Which surface is closer to clay?

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by ninman, May 9, 2012.

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Which one is more like red clay?

Poll closed May 12, 2012.
  1. French Open

    11 vote(s)
    45.8%
  2. Wimbledon

    5 vote(s)
    20.8%
  3. Madrid

    1 vote(s)
    4.2%
  4. Australian Open

    7 vote(s)
    29.2%
  1. ninman

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    Now that we have blue clay I wanted to open the debate. Which surface do you think plays more like Clay, Madrid, Australian Open, French Open or Wimbledon?

    What do you think?
     
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  2. Cup8489

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    What? Obviously the French Open...
     
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  3. ninman

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    That's the joke....
     
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  4. syke

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    You have just wasted one minute of my life. Wtf?
     
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  5. ninman

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    It was a serious thread, I just added the French Open option as a joke. But I genuinely wanted to talk about the homogenisation of surfaces.
     
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  6. r2473

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    Surfaces change every year so we only really know after the tournament is done and we have a winner.

    For example:

    Nadal wins Wimbledon = Wimbledon is playing like clay
    Federer wins Wimbledon = Wimbledon is playing like a real grass court
    Djokovic wins Wimbledon = Wimbledon is playing somewhere in between grass and clay
    Anyone else wins Wimbledon = incomprehensible. Can't happen.

    You can apply the same logic to the others. Hope this helps.
     
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  7. ninman

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    What about when Federer won the French, did people say it was playing like grass?
     
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  8. r2473

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    No. Hardcourt.

    Are you new here?
     
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  9. ninman

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    No, but I don't visit often.
     
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  10. r2473

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    OK. Well, last year all the clay surfaces were faster. Thus Nadal had a problem beating Djokovic.

    This year, it looks like its back to slow clay as Nadal is winning.

    Madrid looks pretty fast, but we won't know until after Sunday. Stay tuned.........
     
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  11. phnx90

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    This, pretty much.

    But in all seriousness Wimbledon surface speed is terrible
     
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  12. r2473

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    I can't say for sure until Sunday afternoon what surface is being used in Madrid, but I can already conclude that it isn't clay.

    Stay tuned......
     
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