Court Speeds.

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  1. President of Serve/Volley

    President of Serve/Volley Semi-Pro

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    Sould the tournaments speed up the courts to offer faster paced play or is it fine the way it is? I am inclined to think if they were to be more conductive for S/V, Federer would be even more dominant.

    But, I like to hear your thoughts on this.

    P.S. I like this fourm better than any other tennis fourm that I visited.

    As you can see my user name, I miss watching some S/V matches, they are seriously a lost touch and have fallen wayside.
     
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  2. Blade0324

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    I actually think more of them should be slowed down some, particularly hardcourts. More grit should be added so that they are slower and take spin better. I personally would much rather watch a nice long baseline ralley vs. S&V. I am not a fan of S&V tennis in any way shape or form.
     
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  3. Agassifan

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    I think the Aussie hard courts should be sped up. They are slow as ****e. Other courts are fine.
     
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  4. trix123

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    I personally think they are just fine as it is
     
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  5. P_Agony

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    I like the faster hard courts, they are, to me, the perfect balance between baseline play to short points and S&V points. Those are the surfaces that really should reward the all-court tennis style.
     
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  6. JankovicFan

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    Just passing by, but I will offer that I am a fan of tennis, not hypothetical tennis, especially not the kind that longs for the good old days and bashes current players..
     
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  7. President of Serve/Volley

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    I agree 100% with this post.
     
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  8. President of Serve/Volley

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    Bashes current players? Did I do that? No.

    I do like the game today, but I believe it needs to be mixed up more.
     
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  9. papatenis

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    If any, they should restore the speed to all grass court tournaments.

    Each grand slam should be different than each other, but now the only way to win a grand slam is from the back court. Make each unique.

    I want to watch just one tournament were you have to serve and volley to win!
     
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  10. Blinkism

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    There's a good reason S&V is gone, but i'm not convinced that reason is court speed.

    S&V tennis, as an absolute, is obsolete in today's tennis.

    I agree, President of S&V, that it would be nice to see some faster courts (getting rid of tournaments on carpet for the ATP was a mistake, IMO), but I don't think that speeding up courts across the board is a good idea.

    S&V still exists on the top of men's tennis, integrated in the games of players, most commonly called "all-court players"- like Haas (recently), Zverev, Stepanek (to an extent), Tsonga, Djokovic (not often), and others. It's also a strategy pulled out by many players looking to "mix it up".

    I can't think of any players who play pure S&V anymore, and do it successfully, though.
     
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  11. kevvycore

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    of course they should slow all the courts down. i mean who doesnt like the rabbit running ten feet behind the baseline hitting to the other players backhand all match.
     
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  12. President of Serve/Volley

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    Karlovic isn't a good volleyer by any means. Federer is a better volleyer than him.
     
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  13. President of Serve/Volley

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    Good post, my friend. Only one that does pure S/V is Taylor Dent, but he's not the best volleyer out there.
     
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  14. Talker

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    They can change the weight and size of the ball some.
    At RG this year, JMac mentioned the balls was the cause for RG playing faster than in previous years.
     
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  15. ubermeyer

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    Pure S+V: Karlovic, Dent, Navarro

    Karlovic and Dent don't usually come in behind 2nd serves though. Of course, Karlovic S+Vs most effectively.
     
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  16. jimbo333

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    Speed them up!

    We might see some more S+V then, I doubt if we will, but it can only help I reckon:)
     
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  17. tyro

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    The television commentators were saying that the U.S. Open courts were very quick this year. Taylor Dent's S&V broke down against Andy Murray, but I don't think that had anything to do with court speed.

    In the final, it was incredible to see Federer struggle to get a racket on some of the flat del Potro forehands that seemed to skid off the DecoTurf.

    --Tyro

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  18. jimbo333

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    That final was amazing, being there was just incredible:)

    It was such a strange match, one point they were both awful, next point both playing brilliantly!
     
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  19. tennis_hand

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    boooo.

    need a break from these threads. just read the old ones if u miss it.
     
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  20. Yenster

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    They wouldn't change the court speeds just for Federer.
     
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  21. NamRanger

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    It's the surfaces. Graphite racquets were fine and dandy, and no one was really blasting Pete or Goran's serve back. The problem is today the strings combined with the slower surfaces. That's the biggest issue. You speed up the courts, and the strings become a non-factor.
     
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