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Court selections in RG

gasquet-granollers not in SL or PC seems weird. probly the french with the most potential against a decent clay courter. i'd have expected to seem them at least in SL.

also, federer-teixera in SL instead of PC is a bit strange. one would think that the most cherished foreign player against a local guy would receive more attention.

there are probly other strange choices but those are the one that caught my attention

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federer on any of the named courts would be strange

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the best selection in the federer-teixera match is the chair umpire

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Djokovic the main attraction now, Federer comes second. Tsonga and Monfils are bigger names than Richie
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I'm glad Federer didn't get centre court. I get annoyed when Slams always put Federer and Nadal on centre court. Fedal versus a no name outside the top 100 shouldn't get preference over a high seed (say 5-10) playing a top 40/50 or well known player.

At the Australian Open last year for example, del Potro Blake got put on Hicense while Fedal thrashing a journeyman got put on centre. Those decisions annoy me.

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Re: court selections in RG

Everybody has short memories? Last year, year before and at times before that, Fed has played on SL, as has Nadal - both of them when being either NO 1 or No 2 seeds

Edit: Can't be bothered to do a search, but pretty sure that this same time last year, there was griping about Nadal playing on SL.. then it turned out both Fed AND Nadal played at least one match on SL



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I'm glad Federer didn't get centre court. I get annoyed when Slams always put Federer and Nadal on centre court. Fedal versus a no name outside the top 100 shouldn't get preference over a high seed (say 5-10) playing a top 40/50 or well known player.

At the Australian Open last year for example, del Potro Blake got put on Hicense while Fedal thrashing a journeyman got put on centre. Those decisions annoy me.
Even being a Fedal fan, I agree with this. I completely understand their decision to put Federer on SL rather than PC today. Yes he may be the greatest tennis star to have played the game and he may be against a young home boy, but he is not the defending champion or amongst the top 2 seeds and his opponent is relatively unknown and hadn't played a YTD tour level match.

I do recall they put him on SL last year though when a spot on PC would have been better for the fans, but their scheduling today makes sense.

I think of greater concern is the attendance at this year's FO - especially in the first hour or so of play. It's sad that a there are so many empty seats around the show courts at the start of the early matches, no matter who is playing. In that regard, it didn't really matter that Fed played his match on SL rather than PC today since SL didn't fill completely.
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The court selections seem weird weird at times, that´s for sure. But as for Gasquet, I´m pretty sure RIchie himself prefers to play at the smaller courts for as long as possible, kind of low key, avoiding the extra attention. I wouldn´t be surprised if he´d asked the organisers to avoid the SL or PC in the early rounds.
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PC/SL also offers that famous speed difference, usually deployed in favour of the home player.
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looks to me like WTA is what destroys the court selections. Nothing to do about that me thinkz.
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Nadull will play on SL tomorrow.

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murray-bolelli in PC and nadal-andujar in SL... good for the game

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I thought they might have put Clement's match on one of the two main courts seeing as its (possibly) his last match here...

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Murray-Bolelli to draw full house...

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