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The Wimbledon 2005 Anticipation Thread

CooCooCachoo
11-10-2004, 08:00 AM
:bounce:

I can hardly wait for Wimbledon 2005 :D For my fellow Wimbledon fanatics, this is the place to discuss the Grand Slam and maybe whether you will be going there! :)

I myself will try to go the first week, but I have to save some money which is not easy being a student :(

joeb_uk
11-10-2004, 11:22 AM
i only wish i was excited as you are:P
but yes hopefully i will be going, ive applied for the public ballot, and ill try applying from my club draw. ( so hopefully may get two days tickets). Also im finished uni on the 10th june, so i may go and queue for a grounds pass, i dont know.

joeb_uk
11-10-2004, 11:28 AM
maybe i will see you there mart :D would be nice to meet the great cooccoo

Horatio Caine
11-10-2004, 11:39 AM
:bounce:

I can hardly wait for Wimbledon 2005 :D For my fellow Wimbledon fanatics, this is the place to discuss the Grand Slam and maybe whether you will be going there! :)

I myself will try to go the first week, but I have to save some money which is not easy being a student :(

You going to queue for a ground pass Martijn?

Horatio Caine
11-10-2004, 11:40 AM
I've got my fingers crossed that the LTA will reward me for my support the past year....!!! :)

*Ljubica*
11-10-2004, 11:44 AM
Sorry Martijn - but I'm MUCH more excited about Roland Garros! Despite living just a couple of miles from Wimbledon, my Wimby appreciation 2005 will involve wandering in about 5 minutes before any of David's matches and wandering out again as soon as they're over :)

Marc Rosset is Tall
11-10-2004, 11:49 AM
Great to see you're enthusiastic Coo, but I can never share that, but good luck in your Wimbledon adventures.

MissPovaFan
11-10-2004, 12:09 PM
Im sending off my stamped addressed envelope tomorrow to get into the ballot :)

joeb_uk
11-10-2004, 01:56 PM
Great to see you're enthusiastic Coo, but I can never share that, but good luck in your Wimbledon adventures.
coocy loves grasscourt tennis, so thats why he likes wimbledon so much

Action Jackson
11-10-2004, 01:58 PM
Coo loves grasscourt tennis as much as I hate it, but I have to say the last 2 years results on the men's side have been pleasing.

The best thing about Wimbledon? Båstad begins after it.

Marc Rosset is Tall
11-10-2004, 02:03 PM
coocy loves grasscourt tennis, so thats why he likes wimbledon so much

Someone has to.

Horatio Caine
11-10-2004, 02:06 PM
Someone has to.

Heh hey - cheeky!!! :)

I like grasscourt tennis - one of the few times i actually get to watch the pros, both on BBC and actually live in person.

silverwhite
11-10-2004, 02:06 PM
Can't wait for Henmania? :lol:

MissPovaFan
11-10-2004, 02:12 PM
Im not that keen on grass tennis as the same old players always win :yawn:

Marc Rosset is Tall
11-10-2004, 02:14 PM
The best thing about Wimbledon? Båstad begins after it.

For sure that's the best thing about Wimbledon.

Horatio Caine
11-10-2004, 02:21 PM
For sure that's the best thing about Wimbledon.

Pfff GWH and Marc Rosset is Tall :)

Aleksa's Laydee
11-10-2004, 02:33 PM
i'm going and i cant wait to see lindsay (for the last time :sobbing: )

MissPovaFan
11-10-2004, 02:58 PM
i'm going and i cant wait to see lindsay (for the last time :sobbing: )

Off topic - I can't wait to see Lindsay tomorrow morning... ;)

Horatio Caine
11-10-2004, 03:02 PM
Off topic - I can't wait to see Lindsay tomorrow morning... ;)

you :devil: you!

MissPovaFan
11-10-2004, 03:24 PM
hehe theres another word beginning with L and ending with E with 4 letters that I forgot to add between 'Lindsay' and 'tomorrow' ;) hehe :D

joeb_uk
11-10-2004, 04:06 PM
Coo loves grasscourt tennis as much as I hate it, but I have to say the last 2 years results on the men's side have been pleasing.

