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Wimbledon Organisers=> dumbest idiocy!! **No play SUNDAY- players should sue them!!

CmonAussie
07-01-2007, 01:12 AM
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Do the Wimbledon organisers enjoy suicidal schedule making:confused:
Are traditions more important than finishing a tournament & allowing half the players to finish their Rd.3 matches:confused:
Is there any other sports event where the organisers are completely dumbass:confused:

Hope the players who are being required to play back-to-back-to-back-to-back 5-set matches next week sue Wimbledon Organisers~~~ so the toffee snobs get the message:p

GlennMirnyi
07-01-2007, 01:15 AM
Whining like a girl won't make it better.

Jimnik
07-01-2007, 01:18 AM
It's not necessarily the organisers' fault. The locals don't like play on Sunday because they demand their peace and quiet. There's a reason why this middle Sunday was put in place to start with.

And anyway, even if they did schedule play for tomorrow, it wouldn't help much. It's going to rain pretty much all day long.

GlennMirnyi
07-01-2007, 01:25 AM
Peace and quiet? :lol: It's just a sunday per year.

leng jai
07-01-2007, 01:25 AM
They can't just decide instantly the day before to play on sunday. They've already organised catering and whatnot which can't be just cancelled the day before.

GameSetAndAndy
07-01-2007, 01:34 AM
Yeah, I think the Sunday would only be used if there had been very bad rain on say, 3 of the first 5 days with a major backlog of matches. That way they can plan on the Thursday/Friday for the Sunday.

ASP0315
07-01-2007, 01:42 AM
It's not necessarily the organisers' fault. The locals don't like play on Sunday because they demand their peace and quiet. There's a reason why this middle Sunday was put in place to start with.
And anyway, even if they did schedule play for tomorrow, it wouldn't help much. It's going to rain pretty much all day long.

Peace and quiet? :confused: From what?

but it is not question of weather it will rain tommorow or not. But the real question is what will happen when is rains most of the next week.? The next week looks pretty much bad too. they needs to use whatever playing time is available to make up the missed matches.

Sjengster
07-01-2007, 01:44 AM
As I said on another thread, it would seem the influx of people into the area creates disruption for the residents with parking and whatnot. Yes, it doesn't sound convincing to me, but then I don't happen to live next to a Grand Slam tournament and neither do most of us on here.

l_mac
07-01-2007, 01:46 AM
Peace and quiet? :lol: It's just a sunday per year.

Exactly. That is a ridiculous excuse.

Obviously whining and complaining isn't going to change anything, but it is a disgrace that some players could be into the quarters before all the 4th round places have been decided for the bottom half of the draw. Outrageous.

l_mac
07-01-2007, 01:48 AM
As I said on another thread, it would seem the influx of people into the area creates disruption for the residents with parking and whatnot. Yes, it doesn't sound convincing to me, but then I don't happen to live next to a Grand Slam tournament and neither do most of us on here.

Surely The All England Club could use the extra ticket money to compensate the residents for their one day disruption? I used to live near Ibrox and every second Saturday you couldn't get a parking space within 25 streets of my house. I coped.

Sjengster
07-01-2007, 01:54 AM
Hell hath no fury like a British suburbanite scorned.

GlennMirnyi
07-01-2007, 01:56 AM
Brits are spoiled.

Stgobaiano
07-01-2007, 01:57 AM
Boring British.

The Tradition sucks man, peace and quiet?? WTF!!! IS TENNIS , NOT MEDIEVAL CASTLES

GlennMirnyi
07-01-2007, 02:02 AM
In fact, it's tennis, not football. It's not like people will start with chants and whanot.

Deboogle!.
07-01-2007, 02:02 AM
Surely The All England Club could use the extra ticket money to compensate the residents for their one day disruption? I used to live near Ibrox and every second Saturday you couldn't get a parking space within 25 streets of my house. I coped.someone forgive me if i'm wrong but when they have had the "people's sunday" they have donated the proceeds to charity.

guga2120
07-01-2007, 02:14 AM
It is shit, the bottom half could have to play 5 matches in 5 days, considering the forecast. Wimbledon and their precious tradition.

