Time to bring back carpet

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13 years ago fedal cried and got rid of carpets from tour, ATP back then would do anything for them.......now it’s time to speed up the indoor season and put a check to big 3 at least in the post us open season.......

new gen players need a bit of help from the surfaces to outhit the big 3......after that they can think about speeding up other masters events......
 

Federer-25

New User
Federer got injured two years in a row due to carpet at his home tournament which made him negative about the surface.

He would love that surface IMO
 

dje31

Professional
I've been saying this for years, to bring back indoor carpet, irrespective of the Big 3 and NewGen.
 

er4claw

Rookie
We cant do that. Anything above medium speed is officially banned per atp rules. What are you crazy, without surface homogenization Rafa and Djoker might lose early. Or even worse fed could win which would make tennis execs :cry:.
 
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Deleted member 766172

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There were carpets? Are you guys being serious? How do you play on a carpet without slipping?
 
13 years ago fedal cried and got rid of carpets from tour, ATP back then would do anything for them.......now it’s time to speed up the indoor season and put a check to big 3 at least in the post us open season.......

new gen players need a bit of help from the surfaces to outhit the big 3......after that they can think about speeding up other masters events......
Better yet, let them play on ice rinks.

That should destroy ATP's popularity in a hurry... But hey, whatever helps RF serve more aces, right?

Thing is, he can't increase his 20 on carpet. Damn, that plan had a major glitch.
 

sredna42

Hall of Fame
Better yet, let them play on ice rinks.

That should destroy ATP's popularity in a hurry... But hey, whatever helps RF serve more aces, right?

Thing is, he can't increase his 20 on carpet. Damn, that plan had a major glitch.
Fast surfaces have always been a part of tennis. They used to play on polished wood too. Its only this latest plague of topspin monkeys that want to homogenize courts to this slow high bouncing borefest, tennis has gone down the crapper since the big freeze started
 

TheGhostOfAgassi

Talk Tennis Guru
Yeah thats a really good idea in terms of micro and nano plastic pollution. :rolleyes:
Injuries also...
Carpet is probably the surface less used in tennis throughout the times, its a reason for that. They learned.
 

tonylg

Hall of Fame
Fast surfaces have always been a part of tennis. They used to play on polished wood too. Its only this latest plague of topspin monkeys that want to homogenize courts to this slow high bouncing borefest, tennis has gone down the crapper since the big freeze started
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Chadalina

Guest
There were carpets? Are you guys being serious? How do you play on a carpet without slipping?
Isnt the wtf played on carpet? Cant recall any real injuries (seen lots of fake ones though).
 

megamind

Legend
played on carpet before

was not impressed

ball skids too much, stays low, and is very quick

great if you know how to slice well i guess

but for a baseliner like me, i guess i dont appreciate it that much
 

blablavla

Legend
played on carpet before

was not impressed

ball skids too much, stays low, and is very quick

great if you know how to slice well i guess

but for a baseliner like me, i guess i dont appreciate it that much
I would say it favors all around players, that are capable to play baseline, volley, slice.
Old and used carpet is essentially a party for the slicers of flat hitters.
New carpet allows a lot of variability in your game, including heavy top spin usage.
So I would say it is a great surface to learn.
But of course sliding on carpet is a bad idea.
 

ChrisRF

Hall of Fame
I have played on carpet a few times, and surprisingly usually it was very slow, really not faster than clay. Also running on it was very difficult and exhausting. It was exactly like trying to sprint on a brand-new voluminous carpet in the living-room. And the ball stopped extremely on it.

On two occasions I played on faster carpet though, and I think this was similar to the surface they used in the 90s. Because the slow carpet I played on would never have been a surface for Sampras/Becker/Edberg etc.
 
Fast surfaces have always been a part of tennis. They used to play on polished wood too. Its only this latest plague of topspin monkeys that want to homogenize courts to this slow high bouncing borefest, tennis has gone down the crapper since the big freeze started
Have you been around 90s tennis?

I guess you haven't. Nobody who has welcomes lightning speed courts that allow for an average of 2.5 rallies.
 
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