The best thing about Wimbledon? Båstad begins after it.

the best thing i feel is watching federer play on grass! i must admit, i love to watch him on grass he is such a master on this surface. I feel he will dominate wimbledon for at least 5-6 years or so, and i cant see him not winning it for a while. i dont enjoy watching him so much on hard and clay, as i do on grass.
always wondered george, how do you feel on this?

Horatio Caine
11-10-2004, 04:33 PM
hehe theres another word beginning with L and ending with E with 4 letters that I forgot to add between 'Lindsay' and 'tomorrow' ;) hehe :D

You're just dirty - now sling your hook! :)

Aleksa's Laydee
11-10-2004, 05:00 PM
hehe theres another word beginning with L and ending with E with 4 letters that I forgot to add between 'Lindsay' and 'tomorrow' ;) hehe :D

if you werent my mate...i'd have bad repped you by now ;) :kiss:

MissPovaFan
11-10-2004, 05:03 PM
You're just dirty - now sling your hook! :)

hehe and the word isn't "Love."

Keep guessing Bjorkfish :p

CooCooCachoo
11-10-2004, 05:28 PM
You going to queue for a ground pass Martijn?

Yep! :bounce:

CooCooCachoo
11-10-2004, 05:29 PM
Sorry Martijn - but I'm MUCH more excited about Roland Garros! Despite living just a couple of miles from Wimbledon, my Wimby appreciation 2005 will involve wandering in about 5 minutes before any of David's matches and wandering out again as soon as they're over :)

Rosie :eek:

Really?

Everyone is telling really great stories about RG too :o What do you like so much about it ?

CooCooCachoo
11-10-2004, 05:30 PM
Coo loves grasscourt tennis as much as I hate it, but I have to say the last 2 years results on the men's side have been pleasing.

The best thing about Wimbledon? Båstad begins after it.

:haha: I was expecting such a reply from you GWH ;) You will be glad RG is held sooner than Wimbledon is :)

CooCooCachoo
11-10-2004, 05:31 PM
Can't wait for Henmania? :lol:

:lol:

I am afraid I won't watch any of Tim's matches :) But a crowded Henman Hill is a great sight ! :)

CooCooCachoo
11-10-2004, 05:32 PM
i'm going and i cant wait to see lindsay (for the last time :sobbing: )

:cool: :)

I am planning on queuing overnight as well.. I hope to find a nice group of people to go with :)

*Ljubica*
11-10-2004, 05:39 PM
Rosie :eek:

Really?

Everyone is telling really great stories about RG too :o What do you like so much about it ?

There are so many great things about RG that I could write you a whole essay............but - don't worry - I won't bore you! Obviously such things are often purely a matter of personal taste (and I hate grass court tennis!), but - briefly - I like Roland Garros because:-

(1) Clay court tennis is my own personal favourite, and it's the most prestigous clay court event of them all.
(2) It's much more controlled and less crowded than Wimbledon - you can actually SEE the matches on the outside courts without being pushed and jostled for hours and then having to stand about 5 rows back peering over someone's shoulder!
(3) In my experience, the weather is usually better than it is during Wimbledon.
(4) The practice courts are accessible for photo opportunities etc.
(5) There are loads of places to sit, the food is good and the environment more attractive in my opinion.
(6) My own personal favourite players (David, Gaston, Marat, J-C Ferrero etc) usually progress into the second week.
(7) Roddick usually loses early! :devil:
(8) There's no "Henmania"! :devil:

Also - I guess that for me it's also "a holiday" whereas Wimbledon is just somewhere I wander into after a day at work - so that obviously makes it more enjoyable for me! Paris is probably my favourite city in the world and I never tire of visiting it!

alfonsojose
11-10-2004, 05:41 PM
Marcelo Rios and Alex Corretja will play a farewell match on Centre Court :lol:

CooCooCachoo
11-10-2004, 07:18 PM
There are so many great things about RG that I could write you a whole essay............but - don't worry - I won't bore you! Obviously such things are often purely a matter of personal taste (and I hate grass court tennis!), but - briefly - I like Roland Garros because:-

