Should the centre court at Wimbledon be called "Roger Federer Arena"? [Archive] - MensTennisForums.com

Should the centre court at Wimbledon be called "Roger Federer Arena"?

Federer in 2
02-11-2012, 09:46 PM
I mean after his retirement of course.
The man won less titles than Sampras (although soon this may very well not be the case anymore), but still - his influence on tennis was incomparable to any other man who ever stepped onto a tennis court.
IMO, might be a nice symbolic gesture when he retires.
What do you think? :)

Sound2k10
02-11-2012, 09:48 PM
It will never change. Wimbledon like their simplicity and ''Centre Court'' is just a perfect name for the court.

samanosuke
02-11-2012, 09:48 PM
just when i wanted to go sleep this thread came out

Nole Rules
02-11-2012, 09:48 PM
:facepalm:

Nole Rules
02-11-2012, 09:49 PM
just when i wanted to go sleep this thread came out

:lol:

Federer in 2
02-11-2012, 09:49 PM
Probably right. But I'd like to know if you think they SHOULD - not WOULD.

Certinfy
02-11-2012, 09:52 PM
No.

alfonsojose
02-11-2012, 09:52 PM
Basel has one already

August
02-11-2012, 09:54 PM
If there was a British GOAT, Wimby's Centre Court could be named after him. But not after Fed.

LawrenceOfTennis
02-11-2012, 09:54 PM
The sensitive, nostalgic federer fanbase :lol:

Nole Rules
02-11-2012, 09:54 PM
How about renaming Philippe Chatrier? Rafael Nadal Arena? That's‎ after Nadal winning his 7th RG title.

Stronga23
02-11-2012, 09:55 PM
How about renaming Philippe Chatrier? Rafael Nadal Arena? That's‎ after Nadal winning his 7th RG title.

Yeah right :o

Federer in 2
02-11-2012, 09:56 PM
If there was a British GOAT, Wimby's Centre Court could be named after him. But not after Fed.

Andy Murray Arena :crazy:

leng jai
02-11-2012, 09:56 PM
Only a matter of time before its renamed to Ajde Arena and then eventually changed to Atomic Tomic Cauldron.

Ajde

Orka_n
02-11-2012, 09:59 PM
"Dijana Djokovic Arena" imo

ballbasher101
02-11-2012, 09:59 PM
Some threads truly baffle me :confused:.

samanosuke
02-11-2012, 10:00 PM
How about renaming Philippe Chatrier? Rafael Nadal Arena? That's‎ after Nadal winning his 7th RG title.

and between casual french tennis fans will be known as Home of juices

August
02-11-2012, 10:01 PM
Andy Murray Arena :crazy:

If Scotland became independent, that probably wouldn't happen. And Scottish independence seems more likely than Andy's GOAT status. But yeah, maybe I should've talked about an English GOAT.

Eddy DoubleD
02-11-2012, 10:02 PM
They should name like this the arena where Switzerland played Davis Cup this weekend:haha:

Sunset of Age
02-11-2012, 10:09 PM
:rolls:

Ajde!

Johnny Groove
02-11-2012, 10:41 PM
"Dijana Djokovic Arena" imo

No, no, that is the new name for Maragret Court Arena :devil:

Roland Garros should be renamed Rafa Garros (obvious)

Centre Court should be re-named "Willie Renshaw Arena".

NID
02-11-2012, 10:48 PM
The only court reflecting Rodger's achievements, his ego, and his ability to spoil the final with precipitation is Arthur Ashe Stadium.

pray-for-palestine-and-israel
02-11-2012, 10:55 PM
if the us open didnt name ashe after sampras (which imo they should, because he has been their greatest player ever)

then there is no way a british slam court will name itself in honour of a swiss

far more likely if andy murray wins 7 wimbledons (take that smirk off your face, anything is possible) they would name centre court after him

if nadal wins 7 or more french opens- they should 100% name RG after him- why not, he has been the most dominant player in the history of the event

finishingmove
02-11-2012, 10:57 PM
The DJester Court

Time Violation
02-11-2012, 10:58 PM
It's fine as it is :)

Evitman
02-11-2012, 10:59 PM
Murray the GOAT arena. For his multiple semifinal achievements. :worship:

star
02-11-2012, 11:02 PM
I was contemplating the rationale for the OP’s idea, and it occurred to me that maybe Roland Garros would like to rename it’s main court Rafael Nadal Arena.


