Kyrgios only lost today because of green clay

zaph

Professional
To be frank, if you can't see the difference between the way the courts at Wimbledon play and the French Open, you know nothing about tennis. It is clear even on the TV that the ball bounces and behaves in a very different way.

Yes they are slower than they use to be but that is no bad thing. People have rose tinted glasses about the 90's, thinking it was an era of fantastic net play and attacking tennis. The reality is many matches at Wimbledon were unwatchable. If you enjoy watching endless aces and unreturned serves, then speed up the courts. If you like actual tennis, leave them as they are.
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
Yes, Nadal was even getting ultra spin and running circles with his bad knees in the slowest Wimbledon of human kind II archives.

Time to introduce fast carpet slam to save tennis.
Nonsense

Nick doesn't train at all. He can barely stand a warmup. He does hoop balls a bit though, in his backyard.

Imagine if Nick actually could hit a ball for 30 minutes everyday.
 

Benjamin Rio

Professional
To be frank, if you can't see the difference between the way the courts at Wimbledon play and the French Open, you know nothing about tennis. It is clear even on the TV that the ball bounces and behaves in a very different way.

Yes they are slower than they use to be but that is no bad thing. People have rose tinted glasses about the 90's, thinking it was an era of fantastic net play and attacking tennis. The reality is many matches at Wimbledon were unwatchable. If you enjoy watching endless aces and unreturned serves, then speed up the courts. If you like actual tennis, leave them as they are.
So?

It just makes it easier to increase your slam numbers when you play on identical surfaces all year round with the right suited game. Does it make you better than players from different generations? Nop
 

Dartagnan64

G.O.A.T.
So?

It just makes it easier to increase your slam numbers when you play on identical surfaces all year round with the right suited game. Does it make you better than players from different generations? Nop
What the hell does that even matter. It's about maintaining fans and having entertainment value. Fans don't like servebot fests. You want to see stellar rallies, shot making and crucial breaks. A world of 7-6, 7-6, 6-7, 6-7, 50-48 tennis does nothing for the game.

Wimbledon this year has it right if you ask me. Matches have had just the right mix of serve prowess, net play, rallies, service breaks.
 
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ckup

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Bounce makes difference for rafa not the speed, so this is not green clay but slow grass.
 
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Do you guys even watch matches? This court is far from favoring Nadal. Yes, it’s relatively slow, but it’s also low-bouncing, and those are BY FAR the conditions he fares the worst under.

You know who benefits from these conditions? Djokovic.
 
So Nick can’t adjust to various surfaces and is a one trick pony. Got it.


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What do you mean 'adjust'? You mean 'adjust from slow to very slow'?

If Nadal was a one trick pony (he isn't) he'd have at least 12 slams. However, if your 'one trick' is being great on fast surfaces, you're totally buggered in this era, which to me is disappointing.
 
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