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Alex
07-20-2005, 09:07 PM
1996 ATP Master Series Final,Germany-Sampras vs Becker.

What kind of capet they use? What company make the court?

Thanks.

NoBadMojo
07-20-2005, 09:52 PM
this is just a guess, but alot of the indoor carpet surfaces were known as 'Boltex'....a fast but comfortable felt like surface. Havent seen any Boltex courts in some while.

DoubleHanded&LovinIt
07-20-2005, 09:53 PM
Whatever it was, it was lightning fast. By the way, what a great match! Boris's last hurrah!

tennis*bill
07-22-2005, 10:39 AM
That match was fantastic. Booming serves, hard hitting all out warfare. I remember watching it back in '96. Would like to see that again.

Tenny
07-22-2005, 01:05 PM
That match was fantastic. Booming serves, hard hitting all out warfare. I remember watching it back in '96. Would like to see that again.


RR (BB df. Pete) was also great as the final (Pete df. BB). You can buy them (DVD). Fortunately, video quality is also very good.

Rabbit
07-22-2005, 01:11 PM
It was shag carpet baby....Yeah!



And there you have it.

urban
07-22-2005, 01:20 PM
Maybe Greenset or Supreme Court. They had laid at Frankfurt and later at Hannover an extremly fast carpet, to favor Becker and, to a lesser degree, Stich. I always thought, that this fast surface for the year end tournament of the ATP series was a bit unfair to baseliners like Muster or the Spaniards. I think, now at Shanghai they use a slower indoor court. I agree that in 1996 the rr match Becker-Sampras was maybe better than the final. And I recall a great final between Stich and Sampras in 1993, which Stich won in 4 sets against an inform Sampras.