It’s just hard with grass. Everyone plays from the same area on the baseline these days and it completely wears it down over the course of two weeks. Given how short its cut and how many steps and matches are played on it there really isn’t much they can do although they do give the courts a day off on the Sunday after the first week every year.I’m not a tennis fan but tune in to the big matches. Why are the courts at Wimbledon so beat down? It’s like dirt, not grass. If this is their keynote fortnight, can’t they get the courts to be in better shape? Sorry if that’s a dumb one but it always bugged me.
I think the conditions are fine, it just doesn't look as pretty. I've never heard the players complain. Interestingly, it shows how the game has changed. It used to be that the baseline and net area would get worn down from everyone going to the net. Now they all just volley.I guess. I just watch the matches now and they’re on dirt. Seems like the best matches should be on better conditions.
It's crazy that Federer has been able to reinvent himself and continue to be this good late in his career. I'd be surprised if he bets Djokovic, though I'd be happy if he did personally. I like rooting for players who don't have a ton of time left. He hasn't beaten Djokovic in a final since 2007.These guys should be by far the biggest story in the sports world, the three best tennis players ever all still at the top of their game. Federer about to turn 38, incredible.
Love Fed but Djokovic is my guy and I think he wins Sunday.
He's a bulldog but my least favorite out of the three. I think he'll go down the third best of all-time, after Novak and Roger.Nadal never quits. But the guy is the Nomar Garciaparra of tennis. He goes all sorts of routines with his forehead/headband before every point. And he tries to control the pace of the game, making other players wait until he's ready. If I was cynical, I'd wonder if he took the tape off his ankle to throw off Federer's concentration.
The US Open was the final straw for me with her. Totally ruined Osaka’s first major win with the way she behaved. I like Halep and a lot and would love for her to get the job done. Just locked up the first set 6-2 and hoping she does the same here in the secondI have not been the biggest Serena fan but it is getting more and more painful for me to watch her get so ridiculously tight and sabotage her play. And her negative body language is beyond my comprehension.
Well, I think I need to edit my statements. Serena has shaken off her tightness but it is the brilliance of Halep with some unbelievable passing shots that has allowed her to take set 1I have not been the biggest Serena fan but it is getting more and more painful for me to watch her get so ridiculously tight and sabotage her play. And her negative body language is beyond my comprehension.