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The "Melbourne" logo written on the court....

RonE
01-16-2006, 11:48 AM
..does anyone else find it annoying? I was hoping that it was only temporary last year due to the centenniary event but it seems the logo is here to stay. I mean, sure they have such logos written on courts in the TMC and other selected Master Series events but to have it in a Grand Slam doesn't seem to be in place to my mind. Can you imagine "Roland Garros" written on the back of court Phillipe Chatrier or "The Championships" on Centre Court in Wimbledon?

TheMightyFed
01-16-2006, 12:29 PM
Not that big a deal RonE but I agree, this is anoying... A "Paris" on the dirt would look cheap...

RonE
01-16-2006, 12:34 PM
Not that big a deal RonE but I agree, this is anoying... A "Paris" on the dirt would look cheap...

No, it's no big deal, doesn't draw away from the quality of play but still, it just seems out of place considering it is a grand slam.

joeb_uk
01-16-2006, 12:37 PM
Maybe wimbledon should get the groundsman to carve out the same at wimbledon:
"welcome to hell" :yeah:

RonE
01-16-2006, 12:45 PM
Maybe wimbledon should get the groundsman to carve out the same at wimbledon:
"welcome to hell" :yeah:

Too much work- just carve out "666" instead :p

Federerthebest
01-16-2006, 01:25 PM
Nope, I don't find it annoying, in fact I barely notice it. Who cares really, it's just a logo.

buddyholly
01-16-2006, 01:28 PM
It's Ozzie inferiority complex. They think people will not know it is Melbourne - and they may be right. Everyone knows Paris, London and NY, but do a poll and more people might say the AU is in Sydney or Brisbane than say it is in Melbourne.

RogerRocks
01-16-2006, 01:28 PM
Nope, I don't find it annoying, in fact I barely notice it. Who cares really, it's just a logo.

agreed

OddJob
01-16-2006, 01:32 PM
I noticed it right off and how could u not. It's a bit tacky but once the tennis starts I don't notice it.

Peta Pan
01-16-2006, 01:59 PM
Nup, didn't notice it at all and I was on larger courts for most of the day :shrug:

CooCooCachoo
01-16-2006, 02:36 PM
I actually like it :yeah:

star
01-16-2006, 03:39 PM
..does anyone else find it annoying? I was hoping that it was only temporary last year due to the centenniary event but it seems the logo is here to stay. I mean, sure they have such logos written on courts in the TMC and other selected Master Series events but to have it in a Grand Slam doesn't seem to be in place to my mind. Can you imagine "Roland Garros" written on the back of court Phillipe Chatrier or "The Championships" on Centre Court in Wimbledon?

Well, you couldn't really write on the courts at those tournaments.

Doesn't the U.S. Open have something written on the hard court there? I thought the Australian Open had always had a logo written on the court -- not just last year.

PamV
01-16-2006, 03:39 PM
..does anyone else find it annoying? I was hoping that it was only temporary last year due to the centenniary event but it seems the logo is here to stay. I mean, sure they have such logos written on courts in the TMC and other selected Master Series events but to have it in a Grand Slam doesn't seem to be in place to my mind. Can you imagine "Roland Garros" written on the back of court Phillipe Chatrier or "The Championships" on Centre Court in Wimbledon?

I wonder if it's destracting to the players?

fenomeno2111
01-16-2006, 04:12 PM
It's Ozzie inferiority complex. They think people will not know it is Melbourne - and they may be right. Everyone knows Paris, London and NY, but do a poll and more people might say the AU is in Sydney or Brisbane than say it is in Melbourne.

Although it may not be the real reason i accept it! Good reasoning there bud...

CooCooCachoo
01-16-2006, 04:15 PM
I wonder if it's destracting to the players?

You can be sure it isn't.

RodLo
01-16-2006, 05:06 PM
Hm...didn't even notice it. :shrug: Guess I'll keep an eye out for it today.

Deboogle!.
01-16-2006, 05:09 PM
I notice that it's there but it doesn't bother me at all once a match starts and I'm paying attention to that. I remember it being there for at least the past few years, I guess it's just their thing?

KoOlMaNsEaN
01-17-2006, 12:16 AM
It was there last year..

bad gambler
01-17-2006, 12:20 AM
It's Ozzie inferiority complex. They think people will not know it is Melbourne - and they may be right. Everyone knows Paris, London and NY, but do a poll and more people might say the AU is in Sydney or Brisbane than say it is in Melbourne.


well melbourne is a poor man's sydney so you might be on to something there :p

shotgun
01-17-2006, 12:53 AM
It's Ozzie inferiority complex. They think people will not know it is Melbourne - and they may be right. Everyone knows Paris, London and NY, but do a poll and more people might say the AU is in Sydney or Brisbane than say it is in Melbourne.

And since when Brisbane is more known than Melbourne? :rolleyes:

missbungle
01-17-2006, 03:40 AM
well melbourne is a poor man's sydney so you might be on to something there :p

:lol: Nah, Sydney is a poor man's Melbourne. Sydney blows.

MariaV
01-17-2006, 07:52 AM
To answer the question Ron, no it doesn't bother me at all. :)

Velvetcat
01-17-2006, 03:38 PM
I like it :)

wally1
01-17-2006, 07:23 PM
Since I read this thread I've noticed it, and now it's annoying!

Angle Queen
01-17-2006, 07:31 PM
Only notice it on certain TV angles. ESPN's "Bottomline" covers it up most of the time.