Petition to Decrease Speed of Roland Garros

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  1. Nadal_Freak

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    It is playing like Red Grass. Hewitt and Karlovic match had 75 aces in it. Clay courts are supposed to reward defensive play. Right now I'm seeing attacking tennis work. I think they need to water the courts more and not lay it on top of a hard court. Instead a natural surface. Who is with me?
     
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    Oh Boy... :rolleyes:
     
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    Dear Lord...
     
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    Lol, i love these boards...
     
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    HEHEHE

    NAdal Freak

    How we love to hate thee
    but how sad it would be
    If you weren't here to see
    Fed destroying Nadal completly

    Vamos for the red grass excuse this early
     
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    This'll happen right after they speed up Wimbledon back up :)

    I will admit though, the ace count is unusual. How's the ground game? Is the serve/forehand combo that clay is supposed to negate working?
     
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    Hey that rhymes... :D Take any poetry classes recently?
     
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  8. drakulie

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    from another thread. <<<<check mate>>>

     
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  9. Jchurch

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    Lets Speed It Up!
     
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    Thread fail.
     
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  11. Gugafan

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    Nadal Freak and you dont think the unchracteristic high temperature and humidity during the start of the tournament have nothing to do with this??.
     
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  12. sureshs

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    Rafa will still win it, just like he won Wimbledon.
     
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    OH GOD THE IRONY

    It burns!!!
     
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    Oh man...Im liking my prediction of Federer winning this French Open by the passing day after seeing these excuse threads from Nadal fans.
     
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  15. vtmike

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    I guess you can read them like a book now!...:lol:

    btw I saw this coming too...they have a very similar pattern...
     
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    Day 1 and the excuses are already coming
     
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    ......Irony (sigh) :)
     
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    IF NAdal doesn't make the second week then you can say the courts played faster then expected

    however, in 1996 they played faster then expected so it isn't that suprising... if nadal has more then one dimension then he should be able to adjust to the conditions (thats IF they are playing faster then usual)
     
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    The number one player in the world, "GOAT", and the King can apparently only play in one dimension....sad I know.
     
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  20. tennisplaya

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    They'll probably water the courts more just before Federer has to play Blake so that Federer won't lose like he did at the Olympics...haha.
     
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    How do you know blake will get that far?
     
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    Red grass and green clay. LOL
     
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  25. T1000

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    Yep. LOL at the troll who can't handle his idol losing.
     
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    Can you handle your idol losing? You certainly got a lot of practise recently!
     
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  27. T1000

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    hahahahaha my fav is hewiit. good job though. want me to list my top 10? none of the top 5 are in it
     
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    T1000's idol is not federer. Seriously, do some research before making incorrect assumptions about people. He has stated that fed is not his fav several times. WHOA 1000 posts!
     
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  29. BullDogTennis

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    only if they speed up wimbledon again!
     
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  30. tennisplaya

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    hypothetically. But Blake is unpredictable even on his favorite surface so I wouldn't count on him even on the fast clay.:)
     
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  31. veroniquem

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    Hewitt? That's what I was saying, you got a lot of practise...
     
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  32. T1000

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    yea, he's only one of three active players to have 500 wins. i def get a lot of practice :roll:
     
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  33. veroniquem

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    Where did I mention Fed in my post?
     
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  34. VivalaVida

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    rofl. Nice cover up. jk. I will give you the benefit of the doubt and apologize for that. :)
     
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    I actually like the current speed of it.

    (it hasn't changed, at least the fed fans have some logic behind their ideas.)
     
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  36. All-rounder

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    Please you can't even count on one American when it comes to clay but his run at estoril may be the beginning of something new
     
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  37. veroniquem

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    He had his good years but they are a long way behind, too bad I guess.
     
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  38. veroniquem

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    Well you don't need to go that far :)
     
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  39. veroniquem

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    They do? :shock:
    10 chars
     
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  40. obnoxious2

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    It has always been on top of a cement court. Lay off the pipe and the hash brownies.
     
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    I like how people on here are so trigger happy about everything. Of course it's going to look faster when you have Querrey playing Gulbis (two big hitters), Karlovic vs. anyone b/c of his serve. It's not playing like red grass, so stop saying stupid stuff like that just to start fights and flame wars. During the Simon/Odesnik match, it played just like it has any other year. Stop putting so much important on the courts, in the end, the best player will win.
     
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  42. drakulie

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    here is another gem from one of the two biggest Nadal haters on the board:

     
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  43. Cenc

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    this is sad to read
    nadalfreak mate are you serious?
    i believe next topic ur gonna start is petition to play whole season on slow clay because tennis should be more rallies and less shots nadal isnt capable of playing well
     
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  44. _maxi

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    I noticed that this thread was a joke related to the wimby one, in fact I expected to see a link to the petition.

    You still don't know if they sped up the courts or what.. anyway, I'm not against it, because it would be fair. If they don't sped up wimbledon as it used to be then speeding up RG would be fair. Don't you think?
     
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    lol lol what a wonderful thread.
     
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  46. veroniquem

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    And what's your hypothesis genius? That Nadal really really wanted to win that exhibition set but got outplayed by that guy? Good one Drak, let's put this to the test if they play a match in competition one day, it should be fascinating...
     
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  47. drakulie

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    That you and Nadal_Freak are the two biggest Nadal haters on this board.

    I can't even descirbe how stupid that post of yours is>>>> to suggest that it only rained and was slippery where Nadal was standing.
     
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  48. P_Agony

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    Hmm...I guess nobody?
     
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  49. dincuss

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    They say that the grass was had some change in mixture.
    You guys just make random assumptions.
     
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  50. All-rounder

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    Yes this is true In 2001, Wimbledon tore out all its courts and planted a new variety of groundcover. The new grass was 100% perennial rye; the old courts had been a mix of 70% rye and 30% creeping red fescue.
     
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