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Tennis has been blessed to have a player like “Roger”. But it will also be good once he has retired so we can end the fawning.

Just a question about something in the article. Tokyo 2020. Any guesses what surface it might be? What surfaces have they put out for Davis Cup ties? If they pick clay, surely Roger has no chance, let alone the fact he will turn 39 before the Closing Ceremony.
 

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Just a question about something in the article. Tokyo 2020. Any guesses what surface it might be? What surfaces have they put out for Davis Cup ties? If they pick clay, surely Roger has no chance, let alone the fact he will turn 39 before the Closing Ceremony.
I would be pretty confident it would be a hard court. Indoor/outdoor maybe up in the air.

Outdoor hard would suit Osaka best....
 

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Nothing set in stone for 2019, but look at the following information below that I found at MTF:

Australian Open introducing final set super tiebreaker at 6-6

  • The Australian Open has obtained permission to follow Wimbledon in shortening the potential length of matches by introducing a tie-break in the deciding set across all events.
    However, in a move that perfectly sums up the lack of uniformity across the four grand slam tournaments, Australian chiefs have decided their preference is to play a “super tie-break” at 6-6, in which the player must win ten points by a margin of two.
    With approval recently granted by the grand slam board, players are now being consulted to determine whether this should be introduced as soon as the 2019 tournament, which begins on January 14. It is possible that the full implementation could be delayed for another year, with only a trial taking place next month

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/...in-introducing-final-set-tie-breaks-ljghwkth0
Horrible if it happens.
 
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