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02-21-2012 09:54 AM
masterclass
Re: Is the roof on Centre Court an overall positive?

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
06-24-2011 12:08 PM
BULLZ1LLA
Re: Is the roof on Centre Court an overall positive?

(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)
06-24-2011 11:32 AM
nobama
Re: Is the roof on Centre Court an overall positive?

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Originally Posted by Machado & Gil View Post
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
10 minutes? More like 40.
06-24-2011 08:35 AM
cardio
Re: Is the roof on Centre Court an overall positive?

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.
06-24-2011 08:09 AM
MaxPower
Re: Is the roof on Centre Court an overall positive?

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Originally Posted by philosophicalarf View Post
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
06-24-2011 08:08 AM
ballbasher101
Re: Is the roof on Centre Court an overall positive?

Love the roof. You know you are guaranteed matches and that is a good thing.
06-24-2011 07:36 AM
Langers
Re: Is the roof on Centre Court an overall positive?

The roof is awesome.
06-24-2011 05:44 AM
BULLZ1LLA
Re: Is the roof on Centre Court an overall positive?

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Originally Posted by Topspindoctor View Post
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)
06-24-2011 05:43 AM
BULLZ1LLA
Re: Is the roof on Centre Court an overall positive?

(To make the roof even more of a positive they should allow night matches, use it till 2am)
06-24-2011 05:39 AM
Topspindoctor
Re: Is the roof on Centre Court an overall positive?

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.
06-24-2011 05:37 AM
iriraz
Re: Is the roof on Centre Court an overall positive?

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.
06-24-2011 05:27 AM
freeandlonely
Re: Is the roof on Centre Court an overall positive?

Yes it is.
06-24-2011 05:25 AM
BULLZ1LLA
Re: Is the roof on Centre Court an overall positive?

(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)
06-24-2011 05:02 AM
Lee
Re: Is the roof on Centre Court an overall positive?

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Originally Posted by Johnny Groove View Post
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
NID
06-24-2011 03:08 AM
LoveFifteen
Re: Is the roof on Centre Court an overall positive?

I wouldn't freeze it. I like it hot and fresh!
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