:rolls: :rolls:

MatchFederer
02-11-2012, 11:14 PM
Is this a serious thread?

nadejda
02-11-2012, 11:21 PM
no really, you have mistaken what could be a deserved rename with what is likely to happen
I can imagine Center court being renamed Queen Elizabeth arena more likely than Roger Federer (or even Andy Murray) Arena and Philippe Chatrier to Champs-Élysées arena than Rafael Nadal Arena...

MuzzahLovah
02-11-2012, 11:22 PM
Murrarena

Marc23
02-11-2012, 11:35 PM
Probably right. But I'd like to know if you think they SHOULD - not WOULD.

Maybe they should in Basel as this is his home town,but not at Wimbledon...it would be disrespect towards other previous multiple winners!

Pirata.
02-12-2012, 12:01 AM
Roland Garros should be renamed Rafa Garros

Rafa Garros :lol:

if the us open didnt name ashe after sampras (which imo they should, because he has been their greatest player ever)

Maybe they can rename Louis Armstrong Stadium instead :p

Vida
02-12-2012, 12:09 AM
hell fucking no.

Farenhajt
02-12-2012, 12:13 AM
If anything, it should be Martina Navratilova Arena.

But "Centre Court" is just alright.

PS. Stay tuned for Roman Abramovich Arena.

MrChopin
02-12-2012, 12:16 AM
just when i wanted to go sleep this thread came out

:lol:

Naudio Spanlatine
02-12-2012, 12:17 AM
Omg wtf is this:superlol: :rolls: :haha: :lol:

Jimnik
02-12-2012, 12:20 AM
Thread of the year.
Only a matter of time before its renamed to Ajde Arena and then eventually changed to Atomic Tomic Cauldron.

Ajde

Roland Garros should be renamed Rafa Garros (obvious)

Murrarena

PS. Stay tuned for Roman Abramovich Arena.
So many good ideas I don't know where to start. :worship:

romismak
02-12-2012, 12:21 AM
If they will rename Wimby center court it should be Pete´s arena not Roger´s... but after all it is Wimbledon-most traditional slam so without name it is ok

thrust
02-12-2012, 12:23 AM
Of course NOT, especially as Sampras has won more Wimby titles than Roger. The idea is totally absurd, for various reasons.

Jimnik
02-12-2012, 12:23 AM
It should be renamed Todd Woodbridge Arena. He won more than Samp and Fed clowns.

lucyfur
02-12-2012, 12:35 AM
Name it after Princess Diana.

Nole Rules
02-12-2012, 12:53 AM
Rename it Tommy Haas Arena. It's a better idea imo. The gay fanbase would be very satisfied then.

SapELee
02-12-2012, 12:57 AM
No

arm
02-12-2012, 01:03 AM
:rolls:

Ajde!

This thread deserves a triple ajde. A simple ajde is not enough. :shrug:

Ajde! Ajde! Ajde!

allpro
02-12-2012, 01:12 AM
they would have to remove the kipling poem

http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/3046/kiplingif.jpg

arm
02-12-2012, 01:15 AM
they would have to remove the kipling poem



:rolls: well noticed :hatoff:

Jimnik
02-12-2012, 01:16 AM
they would have to remove the kipling poem

http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/3046/kiplingif.jpg
Indeed.

They would never be able to name it after any player.

Lee
02-12-2012, 01:17 AM
This thread deserves a triple ajde. A simple ajde is not enough. :shrug:

Ajde! Ajde! Ajde!

http://i39.tinypic.com/15zja55.gif http://i39.tinypic.com/15zja55.gif http://i39.tinypic.com/15zja55.gif

Naudio Spanlatine
02-12-2012, 01:29 AM
Lee:rolls: :rolls:

leng jai
02-12-2012, 01:31 AM
I wish you guys would stop with all this ajde shit. Its really lame.