(1) Clay court tennis is my own personal favourite, and it's the most prestigous clay court event of them all.
(2) It's much more controlled and less crowded than Wimbledon - you can actually SEE the matches on the outside courts without being pushed and jostled for hours and then having to stand about 5 rows back peering over someone's shoulder!
(3) In my experience, the weather is usually better than it is during Wimbledon.
(4) The practice courts are accessible for photo opportunities etc.
(5) There are loads of places to sit, the food is good and the environment more attractive in my opinion.
(6) My own personal favourite players (David, Gaston, Marat, J-C Ferrero etc) usually progress into the second week.
(7) Roddick usually loses early! :devil:
(8) There's no "Henmania"! :devil:

Also - I guess that for me it's also "a holiday" whereas Wimbledon is just somewhere I wander into after a day at work - so that obviously makes it more enjoyable for me! Paris is probably my favourite city in the world and I never tire of visiting it!

Thank you Rosie :hug:

I have heard from a lot of people that the atmosphere at Roland Garros is indeed very nice. I find Wimbledon a great tournament cause I love the tradition, the somewhat magical vibe, the grass court tennis and I love London. I actually don't like Paris one bit cause of a bit of a negative experience last year, but then again I didn't like London the first time I visited it. Maybe I should think about going to RG, because it's supposed to be cheaper for me too.. And Tommy and Guillermo (Garcia Lopez mind you, not Coría and Cañas although it also holds for Coría) might do better than at Wimbledon ;)

Action Jackson
11-11-2004, 09:45 AM
:haha: I was expecting such a reply from you GWH ;) You will be glad RG is held sooner than Wimbledon is :)

Ja Martijn, you know me too well this is true. :)

Anyway it's a Slam, it has history and I hope you have a great time.

To me the ultimate Wimbledon doubles match would be Gonzalez/Massu vs Chela/Gaudio. The level of volleying would be magnificent.

CooCooCachoo
11-11-2004, 11:31 AM
Ja Martijn, you know me too well this is true. :)

Anyway it's a Slam, it has history and I hope you have a great time.

To me the ultimate Wimbledon doubles match would be Gonzalez/Massu vs Chela/Gaudio. The level of volleying would be magnificent.

Chela actually isn't a bad doubles player and not bad at the net either. I saw Dulko / Chela - Sun / Etlis at Wimbledon ;) OK He wasn't good enough, but better than I expected :p

BTW You like weird players ;) :nerner:

joeb_uk
11-11-2004, 11:35 AM
There are so many great things about RG that I could write you a whole essay............but - don't worry - I won't bore you! Obviously such things are often purely a matter of personal taste (and I hate grass court tennis!), but - briefly - I like Roland Garros because:-

(1) Clay court tennis is my own personal favourite, and it's the most prestigous clay court event of them all.
(2) It's much more controlled and less crowded than Wimbledon - you can actually SEE the matches on the outside courts without being pushed and jostled for hours and then having to stand about 5 rows back peering over someone's shoulder!
(3) In my experience, the weather is usually better than it is during Wimbledon.
(4) The practice courts are accessible for photo opportunities etc.
(5) There are loads of places to sit, the food is good and the environment more attractive in my opinion.
(6) My own personal favourite players (David, Gaston, Marat, J-C Ferrero etc) usually progress into the second week.
(7) Roddick usually loses early! :devil:
(8) There's no "Henmania"! :devil:

Also - I guess that for me it's also "a holiday" whereas Wimbledon is just somewhere I wander into after a day at work - so that obviously makes it more enjoyable for me! Paris is probably my favourite city in the world and I never tire of visiting it!


yes it is alot more controlled, alot quicker getting into the ground. wimbledon takes awhile even if you have tickets. They then have goons on the ground entrance, who search your bags and actually broke the strap on my bag, muddled up all of the contents in the bag :(
when walking around wimbledon its way to crowded, people get in the way and on some outside courts you dont really have a chance getting a seat if there is a popular player there

ae wowww
11-11-2004, 03:49 PM
I went this year for five days, using a credential Jim gave me, but in 2005 I'm passing up a cred, and going to be a ball boy :D Look out for me!

