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At last, tennis under the lights at Wimbledon

BBC Sport confirms the roof's lights will enable play at Wimby way past 2200. So if there's a long day of tennis and it gets to 10pm with two men one set all they can carry on.

Personally I'd love to see afternoon session and night session now (starting at around 8pm)
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BBC Sport confirms the roof's lights will enable play at Wimby way past 2200. So if there's a long day of tennis and it gets to 10pm with two men one set all they can carry on.

Personally I'd love to see afternoon session and night session now (starting at around 8pm)
best news i have ever heard from those clueless british fucksticks-- who call themselves organizers-- stuck in the bloody stone ages for centuries.

now work on a sunday start morons.


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It's about time the British discovered the modern miracle of lighting.

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I reckon they won't be playing forever into the night anyway, if it's one of those matches that just gets to a set all. I mean...yeah...the grass won't really like that, will it?
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Talk to T.A.Edison about unintended consequences, Fed will now be able to regain his Wimby crown
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Hmm... so now it's just the french open that needs to get some common sense.

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The grass won't last more than two days if they play beyond 10pm.
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is it gonna be only on centre court? if so, with the anti-rain roof as well, the semis and final with be played on earth.

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The grass on centre court won't last more than two days if they play beyond 10pm.
This is obvioulsy a conspiracy by Uncle Tony and the Majorcan mafia to have two clay GS under the motto: La hierba para las vacas!
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there's going to be a match with Tin Henman and Kim Clijsters against Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi (all other players are in tournaments) to test out the court when the roof is over.

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/t...g-1630787.html
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best news i have ever heard from those clueless british fucksticks-- who call themselves organizers-- stuck in the bloody stone ages for centuries.

now work on a sunday start morons.
A Sunday start?


Great to see people thinking intelligently here Lets have one day where they play 24 hours!
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This is obvioulsy a conspiracy by Uncle Tony and the Majorcan mafia to have two clay GS under the motto: La hierba para las vacas!
Didn't you know it's already played on green clay. They just want to make sure it's the right colour for the final. Too confusing to have to visually adapt from one GS to the next.
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@ ClayDeath and Tangy: But couldn't agree more...

@ rocketassist...would also love to see a night session, but I think that has been firmly ruled out. I guess we'll only see late-night tennis if a scheduled match(es) goes on for quite a bit longer than anticipated.
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