Federer wants faster surfaces

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  1. tlm

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    All of these strange comparisons of if the courts were faster and what if poly was not allowed. And fed would be affected less without poly than other players would be. These are beyond hilarious!

    How about living in reality instead of all of this woulda, coulda shoulda fantasy land that so many here seem to reside in.
     
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    The reason they slowed the courts down was to stop the snoozefest serving contests that were going on. The Sampras era is were this began because the game was so fricking boring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. RF20Lennon

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    Thats why you should have a mix of both!!!
     
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    It is hilarious, how some people say, "Everything should be slow, because otherwise everything will be fast".

    Black and white thinking much, eh?
     
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    I don't know anyone who dislikes winners in tennis. I think even Nadal and Simon fans would agree that even a good rally is a build-up for the culmination (winner), and that slow courts & more errors simply do not look good.

    The problem with fast courts was not the winners, it was the serve. That shot was so powerful that lots of rallies could not even start. They could have nerfed the serve (for example, by removing the second serve rule so all serves would automatically become more conservative) but instead they chose the screw up the whole dynamics.
     
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    Fantastic post ! Very good :)
     
  7. Omega_7000

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    This post summarizes everything!

    I can't believe people have a problem with what Fed's saying. he isn't asking for all courts to be fast. he's asking to include more variety to make it more interesting. How anyone can have issues with this is beyond me!
     
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    Funny how last year when he won this same tournament I did not hear him say anything about the court being to slow. He has won this event many times but never heard anything about it being to slow until this year when he lost. How there is anyone that can not see the hypocrisy in this is beyond me.
     
  9. Prisoner of Birth

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    Last year he wasn't asked about the courts being too slow. This year he was. He was simply answering questions.
     
  10. tlm

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    Really where did you see that he was asked?
     
  11. Prisoner of Birth

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    If you bothered to read the whole thread, you'd know.
     
  12. Gonzalito17

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    Didn't Fed say Rafa and Djok should stop complaining about the blue clay and just adapt to it. Why doesn't Fed use his own advice and just adapt to the London courts or slower courts?
     
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    He has! he's just saying there should be a mix of both fast and slow courts and also He never approved of blue clay
     
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    There already is a mix of fast and slow courts, just "BE QUIET!" and play tennis!
     
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    He didn't complain about the WTF. He was asked what it would take to bring back talk about aggressive tennis and he answered, "simple, make more fast courts".
     

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