TheBoiledEgg
11-11-2004, 03:58 PM
the security guards are a bit stiff, but there's always some nice female ones ;)

food/drink prices are a rip-off :o

Wimby is pretty bad if you dont know the ins and outs ;)
or you know some people ;)

Court 18 is ok but thats always closed off, with gates and with high walls u cant see whats going on unless you climb the roof on top of where Sue Barker is :rolls: (never had to do that)

anyone else get from Court 18 to Court 13 in under 2 mins ;) :devil:
if you know Wimby, those two courts are the furthest apart and it can be a nightmare :o

Got a few more party tricks for myself at Wimbledon, :rolls:

any of you been there for the 10-30 mad headless chicken run ????

Court 3 is where they all try to get to, well the 1st few try for the top, so to view court 2 matches as well.

the headless chickens run is hilarious :rolls:

joeb_uk
11-11-2004, 03:58 PM
lol! go for it! show those punks how its done

CooCooCachoo
11-11-2004, 06:02 PM
I went this year for five days, using a credential Jim gave me, but in 2005 I'm passing up a cred, and going to be a ball boy :D Look out for me!

:lol:

You can pass the credential to me :angel: :p

Fedex
11-11-2004, 06:14 PM
:lol: TBE! I might actually consider going to Wimbledon, again, soon some day. You are very convincing. ;)

maratski
11-11-2004, 07:58 PM
There are so many great things about RG that I could write you a whole essay............but - don't worry - I won't bore you! Obviously such things are often purely a matter of personal taste (and I hate grass court tennis!), but - briefly - I like Roland Garros because:-

(1) Clay court tennis is my own personal favourite, and it's the most prestigous clay court event of them all.
(2) It's much more controlled and less crowded than Wimbledon - you can actually SEE the matches on the outside courts without being pushed and jostled for hours and then having to stand about 5 rows back peering over someone's shoulder!
(3) In my experience, the weather is usually better than it is during Wimbledon.
(4) The practice courts are accessible for photo opportunities etc.
(5) There are loads of places to sit, the food is good and the environment more attractive in my opinion.
(6) My own personal favourite players (David, Gaston, Marat, J-C Ferrero etc) usually progress into the second week.
(7) Roddick usually loses early! :devil:
(8) There's no "Henmania"! :devil:

Also - I guess that for me it's also "a holiday" whereas Wimbledon is just somewhere I wander into after a day at work - so that obviously makes it more enjoyable for me! Paris is probably my favourite city in the world and I never tire of visiting it!

I agree with you. I've never been to Wimbledon, but RG is just great! I queued 6 hours in the rain for tickets cause they lost my reservation, but it was well worth it. Hope to go there again next year. Either there or TMS MC.

I don't know how you find out practice times of players in London, but in Paris all you need is to chat with the security guys for 5 minutes and give them a nice smile ;)

I've lived in Paris and it's indeed the greatest place in the world!

CooCooCachoo
11-11-2004, 08:12 PM
I agree with you. I've never been to Wimbledon, but RG is just great! I queued 6 hours in the rain for tickets cause they lost my reservation, but it was well worth it. Hope to go there again next year. Either there or TMS MC.

I don't know how you find out practice times of players in London, but in Paris all you need is to chat with the security guys for 5 minutes and give them a nice smile ;)

I've lived in Paris and it's indeed the greatest place in the world!

Maratski will escort me then :p

*Ljubica*
11-11-2004, 08:15 PM
I agree with you. I've never been to Wimbledon, but RG is just great! I queued 6 hours in the rain for tickets cause they lost my reservation, but it was well worth it. Hope to go there again next year. Either there or TMS MC.

I don't know how you find out practice times of players in London, but in Paris all you need is to chat with the security guys for 5 minutes and give them a nice smile ;)

I've lived in Paris and it's indeed the greatest place in the world!

Nice smiles work wonders in London too :)

CooCooCachoo
11-11-2004, 08:16 PM
Nice smiles work wonders in London too :)

I guess not being female has its disadvantages :lol:

Sorry for not replying to your e-mail yet Rosie.. Will do later:) :hug:

joeb_uk
11-11-2004, 08:59 PM
I guess not being female has its disadvantages :lol:

Sorry for not replying to your e-mail yet Rosie.. Will do later:) :hug:

im sure your smile will work coocy ;) how could they resist

maratski
11-11-2004, 09:18 PM
you want me to guide you, GWH wants me as his translator,.. I'm :cool: ;)

