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latso 01-09-2013 08:14 AM

AO potential serious weather issues
 
It looks like the rainy days at Wimby might look like a good memory compared to the troubles we might have at the AO - http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/...195717230.html

ITF needs to come up with some clearer rules for (not) playing tennis in too hot weather, as suggested already by some WTA players.

I hope they do before it's forced by incorrigible events...

TBkeeper 01-09-2013 08:23 AM

Re: AO potential serious weather issues
 
Those guys over there are fucked up :o God bless them :D !

Kat_YYZ 01-09-2013 08:25 AM

Re: AO potential serious weather issues
 
At least they can close the roof and turn on the A/C. Doesn't apply to outside courts but it won't come to a complete halt like the USO. There will be some matches played every day no matter the conditions. :worship:

green25814 01-09-2013 08:29 AM

Re: AO potential serious weather issues
 
Will Djokovic be able to cope in such heat?

Time Violation 01-09-2013 08:31 AM

Re: AO potential serious weather issues
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by green25814 (Post 12642623)
Will Djokovic be able to cope in such heat?

As #1 seed, hopefully he plays night matches a lot :p

Litotes 01-09-2013 08:33 AM

Re: AO potential serious weather issues
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by green25814 (Post 12642623)
Will Djokovic be able to cope in such heat?

I guess he'll play under the roof.

latso 01-09-2013 08:36 AM

Re: AO potential serious weather issues
 
I don't what tennis can be played in 45C under shadow (over 50 in the sun), it's no more tennis, it's gladiators trying to literally survive.

dencod16 01-09-2013 08:38 AM

Re: AO potential serious weather issues
 
At least they have 2 roofs, they could play 5-6 matches on each stadium. SO the problem would not be as big as like the US Open.

duong 01-09-2013 08:40 AM

Re: AO potential serious weather issues
 
there's no extreme hotness in the forecast for next 10 days in Melbourne :

http://www.weather.com/weather/tenda...+ASXX0075:1:AS

If you look at your map, the extremely hot places are in other places.

Besides, I think plexicushion doesn't reflect the heat as the old rebound ace did. In those years, the heat was indeed sometimes scary and had a big impact on results.

It will probably be a rather hot Australian open but not extreme as it used to be.

Pratik 01-09-2013 08:41 AM

Re: AO potential serious weather issues
 
Djokovic will be saved by the roof.:rolleyes:

Quote:

Originally Posted by duong (Post 12642644)
there's no extreme hotness in the forecast for next 10 days in Melbourne :

http://www.weather.com/weather/tenda...+ASXX0075:1:AS

If you look at your map, the extremely hot places are in other places.

Much ado about nothing. Typical MTF :lol:

Litotes 01-09-2013 08:43 AM

Re: AO potential serious weather issues
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Pratik (Post 12642646)
Djokovic will be saved by the roof.:rolleyes:

Just imagine a final between Rooferer and Roofovic :drool:

J99 01-09-2013 08:45 AM

Re: AO potential serious weather issues
 
Yeah, the AO is the toughest major to win now no doubt cause of the heat.

Pratik 01-09-2013 08:46 AM

Re: AO potential serious weather issues
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Litotes (Post 12642652)
Just imagine a final between Rooferer and Roofovic :drool:

Roofovic tards will still complain that Rooferer has the advantage :shrug:

Litotes 01-09-2013 08:51 AM

Re: AO potential serious weather issues
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Pratik (Post 12642659)
Roofovic tards will still complain that Rooferer has the advantage :shrug:

Do you think they would prefer a final between Extreame Heaterer and Extreme Heatovic?

iriraz 01-09-2013 08:58 AM

Re: AO potential serious weather issues
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by J99 (Post 12642658)
Yeah, the AO is the toughest major to win now no doubt cause of the heat.

If the temperature is extreme,the roof will be put on.And the semis,finals will be played at night anyways.
So someone like Djokovic,who had his fair share of problems in those conditions,will get 2 or 3 matches at most during the day and those will be with roof shut if it`s that hot.
Certainly the lower ranked players will suffer and we will see a fair number of withdrawals.


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