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Should there be a wind rule in tennis?

Personally I think yes. At some point strong wind makes play unsuitable and I am not talking about the safety of players and spectators, I am talking about fair play and the better player progressing.

If you like freak tennis and strange results, then dont introduce a rule. But if you want results to reflect the level of the players, then play should be suspended when it is too windy. Wind makes tennis just as pointless as rain.
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Re: Should there be a wind rule in tennis?

yes, I go with you

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Re: Should there be a wind rule in tennis?

Yes.

From a sport purist point of view, no because it's safe to play so it's just another condition to deal with.

But at this level sport is about entertainment too and beyond a certain level of wind, tennis is just impossible to play in an entertaining way - it becomes about trying to put the ball over the net somehow and almost everything else goes out of the window.
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Re: Should there be a wind rule in tennis?

I think there should be to some degree, but tennis players have been used to playing with wind at times over there career. In golf for instance people see it as a talent to deal with harsh conditions. My favourite player is Federer, and I would wish him to play indoors all the time because it suits his game, but playing with the weather is just a part of almost every sport. Obviously if the wind gets to be unbearable you would have to stop (like last night).

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Re: Should there be a wind rule in tennis?

I say no. I think the paying spectators probably prefer to watch wind affected tennis then not watch tennis at all.



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Re: Should there be a wind rule in tennis?

The better player is the one that deals with the conditions better.

With that said, there should be a certain threshold beyond which it should not be played. Similar to rain, if wind reaches certain severity, the match should just be interrupted.
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Re: Should there be a wind rule in tennis?

I think it must be deeper. Rain, wind, snow - in the end of the day players make show. If they both are against playing match in special conditions it shouldn`t be done. As simple as that. Anyway I don`t thing that match played yesterday brought a lot of fun to spectators, maybe exept result for Mandy`s supporters.

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Absolutely not. You have to deal with conditions.

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Re: Should there be a wind rule in tennis?

Personally no wind rule should exist. At the same time can see where there are benefits to a wind rule. The question is at what speed on the wind gauge is the one where they stop play.

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I say no. I think the paying spectators probably prefer to watch wind affected tennis then not watch tennis at all.

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What's the point of playing outdoors if everyone's too concerned on how the wind would be like?

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Re: Should there be a wind rule in tennis?

Obviously if the tournament director could suspend play if the wind was dangerous --- but otherwise wind is just an interesting twist to the match. If you may a rule and attach a number to it --- say 15 mph wind, that gets tricky as swirling wind at say lower mph is harder to play than straight line at higher speed.
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Should we also suspend play if its too cloudy or too sunny?

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Re: Should there be a wind rule in tennis?

no

i want to see them play in hail and snow

the ball would finally be visible against these homoenised courts
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