lets start a petition to speed up wimbly

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  1. makhan10

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    what you think

    of course it will be too late to do it this year but next year is always a possibility, if we can get enough signatures
     
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  2. Rataplan

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    Let's not. It's fine as it is.
     
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  3. treblings

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    Sounds good to me. I don´t think however, that speed is the problem.
    It´s more like the quality of the grass is getting better, so they can cut it shorter. That means that players can stay on the baseline.
    One of the reasons they serve-volleyed so much in the past was because of all of the bad bounces they got.
     
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  4. luckyboy1300

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    is the court in halle more or less the same as wimbledon? it sure is very fast, faster than us open imo.
     
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  5. zagor

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    Yeah,let's to do it I'm sure All England Club will listen to our needs and change the grass LOL! The reason they changed the grass in the first place was because people were complaining about serve-fests(Goran-Krajicek semis come first to mind),now Goran is one of my favourite players but I understand how most people would find his matches on lightning fast grass boring.
     
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  6. boredone3456

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    I a, sure Andy would love it if the grass were different since he has the biggest serve out there besides Goran, but frankly Wimby goes so slow because of mother nature, and the matches need to constantly be shifted, plus the intense baseline play, I cannot believe they say they don't need to play middle sunday after what happened with the weather last year.
     
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  7. drive

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    Most tennis fans don't want a return to boring-grass. Deal with it.
     
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  8. pound cat

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    You think a petition from messageboard posters is going to change Wimbledon? That's not the way the business world works, and pro tennis is a business. Sorry to disillusion you.
     
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  9. War Safin!

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    Andy Murray was saying earlier today after his match at Queens that during the 2nd week, the surface at Wimbledon nowadays becomes very similar to that of hardcourts if there's a decent summer...

    In contrast, the grass surface at Queens is a higher bounce....

    I don't think using the old rye-grass is the solution - especially when everyone has a pretty fast serve now (don;t know the average - 120mph?).
    Serve N Volley won't make a comeback unless the player actually S&V-ing is 100% sure of not being passed at the net - and as well as having big serves, a lot of baseliners can pass guys at the net with modern racquets strung with Luxillon....
     
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  10. North

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    Sign me up. I'd love to see really fast grass at Wimbledon again.
     
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  11. dh003i

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    Whatever it takes to get more S&V, I'm for. Wood rackets if need be.
     
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  12. dh003i

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    There's always a chance of being passed, even in the old days of McEnroe. The issue is, can S&V be rewarding. Not is it infallible.
     
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  13. fastdunn

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    I am not sure if they would do it. They have had great baseliners like Federer and Nadal for couple of years now. General public loves long rallys. They changed their surface exactly for what they have gotten now. What motivation do they have to change it back to quick, skiding surface ?
     
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  14. danb

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    LOL LOL LOL
     
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  15. beedlejuice22

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    Wimbledon is way too proud to switch from what they think is good.
     
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  16. madmanfool

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    i would love if they speed it up
    but what bothers me even more than the speed is that ridiculously high bounce these days.
    The ball is supposed to skid through on grass, not sit up.
     
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  17. veroniquem

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    I'll sign a petition to slow it down! :)
     
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  18. Blade0324

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    I would be with veroniquem, let's slow it down just a bit and make if even a firmer surface than it is now so that the ball bounces even higher. BOOOOO to more S&V. Let's hope it stays dead!!!
     
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  19. Vision84

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    People arguing that Wimbledon is better this way need to realize that all the other 3 slams are baseline fests so that it is reasonable to have 1 out of 4 slams on a fast surface.
     
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  20. Challenger

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    My thoughts exactly.

    I don't particularly favor one court over another...I enjoy the fact each is different, and I like them because of their uniqueness. Thus, turning Wimby into the current pathetic excuse for a grass court is blasphemous to me. Clay is slow and bouncy, grass should be fast and skidding. If you want it any other way, then just forgo the charades all together and turn Wimby into a clay court.
     
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  21. Nadal_Freak

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    I agree. :D Vamos
     
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  22. dh003i

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    I hope you aren't serious, that's horrible.

    I'm not asking anyone to speed up the FO, neither should clay-court fans want Wimbledon to be sped up.
     
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  23. DashaandSafin

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    Wow why dont we all listen to the Nadal trolls and make every slam the same. Honestly reading you're pathetic replying makes me yearn for the old message board...where the only Nadal troll was VamosRafa...
     
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  24. Djokovicfan4life

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    I agree, it needs to be sped up. I wasn't watching tennis before 2002 unfortunately (or whenever they slowed it down), but I watched the Fed vs. Sampras match and it was awesome. Much better than the constant baseline bashing that I can see any day on clay or hardcourts anyway.
     
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  25. Djokovicfan4life

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    They already did it once, didn't they? :confused:
     
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  26. bluetrain4

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    I find the bounce more of an issue than the speed. Not that I really care, but slower (not necessarily slow) and low bouncing allows attacking play.
     
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