Lee
02-12-2012, 01:33 AM
I wish you guys would stop with all this ajde shit. Its really lame.

You are the one creating this monster! Captain Gimpy http://i39.tinypic.com/15zja55.gif

arm
02-12-2012, 01:44 AM
I wish you guys would stop with all this ajde shit. Its really lame.

You are our leader. :worship: We are mere followers. :worship:

leng jai
02-12-2012, 01:51 AM
Its nice to have such loyal and cute little ajde minions.

Ajde.

Hewitt =Legend
02-12-2012, 02:17 AM
I wish you guys would stop with all this ajde shit. Its really lame.

Obo.

Ajde.

Johnny Groove
02-12-2012, 02:40 AM
Maybe Pete's Palace for Centre Court.

Slice Winner
02-12-2012, 02:45 AM
Bogdanovic Centre Court

abraxas21
02-12-2012, 03:24 AM
i a few years time the centre courts of each slam will be called as following

AO: djana djokovic arena
RG: marko djokovic arena
USO: Kosovo is Serbia arena (by that time kosovo should of course be an official part of serbia)
Wimbledon: king Novak arena (officially moved and played in belgrade starting in 2014)

abraxas21
02-12-2012, 03:27 AM
they would have to remove the kipling poem

http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/3046/kiplingif.jpg

they really should

i hate that poem and that line in particular

swebright
02-12-2012, 03:28 AM
They have to honor Pete first, IMO.

arm
02-12-2012, 03:30 AM
They should rename it GOAT Arena, this way any player with a big ego can imagine it was named after him/her.

leng jai
02-12-2012, 03:32 AM
It doesn't have to be tennis related. There are plenty of other more worthy causes, for example: 2003's Undeniable Sex Palace

arm
02-12-2012, 03:33 AM
It doesn't have to be tennis related. There are plenty of other more worthy causes, for example: 2003's Undeniable Sex Palace

GOAT Arena works too. Even I can think they named it after me. :shrug:

leng jai
02-12-2012, 03:38 AM
Thats a confusing name though for casual non-glory hunting fans. They might think its an arena full of goats fondling each other's ajde parts.

Ajde

guga2120
02-12-2012, 03:40 AM
they would have to remove the kipling poem

http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/3046/kiplingif.jpg

:lol:

BroTree123
02-12-2012, 03:40 AM
Thats a confusing name though for casual non-glory hunting fans. They might think its an arena full of goats fondling each other's ajde parts.

Ajde

:confused:

Mr. Oracle
02-12-2012, 04:16 AM
move to fed fanboi forum

chammer44
02-12-2012, 04:33 AM
Fed should be honored by dubbing all backhand shanks "Feds"

Slice Winner
02-12-2012, 04:53 AM
How about simply Ajde Arena?

Ajde.


Edit: I should have known someone would have already posted that.
My post stays for posterity.

Ajde.

Hewitt =Legend
02-12-2012, 04:56 AM
How about simply Ajde Arena?

Ajde.

I have been glued to MTF all day waiting for someone to see the light.

Ajde.

Slice Winner
02-12-2012, 05:00 AM
I have been glued to MTF all day waiting for someone to see the light.

Ajde.

Surely you mean The Chris 'King Gooch' Guccione Cathedral of Sorrows?

Hewitt =Legend
02-12-2012, 05:07 AM
Gooch transcends the notion of stadiums being named after players.

Ajde.

Mountaindewslave
02-12-2012, 05:24 AM
i mean no they really shouldn't because the tournament Wimbledon itself is so much more impressive and prestigious than any individual players which is why i like the fact that they don't name their stadiums after players.

BUT I actually did vote yes just for the hell of it because the OP has a great point, no player has ever influenced the sport of tennis or had such an effect on the worlds perception of the game as ROGER FEDERER, and he certainly deserves some huge respect and acknowledgement once he has retired and something like this would definitely represent this.

i voted yes if only to make the point that if not the Wimlbedon Center Court, something great should be named after him or something should be done so that people in the sport are reminded of the greatness that he has brought to the game in his career

Pirata.
02-12-2012, 05:46 AM
http://i39.tinypic.com/15zja55.gif http://i39.tinypic.com/15zja55.gif http://i39.tinypic.com/15zja55.gif

Ivanovic in smiley form :haha:

Naudio Spanlatine
02-12-2012, 05:48 AM
I know right:superlol:

I love my Ana she was the reason why i love "Ajde" :inlove:

tripwires
02-12-2012, 06:19 AM
Fed should be honored by dubbing all backhand shanks "Feds"

Best idea in this whole thread.

