The world upside down … According to most players, Wimbledon turf, once known for its speed, is not at all so slowed in recent years that it has even become for some the slowest surface of the circuit.
It had been known that the grass of London, for twenty years now, was no longer the favorite playground of volleyball players. That since the early 2000s, it was not as fast as before, and that players like Rafael Nadal, undisputed king of the clay, more comfortable at the bottom of the court than the net, could even feel comfortable and win (2008 and 2010).
In recent years, regularly, players or players regretted this loss of speed, and this loss of soul, probably decided by the organizers to extend the exchanges. But from there to make Wimbledon the slowest tournament of the circuit … The step was crossed this year by the American tennis player Denis Kudla after his victory in the first round, and obviously not very excited by this observation. "It's definitely the slowest slam by far. These lands are now so slow, it's just crazy, "he said.
London grass is no longer what it was? "If you look at the exchanges, they are shorter at the US Open than at Wimbledon, it says a lot on the subject," even acquiesced Roger Federer, eight times Wimbledon title, but only once at Roland Garros . "I think Wimbledon has never been faster," said Federer. What to meditate on the received ideas.
The grass has long been considered the fastest surface, with a very low rebound, a ball that fuse, forcing the players to finish the net. A faster surface even than the hard surfaces that equip the two other Grand Slam tournaments, the Australian Open and the US Open. Except that the evolution of the game, rackets, ground preparation, balls, have jostled this hierarchy.
Other players have validated this reversal of the laws of the surface, probably much more pregnant at the beginning of the tournament, when the courts have more grass than late in the fortnight.
Belgian tennis player Ruben Bemelmans (eliminated in the first round) had "the impression of playing on clay", the French player Jeremy Chardy (released Wednesday) decreeing to have never played "on such a slow surface". His compatriot Gilles Simon, winner in three sets in the first round, was a little further: "The grass, this year is a disaster. The earth has been going faster for years than grass. "
But beware, the opinions are not unanimous either. The French tennis player Corentin Moutet, surprised collector of the former world No. 3 Grigor Dimitrov in the first round, does not adhere for example to this observation: "Me, my opinion is that it does not look like the clay, that it is grass, that it is rather fast, finally compared to the beaten earth. "
For the French player Lucas Pouille too, the London turf is "not so slow". "It's just harder to make points. We do not have time on grass because the rebound is lower, "he added. "A match in three sets on clay, it is very rare that it lasts 1h20, adds Lucas Pouille. If it was slower, there would be more breaks. But hey, it also depends on the clay. At Roland Garros, it can be very, very fast, but hey, if you go to Germany or Budapest, with a good old shale, it's not very fast. And then, the grass evolves too. In five days, we will not play the same tournament. "
The grass of the All England Lawn tennis and Croquet Club may have recovered its virtues by then …
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