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Mystery

zeleni
01-27-2009, 06:49 PM
"Rod Laver Arena" has retractable roof.

What for?

scoobs
01-27-2009, 06:53 PM
For when it rains?

Raquel
01-27-2009, 06:53 PM
To keep playing if it rains (rarely) or in excessive heat. Or am I missing a joke here? :p

zeleni
01-27-2009, 06:56 PM
For when it rains?

Rain is a huge problem in January in Melbourne indeed...

scoobs
01-27-2009, 06:56 PM
They do have rain sometimes - the fact that the roof has yet to be closed in this tournament is a rarity, actually.

zeleni
01-27-2009, 07:02 PM
To keep playing if it rains (rarely) or in excessive heat. Or am I missing a joke here? :p

Excessive heat?:scratch:

Are you sure?:D

Andi-M
01-27-2009, 07:04 PM
Do they close it in excessive heat? The conditions have been pretty close to excessive heat already.

MisterQ
01-27-2009, 07:05 PM
To guard against bootlegging satellites.

MIMIC
01-27-2009, 07:06 PM
It's just for show. It doesn't actually work. :cool:

safinafan
01-27-2009, 07:07 PM
To guard against bootlegging satellites.

:D

zeleni
01-27-2009, 07:09 PM
They do have rain sometimes - the fact that the roof has yet to be closed in this tournament is a rarity, actually.

Apparently, building that roof was payable investment...

Roddickominator
01-27-2009, 07:12 PM
If they continue to keep it open in such heat....they'll have to rename it "Rod Lava Arena".

/bad joke

Fumus
01-27-2009, 07:12 PM
To guard against bootlegging satellites.

QQ!!! :worship::worship:

Raquel
01-27-2009, 07:39 PM
Excessive heat?:scratch:

Are you sure?:D
I'm sure I remember it happening a few times but here's one - http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/tennis/aus07/news/story?id=2732384

MELBOURNE, Australia -- While Maria Sharapova and Camille Pin played for almost three hours in blazing sun that created temperatures over 100 degrees, second-ranked Rafael Nadal had the roof closed for the following match on center court on Tuesday. He took advantage with a comfortable 7-6 (6), 6-3, 6-2 win over American Robert Kendrick.

Nadal took just more than two hours to beat Kendrick, who forced him to five sets at Wimbledon last year after taking a 2-0 lead.

This time, Kendrick didn't get a break point against the muscular Spaniard. Nadal got one service break in the second set and two in the third, limiting his errors to 14 against 43 by Kendrick.

Kendrick was throwing everything at Nadal, going for all his shots, lunging and diving all over the court. Kendrick even tossed his racket over the net after an exchange of volleys in the middle of the second set.

The Extreme Heat Policy, which measures conditions by combining the air and court surface temperatures, was invoked halfway through the Sharapova-Pin match.

Current matches were allowed to finish, but no new matches could start on outside courts.

Closing the roof lowered the temperature at center court by more than 20 degrees.

scarecrows
01-27-2009, 07:53 PM
to use the lack of putting it as an excuse for bitter fans

Albop
01-27-2009, 08:23 PM
Rain is a huge problem in January in Melbourne indeed...

http://jasonberns.com/Baghdat_v_Nalban_SF07.JPG

Fed Express
01-27-2009, 08:26 PM
They have to keep it open, otherwise Nadals moonballs will hit the roof.

~*BGT*~
01-27-2009, 09:07 PM
To keep Llodra from killing anymore birds

Manila ESQ
01-27-2009, 09:27 PM
They do have rain sometimes - the fact that the roof has yet to be closed in this tournament is a rarity, actually.

A few years ago, there was even a flood at the Rod Laver Arena, right?

Collective
01-28-2009, 12:23 AM
They have to keep it open, otherwise Nadals moonballs will hit the roof.

:haha::haha:

Tankman
01-28-2009, 01:00 AM
A few years ago, there was even a flood at the Rod Laver Arena, right?

Yup. Back in '95

Peta Pan
01-28-2009, 01:59 AM
and they will close the roof at the end of the current set.

For the record though... RLA is not only used for tennis. It is multi-function and I've attended many concerts there with the roof closed :)

Experimentee
01-28-2009, 02:05 AM
They only close it due to heat when the "wet bulb globe" indicator reaches a certain level. The problem is no one knows exactly how the wet bulb globe is calculated, they probably just make it up as they go along.

Bascule
01-28-2009, 02:05 AM
Thanks God!
Morons! This was nothing but lack of respect toward players.
Kuznetsova isn't happy, cause they broke her momentum. She has right. they should do it before match started.

Bascule
01-28-2009, 02:08 AM
They have to keep it open, otherwise Nadals moonballs will hit the roof.

