Watching the various winners and losers today, and the complaints about the surface, it looks like the trainer companies and various players are responsible for selecting the wrong footwearfor the conditions; rather than the courts having problems. |
Just from seeing Stakhovsky's and Murray's extra sized soles I can't help but think that sharpova et al don't want to trade the stability benefit (from heavier shoes) against the gains they get in speed and stamina (of lightweight shoes). There was an excellent piece of slow motion footage of Stakhovsky win a point while switching direction from left side shot to rightside, and nearly failing in the process, but his tank like Lotto soles gripped the surface at the last second to keep him upright.
Very interesting to see Federer play quite well and still go out. I think Stakhovsky showed all the attributes of a player that is actually much better than his current ranking suggests. Consistently playing at that level wouldn't look out of place in the world's top sixteen imo.
#9682645, By vizzini Wimbledon Championships 2013
vizzini 1,932 posts
Seen 2 hours ago
Registered 4 years ago