CmonAussie
07-01-2007, 02:34 AM
It is shit, the bottom half could have to play 5 matches in 5 days, considering the forecast. Wimbledon and their precious tradition.


:wavey:
Good to see someone agrees with me:cool:

NyGeL
07-01-2007, 02:55 AM
yeah, and with their TV policy we will miss a lot of matches...

Worst organizers ever...

User ID 29337
07-01-2007, 03:32 AM
Hell hath no fury like a British suburbanite scorned.

LOL

TMJordan
07-01-2007, 04:10 AM
Locals :rolleyes:

laure xxx
07-01-2007, 06:01 AM
Wow, this happens almost every year, get used to it.

Cervantes
07-01-2007, 07:38 AM
Like someone already said, it doesn't matter cause it's going to rain today anyway. And of course they will finish the 3rd round matches first, before they send any 4th round matches on court.

However, Monday and Tuesday are both going to be bad weather, so in the extreme case of no play on those days the bottom half would have to play 5 matches in 5 days :eek:

Loftra
07-01-2007, 07:47 AM
Indeed they should look forward to the bad weather coming up next week, OTOH if it's going to rain today as well there's not much of a point to schedule play today.

But peace & quiet for the people... it's not Glastonbury or anything.

The_Nadal_effect
07-01-2007, 07:57 AM
They should have continued to play on Sunday at least whenever the rain stops. What are they going to do if there's a manic monday downpour? Postpone for Tuesday. And how about some adequate rest for the players?

Experimentee
07-01-2007, 09:44 AM
They should have play on middle Sunday every year at Wimbledon, considering all the other Slams do and Wimbledon is the tournament that most needs the extra day.

I'm sure there are people living near the sites of every tennis tournament, but they can cope. Its not like tennis happens the whole year round.

ivanban
07-01-2007, 09:48 AM
If every year this nonsense about scheduling is happening, for someone normal that would be a sign for change. But not to Wimbledon organizers. Those dumbasses would rather torment players to play five 5-setters in five days while comfortably sitting in their chairs, then to change anything.
BTW, all this ridiculous scheduling tradition dates all the way back from times when no more than 50 players participated on Wimby. So, it wasn't a problem back then to have a day off or start matches from 13h

adee-gee
07-01-2007, 09:50 AM
The weather forecast for today is pretty bad, I imagine if it was going to be sunny they might've considered playing today, but there was little point.

t0x
07-01-2007, 10:11 AM
This is grass, most of the matches are quick and easy on the body. I doubt one extra match will kill any of the players, they are top athletes - they should be prepared.

The organizers would only bring on "the peoples sunday" if they were very far behind. Simply because as far as I know they use this Sunday to work on the grass and such, it will have taken a battering the past week!

kiwi10is
07-01-2007, 10:29 AM
This "local residents want their peace" topic is ridiculous. Wimbledon has been played for more than 100 years so I assume the people who live next to it knew that they will have two busy weeks every year when they moved to that place. And from what I saw when I was there they really earn some good money with their garage souvenier shops. And for the rest of the year there is just NOTHING going on in Wimbly. So why do they complain?? People living next to Munich's Oktoberfest have worse problems with drunken tourists causing noise at night. Or people living next to a soccer stadium... they have chaos every 2nd weekend!! Tennis is very peaceful compared to this. Except maybe Maria Sharapova....

crouching
07-01-2007, 10:56 AM
It's not so much the residents.

The grass cannot take so many continuous days of play. That's why there is no usually play on the middle Sunday to allow the grass to recover a bit and the groundskeepers to tend to the lawns.

On the various years where there has been play on a middle Sunday, the courts usually look really rough by the middle of the second week and completely horrible by the finals.

