The conditions at US Open

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  1. bee65n

    bee65n New User

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    In Tim Henman's interview, he said that the that the US Open courts were playing extremely fast- faster than Wimbledon. Is this true, can the American hardcourts really be that much faster than the ball-skiding grass courts? Can anybody who's been to the US Open (and perhaps Wimbledon as well) give me their thoughts?

    This is the quote by Tim Henman
     
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  2. tennisboy87

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    In order to have longer rallies, suppossedly the All England Club has slowed down the grass courts. So, I could see the hard courts being faster than the grass courts nowadays.
     
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  3. The tennis guy

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    Wimbledon has been slowed drastically the last a few years with new grass. US Open court has always been the fastest hard court available. This year, it uses lighter ball which makes it even faster. Unfortunately I think this is one of the reason the quality of tennis this year hasn't been great.
     
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