Following his chat with the Swiss tennis star, Forget asked the boss of GreenSet – who make court surfaces – to speed things up, which encouraged the year-end ATP Finals to follow suit when the tournament was still held in London’s o2 arena.
“So I discretely asked Javier Sanchez [CEO of GreenSet Tennis] to accelerate the court,” he continued.
“It was much faster, the HawkEye confirmed. Some players noticed, even if I asked Javier to keep silent. After that, London asked to have the same speed for the ATP Finals.
“From this point, we kept the same composition, the same wooden ground support, the same resin, the same silica; silica being the sand which allows the surface to be abrasive and more or less quick.”