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can someone explain the 1:00 start?

today the matches started at one. tomorrow the matches start at one.
considering the rain probabilities, the matches having been delayed, some players starting the second round-
what is Rome thinking. why not start the delayed matches earlier?

does this all go back to that fiddling while Rome burned thing?
is this an italian thing?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-28-2009, 11:49 PM
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Re: can someone explain the 1:00 start?

Italians are a bit lazy.
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The tournament knows that everyone is out partying the night prior so they push the matches to 1 PM as a courtesy.

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Re: can someone explain the 1:00 start?

No one is awake in Rome before midday. Not even the Pope.

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Re: can someone explain the 1:00 start?

The way the weather has been lately they might put starting time 1am rather then pm
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Italians are a bit lazy.
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Re: can someone explain the 1:00 start?

Today it's maybe because too many matches ended very late yesterday.

Tomorrow - no idea, in fact it's suposed to rain this evening so probably they should start as early as possible.

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