That is also the reason why Wimbledon is probably not going to have a Sunday start like the French Open.

kiwi10is
07-01-2007, 11:06 AM
It's not so much the residents.

The grass cannot take so many continuous days of play. That's why there is no usually play on the middle Sunday to allow the grass to recover a bit and the groundskeepers to tend to the lawns.

On the various years where there has been play on a middle Sunday, the courts usually look really rough by the middle of the second week and completely horrible by the finals.

That is also the reason why Wimbledon is probably not going to have a Sunday start like the French Open.

well that is a much better excuse but playing on sunday doesn`t mean there will be more matches played. The number of matches stays the same... and the courts had a free saturday already... well.. all complaining makes no sense... there will be no matches today and we have to hope for dry weather tomorrow although I wouldn`t mind a 2 hour raindelay at the beginning since I have to work until 3 pm... very selfish I know :)

crouching
07-01-2007, 11:13 AM
The courts had an almost-free Saturday, but there was no time and no chance for the groundskeepers to work on the grass when there are tens of thousands of people on site.

The groundskeepers were just stuck on court cover duty, waiting for the signal to remove and put on the covers.

MurrayFan1
07-01-2007, 11:38 AM
This sucks. This is my day off of work as well!

krystlel
07-01-2007, 11:41 AM
I think it is understandable that there isn't any play today given the weather forecast. It wouldn't be worth it doing all the additional organising for a very short period of play.

anon57
07-01-2007, 11:46 AM
I think it is understandable that there isn't any play today given the weather forecast. It wouldn't be worth it doing all the additional organising for a very short period of play.

The additional organising for possibly a short period of play might not be worth it but given that the forecast for the beginning of the week includes a lot of rain, they will most likely not get full days of play in then either. So the organisers could have at least tried to get in a number of matches today even if they're no yet very much behind on schedule.

ntorcida
07-01-2007, 11:53 AM
Unlucky Wimbledon this year... Rain, terrorist attacks in London, bad weather forecast for next few days... It doesn`t look good at all :sad:

kiwi10is
07-01-2007, 12:03 PM
I think it is understandable that there isn't any play today given the weather forecast. It wouldn't be worth it doing all the additional organising for a very short period of play.

well... my friend is in Wimbledon right now and she send me a message saying that there is sunshine at the moment :banghead:

and look at this weatherreport

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/24hr.shtml?id=3564

krystlel
07-01-2007, 12:05 PM
well... my friend is in Wimbledon right now and she send me a message saying that there is sunshine at the moment :banghead:

and look at this weatherreport

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/24hr.shtml?id=3564
Yeah, I just went to the official Wimbledon site and noticed the weather report is a lot better now than it initially was. :lol: Definitely very frustrating. :o

wipeout
07-01-2007, 12:20 PM
Southern England is almost free of rain. This is just stupid. :(

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/ukweather/#no_url

maria_marie
07-01-2007, 12:32 PM
wtf I think the organisers must be out of their minds!!! Why rish to spoil the schedule? why make all the players play three days without a rest while Federer will have HIS rest. I don't think it's fair and I understand why Rafa is so dissatisfied with that decision "Tomorrow there is no play at Wimbledon, something I don't really understand considering that we did not play today. That means that we will play on Monday and whoever wins of the two also on Tuesday and if win also on Wednesday. Not understandable!!!"

nanoman
07-01-2007, 12:44 PM
wtf I think the organisers must be out of their minds!!! Why rish to spoil the schedule? why make all the players play three days without a rest while Federer will have HIS rest. I don't think it's fair and I understand why Rafa is so dissatisfied with that decision "Tomorrow there is no play at Wimbledon, something I don't really understand considering that we did not play today. That means that we will play on Monday and whoever wins of the two also on Tuesday and if win also on Wednesday. Not understandable!!!"

