Originally Posted by Neely
of course you are right with the points you make, but everybody knows that in advance.
Only complete indoor events have a roof over all courts, and most "outdoor" events only have a retractable roof above the biggest court. And it works at other tournaments, so I don't see why it shouldn't work in Wimbledon as well.
But ... it really doesn't work at other tournaments. The issue of favoritism is just as valid elsewhere. But the difference is that in Australia that doesn't matter so much because it rarely rains. But this is Wimbledon. It always rains. That is part of the tournament. When you allow a few highly ranked players to bypass that it could be a big problem.
All that said, it would be wonderful for TV, and less annoying for the fans.