The top tennis stars are saying the courts at the 2014 Australian Open are faster this year. So who will benefit the most?
There are two ways to look at this.
First of all, there is the look-between-the-ears philosophy. In other words, players only benefit if they truly believe they're going to benefit. One has to listen to what they are saying about their own chances. For example, according to skysports.com, Andy Murray has already placed himself out of the running.
Second, there is a more nebulous method of determining who has always looked comfortable on low-bouncing courts.
Here are five who will get the most out of the quick Aussie experience.