The Masters TV production team released a cool graphic Friday showing the court speeds of all nine Masters 1000 events.
As you can see, this week’s Shanghai event is by far the quickest, followed by Toronto and then Cincinnati. At the bottom, are the three clay Masters.
According to TennisTV, here’s the formula for the Court Pace Index:
The CPI is calculated as follows:
Where μ is the coefficient of friction and e is the coefficient of restitution
Note that the measurements are just for the surface and do not reflect altitude, weather conditions or even ball type.
Taken as a total, the overall average speed of the nine Masters is 31.1 which is in the Slow to Medium Slow range.
Leaving out the three clay Masters, the average speed rises to 34.4 which is almost Medium. Surprisingly, the Paris Masters is the slowest of the non-clay Masters. And where are the truly “Fast” courts?
Now we need this information on the Grand Slams!
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