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Is the roof on Centre Court an overall positive?

CescAndyKimi
06-23-2011, 09:06 PM
I know people want to see live matches, but the conditions to me just seem a bit artificial and heavy.

Certain players are seeing their games suffer because of the conditions, e.g. Soderling today was trying his hardest to ballbash through Hewitt, but the court wasn't having it.

Am I the only one who feels it's not an overall positive?

Discuss. :angel:

yesh222
06-23-2011, 09:13 PM
For decades people were complaining because of how much we lost by not having a roof. Yes, it changes things a little. It's still been a great thing for the All-England Club and tennis in general.

Orka_n
06-23-2011, 09:15 PM
Yes, it's necessary actually.

GSMnadal
06-23-2011, 09:16 PM
It just doesn't feel like Wimbledon, you know? There's a strange kind of atmosphere with the roof closed. I'm not sure how I feel about it yet.

NJ88
06-23-2011, 09:19 PM
Its definatly positive. If they didn't have it on today they would have had rain delays all day. The roof gives the matches a great atmosphere too, seems a lot louder somehow.

abraxas21
06-23-2011, 09:20 PM
nadal said he didnt like it so i like it

MatchFederer
06-23-2011, 09:21 PM
I generally don't enjoy the vibe of matches when the roof is closed, thus far.

yesh222
06-23-2011, 09:52 PM
The vibe may not be perfect, but at least the matches happen.

romismak
06-23-2011, 09:54 PM
I think it is positive, but if the roof will be most matches, or all the time it just won´t be Wimby anymore, also conditions seems to different, and atmospery could be only better, because when roof is closed it is logical it is more noisy- that is more AO or US style than Wimby

hipolymer
06-23-2011, 09:54 PM
Another addition to help out Federer, the indoor master.

GSMnadal
06-23-2011, 10:00 PM
The vibe may not be perfect, but at least the matches happen.

And when were they ever not able to finish the tournament because of the weather? Right, didn't happen. It might took til monday, a whopping 1 day delay, but Wimbledon is an outdoor tournament, and it should stay that way.

I kind of like the charm of the rain delay, it makes matches extra special, provides epic momentum shifts (Henman-Ivanisevic, Nadal-Federer 08), and it just isn't Wimbledon without this for me.

Obviously it sucks for the people in the stands, and that's why I fully understand why they've done it, but still... I'm not quite sure if it was the right decision.

pick241
06-23-2011, 10:02 PM
It doesn't make the schedule any better as those lucky enough to finish their matches under the roof will still have to wait for their next opponent's matches on other courts to be completed if they are being suspended by rain delays.

rafa_maniac
06-23-2011, 10:06 PM
I agree the matches just don't feel right somehow when the roof is closed. Wimbledon is the epitomy of tennis tradition and the idea of it being played indoors is off. But it was a necessary evil. The rain delays were an integral part of Wimbledon, but the game has become so physical that you can't risk it with scheduling. Having players play consecutive best of five matches to catch up is tough. So yeah, it had to happen, it's certainly nice to get up in the middle of the night now and not risk it being for nothing with an interminable rain delay, but it's also ruined the atmosphere a bit.

Saberq
06-23-2011, 10:11 PM
So when will they open a roof again?

Topspin Forehand
06-23-2011, 11:12 PM
They have the roof closed way too often for my liking.

Pirata.
06-23-2011, 11:18 PM
AO should be an indoor slam.

hipolymer
06-23-2011, 11:19 PM
They have the roof closed way too often for my liking.

This. It's okay to have a roof, but they kept it on when it wasn't even raining.

Zinn
06-24-2011, 12:11 AM
I'd say it's good. I think it's nice especially since Wimbledon always has rain.

Sauletekis
06-24-2011, 12:14 AM
Can someone tell me, how much time it takes to open the roof and the time to close it as well?