Well, I think this is more to Nadal's advantage than his disadvantage, since this is his best chance to take out Berdych, when both will have 2 previous matchdays under their belt.
That's when your physical conditions come to play and I rate Nadal much higher than Berdych in that department.

FedFan
07-01-2007, 01:00 PM
Well, I think this is more to Nadal's advantage than his disadvantage, since this is his best chance to take out Berdych, when both will have 2 previous matchdays under their belt.
That's when your physical conditions come to play and I rate Nadal much higher than Berdych in that department.


Maybe they will play Monday/Tuesday and Thursday/Friday? :shrug: Would be the best solution imho.

Anyway, Berdychs matches won't be very physicaly against opponents as Lee and possibly Arthurs/Björki later on.

*Ljubica*
07-01-2007, 01:13 PM
I think it is understandable that there isn't any play today given the weather forecast. It wouldn't be worth it doing all the additional organising for a very short period of play.

Agreed. Plus one thing that no one has mentioned in this thread, but I'm sure did sway the organisers, and that is the whole terrorist/security alert thing going on in London this weekend. The Diana Memorial Concert has attracted thousands of extra people into London, and because of the presence of the Royals and so many big names there (coupled with the worldwide TV coverage), it has meant that most Police/Security staff have been drafted in to deal with it for months now, and many have had their leave cancelled to be on duty. If you couple that with the current terrorist problems here, and the fact we're on "critical" alert for an imminent new attack, it's entirely possible that the Wimbledon organisers were advised not to add to the problems by having a "Peoples' Sunday", which would have attracted thousands more people into the area, without the resources to properly Police the event and deal with them.

As for the "peace and quiet" thing - well I know it may sound pathetic, but Wimbledon is right in the middle of a very residential area, and because of the queueing there, it's not like a "normal" Grand Slam or any other tournament. For almost 2 weeks, the residents have to put up with thousands of people camped a few feet from their houses, with bonfires and barbecues every night, litter thrown into their gardens, drunks using their gardens as toilets, noise, traffic congestion , vandalism to their homes and cars etc. If it was just a case of parking problems then it wouldn't be an issue I'm sure, but the queues mean most of them are kept awake 24/7 - many are elderly, and the others have to be at work, and I do have some sympathy for them. If it wasn't for the queues, the people wouldn't be there until about 10.30am and be gone 12 hours later, and it would be very different.

jayjay
07-01-2007, 01:43 PM
[QUOTE=guga2120;5602453]It is shit, the bottom half could have to play 5 matches in 5 days, considering the forecast.

Exactly.

Wimbledon and their precious tradition.

The only tradition at Wimbledon is that they like to say they're very traditional. Not playing on the Sunday is not a tradition, because they've done it before.

jayjay
07-01-2007, 01:44 PM
It is Eleven O Clock

The Sun is out

Nadal could be playing on Centre
Hewitt on One
The Six women could be completing their third round matches On Courts 2 to 18
:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Nah, they would make too much sense.

thegre8w0n
07-01-2007, 05:11 PM
There is no rain today at Wimbledon. They could of given the men a break and had them play today to catch up. I hope it rains tomorrow so the Tourament Director looks like an idiot. This is a tradition that def needs to go. Here is the forecast the next 4 days. We may not see a full day of tennis until Thursday.

Monday 11 / 20 Heavy rain shower (Day)
Tuesday 13 / 19 Heavy rain shower (Day)
Wednesday 13 / 19 Heavy rain shower (Day)
Thursday 15 / 18 Sunny intervals

guga2120
07-01-2007, 05:14 PM
Monday 11 / 20 Heavy rain shower (Day)
Tuesday 13 / 19 Heavy rain shower (Day)
Wednesday 13 / 19 Heavy rain shower (Day)
Thursday 15 / 18 Sunny intervals


Well that will be good for the bottom half to play their 3rd round matches Thursday. Wimbledon:bowdown:

wipeout
07-01-2007, 05:35 PM
The forecast is mixed for Thursday as well now and beyond:

