52 AM
Yeah and if gras has been played on for 2 weeks it tends to become a little sandy witch slows it down even more,,

Cyan
02-21-2009, 10:06 AM
^^^They call it green clay now....

ace-nelis
02-21-2009, 10:07 AM
Hahahaha ok my bad,,:p

Nadal_Freak
02-21-2009, 10:08 AM
Yeah and if gras has been played on for 2 weeks it tends to become a little sandy witch slows it down even more,,
Yet Nadal and Federer only had 5 breaks in over 60 games played in that final. I'm pretty sure Nadal would be able to break much more if it was green clay.

tahiti
02-21-2009, 10:14 AM
Murray and RAfa commented that R'dam is "very fast"

Cyan
02-21-2009, 10:15 AM
The truth is it aint green clay but it aint the grass of 10 or 20 yrs ago.

And i like it.

Good for my idol.

Gorecki
02-21-2009, 11:44 AM
Many people were saying how fast Beijing was early in the tournament and said Nadal had no chance. You are ridiculously biased in ignorant of that though I guess.

i dont know about that... where is beijing? in the north pole?

and the speed of the surface was mesured in terms of how far a ball weights regarding the spped it travels... you dont discuss with me if you dont understand the concept of weight and mass of an object. to discuss with me you need at least a 2 digit iq...

many people... who? you see... to an academic like me you cant jus throw bs like that and not quote some sources! reliable ones..not your opinion!

Nadal_Freak
02-21-2009, 12:38 PM
i dont know about that... where is beijing? in the north pole?

and the speed of the surface was mesured in terms of how far a ball weights regarding the spped it travels... you dont discuss with me if you dont understand the concept of weight and mass of an object. to discuss with me you need at least a 2 digit iq...

many people... who? you see... to an academic like me you cant jus throw bs like that and not quote some sources! reliable ones..not your opinion!
I don't need to. I remember people mentioning that Beijing was "Lightning Fast". I screwed up over the mass thing. No need to keep bringing it up. It is easily done as you can hit the ball harder when the ball comes faster at you. Blocking a huge serve and blocking a drop shot and you'll know the difference with how far it travels. Not related to mass though they are opposites.