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tennis_pro 11-17-2012 08:24 AM

Tennis - Courts have made defence the new attack, says Federer
 
From ES: http://tinyurl.com/a7bjgkq

RF20Lennon 11-17-2012 09:52 AM

They seriously need quicker courts!!

kalyan4fedever 11-17-2012 09:55 AM

Isnt there a thread already running on this ? i agree with the sentiment of sexi but its not gonna happen

6-1 6-3 6-0 11-17-2012 10:03 AM

Federer should learn to adapt to the conditions. Always looking to twist things in his favour. Not a fair player at all.

PeteD 11-17-2012 10:04 AM

I was with Janko until the last sentence -- Agassi couldn't really defend?

TMF 11-17-2012 10:07 AM

Federer is spot on...

"You look at the game of tennis, in my opinion the point which improved or the level that increased in the last 10 years is not the offence, it's the defence,"

RF20Lennon 11-17-2012 10:08 AM

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Originally Posted by 6-1 6-3 6-0 (Post 7021438)
Federer should learn to adapt to the conditions. Always looking to twist things in his favour. Not a fair player at all.

hes just saying there needs to be both types of courts. Fast and slow, right now all the surfaces play the same and its terribly boring

Ms Nadal 11-17-2012 10:10 AM

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Originally Posted by RF20Lennon (Post 7021449)
hes just saying there needs to be both types of courts. Fast and slow, right now all the surfaces play the same and its terribly boring

Exactly. There should be a variety of court speeds. It would make the winners less predictable. Not a bad thing. These newbies need some help to shine :lol:

RF20Lennon 11-17-2012 10:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Ms Nadal (Post 7021453)
Exactly. There should be a variety of court speeds. It would make the winners less predictable. Not a bad thing. These newbies need some help to shine :lol:

Completely agree! they need to bring back carpet!

PeteD 11-17-2012 10:14 AM

Remember when clay was interesting because it was a whole different game?

RF20Lennon 11-17-2012 10:15 AM

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Originally Posted by PeteD (Post 7021462)
I was with Janko until the last sentence -- Agassi couldn't really defend?

Maybe he was comparing it to Nole's level but still its a pretty flawed statement. He shouldve cut it off at Sampras

Mustard 11-17-2012 11:22 AM

Federer whinging again, or journalists being mischievous again? Yawn.

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Originally Posted by PeteD (Post 7021462)
Remember when clay was interesting because it was a whole different game?

And it's not now just because Nadal is so much better than the rest?

kalyan4fedever 11-17-2012 11:26 AM

All the ttw feddies should sign a petition or something :D

TMF 11-17-2012 11:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Mustard (Post 7021543)
Federer whinging again, or journalists being mischievous again? Yawn.

He's doing to save the future of the sport, or at least increase the audience interest. He's 31, not 20 years old, so it's not about him but for the younger players and future generation.

merlinpinpin 11-17-2012 11:31 AM

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Originally Posted by 6-1 6-3 6-0 (Post 7021438)
Federer should learn to adapt to the conditions. Always looking to twist things in his favour. Not a fair player at all.

Just like on blue clay, you mean? You're right, threatening to boycott the tournament was downright disgraceful.

Mustard 11-17-2012 11:44 AM

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Originally Posted by merlinpinpin (Post 7021557)
Just like on blue clay, you mean? You're right, threatening to boycott the tournament was downright disgraceful.

Federer didn't like the idea of blue clay either and voiced the opinion in 2009:

http://www.tennistalk.com/en/news/20...lue_clay_issue

corners 11-17-2012 12:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Mustard (Post 7021584)
Federer didn't like the idea of blue clay either and voiced the opinion in 2009:

http://www.tennistalk.com/en/news/20...lue_clay_issue

Yeah, he didn't favor it, but when it came time to play he played and didn't whinge about it. He's not whinging about surfaces now either. He was simply asked what he thought about surface speed by a journalist in a press conference and gave his honest answer: the current homogeneously slow courts favor defensive play more than attacking play. We already knew that. Further, we know from recent results that faster surfaces would probably be good for his career at this point, and would probably be bad for Nadal's. Clearly, if every tournament was played on clay it would be great for Nadal. And if every tournament were played on fast, low-bouncing courts it would be great for Federer.

Fed is not saying get rid of clay, he's just saying that if a greater variety of hardcourt surface speeds were used at different tournaments it would promote a greater variety of playing styles, and therefore, possibly, a larger pool of players would have greater success on tour than is happening now. What's your problem with this, exactly? Nadal will still have his claycourt season fief.

Cup8489 11-17-2012 12:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Mustard (Post 7021584)
Federer didn't like the idea of blue clay either and voiced the opinion in 2009:

http://www.tennistalk.com/en/news/20...lue_clay_issue

But he played, and didn't complain during the event. He adapted to the conditions and did his best.

But there needs to be variety. I'm really sick of these Djok-Muzz-Raf 20 shot slugfests. It's always the same.

rainingaces 11-17-2012 12:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Mustard (Post 7021584)
Federer didn't like the idea of blue clay either and voiced the opinion in 2009:

http://www.tennistalk.com/en/news/20...lue_clay_issue

The players against the authorities, he wanted proper consultation. Serena and federer hated it but when they won on it they both were for it. Players like to get their excuses in rather then say to the press they love it then lose. Tourniments should take no notice of players they are hypocrits.

Tennis_Hands 11-17-2012 01:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Mustard (Post 7021584)
Federer didn't like the idea of blue clay either and voiced the opinion in 2009:

http://www.tennistalk.com/en/news/20...lue_clay_issue

:lol:

Nusstard at his best.

So, how is it going with your "It is impossible to play on fast HC with the modern racket and string technology" theory?


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