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Old 09-11-2012, 11:41 PM   #40
Vrad
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Originally Posted by JustBob View Post
I don't have a problem with (some) slower courts, I have a problem with the (relative) uniformization of surfaces which was achieved by slowing down the fastest surfaces to the point where the difference between "fast" and "slow" is barely noticeable and all surfaces at slams essentially reward the grinder/baseliner style of play. Give it a few more years and you'll end up with 10 Murray/Djokovic clones in the top 10.

Not to mention you're gonna have player's careers last 5 years instead of 10.
Agreed. Earlier the FO was the slow court, and the others varied in speed, but were much faster.

Now pretty much every slam sees the same kind of play because the courts are all slow.

That being said, I don't think the US Open final was as much a reflection of the slowness of the court as the difficult windy conditions.
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