But, that should be the reason for the closing of the roof, right?:p

10nisfan
01-28-2009, 02:12 AM
They are closing the Roof Now coz Djoker is Not Playing anymore...:p:lol:

Andi-M
01-28-2009, 02:13 AM
Finally i was melting from just watching!
Should favour serena now.

orangehat
01-28-2009, 02:15 AM
What's the big deal if people want to build a retractable roof anyway? Even if it may not be used often, it's their money really. Anyway as the previous posters have said, for the extreme heat and the extreme rains.

MagicMilan
01-28-2009, 02:16 AM
why didn't they do that yesterday? :(
finally someone's thinking out there

Action Jackson
01-28-2009, 02:18 AM
They only close it due to heat when the "wet bulb globe" indicator reaches a certain level. The problem is no one knows exactly how the wet bulb globe is calculated, they probably just make it up as they go along.

They do make it up and the thighs is going down.

superslam77
01-28-2009, 02:20 AM
They have to keep it open, otherwise Nadals moonballs will hit the roof.

:lol:

Quadruple Tree
01-28-2009, 02:22 AM
They are closing the roof for the women right now. It is funny listening to the ESPN announcers talking smack about Djokovic for retiring yesterday, and now they are complaining the roof isn't closed because Serena is wilting in the heat.

Kolya
01-28-2009, 02:32 AM
I hate it when they close it for the sun.

Unfair, especially for Dementieva who played in the sun.

Bunch of pussies :p

Action Jackson
01-28-2009, 02:33 AM
They are closing the roof for the women right now. It is funny listening to the ESPN announcers talking smack about Djokovic for retiring yesterday, and now they are complaining the roof isn't closed because Serena is wilting in the heat.

Never in doubt.

Bascule
01-28-2009, 02:34 AM
They are closing the roof for the women right now. It is funny listening to the ESPN announcers talking smack about Djokovic for retiring yesterday, and now they are complaining the roof isn't closed because Serena is wilting in the heat.

Exactly. Double standards. Now they closed it at 2 PM, yesterday Djoko-Rod match began at 3 PM...and after all complainings of the players as retirements, they didn't do anything till now.

Lullaby
01-28-2009, 02:34 AM
lol they showed a large block of ice on eurosport earlier - melted within 10 seconds lol

Lullaby
01-28-2009, 02:36 AM
Exactly. Double standards. Now they closed it at 2 PM, yesterday Djoko-Rod match began at 3 PM...and after all complainings of the players as retirements, they didn't do anything till now.

Conspiracy to help fed win no 14 - They knew roddick would hold up and be a patsy for fed in the semis :p

Bascule
01-28-2009, 02:37 AM
I hate it when they close it for the sun.

Unfair, especially for Dementieva who played in the sun.

Bunch of pussies :p

Yes, they should close it earlier then - the same conditions for all the players sounds only fair...but Dementieva finished before 1PM where the worse heat is just becoming.

Anyway, look how they look better and play better now, especially Serena.

Kolya
01-28-2009, 02:41 AM
Well according to the weather reports, the temp which Dementieva played is pretty much the same right now. Around a degree hotter.

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/station.jsp?lt=site&lc=86071&list=ob

Bascule
01-28-2009, 02:41 AM
Conspiracy to help fed win no 14 - They knew roddick would hold up and be a patsy for fed in the semis :p

Didn't you see how Fed looked happy for that and how nice he was talking about Rod (different than about Murray or Novak)?:p

He will burry him in straight sets.;)

Bascule
01-28-2009, 02:45 AM
Well according to the weather reports, the temp which Dementieva played is pretty much the same right now. Around a degree hotter.

http://www.weatherzone.com.au/station.jsp?lt=site&lc=86071&list=ob

Does your logic tell you anything?:retard:

Anyway, I think they should do it even before Dementieva - Navarro match...fair enough.:rolleyes:

Kolya
01-28-2009, 02:49 AM
Does your logic tell you anything?:retard:

Anyway, I think they should do it even before Dementieva - Navarro match...fair enough.:rolleyes:

Just because its slightly hotter doesn't mean they should close it.

It just happens by chance, players should just play in it.

Quadruple Tree
01-28-2009, 03:19 AM
F*cking Australian Open organizers. Wouldn't close the roof yesterday so Roddick gets into the semifinals where he is going to get demolished again, and now Tsonga-Verdasco isn't going to start until well after midnight because you decide to close the roof and save Serena's out of shape ass from the heat when she was about to get steamrollered.

Experimentee
01-28-2009, 03:45 AM
Yesterday was not as hot as today, it was only about 35C max yesterday. Now it is 42C.

Experimentee
01-28-2009, 03:46 AM
It would be unfair if Verdasco and Tsonga had to play in this heat with the roof open and their opponent gets to play at night.

MacTheKnife
01-28-2009, 03:50 AM
All it takes to close the roof is for Shamu to get her fat ass in trouble.