Wind!!!!!!!!!!!!!

richied

Rookie
What was your most difficult wind combo? I hated wind and clay!! Couldn't time it for the life of me. Quite happy playing with wind and grass. I didn't mind a head wind or a tail wind. A little harder to serve volley into the wind, but I found many players hit balls long trying to pass me anyway.

From the current pro's who do you think has a 'game' (and mind) that will always struggle in wind like we saw at IW's?
 

JStar7

Rookie
from what I just saw....Murray lost his head in the wind....it flew away from him once the match started....

most difficult wind combo....wind on a hardcourt that's inclined b/c its near water....so i had to hit way up on the ball from the inclined side b/c the wind was going towards it....and from the side that was high....i had to hit flat and with more spin b/c if i hit one flat, the ball would sail on me over the line....
 

Nadal_Freak

Banned
Murray just couldn't hit the ball past Nadal in this type of wind. He needed pinpoint accuracy on his serve and baseline game to beat Nadal. Nadal is king of wind.
 

Feña14

G.O.A.T.
Murrays game is all about putting the ball in awkward places, he couldn't really be as accurate as he wanted with the wind which is a shame as this could been one hell of a final.

It did spoil it a bit but Nadal handled it brilliantly.
 

arnz

Professional
I really thought that Murray's shorter strokes would help him. But I guess I underestimated Nadal's anticipation. Enormous swings usually are pretty bad when its windy, who would have thunk?
 

JeMar

Legend
Murray has more compact shots that help in fast courts and wind. He doesn't need much time to adjust. Nadal can't hit the forehand the way he wants to hit it. Nadal also doesn't seem to have a good attitude about the wind. He should embrace it but oh well.

It made it harder for Nadal to hit his forehand due to his big swing. Roddick also could get away with weaker shots coming to the net on Nadal then he would in normal conditions. I'm in a minority that thinks wind would favor Murray in this matchup and helped Roddick get to a tiebreaker against Nadal.

And then, after two hours and one match later...

Murray just couldn't hit the ball past Nadal in this type of wind. He needed pinpoint accuracy on his serve and baseline game to beat Nadal. Nadal is king of wind.



I think this shows the absurdity and extremism of the typical Nadal poster on this board.
 
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Mick

Legend
what big difference in the men's game and women's game:

in the 1st match, you could see that both women were bothered by the wind throughout the entire match.

in the 2nd match, it looked like business as usual to me, even though they said the wind gust was 50 mph.
 

coloskier

Legend
I really thought that Murray's shorter strokes would help him. But I guess I underestimated Nadal's anticipation. Enormous swings usually are pretty bad when its windy, who would have thunk?

Murray's shorter strokes lead to flat or less topspin, and in this wind, the ball will sail every time. No way he could pinpoint any of his shots. Nadal, using heavy topspin, could keep his ball in the court all day and wait for Murray to push something long, which happened all day.
 

Nadalator

Banned
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Nadal_Freak

Banned
And then, after two hours and one match later...





I think this shows the absurdity and extremism of the typical Nadal poster on this board.
Well Nadal looked to really struggle against Roddick with the wind. It shows more on how much Roddick has improved I guess.
 

bluetrain4

G.O.A.T.
I really thought that Murray's shorter strokes would help him. But I guess I underestimated Nadal's anticipation. Enormous swings usually are pretty bad when its windy, who would have thunk?

Murray's forehand is pretty lengthy, not really that short. But, his backhand is indeed pretty compact.
 
Synthetic grass they have just topped up with sand is a lethal combo with strong wind! Just gta pull your socks up and hope for the best.

One way to look at it is that ppl who stand a lot further back behind the baseline would be affected by the wind. Simply because the wind will have more affect on the ball before it gets to them.

However i think the wind more a mental thing, both players have to deal with it, and it only becomes an issue for a good player when they let it become an issue.
 

janipyt05

Professional
^^ what i meant was when Andy Murray beat Rafa at the Us Open in windy conditions it was not really talked about yet in that match they had to stop yet these windy conditions folks only too happy to say it was windy, Andy got DOSE OF HUMBLE PIE
 
^^ what i meant was when Andy Murray beat Rafa at the Us Open in windy conditions it was not really talked about yet in that match they had to stop yet these windy conditions folks only too happy to say it was windy, Andy got DOSE OF HUMBLE PIE

no worries. GREAT POINT!
 
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