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!!
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  • ddraver
    ddraver Posts: 26,322
    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
  • Ben6899
    Ben6899 Posts: 9,686
    It isn't clean. Not remotely.

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  • photonic69
    photonic69 Posts: 2,360
    It depends where they shove those balls ;)

    Sometimes. Maybe. Possibly.

  • MattFalle
    MattFalle Posts: 11,644
    Its going through what cycling and football and rugby union did a few years ago.

    so, not very clean.
    The camera down the willy isn't anything like as bad as it sounds.
  • Dorset_Boy
    Dorset_Boy Posts: 6,745
    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.
  • elbowloh
    elbowloh Posts: 7,078
    I suspect hard courts (US open and Aus) are the cleanest. Grass (Wimbledon) is next, but grass stains can be a bugger 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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