Q: So, playing on the on clay and that being good for you, do you also feel like the indoor courts that has been slowed down and also the balls that are bigger and slower now, do you think that’s good for the development of players?
Yes and no.
The balls are heavier, so that equals more injuries on arms, elbows and wrists.
Everybody’s hitting the ball so hard these days with the different string material compared to earlier.
On the other hand, I think it’s good for us to watch tennis on a slower court for sure.
It was boring to watch Stockholm open from 1980 in the Global Arena where basically we were playing on ice.
That was no fun for the spectators.
So, I think that’s much better for spectators now, but the balls I don’t think it’s so good for the players.