1996 ATP Master Series Final,Germany-Sampras vs Becker. What kind of capet they use?

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  1. Alex

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    1996 ATP Master Series Final,Germany-Sampras vs Becker.

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

    Thanks.
     
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  2. NoBadMojo

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    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.
     
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  3. DoubleHanded&LovinIt

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    Whatever it was, it was lightning fast. By the way, what a great match! Boris's last hurrah!
     
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  4. tennis*bill

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    That match was fantastic. Booming serves, hard hitting all out warfare. I remember watching it back in '96. Would like to see that again.
     
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  5. Tenny

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    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.
     
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    And there you have it.
     
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    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.
     
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