Originally Posted by iriraz
The ATP,the organisers of the big events,the sponsors and so on want the top guys to be in the semis,finals of all the big events.
And if the surfaces would all be faster then a lot of things would be different and the chance that the top guys would be upset early in the tournaments is higher.
The faster the surface,the smaller the margins are between the top guys and the lower ranked players with a good serve.It`s so easily for someone like Djokovic or Nadal who play well but get no rhythm against a big server to lose like 7-6 7-6 on a quick court.
Sure Federer would have his fair share of big tournament wins but on the other hand we wouldn`t see every time Federer,Nadal,Djokovic or Murray in the semis or finals of the big events.
French Open organizers are making it as easy as possible for big servers. Roland Garros has never been faster than 2011. Nadal still won, but you can see it no longer plays to his advantage.