CooCooCachoo
11-12-2004, 06:42 AM
you want me to guide you, GWH wants me as his translator,.. I'm :cool: ;)

:p Feel honoured :)

TheBoiledEgg
01-01-2005, 03:29 PM
bump this thread up :)

joeb_uk
01-01-2005, 06:23 PM
Getting ready to see mr bean there eggy! You may also see another guy with a slr camera around his neck (me) :D

LiZpHaIr
01-02-2005, 12:53 AM
GO TIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-ernie-
01-02-2005, 12:57 AM
GO TIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I 2ND THAT!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

TheBoiledEgg
01-02-2005, 09:56 AM
Getting ready to see mr bean there eggy! You may also see another guy with a slr camera around his neck (me) :D

I'm sure i'll see him at Birmingham as well :o
you looking to get a close up pic of Mr Bean :lol:

Action Jackson
01-02-2005, 10:33 AM
This is a great thread as it reminds me of how close Båstad is.

Fedex
01-02-2005, 10:41 AM
This is a great thread as it reminds me of how close Båstad is.
I am quite sure this is your very favourite thread on MTF, GWH. :)

Action Jackson
01-02-2005, 10:43 AM
I am quite sure this is your very favourite thread on MTF, GWH. :)

It's a great thread and I appreciate the mens winner of Wimbledon from 2003 and 2004.

Sidenote: Hurry up and get your points in. :)

Fedex
01-02-2005, 10:58 AM
It's a great thread and I appreciate the mens winner of Wimbledon from 2003 and 2004.

Sidenote: Hurry up and get your points in. :)
Yes, I just got the PM, and I've sent a message with the points to your other username.

Action Jackson
01-02-2005, 11:02 AM
Yes, I just got the PM, and I've sent a message with the points to your other username.

I have to say I don't hate Wimbledon as much as I used to from before, then again Federer has helped with that.

Fedex
01-02-2005, 11:07 AM
For me, its not so much Wimbledon itself, its rather the way tennis is played on grass these days. The ace fests are tiresome, and it is a shame, as grass court tennis used to be a beautiful art. Now only a select few play the correct way on grass.

Adman
01-02-2005, 03:19 PM
I have applied to the public ballot, lets hope I can get a ticket!!!

Black Adam
01-02-2005, 06:06 PM
Andy Roddick- He is gonna get it this time :yeah:

ae wowww
01-02-2005, 06:45 PM
I'll go with Jim for as long as he's in--in 2004 I went Monday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, then Monday again :D

What a seriously amazing tournament...

*Ljubica*
01-02-2005, 06:58 PM
I'm not a Wimbledon fan (I actually managed to avoid it completely last year when David was injured!), so you'll only catch me there this year for his matches - walk in just before they start and leave as soon as they're over :devil:

ae wowww
01-02-2005, 08:38 PM
I'm not a Wimbledon fan (I actually managed to avoid it completely last year when David was injured!), so you'll only catch me there this year for his matches - walk in just before they start and leave as soon as they're over :devil:
Rosie, you :devil: everyone is a Wimbledon fan... how would you feel if we didn't have a Grand Slam?!! Do you live in London?

*Ljubica*
01-03-2005, 10:47 AM
Rosie, you :devil: everyone is a Wimbledon fan... how would you feel if we didn't have a Grand Slam?!! Do you live in London?

Just outside London yes - and I'd probably like Wimbledon better if it was on clay without all the "hype" and snobbishness :devil:

ae wowww
01-07-2005, 09:57 PM
Just outside London yes - and I'd probably like Wimbledon better if it was on clay without all the "hype" and snobbishness :devil:
A clay Wimbledon, perish the thought you traitor!! :devil:

I can't wait til Wimbledon... I have to think in terms of GSs, it's just 2 away... rather than 7 months or whatever!!

