US Open is faster than Wimbledon!

dak95_00

Hall of Fame
At least it appears that way to me when watching the matches. It doesn't even appear close.

Wimbledon needs to step up their game. Grass should be faster.
 
I've played college matches on the US Open courts. Compared to regular public courts, the Open courts are kind of slow. So I can only imagine how slow most ATP courts are. No wonder serve and volley is dead.
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
I've played college matches on the US Open courts. Compared to regular public courts, the Open courts are kind of slow. So I can only imagine how slow most ATP courts are. No wonder serve and volley is dead.
And they resurfaced just days before the tournament. Rumor has it some hanky panky vandalism by a 50-ish swarthy fella in a white Iberostar cap happened. He is listed as a person of interest in the NYPD probe.
 

T1000

Legend
I've played college matches on the US Open courts. Compared to regular public courts, the Open courts are kind of slow. So I can only imagine how slow most ATP courts are. No wonder serve and volley is dead.
Are the outdoor ones similar to the indoor ones? Only ever played on the indoor ones thought they were an average speed for hard courts
 
ESPN ran a court speed index last night.
It had the USO as the third slowest. From memory, it was something like this:

Court Speed Index by Major:
AO 42
Wimbledon 37
USO 35
FO 21
 
Are the outdoor ones similar to the indoor ones? Only ever played on the indoor ones thought they were an average speed for hard courts
I never played on the indoor ones so I can't know for sure. But I've played at indoor clubs that claim to have the same surface and those are faster than the outdoor ones.
 

esgee48

Legend
ESPN ran a court speed index last night.
It had the USO as the third slowest. From memory, it was something like this:

Court Speed Index by Major:
AO 42
Wimbledon 37
USO 35
FO 21
So what is the USTA officialdom going to do about this? Since they are 'nincompoops', probably nothing. But next year, they should get their act together or be terminated. I would have expect the USO numbers to be faster than the AO. I am also rather shocked that Wim is that slow. I heard that the balls are suppose to be 'faster' whatever that means. But that doesn't help if the court slows the ball down upon impact even with TS.
 
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