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post #170 of (permalink) Old 06-26-2004, 02:44 PM
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Re: The Rain Haters thread

Originally Posted by GeorgeWHitler
The fuddy-duddies have decided to get with the times then, have they?

I wonder if it will be a Monday finish? Then again the real tournaments start on the Monday after Wimbledon.

Well they have but they're certainly not happy about it They just interviewed Alan Mills and Chris Gorringe on TV - Gorringe especially was absolutely seething about having to open up on Sunday - guess they're afraid they'll attract the "wrong kind of fans" there - you know the ones prepared to queue who really love tennis, instead of the debenture holders and corporate hospitality! And have a tendancy to agree with you about the "real" tennis - can't wait to get off this infernal grass. If this tournament was on any other surface but grass they would probably actually be playing now because it's not really heavy - just drizzle - the kind they play in regularly in Hamburg on the clay.


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