Wimbledon, pay attention.

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  1. Elite

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MJZf3rxFLE -- Roger Federer vs. Bernard Tomic Davis Cup 2011.

    This is a lovely surface. We still had rather extensive rallies. We didn't get continuos aces nor constant, excessive serve and volleys; there was variety. The crowd enjoyed it, I enjoyed it and I'm sure even the most casual of tennis fans would enjoy it/did enjoy it. Now I am fully aware that the surface at Wimbledon is still relatively fast (especially in comparison to the AO and RG), but why can't we have this? I personally find it much better on the eyes.
     
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  2. coloskier

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    Rallies and grass are not supposed to mix, until the Eurotrash started complaining too much.
     
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    My point is the tennis officials initially made the surfaces slower so there would be more prolonged rallies. This match clearly proves that rallies and variety and all sorts of things are possible on a faster grass surface. And it's very entertaining.
     
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  4. Relinquis

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    awesome surface...

    - can rally
    - can hit through he court
    - can use slice, topspin and flat shots
    - can move well on without causing injury
    - easy on the joints
    - allows both athleticism and skill in constructing points

    if some of the hardcourt tournaments would switch to this it would be awesome.
     
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  5. tata

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    The slice is really nasty on that surface. Honestly, with the level of athleticism in the modern players, even a quick surface should be rally-able. Guys like djoker and nadal will still be able to reach balls and put them back in play.
     
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