can someone explain the 1:00 start?

04-28-2009, 11:48 PM
today the matches started at one. tomorrow the matches start at one.
considering the rain probabilities, the matches having been delayed, some players starting the second round-
what is Rome thinking. why not start the delayed matches earlier?

does this all go back to that fiddling while Rome burned thing?
is this an italian thing?

04-28-2009, 11:49 PM
Italians are a bit lazy. :p

Johnny Groove
04-29-2009, 12:30 AM
The tournament knows that everyone is out partying the night prior so they push the matches to 1 PM as a courtesy.

04-29-2009, 12:41 AM
No one is awake in Rome before midday. Not even the Pope.

04-29-2009, 06:25 AM
The way the weather has been lately they might put starting time 1am rather then pm

04-29-2009, 01:57 PM
Italians are a bit lazy. :p

And so are pro tennis players.:cool:

04-29-2009, 02:10 PM
Today it's maybe because too many matches ended very late yesterday.

Tomorrow - no idea, in fact it's suposed to rain this evening so probably they should start as early as possible.