Originally Posted by veroniquem
There is nothing wrong with the surface as evidenced by the # of spectacular 5 setters we've had at AO. And although, we didn't get one in the final, we got lots of great ones during the fortnight. Retrospectively, the real final seems to have been Djokovic/Wawrinka: unforgettable, breathtaking battle over the equivalent of almost 6 sets. The courts were faster this year than last year according to a number of players and people are still complaining. Unreal. AO is not supposed to be faster than USO and W. There's supposed to be 2 slower slams: AO and RG and 2 faster W and USO. That's perfectly fair and people have 0 basis for complaining about it.
Wrong. The courts are so slow it's painful. Slow courts encouraged Nadal's grinding style of play have now destroyed his knees. I guess a few 5 setters were totally worth his career being cut short.