MaxPower
06-24-2011, 12:17 AM
Why would it ever be negative to not get rain interruptions and less wind and other annoyances. Players with a solid offensive tennis game will benefit. Pushers will suffer. Tennis wins


AO should be an indoor slam.

:yeah: :clap2::clap2::clap2:

GrantOz44
06-24-2011, 12:21 AM
Can someone tell me, how much time it takes to open the roof and the time to close it as well?

It takes 10 minutes for it to close, and then another half hour or so to get air flow management system to get going before play can resume I think - unless they've improved that since it was built.

To open back up? Not sure, sorry :confused:

Sauletekis
06-24-2011, 12:22 AM
Why would it ever be negative to not get rain interruptions and less wind and other annoyances. Players with a solid offensive tennis game will benefit. Pushers will suffer. Tennis wins




:yeah: :clap2::clap2::clap2:

We all know you hate Nadal, but nice to see you have many ways to say it.

BY the way, this is an OUTDOOR grass tournament... Indoor Season is after USO.

zlaja777
06-24-2011, 12:23 AM
Of course it's positive at least from my point of view.

Sauletekis
06-24-2011, 12:24 AM
It takes 10 minutes for it to close, and then another half hour or so to get air flow management system to get going before play can resume I think - unless they've improved that since it was built.

To open back up? Not sure, sorry :confused:

Ok thanks a lot for the info ;)

10 minutes is not that much, so I don't understand why they are playing under the roof even when it's not raining :confused:

Johnny Groove
06-24-2011, 01:13 AM
So MTF complains when there are rain delays and cries for Wimbledon to get a roof, then when they get a roof, MTF complains because it doesn't "feel" like Wimbledon :rolleyes:

philosophicalarf
06-24-2011, 01:14 AM
Why would it ever be negative to not get rain interruptions and less wind and other annoyances. Players with a solid offensive tennis game will benefit. Pushers will suffer. Tennis wins



Not really - if anything, it seems to benefit clay slugger types. A number of players have said quite how heavy and slow it becomes under the roof.

ZaZoo)
06-24-2011, 01:15 AM
Everything is better then rain delay.

rhinooooo
06-24-2011, 01:26 AM
Ok thanks a lot for the info ;)

10 minutes is not that much, so I don't understand why they are playing under the roof even when it's not raining :confused:

Depends on the forecast. If they anticipate more rain during the day, then it's not worth spending 40 minutes to close the roof. Then stop the match, open it for 10 minutes, and then if more rain comes - stop the match again for 40 minutes to close it again.

LoveFifteen
06-24-2011, 01:55 AM
The roof is great. I'd rather have uninterrupted tennis on Centre Court. It's a shame that RG and USO don't have roofs.


nadal said he didnt like it so i like it

You're so obsessed with Rafa! :lol: I think it's time for you to admit you'd love to have him sit on your face while you jerked him off into a popsicle mold. After putting it into the freezer for a few hours, you'd take it out and deepthroat Nadal's cumsicle.

abraxas21
06-24-2011, 02:01 AM
AO should be an indoor slam.

it would be a bit ironic if the GS with by far the best weather becomes an indoor event...

abraxas21
06-24-2011, 02:04 AM
You're so obsessed with Rafa! :lol: I think it's time for you to admit you'd love to have him sit on your face while you jerked him off into a popsicle mold. After putting it into the freezer for a few hours, you'd take it out and deepthroat Nadal's cumsicle.

projecting much?

it seems you've thought quite a bit about that sexual fantasy you've described here so vividly

Speed of Light
06-24-2011, 02:05 AM
The roof is great. I'd rather have uninterrupted tennis on Centre Court. It's a shame that RG and USO don't have roofs.




You're so obsessed with Rafa! :lol: I think it's time for you to admit you'd love to have him sit on your face while you jerked him off into a popsicle mold. After putting it into the freezer for a few hours, you'd take it out and deepthroat Nadal's cumsicle.

