Daily Post : Surface

In response to daily post’s one-word prompt : Surface

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I had often wondered why the red clay surface of a tennis court made it difficult to win tennis tournaments for Roger Federer, whereas Raphael Nadal won all kinds of tournaments on this surface. He was called the king of clay.

I’ve watched a lot of tournaments on red clay and found it tires the players who either default or just lose the matches. One of the reasons in my mind is, it is a slow surface and requires a player to be in top form to win on this surface, the matches last longer. Therefore if they are not in shape, they cannot handle playing for long hours. The  Spanish  players, like this surface because it’s slow, and there are a lot of red clay courts in Spain.  Since they practice on red clay, their experience helps them to win matches.

Federer likes to play on grass and hard courts because they are fast.

It seems very few of the best players are good in all surfaces.

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4 thoughts on “Daily Post : Surface

  1. Dear Ranu,

    Thank you for this post. It makes clear that one ought to train on a surface on which one’s actual tournaments will occur.

    All good wishes,


    • Thank you, I’m a huge tennis fan, by watching tennis for years I have learned a lot.
      Besides I taught little boys I had to know some type of games to be Cool, ice hockey is one
      they liked it is popular in Canada.I used to know the names of all the teams and the players, now there are
      too many and the players don’t remain with the same team, they get traded. How we hated it when Wayne Gretsky
      was traded to go to Los Angeles. 🙂

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