Kristen
01-08-2005, 08:21 AM
Hurry up Wimbledon! Alexander Popp should be right by then :rolleyes: :bounce:

Fedex
01-08-2005, 08:58 AM
Just outside London yes - and I'd probably like Wimbledon better if it was on clay without all the "hype" and snobbishness :devil:
Wouldent you prefer it on hardcourts though, Rosie? :confused:, as David plays his best on hardcourts.
Of course, Wimbledon will never ever change its surface, so I guess we should get used to it. ;) I wonder if GWH would still hate Wimbledon if it was played on clay? ;) :confused:

*Ljubica*
01-08-2005, 10:23 AM
Wouldent you prefer it on hardcourts though, Rosie? :confused:, as David plays his best on hardcourts.
Of course, Wimbledon will never ever change its surface, so I guess we should get used to it. ;) I wonder if GWH would still hate Wimbledon if it was played on clay? ;) :confused:

No Fedex - I see where you're coming from, - but there are far too many hardcourt tourneys already - and clay is my favourite surface. Besides - David reached the semis of Roland Garros last year, and the finals in Rome,- so he isn't too bad on the red stuff! As for GWH - you'd have to ask him - though Wimby would still be snobby and elitist whatever the surface - so his feelings may remain the same. Funny thing is of course - David absolutely adores grass and Wimbledon - it's only me that hates it :devil:

Ferrero Forever
01-08-2005, 10:24 AM
Well i was having a look today at some of Ferrero's statstics and in 2004 Wimbledon was his second best slam, I know he was injured and everything but it was still funny. And the fact that RG and USO were tied for the worst was funny too. I'm sure had he been fit everything would have changed lol.

ae wowww
01-08-2005, 12:02 PM
Wimbledon, Wimbledon, Wimbledon!

missroddickfan
01-08-2005, 12:37 PM
I'd probably like Wimbledon better if it was on clay without all the "hype" and snobbishness :devil:

but can u imagine a Wimbledon on clay??? it's THE grass tournament. And on clay there's the Roland Garros.

Of course, Wimbledon will never ever change its surface
It's good as it is now.

ae wowww
01-08-2005, 12:41 PM
Don't change a thing, about Wimbledon.

*Ljubica*
01-08-2005, 01:42 PM
[QUOTE=missroddickfan]but can u imagine a Wimbledon on clay??? it's THE grass tournament. And on clay there's the Roland Garros.

No - I can't honestly imagine it - I would just personally prefer it that's all :)

Kristen
01-08-2005, 01:46 PM
I think we should have more Wimbledons. But then again, I'm just desperate to see my favourite (injured) player get his ass back on the court ^_^ (Alexander Popp)

TheBoiledEgg
01-08-2005, 03:47 PM
Wimbledon wont be Wimbledon with it changing, its just great,
my only wish they make the food cheaper :o


You guys know a fast way to beat the hoardes of people that block your way ??
me does ;)
who wants to know ? :lol:

Fedex
01-08-2005, 04:07 PM
Wimbledon wont be Wimbledon with it changing, its just great,
my only wish they make the food cheaper :o


You guys know a fast way to beat the hoardes of people that block your way ??
me does ;)
who wants to know ? :lol:
You can tell me, but I dont think I will be going to Wimbledon anytime soon, because their food is too expensive. :devil: :p

Fedex
01-08-2005, 04:09 PM
As for GWH - you'd have to ask him - though Wimby would still be snobby and elitist whatever the surface - so his feelings may remain the same. Funny thing is of course - David absolutely adores grass and Wimbledon - it's only me that hates it :devil:
Well, atleast at Wimbledon they know how to properly run and schedule a tennis tournement, unlike my local Grand Slam. :o

TheBoiledEgg
01-08-2005, 04:19 PM
You can tell me, but I dont think I will be going to Wimbledon anytime soon, because their food is too expensive. :devil: :p

simple really
when players leaving or going to a court, they get escorted out/in and other fans make way, just follow ;)
This is probably quite well used

or you can do it yourself "Escuse me" in a rather loud voice, they just move out of way :devil: ;)
You got to do this with "style" or it might not work :angel:

joeb_uk
01-24-2005, 09:33 AM
ok great news- today my ballot application was returned. i have two tickets for thursday 30th june on centre (womens semi finals). 130£ for the pair, which is abit pricey :(
Would have been nice to see some mens matches, but i suppose semi finals is betting than seeing the first round drubbings. It means i also get chance to see the juniors as well and maybe some doubles.

jtipson
01-24-2005, 09:50 AM
I've had tickets for women's semis before. It's great if it has rained during the second week because you get men's quarters :)

TheMightyFed
01-24-2005, 10:05 AM
Does anybody know if there's a way to watch Wimby live on the web as it is the case for AO. Does Al Jazeery Sport plan to air it ?
Thx

Action Jackson
01-24-2005, 10:09 AM
I wonder if GWH would still hate Wimbledon if it was played on clay? ;) :confused:

I probably wouldn't dislike it as much.

sigmagirl91
01-24-2005, 10:34 AM
It wouldn't be Wimby if it were played on clay.

