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Old 11-17-2012, 01:22 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by PeteD View Post
Remember when clay was interesting because it was a whole different game?
And, to demonstrate the point perfectly, the most entertaining French Open of the last two decades for me was the 2011 event where the balls were niceably faster when fresh (either in error or deliberately). It was such a great event and the change was blatantly evident.

In fact, when I watched it, I just knew the ITF would slow the balls down for 2012 because it was such a positive change. Their mantra seems to be: do the opposite of what worked.
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