how influential is the weather?

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  1. WhiskeyEE

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    at RG it's been hot the whole tournament. Gloomy today and gloomy tomorrow for the men's final. People say that the courts play faster when it's hot, but exactly how much of a difference will this have on soderling's power game?
     
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  2. mzzmuaa

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    He relies on his power to keep pressure on the opponent for the entire match. Bizarro RG will probably come to an end.
     
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  3. THESEXPISTOL

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    It's not rocket science..
    more humidity, more soft clay, more power lost by the ball when hitting the ground..
    Soderling has a powerful and flat game..
    Make your own conclusions now
     
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  4. iriraz

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    Obviously if it`s raining tomorrow the court will play much slower and we will see much more rallies.Also both players won`t have an easy time holding serve so it should be interesting
     
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  5. WhiskeyEE

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    Obviously I understand this. I'm asking how influential the effect is. Understand my question before questioning my intelligence next time... thanks.
     
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  6. zagor

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    I don't think the difference will be that big(I mean clay is clay)but at the top level of tennis even a slight change in the way court plays can have an effect on the result.For example Fed might get just a fraction more time to return Robin's serve or run down his shots but it might make a difference between getting the ball in play or not.
     
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  7. WhiskeyEE

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    alright, thanks.
     
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  8. zagor

    zagor Talk Tennis Guru

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    No problem here's what Fed said about conditions and their effect on the match against Del Potro yesterday in an interview at RG website:

    ROGER FEDERER: Well, I thought the conditions definitely slowed down midway through the fourth set or so when the clouds came in, thecooler weather came in.

    I also think that might have helped me, you know, as well as getting more into his service games and into his rallies. I knew if I were able to break him that things could definitely fall my way, and that's exactly whathappened.

    I think I definitely started to play a bitbetter. I was able to play more consistent and also mix it up well. Thenalways, again, use the dropshot. It's definitely been an important shot for me this tournament so far.
     
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