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Grand Slams - Should Every Slam Have Flood-Lights

Ok, so we have the australian open and the us open, which both have courts with floodlights. But do you think the other two slams; wimbledon and roland garros should have floodlights?
Well i think it would be great if they did have at least 1 court with floodlights for both of the slams (even better if it was two). I think its always nice for the fans to have a nights session, and also i feel if there is a washout in play during the day then at least a couple of matches can be played later on in the evening/night.
How do you feel about floodlights?
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it would make sense - anything to ensure all scheduled play gets fitted in if in the event of rain delays
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Re: Grand Slams - Should Every Slam Have Flood-Lights

Not so sure it would work too well for grass tho...

Otherwise it is a good idea mate.
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Re: Grand Slams - Should Every Slam Have Flood-Lights

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it would make sense - anything to ensure all scheduled play gets fitted in if in the event of rain delays
The only thing is that it gets dark at about 9pm or so at both events + or - an hour. So, are players going to want to start matches at say 10pm especially if its an atp match?
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yeah for sure. I love nothing more then sitting down at night and watching live tennis on my tv. I haven't been to a night match yet, but i'm sure it's pretty fantastic.

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No. Even during summer in Paris and London no matter how warm it is during the day after nightfall the temprature drops significantly and it would be too cold for the players.

In New York and Melbourne the heat from the day is still sustained and therefore the climate is more appropriate for night matches.
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The only thing is that it gets dark at about 9pm or so at both events + or - an hour. So, are players going to want to start matches at say 10pm especially if its an atp match?
Well didn't we have a match that finished at 3 o'clock in the morning, i think it was coria-nalbandian or nalbandian-hewitt. I know they both finished really late because i stayed up to watch them.

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The only thing is that it gets dark at about 9pm or so at both events + or - an hour. So, are players going to want to start matches at say 10pm especially if its an atp match?

mate singles matches in AO mostly start around that time for the night session so can't see why players would complain elsewhere
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yeah fair point re: the weather
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No. Even during summer in Paris and London no matter how warm it is during the day after nightfall the temprature drops significantly and it would be too cold for the players.

In New York and Melbourne the heat from the day is still sustained and therefore the climate is more appropriate for night matches.
Thats a good point, the temperature is perfect in melbourne at night in the summer, awful during the day though.

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yeah for sure. I love nothing more then sitting down at night and watching live tennis on my tv.
It would be early morning for us.
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It would be early morning for us.
ah yes, very true. They start at night though.

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It would be early morning for us.
that's why i have enjoyed IW - perfect timimg for a new unemployed bum like me who now is at home in the mornings
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that's why i have enjoyed IW - perfect timimg for a new unemployed bum like me who now is at home in the mornings
What happened to the cafe you wanted to open?
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