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Old 06-06-2004, 06:36 PM   #4
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On the commentary I got for the final Wally Masur was commenting on Coria's shoes and noted that he was wearing the grass court shoes for extra grip. He also said that he'd been talking to Vilas and apparently Vilas thinks / has advised Hewitt to switch to them on clay as well.

I recall that the 'grass' shoe was taking a lot of stick from Wimbledon about 5 years ago for tearing up the courts as the pimples had become extreme in the search for more grip. Wimbledon had to improve the grass mix to get a more resilient surface.
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