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JustBob 09-10-2012 06:37 PM

The courts need to be slowed down
 
20+ shots rallies on "fast" USO courts and finals lasting 5 hours is not enough. As it stands, I have time to get up, go take a leak, come back and watch the end of the point. Heck, not even enough time to wash my hands, granted I can do it (quickly) at the AO. The courts need to be slowed down so we get 50+ shot rallies, then I'd even have time to make a stop in the kitchen, grab something from the fridge, and still catch the end of a point. And since a 5 set final would last approx 8 hours, it would be well worth it, not to mention an accurate statement, to take a (work) day off to watch tennis!

PaulFCB 09-10-2012 06:40 PM

Or you can go to work after seeing the first 3 games, come back after 8 hours of work and see the last set while enjoying a pizza and 2 beers.

yemenmocha 09-10-2012 06:40 PM

You know... there were a couple people who employed the serve and volley strategy on a few points in the tournament, so that's sufficient proof that the courts are too fast still.

I agree.

KineticChain 09-10-2012 06:43 PM

Ok i was afraid this wouldn't be a sarcastic post. But yea I had to stop watching the final because it was so uneventful and uninteresting.

90's Clay 09-10-2012 06:44 PM

35 shot rallies at at the USO just does not look RIGHT to me after watching all these years

monkey-ranch 09-10-2012 06:45 PM

Exactly, they should make the court out of jello and use 10 and under foam balls. 5 hrs+ matches are not enough. We demand more tennis, more rallies and more lights its too dark also. I suggest a relay system, 1 player plays 2 or 3 sets and another one comes in and plays 3 sets more. The loser is thrown into a lava pit.

timnz 09-10-2012 06:52 PM

Double bounce
 
Since the tennis authorities want tennis to be so slow these days, why don't they change the rules to allow up to 2 bounces of each side?

KineticChain 09-10-2012 06:59 PM

^^^ and if it's a winner, the point must be replayed.

Sid_Vicious 09-10-2012 07:00 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGgXoJopIGk

:)

90's Clay 09-10-2012 07:00 PM

Any slower and they may as well play in mud

kishnabe 09-10-2012 07:02 PM

:lol: thread is hilarious.

ninman 09-10-2012 07:02 PM

Forget the courts, we need to look at the balls. They need to start using something similar to a cricket ball, and have all wooden racquets (including the "strings").

JustBob 09-10-2012 07:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by monkey-ranch (Post 6890228)
I suggest a relay system, 1 player plays 2 or 3 sets and another one comes in and plays 3 sets more.

Excellent idea. We could have 264 players in the draw instead of 132. Except that the "extra" 132 players would be paired with the players in the draw. 1 with 264, 2 with 263 etc... Then we get rid of MTO's, so the only option for a tired/injured player is to have his replacement play the rest of the match.

JustBob 09-10-2012 07:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KineticChain (Post 6890303)
^^^ and if it's a winner, the point must be replayed.

Yes, and if you serve an ace, you lose the point. How dare you! We simply cannot allow this nonsensical faster play.

bluescreen 09-10-2012 07:17 PM

I really think a lot of the "pusher" tennis today was due to the weather conditions, not the court speed. The wind was absolutely horrendous in the first couple sets. And personally, I think it made the first set pretty compelling.

fednad 09-10-2012 07:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JustBob (Post 6890179)
20+ shots rallies on "fast" USO courts and finals lasting 5 hours is not enough. As it stands, I have time to get up, go take a leak, come back and watch the end of the point. Heck, not even enough time to wash my hands, granted I can do it (quickly) at the AO. The courts need to be slowed down so we get 50+ shot rallies, then I'd even have time to make a stop in the kitchen, grab something from the fridge, and still catch the end of a point. And since a 5 set final would last approx 8 hours, it would be well worth it, not to mention an accurate statement, to take a (work) day off to watch tennis!

Awesome thread! Made my day!
And, the bold part had me in splits :)

monfed 09-10-2012 07:25 PM

OP its gonna be like this till Roger retires. It's actually gonna get slower imo.

JustBob 09-10-2012 07:30 PM

Hopefully, at some point, the greedy *******s running the networks paying big bucks for the rights to broadcast the slams will get tired of these neverending matches screwing up the rest of their schedule. ;)

monfed 09-10-2012 07:31 PM

They will eventually realise but what's the point? Too late, the GOAT got screwed. He should be sitting on 20+ slams easy right now,sad.

zapvor 09-10-2012 08:00 PM

lol
ok i have to say its true though. with todays modern topspin game, they should speed courts up, not slow it down. sighhhhhhhhh


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