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Grand Slams - Should Every Slam Have Flood-Lights

joeb_uk
03-14-2005, 10:47 AM
Ok, so we have the australian open and the us open, which both have courts with floodlights. But do you think the other two slams; wimbledon and roland garros should have floodlights?
Well i think it would be great if they did have at least 1 court with floodlights for both of the slams (even better if it was two). I think its always nice for the fans to have a nights session, and also i feel if there is a washout in play during the day then at least a couple of matches can be played later on in the evening/night.
How do you feel about floodlights?

bad gambler
03-14-2005, 10:48 AM
it would make sense - anything to ensure all scheduled play gets fitted in if in the event of rain delays

Horatio Caine
03-14-2005, 10:50 AM
Not so sure it would work too well for grass tho...:confused:

Otherwise it is a good idea mate. ;)

joeb_uk
03-14-2005, 10:50 AM
it would make sense - anything to ensure all scheduled play gets fitted in if in the event of rain delays
The only thing is that it gets dark at about 9pm or so at both events + or - an hour. So, are players going to want to start matches at say 10pm especially if its an atp match?

Ferrero Forever
03-14-2005, 10:51 AM
yeah for sure. I love nothing more then sitting down at night and watching live tennis on my tv. I haven't been to a night match yet, but i'm sure it's pretty fantastic.

RonE
03-14-2005, 10:52 AM
No. Even during summer in Paris and London no matter how warm it is during the day after nightfall the temprature drops significantly and it would be too cold for the players.

In New York and Melbourne the heat from the day is still sustained and therefore the climate is more appropriate for night matches.

Ferrero Forever
03-14-2005, 10:52 AM
The only thing is that it gets dark at about 9pm or so at both events + or - an hour. So, are players going to want to start matches at say 10pm especially if its an atp match?
Well didn't we have a match that finished at 3 o'clock in the morning, i think it was coria-nalbandian or nalbandian-hewitt. I know they both finished really late because i stayed up to watch them.

bad gambler
03-14-2005, 10:53 AM
The only thing is that it gets dark at about 9pm or so at both events + or - an hour. So, are players going to want to start matches at say 10pm especially if its an atp match?


mate singles matches in AO mostly start around that time for the night session so can't see why players would complain elsewhere

bad gambler
03-14-2005, 10:53 AM
yeah fair point re: the weather

Ferrero Forever
03-14-2005, 10:54 AM
No. Even during summer in Paris and London no matter how warm it is during the day after nightfall the temprature drops significantly and it would be too cold for the players.

In New York and Melbourne the heat from the day is still sustained and therefore the climate is more appropriate for night matches.
Thats a good point, the temperature is perfect in melbourne at night in the summer, awful during the day though.

Ferrero Forever
03-14-2005, 10:55 AM
we think alike bad-gambler

Smankyou
03-14-2005, 10:57 AM
yeah for sure. I love nothing more then sitting down at night and watching live tennis on my tv.
It would be early morning for us.

Ferrero Forever
03-14-2005, 10:59 AM
It would be early morning for us.
ah yes, very true. They start at night though.

bad gambler
03-14-2005, 11:00 AM
It would be early morning for us.

that's why i have enjoyed IW - perfect timimg for a new unemployed bum like me who now is at home in the mornings

RonE
03-14-2005, 11:02 AM
that's why i have enjoyed IW - perfect timimg for a new unemployed bum like me who now is at home in the mornings

What happened to the cafe you wanted to open?

MariaV
03-14-2005, 11:03 AM
No. Even during summer in Paris and London no matter how warm it is during the day after nightfall the temprature drops significantly and it would be too cold for the players.

In New York and Melbourne the heat from the day is still sustained and therefore the climate is more appropriate for night matches.

You're totally right about that RonE.

Smankyou
03-14-2005, 11:04 AM
that's why i have enjoyed IW - perfect timimg for a new unemployed bum like me who now is at home in the mornings
*shakes fist at owners of foxtel*

Action Jackson
03-14-2005, 11:04 AM
Well the main thing I have with Wimbledon is that they should start their matches earlier, especially on the first 2 days, and as for RG having lights well I am not too sure about that either.

In theory it's a good idea.

Action Jackson
03-14-2005, 11:04 AM
*shakes fist at owners of foxtel*

You still love me though :p

bad gambler
03-14-2005, 11:07 AM
*shakes fist at owners of foxtel*


you can't live without it!

Smankyou
03-14-2005, 11:11 AM
It's my own fault for being cheap. And the tv's at my gym are busted.

Chloe le Bopper
03-14-2005, 07:09 PM
They have electricity at Wimbledon? Next thing you're going to tell me that they have indoor plumbing too.

*Ljubica*
03-14-2005, 07:38 PM
You could never have night matches at Wimbledon because of the dew on the grass after nightfall - it would make it far too slippery and dangerous for the players.

Rex
03-14-2005, 08:03 PM
yeh- its a good idea