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/se/se_forecast_weather.html

There could be enough good weather. Or it could be a disaster. :o

Baghdatis72
07-01-2007, 06:23 PM
The weather today was crazy as hell :o

When I woke up in the morning it was raining, then it was sunny for 30 minutes, then heavy rain, sunny, heavy rain, drizzle, sunny and now it's raining again :eek: :confused:

Wimbledon will become Rainbledon if this keeps going on for another day or 2. They'll have to move 3 days matches to one to be on schedule.

kiwi10is
07-01-2007, 06:24 PM
The forecast is mixed for Thursday as well now and beyond:

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/se/se_forecast_weather.html

There could be enough good weather. Or it could be a disaster. :o

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/24hr.shtml?id=3564 let's look at this one and hope for the best

Baghdatis72
07-01-2007, 06:38 PM
Speaking of which:

http://uncyclopedia.org/wiki/Wimble

Omg that's priceless :haha: :haha: :lol:

Wimbled on :haha:

thegre8w0n
07-01-2007, 07:13 PM
Not to mention if you look at Mondays schedule they are playing the 4th round before the 3rd round is even finished. Don't you think they should make the 3rd round matches the priority and get them finished before they even start the 4th round? I think a 5 year old can manage this tourament better then the people running it now.

nobama
07-01-2007, 07:24 PM
I don't get that either. R3 matches should get priority. It makes no sense for a R4 match to be completed before a R3 match.

FaceyFacem
07-01-2007, 07:42 PM
i agree, put rafa/soderling first on centre, and put any of djokovic/kiefer, or hewitt/canas, or nalbandian/baghdatis on court 1 first, just to make sure all 3rd round matches finish in time, and just a few of the mens 3rd round will have to wait to go on court until the women's matches that are almost done finish up

if justine is in the QF and there are men and women not in the 4th round yet....

anon57
07-01-2007, 07:47 PM
On most courts except CC and court1 they're starting with delayed matches or 3rd matches instead of 4rd

silverwhite
07-01-2007, 07:57 PM
Speaking of which:

http://uncyclopedia.org/wiki/Wimble

And this... :spit:
http://uncyclopedia.org/wiki/Common_Tim

thegre8w0n
07-01-2007, 08:04 PM
i agree, put rafa/soderling first on centre, and put any of djokovic/kiefer, or hewitt/canas, or nalbandian/baghdatis on court 1 first, just to make sure all 3rd round matches finish in time, and just a few of the mens 3rd round will have to wait to go on court until the women's matches that are almost done finish up

if justine is in the QF and there are men and women not in the 4th round yet....

They should have Center Court to Court 18 with the Men's 3rd Round and Women's 3rd Round and the 1st Round Doubles matches first and all playing at the same time to catch up then start the fourth round.

CmonAussie
07-02-2007, 05:57 AM
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So Rogi FED has to play 3-matches this week!!
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Meanwhile FED`s final opponent has to play 5-matches><!!


~~~Seriously Nadal, Hewitt, Djokovic etc. should sue Wimby organisers for not being allowed to play yesterday [Sunday]>>> thereby effectively ending their respective chances of defeating FED in the final><!!

Marek.
07-02-2007, 06:08 AM
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So Rogi FED has to play 3-matches this week!!
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Meanwhile FED`s final opponent has to play 5-matches><!!


~~~Seriously Nadal, Hewitt, Djokovic etc. should sue Wimby organisers for not being allowed to play yesterday [Sunday]>>> thereby effectively ending their respective chances of defeating FED in the final><!!

They never had a chance to begin with.:p ;)

I mean, true Spartans are able to play 1,000 matches in a week if needed to get to a GS final, so five is no big deal. The Ego King is lucky to have been place in the top half to avoid such a task as he would have had a hard time with four matches in a single week! (Even if he did have to play four matches in five days at the USO last year and still won it but that's besides the point.)