Action Jackson
01-24-2005, 10:35 AM
The best thing about Wimbledon at the end is that the real tournament the Swedish Open begins the day after.

Horatio Caine
01-24-2005, 11:38 AM
There are so many great things about RG that I could write you a whole essay............but - don't worry - I won't bore you! Obviously such things are often purely a matter of personal taste (and I hate grass court tennis!), but - briefly - I like Roland Garros because:-

(1) Clay court tennis is my own personal favourite, and it's the most prestigous clay court event of them all.
(2) It's much more controlled and less crowded than Wimbledon - you can actually SEE the matches on the outside courts without being pushed and jostled for hours and then having to stand about 5 rows back peering over someone's shoulder!
(3) In my experience, the weather is usually better than it is during Wimbledon.
(4) The practice courts are accessible for photo opportunities etc.
(5) There are loads of places to sit, the food is good and the environment more attractive in my opinion.
(6) My own personal favourite players (David, Gaston, Marat, J-C Ferrero etc) usually progress into the second week.
(7) Roddick usually loses early! :devil:
(8) There's no "Henmania"! :devil:

Also - I guess that for me it's also "a holiday" whereas Wimbledon is just somewhere I wander into after a day at work - so that obviously makes it more enjoyable for me! Paris is probably my favourite city in the world and I never tire of visiting it!

:haha: He is a true clay pigeon!

joeb_uk
01-24-2005, 12:09 PM
I will send the form back saying i want the tickets! lets hope i get some nice seats :D

joeb_uk
01-24-2005, 05:54 PM
I've had tickets for women's semis before. It's great if it has rained during the second week because you get men's quarters :)
Both semi finals last year were really good too, especially the mauresmo - serena match. I just hope its the same this year, but with my luck it will probably be two drubbings :D

crimson
01-24-2005, 06:28 PM
I wanted to ask everyone who has received tickets in the ballot already, do the AEC tend to send out all of the ticket notifications to successful applicants at pretty much the same time, or do they send them out over the course of a week or so? I'm asking because reading the other thread it seems that several people all received notifications today, while I haven't heard anything yet, which makes me think that maybe I wasn't successful in the ballot.

joeb_uk
01-24-2005, 06:42 PM
slow post probably, you probably have postmen like eggy ;) so dont worry

crimson
01-24-2005, 06:43 PM
Thanks joeb :)

sigmagirl91
01-24-2005, 06:44 PM
It's too early.

joeb_uk
01-24-2005, 06:45 PM
It can vary greatly on the post, you may wait a week more than us (and still get them). Hopefully you will, and they are tickets you want :)

crimson
01-24-2005, 06:49 PM
It can vary greatly on the post, you may wait a week more than us (and still get them). Hopefully you will, and they are tickets you want :)

I am pinning my hopes on that for sure! :) Thanks for the good wishes. :)

joeb_uk
01-24-2005, 06:51 PM
What are the days you dont really want?
I would have liked any day really so long as there were singles, i didnt want to get court 1 late on where only doubles are played. Last year, i had tickets for the 1st thursday

crimson
01-24-2005, 07:14 PM
What are the days you dont really want?
I would have liked any day really so long as there were singles, i didnt want to get court 1 late on where only doubles are played. Last year, i had tickets for the 1st thursday

My university graduation period starts on June 30th, and as yet I don't know which of the subsequent days will have the ceremony for the graduations from my faculty. I live and study in Scotland so it's a long way to travel there and back from Wimbledon. The detailed graduation timetable will be published at the end of January, so I will know then which days I definitely wouldn't be able to go to Wimbledon. So I'd be happy to get a ticket for any day, as long as it was at least a few days away from my graduation day, whenever that turns out to be.

joeb_uk
01-26-2005, 08:45 PM
arrived yet?