Marc23
02-12-2012, 06:22 AM
AO: djana djokovic arena


:lol::lol::lol:

In our language "djana" is a slang word(pussy) ;)

156mphserve
02-12-2012, 07:00 AM
not before court 18 is renamed Court Isner Mahut

wally1
02-12-2012, 08:12 AM
they really should

i hate that poem and that line in particularHere you go, always brings a tear to the eye!

vEeLh5ItQcY

If Centre court has never been named after Fred Perry, it'll never be named after anyone.

EddieNero
02-12-2012, 08:14 AM
Nope, only name I can think of is Ajde Arena.

Ajde!

acionescu
02-12-2012, 08:34 AM
"Roger Federer when he gives a damn" Arena :yeah:

tektonac
02-12-2012, 08:49 AM
"Match was on my racquet" arena.

henke007
02-12-2012, 08:52 AM
:shrug:Pete Sampras Arena

LawrenceOfTennis
02-12-2012, 08:59 AM
Who are the 14 idiots voted for "yes"?

lidal
02-12-2012, 09:02 AM
Nope, only name I can think of is Ajde Arena.

Ajde!

56nQAkfR8E8

:rocker2:

SerialKillerToBe
02-12-2012, 09:29 AM
No they should change it to Center Court

acionescu
02-12-2012, 09:32 AM
Who are the 14 idiots voted for "yes"?


Mirka, her parents, Rafael Nadal, Lynette and her hub, Luhti, Tim Henman, Jon Wertheim and i suspect even Stan :p

LoveFifteen
02-12-2012, 10:41 AM
Gross. Never!!! :vomit:

Alex999
02-12-2012, 11:02 AM
"Dijana Djokovic Arena" imo
lol, too good, post of the year :worship:

and this is probably the thread of the year.

Vida
02-12-2012, 12:36 PM
basel bungler arena.

decrepitude
02-12-2012, 12:39 PM
Nah. Immortalise Fed by giving him the "GOAT at disparaging opponents and even team colleagues" Award.

Centre Court is Centre Court for ever!

scoobs
02-12-2012, 12:41 PM
Why Roger? He won it 6 times.

Sampras won it 7 times, as did Renshaw. Navratilova won it 9 times.

stanch
02-12-2012, 01:02 PM
Centre Court is Centre Court for ever!

+1

Johnny Groove
02-12-2012, 04:24 PM
They should rename it Marley Mall.

The court is grass after all...

samanosuke
02-12-2012, 04:34 PM
Why Roger? He won it 6 times.

Sampras won it 7 times, as did Renshaw. Navratilova won it 9 times.

Renshaw wasn't open era , too traditional to name the court by the female player, Sampras never had that status, can you imagine even if Federer will be ranked outside of top 100 playing a Wimbledon match outside the two main courts like they put Pete in unfortunately his last match in Wimbledon . Fed maybe has the best arguments but this never gonna happen like we all know

alfonsojose
02-12-2012, 04:54 PM
Why is this joke of a thread still alive :confused: ?

Orka_n
02-12-2012, 05:00 PM
Why is this joke of a thread still alive :confused: ?Because it's somewhat funny? ;) That's actually more than you can say about all the other joke threads on here.

Shinoj
02-12-2012, 05:03 PM
Mirka's.

asmazif
02-12-2012, 05:18 PM
Prefer the "Alexander Popp Arena" personally. Wimbledon was his tennis life.

Johnny Groove
02-12-2012, 05:20 PM
Name it after Goran Ivanisevic and call it a day.

_hECNfj5G_s

samanosuke
02-12-2012, 05:23 PM
Prefer the "Alexander Popp Arena" personally. Wimbledon was his tennis life.

It would be a nice gesture if they name Roehampton courts with Popp's name