Originally Posted by tennis_pro
Wait so if Roddick reached 3 Wimbledon finals after 2001 maybe the surface isn't that slow after all? What do you define as "real grass" - grass that Sampras won his Wimbledons on?
Wimbledon grass was one kind of grass from 1877 to 2000.They changed it to a much much slower and higher bouncing grass, benefitting clay courters like Nadal and Djokovic and letting Federer win without a real volley.
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