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Looner 10-18-2012 08:38 PM

Murray and Roddick to play on white court
 
Tiriac should be envious. It's also good to see that the top players are putting the extra free weeks they have towards training and recuperation and are not getting involved into needless exhibitions.

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U.S. Open champion and Olympic gold medalist Andy Murray and recently retired American Andy Roddick will play on a white court in an end-of-year exhibition event in Miami next month.

The pair will feature in the first edition of the Miami Cup, along with 2003 French Open winner Juan Carlos Ferrero, fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro, Colombian Alejandro Falla and top- ranked American, John Isner.

Roddick announced his retirement at the U.S. Open in August and is playing a series of farewell events.

The tournament will be held at Crandon Park, home to the annual Masters Series, Sony Ericsson Open and the stadium court will be transformed from it's usual purple and green color system to white with red lines, painted within blue surrounds.

Tennis is increasingly experimenting with new color schemes and the Madrid Masters this year was played on blue clay -- a move that was unpopular with some of the players.

The tournament will be held from Nov 30 through December 2.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...89H18220121018

finishingmove 10-18-2012 08:42 PM

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And blindness ensues.

MuzzahLovah 10-18-2012 08:42 PM

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I'll watch.

And Murray trains in Miami anyway, I doubt it will be a big inconvenience.

MuzzahLovah 10-18-2012 08:43 PM

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Originally Posted by finishingmove (Post 12493553)
And blindness ensues.

The ball should be black.

Looner 10-18-2012 08:43 PM

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Hopefully there's a stream, so we could all witness the event that outdid the Ion.

The Prince 10-18-2012 08:45 PM

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This is why tennis should be a 52 week sport.

Top players don't have to play every week of the year, but might as well play competitively instead of exhibitions.

Ash86 10-18-2012 08:47 PM

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Exo season indeed. Murray & Roddick in Miami. Novak in Bratislava vs Klizan!! Nishikori in Tokyo vs Hewitt. Federer and his S.America tour taking along Del Po, the Bryans, Tsonga, Belluci...

Cool to mix up court colours I guess - keep it interesting. White seems dull though - all black with neon tramlines should have been the way to go!

finishingmove 10-18-2012 08:47 PM

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Originally Posted by MuzzahLovah (Post 12493562)
The ball should be black.

What about reflections from the court?

A white court during daytime would reflect all the sunlight. At least it wouldn't get as warm.

A black court on the other hand would absorb all the sun rays and get heated up to extreme temperatures.

Conclusion : black courts are feasible for night sessions, while white courts have no place in tennis.

MuzzahLovah 10-18-2012 08:48 PM

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Originally Posted by finishingmove (Post 12493572)
What about reflections from the court?

A white court during daytime would reflect all the sunlight. At least it wouldn't get as warm.


They should wear sunglasses. :shrug:

finishingmove 10-18-2012 08:51 PM

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Originally Posted by MuzzahLovah (Post 12493575)
They should wear sunglasses. :shrug:

and bandanas...

Certinfy 10-18-2012 08:52 PM

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Bunch of mugs.

J99 10-18-2012 09:05 PM

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Originally Posted by The Bulldog (Post 12493570)
This is why tennis should be a 52 week sport.

Top players don't have to play every week of the year, but might as well play competitively instead of exhibitions.

The reason why they play exo's is they get alot of money out of it. :facepalm:

J99 10-18-2012 09:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Ash86 (Post 12493571)
Exo season indeed. Murray & Roddick in Miami. Novak in Bratislava vs Klizan!! Nishikori in Tokyo vs Hewitt. Federer and his S.America tour taking along Del Po, the Bryans, Tsonga, Belluci...

Cool to mix up court colours I guess - keep it interesting. White seems dull though - all black with neon tramlines should have been the way to go!

You forgot Raonic-Roddick in Toronto.

Black Adam 10-18-2012 11:33 PM

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Originally Posted by MuzzahLovah (Post 12493562)
The ball should be black.


dencod16 10-20-2012 02:42 AM

Re: Murray and Roddick to play on white court
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by The Bulldog (Post 12493570)
This is why tennis should be a 52 week sport.

Top players don't have to play every week of the year, but might as well play competitively instead of exhibitions.

Exhibitions are usually for charities, it's nice for them to give back. And exhibitions aren't as draining as matches are.

The ball should be red or orange.


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