Originally Posted by tennis_pro
I've got a question for those who've been following tennis for a longer time,
what was the speed of Dubai, Miami, AO, IW, USO, Toronto/Montreal, Shanghai, Cincinnati in the 90's compared to 2011/2012?
Indian Wells and Miami have always been (possibly) the two slowest outdoor hardcourts.
AO with rebound ace was maybe a bit faster than IW and Miami, but still quite slow and high bouncing.
Cincinatti and USO were clearly faster than IW, Miami and AO.
The speed depends on many things: the weather, balls, how they resurface it each year,....
Dubai this year has been possibly the fastest outdoor hardcourt conditions I've seen in some years.