Does somebody know something about schedule ? Will be like at Wimbledone on two main court just 3 matches per day ? Would be great because in BO3 matches grass would be in much better condition for semis and finals than it is in Wimbledon case
I dont know about it for sure, but since it is Bo3, my guess is they play more matches on Centre Court than on Slam.Maybe 4 normally, could be even 5 if there is lot of rain problems. Otherwise it would be kinda empty court half of time, if there is 3 2-set matches per day. I read somehere that they use less courts in Olympics than on slam, it is logical because there are less matches and less players. But I expect every court to be used full time like on regular Wimbledon.
I expect lot of beatdowns especially in first rounds, because field is weaker than on Masters( only 4 players from each country is allowed to play, which leaves out lot of decent players) and there are no byes here. But of course we have same problem than on slams : WTA wants their players on main courts also, so probably half of matches on Centre and Court 1 are women matches.
I find this timetable, which is curious though
Normal that first round is 2 days, but they say, 2nd round is 30 July-1.Aug and then they say : 3rd round is 1. Aug also ?! If this is not misprint, do they plan to play part of 2nd round and whole 3rd round in one day ?
As for grass, it should be anyway in better condition than on slam 2nd week, Olympics is one week tourney .