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Evening sessions at Wimbledon

KrisJB
06-23-2010, 10:56 AM
There are no evening matches with artificial lights. They could be a great attraction for fans considering how electric the last year's match between Murray and Wawrinka was. What is the reason?

Selby
06-23-2010, 11:02 AM
There are no evening matches with artificial lights. They could be a great attraction for fans considering how electric the last year's match between Murray and Wawrinka was. What is the reason?

Tradition, good tradition.

Roamed
06-23-2010, 11:06 AM
It's because they want it to be a 'daytime outdoors event' as that's what it's traditionally been. But I agree, I think they're missing out. Always a great atmosphere at the night matches.

mr_burns
06-23-2010, 11:51 AM
in the evenings the grass gets a little slippery

might be one resason besides tradition

would be great for the crowd as more cc tickets would go to the public in the queue

Helevorn
06-23-2010, 12:03 PM
yeah, I think that the only reason is to be found in traditional explanations and conservative views. this good in my opinion, specially in times like these.. another reason that makes me admire the English

nobama
06-23-2010, 12:39 PM
does't the grass get slippery once it starts to get dark? And I thought I heard on ESPN about a 11pm curfew (imposed by the neighborhood?).

michellej
06-23-2010, 12:45 PM
The reason is that Wimbledon has an agreement with the Resident's Council of SW19 that play will stop at 11 pm. This is to allow the residents to get some sleep as they have to work the next day, (fans do get very noisy as we know,,,and the sound of the tennis balls...yikes)

henke007
06-23-2010, 12:47 PM
Only 3 matches on CC is pathethic

Priam
06-23-2010, 12:52 PM
They should start at 11 or something to accommodate more matches on CC.

Matt01
06-23-2010, 01:18 PM
I think they are having no more than 3 matches per day on CC to have some grass left on it at the end of the 2nd week.

There's really no point in having Night Sessions at Wimbledon.

Stefanos13
06-23-2010, 01:28 PM
Impossible to have night sessions at Wimbledon because:

– temperatures in London can drop dramatically at night (even after a hot summer's day). 6–8 degrees is not unusual in June/July and this will be very uncomfortable for the spectators.
– cold and wet nights can make the grass slippery and this will make play dangerous for the players (even now, in a hot day, grass is a lot more slippery at 6pm than it is at 12pm)
– night sessions in Centre Court only, is also out of the question because covering the court for long periods is not so good for the grass – there's a roof but it's only used when absolutely necessary

oh, I'm in such a serious mood

allpro
06-23-2010, 01:55 PM
does't the grass get slippery once it starts to get dark? And I thought I heard on ESPN about a 11pm curfew (imposed by the neighborhood?).

yup.

pesto
06-23-2010, 02:42 PM
6-8C at night in the summer in London?

Very rare! 12-14 is more normal, though it's hotter this year.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/5031?&search=wimbledon&itemsPerPage=10&region=world

But in any case, I think that longer play is bad news for the grass and the local residents.

tennisfan856
06-23-2010, 02:51 PM
The real reason why there won't be a night session is because the brits need to be tucked into bed by 11:00 with a warm glass of milk.

Stefanos13
06-23-2010, 02:56 PM
The real reason why there won't be a night session is because the brits need to be tucked into bed by 11:00 with a warm glass of milk.

ooh you need to get a passport and travel a bit :devil:

tennisfan856
06-23-2010, 02:59 PM
ooh you need to get a passport and travel a bit :devil:

or just watch the rochus/djokovic match and realize what they were up against in the 5th set

rocketassist
06-23-2010, 03:40 PM
The curfew is a complete embarrassment to our country. Two fucking weeks, that's all.

Fee
06-23-2010, 07:35 PM
Wimbledon is the only slam that is held in the middle of a residential neighborhood. Look around where you live and imagine an international tennis event plunked down a block away from your house, even if it is only 3 weeks out of the year (a week of practice and pre-events) and perhaps you will understand why the AELTC and the Town Council have come to these agreements (11 pm curfew and no middle Sunday play). It may seem silly to some tennis fans, but these agreements have allowed the tournament to grow and stay in the same place. I'm sure no one wants to move it to Milton Keynes.