Benoit Paire press conference, the courts and Wimpledon boicot for 2014.

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  1. hersito

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    After losing his game Paire said in the press conference "They should use the money from my fine to rebuild the courts." Carole Bouchard tweeted it: https://twitter.com/carole_bouchard/status/350989492267659265
    With all the injuries and slips the players are seriously talking off the record about changes in wimbledon or a boicot for next year. This wimpledon and 1996 wimpledon are the 2 tournaments with the least top 10 in 3rd round. What do you people think?
     
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  2. r2473

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    I think they should sink every dime of Benoit Paire's fine into court maintenance. The courts will probably be made of of diamonds and gold next year.

    Otherwise, Benoit Paire should make a statement by boycotting Wimbledon next year.
     
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  3. tennis_hack

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    Every time Nadal loses on a court 'before he should lose', that court needs to be re-designed for next year. It's disgusting.
     
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  4. r2473

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    Everyone is slipping on grass. Top players are getting injured on hardcourts.

    I say the tour should switch to 100% red clay courts. That should make everyone happy.
     
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  5. OKUSA

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    wimpledon? lols
     
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  6. cluckcluck

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    Sounds like a sore loser to me.
     
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  7. vive le beau jeu !

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    what a poor attitude from paire...
     
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  8. underground

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    Boycott wimpledon, but let Wimbledon continue.
     
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  9. The Meat

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    I can only think of one man who would be extremely happy if that happened. :)
     
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  10. newpball

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    Can you back that up with references or are you making this up yourself?
     
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  11. Legend of Borg

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    It's been a dodgy Wimbledon so far.

    Why is his claim outlandish?
     
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  12. Tony48

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    What fine?
     
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  13. Sorana fan

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    Who's that distinguished lady in your avatar?
     
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  14. NLBwell

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    The courts are in terrific shape. The players don't know how to move on them anymore. They've gotten used to being able to plant and change directions when off-balance. You can't plant on one foot far outside your center of gravity and change directions off of it on a grass court. The footing is not supposed to be as stable as hard courts, it's part of the game.
     
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  15. PSNELKE

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    First streaker at Wimbledon.Don't remeber her name though.
    I think she ran onto the court during the final 1996 between Richard Krajicek and MaliVai Washington.
     
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  16. pound cat

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    I guess you have to tweet Carole bouchard to find out

    "They should use the money from my fine to rebuild the courts." Carole Bouchard tweeted it:
     
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  17. pound cat

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    Sounds like a lot of unfounded nonsense to me, Best to ignore this thread.
     
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  18. Federer20042006

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    Federer says to go ahead and boycott it. Especially if your name is Nadal, Murray, or Djokovic.
     
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  19. Sorana fan

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    Thank you, made some research about it. Melissa Johnson, 23, waitress in Wimbledon. Didnt know about this
     
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  20. rafafan20

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    Just change to 4 hardcourt tournaments, play 1 on cracked urban hardcourt, one indoor, and the US/Aussie. Real tennis
     
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  21. HunterST

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    Kim Clijsters said that a few years ago Wimbledon passed a rule limiting the number of pimples that can be on the bottoms of the players shoes. It was designed to protect the courts, could be lessening the amount of traction players get.
     
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  22. r2473

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    Did that include the pimples on her face?
     
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  23. NLBwell

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    Don't be picking on Kimmie!

    At the urban tournament, the net height is different for each court, torn windscreens blow into the courts, all the fans have boom boxes and yell at the players, kids and dogs run across the courts at random times, and you have to fight off some big guys who want to play basketball on the court.

    Now that would be a real tournament.
     
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  24. *Sparkle*

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    Federer, Tsonga and Hewitt have all said the courts were same as usual and they had no issues, and I trust their views, as they are all experienced grass court players who know how to move, who might have been looking for an excuse.

    IMO, the main problem is the short gap between the FO and Wimbledon, which will be resolved soon. Players need to adjust their movement, and some are better at it than others, and some hoped they'd have an easy first couple of rounds to get the hang of it. I have limited sympathy for those who didn't play a warm-up tournament.
     
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  25. West Coast Ace

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    Great post.

    I don't want to see anyone get hurt but they should be able to adapt. They're the best of the best.

    If he wanted to beef and not sound like a spoiled whiner he should have said they need 3 or 4 weeks of grass court warm-up tourney before W.
     
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  26. hersito

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    Players wont go on the record about it but there are a few argentinean journalist that get to talk with the players especially from argentina, spain and france and they were told by many this, some of them tweeted about it or talk about it in radio shows but of course players wont go on the record. they changed not only the courts manager but also they changed the shoes, the can't have the grip that they used too so they wont brake the grass as much as a few years, and it's been said that they cut the grass at a different height to make it faster and last longer.
     
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  27. Peters

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    The first few days of Wimby are always lush grass and a bit slippery. I saw endless examples early on of some players sliding along and planting way too much weight on their feet at extreme angles, when changing direction. Madness.

    That's how you might play in the 2nd week, not the first. It's almost like a bunch of players this year simply forgot the surface they were playing on.
     
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