Net at Basel.

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  1. Badger

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    Hope this hasn't been mentioned before. The net at the Swiss indoors has a metal bar running along the bottom. Is it a portable one and are these commonly used at ATP tourneys?

    Take a look at this:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aS-m7_b_5Zw

    Thanks.
     
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  2. stapler

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    I believe that metal bar is kind for positioning of the net purposes, and isn't there when play is going.
     
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  3. THESEXPISTOL

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    portable one...
    it's common in indoor events and even some outdoors
     
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  4. Badger

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    No it was still inplace during matches.

    Thanks for the replies; I was just curious.
     
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  5. kOaMaster

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    I love you. haha, good one :D
     
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  6. skraggle

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    CLANK!

    They are still using it in the 2012 tournament.
     
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  7. Hood_Man

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    It's true purpose at the Roger Federer Indoor Tennis World History Tournament, is to serve as a reminder for Herr Federer that should one of his shanks hit the net, he will be greeted with an unpleasant noise.

    That's why these days he prefers to hit the ball wide, long, or sometimes even straight up into the air.
     
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    Valencia also uses one like that, doesn't? At least it seems, on the tv.
     
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    100 :lol:s
     
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