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Is Wimbledon the worst prepared sporting event in the world...

1. It rains every day
2. There are no roofs
3. No lights
4. No play during sunny sundays because they don't want to pay employees
5. Not enough parking

TENNIS DESERVES BETTER THAN THIS GARBAGE
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very likely, even a volleyball match in Iraq is better prepared
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worst of all GS and some AMS might be better.

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Yes

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They're like 3 weeks behind schedule yet they can't start a match before 1:00pm. Once Sunday hits they'll want to squeeze the quallies, semi's, and final all in one day. Good Luck.

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it's been like that for years with no problems. so no. it's not poorly prepared.
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it's been like that for years with no problems. so no. it's not poorly prepared.
what are you talking about? Every year there is a huge stress among officials, fans and tennis players about whether they will be caught up or have to move final to Monday...I don't think its fair to the players to have them sit around all day wasting there time wondering if they will play or not. There is no other sporting event that is so inconsiderate to the fans and players schedules
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It`s a pity Federer keeps saying that Wimby is the most prestigious Slam><...

Wimby is by far the worst organised international sporting event that I can think of!!!

Maybe the ITF should threaten Wimby`s Slam status & then finally it`ll get it`s arse into gear<
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Having been to Wimbledon many times it is a fantastically run event. There is nothing that can be done about rain (at least they get the covers on quick unlike US Open where they go around with hairdryers!)...If it rained this much at any slam it would cause major problems.
Oh and by the way...it's chucking it down in UK this morning!!
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If you think it's so poorly run, maybe you should write them a letter about how you would have done a much better job. :retard:
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1. It rains every day
2. There are no roofs
3. No lights
4. No play during sunny sundays because they don't want to pay employees
5. Not enough parking

TENNIS DESERVES BETTER THAN THIS GARBAGE
Why should there be lights?
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1. It rains every day
2. There are no roofs
3. No lights
4. No play during sunny sundays because they don't want to pay employees
5. Not enough parking

TENNIS DESERVES BETTER THAN THIS GARBAGE
1. So what - not Wimbledons fault
2. That is because it is an outdoor tennis event (like French and US Open)
3. You think you can play in the rain as long as you have lights?
4. Don't know if you heard but there has been major security events in UK in the last week...I believe they errected some more security measures on Sunday.
5. You are kidding right!...get a train like everyone else
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1. It rains every day
And how are they supposed to prevent that from happening.
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1. Unless you think the wimbly officials are gods you can't exactly expect them to control the weather. It rains in England, get over it.
This has been the wettest june since 1914, theres been terrible flooding over all england and places have had to be evacuated cause the reseviors are literally full to bursting. Just be gratefull the entire thing wasn't flooded out.

2. The roofs are on the way, they are extremely expensive and are a logistical nightmare, except for the aussie open and the indoors no other tournaments have roofs. Are they, by your logic, all craply organised?

3. why should they have lights? they don't do night matches here. It would be too cold.

4. The middle sunday is not kept free due to staffing payments. Its kept free because the grass needs to be tended. It needs to be waterd fertilised and left for one day without being cut to reduce the damage. It astonishes me that people complain about the grass slowing down and being practiaclly clay yet when the officials try to do something about everybody complains!!

5. This is london, mate, theirs never enough parking cause thier simply isn't space for it!

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