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Saturday, June 30: Play has been officially abandoned

tennisgal_001
06-30-2007, 05:58 PM
They just announced it on Radio Wimbledon. Play will resume on Monday, July 2 at 11 AM on all courts.

guga2120
06-30-2007, 06:02 PM
it will proably be raining Monday and Tuesday. Sucks for the guys on the bottom half, that will be alot of 5 set matches back to back next week.

Duncan
06-30-2007, 06:08 PM
This is crazy, not seen weather this bad at this time of year for a long time!

User ID 29337
06-30-2007, 06:10 PM
I had an entire day to watch tennis and its raining. Thats my luck. Rain rain go away.....

CyBorg
06-30-2007, 06:11 PM
At least tomorrow I'll know better than to sit in front of my computer all morning waiting for a miracle to happen.

It'll be an onslaught on Wednesday.

Andre♥
06-30-2007, 06:13 PM
Round 3 should only end on late Tuesday or Wednesday, according to weather updates that I've seen today...

marti_228
06-30-2007, 06:26 PM
What terrible weather!! Is there any day that doesn't rain in London?
I wanted to see Nalbandian and Cañas.
Another thing is why do they still have the free Sunday when they know the weather is terrible?

thegre8w0n
06-30-2007, 06:29 PM
I don't see what the big deal of letting the bottom half of the Men's draw play tomorrow so they don't have to play back to back best of 5 set matches.

Duncan
06-30-2007, 06:30 PM
Rain is forecast right up til wed. This is going to be a nightmare! Wonder if it's possible at all to switch it to best of 3? lol

my0118
06-30-2007, 06:33 PM
it would be hectic the next week.
still thinks no playing on Sunday is unreasonable.

A_Skywalker
06-30-2007, 06:47 PM
stupid englishmans, they know they can easily let them to play in sunday, but instead of that they will push the players to play 3 matches in 3 days. If someone injures he should sue them.

NaDALiTa
06-30-2007, 06:54 PM
too much tradition kill the tradition ......and the half bottom players in the same time...... :( :( :( If only they'd be less stubborn .......

General Suburbia
06-30-2007, 07:21 PM
This is crazy, not seen weather this bad at this time of year for a long time!
blame it on global warming.

LLeytonRules
06-30-2007, 07:38 PM
The weather always changes in london.It can change in 24 hours.I think there will be tennis played on monday.

Kuhne
06-30-2007, 08:23 PM
this country needs a rooftop

TMJordan
06-30-2007, 08:48 PM
Don't play on Sunday, probaly the only nice day in the next 3, yeah good idea :rolleyes: :retard:

Scotso
06-30-2007, 08:53 PM
It's really dense of them to keep their silly tradition at the expense of the players' wellbeing. Half the draw will be at a major disadvantage because of this... some of them may even have to play more than one match in a day.

Ridiculous.

*Ljubica*
06-30-2007, 09:02 PM
It's really dense of them to keep their silly tradition at the expense of the players' wellbeing. Half the draw will be at a major disadvantage because of this... some of them may even have to play more than one match in a day.

Ridiculous.

The forecast is worse for tomorrow than today - chances are there would be no play even if they scheduled any matches. So, logically, they could spend thousands printing tickets, paying staff, stewards etc, and have another day when people were standing around watching the clouds.

And - no Marti - it doesn't rain every day in London - we went through the whole of April without any rain at all :) and would averagely expect maybe a couple of days a week with rain, but not every day! Statistically the last week of June is always quite wet (don't know why :shrug: ), - but we do have nice weather too.

Scotso
06-30-2007, 09:15 PM
If there's a chance they could get matches in, they should try. Especially considering the forcast until Thursday is for rain, rain, rain. They have to get some play in sooner or later.

I just hope once they finally DO get to play some, they focus on the matches that are behind.. and not on getting Justine out to play her 4th round :tape:

Sjengster
06-30-2007, 09:19 PM
I always thought the tradition of no play on Middle Sunday was founded upon the wishes of the residents living in the area (something to do with disruption caused by parking, or something similarly mundane-sounding), rather than merely because "it's tradition."

gusman890
06-30-2007, 09:44 PM
Do what they did in Nottingham, Play indoors.

They NEED the matches to be done, they can easliy set up camras indoors, sure it will be cramped, means everyone will have to watch from their homes.

*Ljubica*
06-30-2007, 09:50 PM
I always thought the tradition of no play on Middle Sunday was founded upon the wishes of the residents living in the area (something to do with disruption caused by parking, or something similarly mundane-sounding), rather than merely because "it's tradition."

Yes - that's correct, - plus the rather nice gesture of giving all the workers a well-deserved day off in the middle of the fortnight, and a day for the players to arrange something away from tennis for a bit of relaxation if they wish. I'm not a Wimbledon fan at all, - but I don't have a problem with the day off.

TenHound
06-30-2007, 10:49 PM
Rosie, thanks for weighing in since you know whereof you speak. But the money argument won't wash. Wimby is a cash cow, so relatively it's a pittance to prepare for Sunday play. I think Sunday off is damn civil, except from spectators point of view, or course. But there's no excuse for not making the exception when Sat. has been rained out.

As for forecast of rain - it was forecast for most of this week as well, so we'll just have to see.