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How clean is tennis?

I was looking at a photo of Coco Gauff at Roland Garros and then compared it with a photo from last year... basically she doubled in size... OK, she's at an age where one still develops, but boy, she must eat a lot of protein!!


  • ddraverddraver Posts: 24,286
    I'm not a huge fan of it to be honest, but the lines that come out are, almost word for word, the same as cycling in the 90s...

    The levels of delusion are high.
    We're in danger of confusing passion with incompetence
    - @ddraver
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 9,574
    It isn't clean. Not remotely.

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  • photonic69photonic69 Posts: 1,540
    It depends where they shove those balls ;)
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 9,808
    Its going through what cycling and football and rugby union did a few years ago.

    so, not very clean.
  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 5,117
    A couple of years ago Djokovic said he hadn't had an OOC test for over 12 months.
    Serena ran to her panic room when the testers called.

    They play for 3-5 hours in 40+ degree heat (courtside temp) with virtually no drop off in intensity.

    Like football and rugby, if you don't look for the problem you can claim you don't have the problem.

    Very dirty if you ask me.
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 7,078
    I suspect hard courts (US open and Aus) are the cleanest. Grass (Wimbledon) is next, but grass stains can be a censored to get out of whites. Clay (French) is clearly the dirtiest, the granules will get everywhere, in your shoes, down your pants, in your hair etc.
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