Wooooo children read these threads..........

Getta
06-24-2011, 02:16 AM
projecting much?

it seems you've thought quite a bit about that sexual fantasy you've described here so vividly

yeah, he sounded so passionate and detailed that i thought he might be talking about himself.

fast_clay
06-24-2011, 02:26 AM
i think he has federer and abraxas mixed up

LoveFifteen
06-24-2011, 03:08 AM
I wouldn't freeze it. I like it hot and fresh! :hearts:

Lee
06-24-2011, 05:02 AM
So MTF complains when there are rain delays and cries for Wimbledon to get a roof, then when they get a roof, MTF complains because it doesn't "feel" like Wimbledon :rolleyes:

NID :rocker:

BULLZ1LLA
06-24-2011, 05:25 AM
(Apart from the tie-breaker, the Wimbledon roof is the greatest innovation in tennis history, because obviously there is a lot of rain here at Wimbledon. The tournament would be finishing on a Tuesday this year if there was no roof)

freeandlonely
06-24-2011, 05:27 AM
Yes it is.

iriraz
06-24-2011, 05:37 AM
The roof is certainly important especially towards the end of the tourney when there aren`t a lot of matches to be played.When they get to the semis or finals they know they can finish the matches on time without any delays.
The problem though is that it`s a struggle to get more then 3 matches in a day on that court(with late starting time)and if it`s a washout then besides those matches there won`t be other matches to be completed.It`s problematic in first week when there are lots of matches to be played.

Topspindoctor
06-24-2011, 05:39 AM
The roof is a positive. It's time RG and USO got roofs over their main stadiums. I am tired of USO finals getting rained out.

BULLZ1LLA
06-24-2011, 05:43 AM
(To make the roof even more of a positive they should allow night matches, use it till 2am)

BULLZ1LLA
06-24-2011, 05:44 AM
The roof is a positive. It's time RG and USO got roofs over their main stadiums. I am tired of USO finals getting rained out.

(Roland Garros already is, they got a bunch of new courts and roof being built. US Open is just full of bad decisions, no hope there)

Langers
06-24-2011, 07:36 AM
The roof is awesome.

ballbasher101
06-24-2011, 08:08 AM
Love the roof. You know you are guaranteed matches and that is a good thing.

MaxPower
06-24-2011, 08:09 AM
Not really - if anything, it seems to benefit clay slugger types. A number of players have said quite how heavy and slow it becomes under the roof.

So they play on green clay, put a roof over it and it gets even heavier and slower under the roof? Amazing!

The good defensive players can chase balls down anyway. I'd rather have it so good indoor players (e.g. Soderling) can serve well and hit the lines instead of 1-2 inches out. Wimbledon is slow as it is

cardio
06-24-2011, 08:35 AM
Roof is great. They should also put roof on court 1 and it would be even better. Some people like to complain no matter what. Every change is bad for them. There were lot of people who didnt like tiebreaker and hawk -eye. But now we even cant imagine pro tennis without it.
Only bad thing about roof is that superstars are getting even more advantage over other players. So far they enjoyed possibility to challenge line calls on big courts , now they also have firm schedule, no long rain delays. It may be not completely fair, but you cant put roof and hawk-eye on every court, so we just have to live with it.

nobama
06-24-2011, 11:32 AM
Ok thanks a lot for the info ;)

10 minutes is not that much, so I don't understand why they are playing under the roof even when it's not raining :confused::confused: 10 minutes? More like 40.

BULLZ1LLA
06-24-2011, 12:08 PM
(I kind of hope Rafa gets to play Federer under the roof so Rafa can show how invincible he is, it'd make the win much more impressive, and the loss for Federer unparallelled)

masterclass
02-21-2012, 09:54 AM
Does anyone know if a match scheduled to be play outdoors, but ends up being played entirely under a roof due to weather conditions is considered to be an indoor or an outdoor match?

Respectfully,
masterclass