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Spanish feeling good on grass

By Robert Grant 27/11/2003 05:15:46 PM Comments (0)

Like it or loathe it, the teams in this week's Davis Cup final agree this time they will be playing on a fast, but fair, grass court.

Unlike the immature turf lifted in to the National Tennis Centre for the 2001 final against France, this court resembles a permanent, growing surface.

Grass is difficult territory for the Spanish, but star players Juan Carlos Ferrero and Carlos Moya claim they are now accustomed to it.

"We felt that yesterday was okay, that it wasn't too fast," Ferrero said.

"The ball seems to be bouncing well, we're feeling good about it. It might be getting faster by tomorrow - we think all is going well."

Moya, also is resigned to the fact the court will become slicker by the day, although he said he was happy with his preparation.

The Australians, by contrast, were eagerly watching the grass speed up daily.

Lleyton Hewitt felt the changes from the day he first trained on it last Monday.

"It has been cut down 8mm (since) the first day we practised on it," Hewitt said. "It will be down to five by tomorrow morning.

"It has been getting quicker and quicker each day and especially I think they have stopped watering it as much to harden it up and speed it up as much as possible.

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