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re: Tennis Discussion Thread
No, I don't think all courts should be the same speed. There should be some variety, and there is...it's just the general speed of the courts is slower. Clay is slower than hard, and hard is slower than grass, they just aren't AS fast as before. However the court speed does reflect which players are the better athletes and reflects those who work hard. I'd say that even if the courts were speeded up, the same players would still end up winning though.
Some players who can hit huge, huge shots, and massive serves, it often comes naturally to them. They have the natural ability to do that. Being a great athlete, being able to move well, being able to chase down balls etc generally isn't something that's natural, it's something that has to be worked on...a lot. Guys who work hard on those areas are reaping the rewards, as they should.
My point is that, the speed of courts are what they are. The courts have been slower for a while now, and if these attacking players people mention want to get to the level of a Murray, Nadal or Djokovic they should adapt and work on areas of play which seem to work for the top guys. Being defensive works, mixing up play works, being a good returner often works better than having a massive serve etc. That's my point. The courts are slower...they need to deal with that.
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