In the end, the arrogant Swiss will be the one wishing he had withdrawn!

federated
07-02-2007, 11:56 AM
BULL. SHITE. Will we get any play today?

ca1houn
07-02-2007, 12:03 PM
Players should sue them!!

for what a relaxing day

CmonAussie
07-02-2007, 07:21 PM
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More egg on Wimby organiser`s faces><!!!

Will we be able to finish the men`s 3rd matches by Tuesday???

Andy Andy
07-02-2007, 07:37 PM
Spartan in the bottom half won't havetrouble with 5 matches in 5 days===> though it's looking lke it might be 5 matches in 3 or 4 days if the rain continues "wimbling".

I don't know who are the comical geniuses coming up with articles like these:
Common Tim (http://uncyclopedia.org/wiki/Common_Tim)
Wimble (http://uncyclopedia.org/wiki/Wimble)

But :hatoff: :worship: That's some killer stuff!

Melly Flew Us
07-02-2007, 09:41 PM
This "local residents want their peace" topic is ridiculous. Wimbledon has been played for more than 100 years so I assume the people who live next to it knew that they will have two busy weeks every year when they moved to that place. And from what I saw when I was there they really earn some good money with their garage souvenier shops. And for the rest of the year there is just NOTHING going on in Wimbly. So why do they complain?? People living next to Munich's Oktoberfest have worse problems with drunken tourists causing noise at night. Or people living next to a soccer stadium... they have chaos every 2nd weekend!! Tennis is very peaceful compared to this. Except maybe Maria Sharapova....

ehh. those souvenir stalls are run on the crappier wandsworth side. the real wimbledon residents wouldn't stoop so low.

you don't understand the power of wimbledon rezzies. these people have million pound homes, some only 3 metres away from the walls of the club - and relatively speaking put up with quite a lot for such mollycoddled sheltered people. Think about it:
RG is part of a sports complex in the middle of the parc de prince near the poor people surbarbs; flushing meadows is in a sports complex in the poor people region of queens; and i don't know about the aus open but i guess it is the same.

Rafa = Fed Killa
07-02-2007, 10:32 PM
Wimby cheating as much as they can for Fed.

Sad rigged tourny.

smitty8
07-03-2007, 12:05 AM
And this... :spit:
http://uncyclopedia.org/wiki/Common_Tim

:spit: :haha:
You have made my fortnight!

MusicMyst
07-03-2007, 01:06 AM
Several months ago, I thought about spending the money to fly to London and attend Wimbledon for a few days. Boy, am I glad I bought a new dishwasher instead. :lol:

Scotso
07-03-2007, 02:16 AM
And this... :spit:
http://uncyclopedia.org/wiki/Common_Tim

:rolls:

CmonAussie
07-03-2007, 09:15 AM
Several months ago, I thought about spending the money to fly to London and attend Wimbledon for a few days. Boy, am I glad I bought a new dishwasher instead. :lol:


:wavey:
Yeah~~ same goes for me;)
>>>
Absolutely no interest in attending Wimby at all:sad:
I`d rather watch a curling competition in Siberia:p

ilostmymarbles
07-03-2007, 10:50 AM
The the sunday is taken of to take care of the courts, not because of tradition, not because of staffing but for the courts. To keep them playing relativly like grass and not clay they neede to be fertilised, watered and left for one day without being cut!. The courts are cut every day to prevent bad bounces but you have to leave some time for the grass to grow slightly otherwise you'll hae nothing but dirt left at the end! People ahve been complaining enormously about how gras is slowing down and turning into clay, the officals are porbably aware of this, yet god help them if they try to do anyhing about it!

Have you ever seen the courts on the rare occasions they do play the middle sunday? thier appalling! they look like dirt with grass edges, so if you want the tournament to play like a grass tournament you've got to leave some time for the grass to recover!