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re: Tennis Discussion Thread
I think you could use Djokovic-Wawrinka as an example as to why courts are too slow. Wawrinka was hitting some bombs, and they weren't getting through. Of course, some of it is down to insane defending from Djokovic, but even on Rebound ace surface, those shots would have gone for winners.
This is another example from last year...
Berdych was hitting some bombs, and Nadal was just retreiving. Although Nadal is a great defender, if the courts were faster then Berdych would have won that point. The best players (with the exception of Fed) are all primarily defensive players who have great defensive skills. Attacking players aren't getting a break because they have no chance of hitting through them because the courts are too slow. To become a top player now, you have to be a great mover rather than a great shot maker. Adding to that, the slow hard courts are bad for the players health and fitness. The long rally's and grinding points are bound to take their affect on them (see Nadal), and there is an increasing chance of a player getting injured (see Serena hurting her ankle earlier in the tournament).
I'm not saying that all courts should be fast, because that would then favour the attacking players. But there should be a fair balance instead of most courts being slow. Hard should be Medium or range between fast & slow, Grass should be fast, and Clay should be slow. Therefore neither attack or defense has an advantage, and there is less of a chance of players getting injured
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