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Ridiculous. Like tomorrow Nadal will have to play, and if he wins, he'll have to play again on Saturday. Certainly that isn't going to help him reserve energy for the latter rounds.

It's silly, they know that rain is possible, yet they still put all the singles matches on a few courts and thus many players have to play three days in a row. Don't they learn?


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Oh, and they didn't even put Nadal up first tomorrow.


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What pisses me off is, that due to all those matches tomorrow, Eurosport probably wont continue to show the Blake-Almagro match.

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boo-hoo...nadal should finish the job in an hour 30 easily. Nadal could have played soderling,kim and whoeverisnext in the same day, and still be fine.

its not like he has a tough draw.

i feel bad for blake and almagro. At least thats somewhat of a match.
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Nadal doesnt need to worry about saving energy its not like he is facing anyone threatening

However the RG schedule sucks, everything about it is shitty so far

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What pisses me off is, that due to all those matches tomorrow, Eurosport probably wont continue to show the Blake-Almagro match.
Ditto - annoying.

Thankfully though in Britain, with Tim's loss, there's a chance we may focus on good matches instead of having to genuflect toward Tim's Last Stand on Clay.

I'm fed up of this Paris weather though - please some sunshine, heat and a full day's play with happy players and happy crowds!!!!
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Nadal doesnt need to worry about saving energy its not like he is facing anyone threatening

However the RG schedule sucks, everything about it is shitty so far
Still playing a match every day takes a lot out of you mentally... not that you would mind that.


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There is a doubles first round match match #5 while the second round starts at 11am already.
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Still playing a match every day takes a lot out of you mentally... not that you would mind that.
Obviously I wouldnt mind but looking at his opponents in the draw he could play all of them back to back and would hurt his brain whatsoever

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Still playing a match every day takes a lot out of you mentally... not that you would mind that.
wait a minute..... seriously, are you really worried about Nadal's next matches if he plays 2 in a row?

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Ridiculous. Like tomorrow Nadal will have to play, and if he wins, he'll have to play again on Saturday. Certainly that isn't going to help him reserve energy for the latter rounds.

It's silly, they know that rain is possible, yet they still put all the singles matches on a few courts and thus many players have to play three days in a row. Don't they learn?

Maybe they should have put more matches on last Sunday and used the extra day more effectively.

Anyway at least they do not have "Stupid Saturday". A moronic idea of the US Open of potentially playing 2 five set matches, a semi-final and final, on successive days.

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Round 2 matches being played on a Friday is a bit weird especially considering the Sunday start. What if it rains tomorrow ? We'll have everything cramped into the 2nd week and then they won't show all the matches as some might be pushed out to the outside courts. Stupid Stupid Stupid.
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I don't care about Rafa at this point, think of Verdasco-Monaco who will have to come back for a best out of 3 match tomorrow with the winner taking on Ljubicic or Blake-Almagro, with the winner taking on Monfils. Both Monfils and Ljubicic were done today.

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I don't care about Rafa at this point, think of Verdasco-Monaco who will have to come back for a best out of 3 match tomorrow with the winner taking on Ljubicic or Blake-Almagro, with the winner taking on Monfils. Both Monfils and Ljubicic were done today.
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I don't think they made effective enough use of the extra day at all. It might have been better to have got more R1 out of the way on Sunday on the outer courts and on Tuesday started R2 top half while finishing R1 bottom half and then adjusting to the normal pattern after R2 is complete.

As it is they had 12 matches on last sunday and now the weather has left them 10 singles matches incomplete or not started by the end of R2 on Thursday.

Not too clever.

I know this is rare sustained crap weather in Paris but happening on the first ever year of a 15 day tournament, it makes them look dumb
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