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Wilander: TDs Should Speed Up Courts

Post by noleisthebest on Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:32 pm

I have just read that Wilander said TDs should speed up courts if they want Federer to play another 3-4 years, and that he is the best thing that’s ever happened to sport.

So there you go!

TDs do move and shake in order to attract players.

No prizes for guessing why they slowed them down in the last 10 years. Winking


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Re: Wilander: TDs Should Speed Up Courts

Post by bogbrush on Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:02 pm

If only...... they’d never slowed them and Fed still took the bigger racquet.

Today might have been #30

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Re: Wilander: TDs Should Speed Up Courts

Post by barrystar on Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:14 pm

@bb And I think we’d have enjoyed his journey less too.

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Re: Wilander: TDs Should Speed Up Courts

Post by noleisthebest on Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:28 pm

I often wonder what last 10 years would have been like had the courts not been slowed down.

Would Nadal ever have won AO or USO.
How many slams would Nole have won.

Fed would have certainly won much more, but how would the other players have fared...Tsonga, Delpo, Gulbis etc...

Would Davydenko, Roddick, Nalby have retired later?

Would more players have picked SBH?

I know these questions are futile, just can’t help myself...

One thing is certain, we would never have had Fedal.




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Re: Wilander: TDs Should Speed Up Courts

Post by Jahu on Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:29 pm

Barry, what do you mean? I'd enjoy 40, but also see Nadal/Djoko loose some big GS in 3 sets to Fed. Also some big hitters would of had more chance in their careers in fast courts then slugfest.

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Re: Wilander: TDs Should Speed Up Courts

Post by noleisthebest on Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:30 pm

Which big hitters?

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Re: Wilander: TDs Should Speed Up Courts

Post by legendkillar on Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:32 pm

I agree. Give the courts some zip for a change.

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Re: Wilander: TDs Should Speed Up Courts

Post by noleisthebest on Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:42 pm

Back to Trnez’s point that TDs may speeding courts if they oerceove Nadal’s lost the cance to catch Fed...I wonder at what stage does thaat happen?

End of 2018? 19?

Good of Wilamder to speak out, I hope someone heard him

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Post by bogbrush on Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:43 pm

noleisthebest wrote:Which big hitters?
Andy Roddick might have done a bit better.

JWT, perhaps Cilic.

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Post by noleisthebest on Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:49 pm

Funny, I always saw Roddick as just a serve and a bit of mumbo jumbo.

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Re: Wilander: TDs Should Speed Up Courts

Post by legendkillar on Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:52 pm

It's not just for the benefit of Federer.

Some of the other shotmakers will have more pop and get more from their arsenal.

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Re: Wilander: TDs Should Speed Up Courts

Post by noleisthebest on Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:55 pm

That’s the point!
We’d get more exciting tennis, attacking, shotmaking.

Fed just leads the way in all those departments.

I was shocked when he “invented” SABR in the middle of the slowest era.

Just goes to show how frustrated he must have been.


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Re: Wilander: TDs Should Speed Up Courts

Post by Jahu on Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:44 pm

bogbrush wrote:
noleisthebest wrote:Which big hitters?
Andy Roddick might have done a bit better.

JWT, perhaps Cilic.
Raonic too, Isner could of pulled a few GS finals, etc etc.

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