There are rains right now in Noumea and they should start the last series of first round in one hour. And there are rains forecasted for the whole day long. I hope they can at least finish first round matches. Otherwise things will start to get complicated for the following rounds.
Updated! I'd just checked a weather map and there's a cyclone that is extended from Norfolk Island in Australia to Vanuatu in the north and Fidji in the East! They are going to be very lucky to finish first round matches today
[b]My hall of fame: Roger Federer-Rafael Nadal-Jo Wilfried Tsonga-David Ferrer-Juan Carlos Ferrero-Tommy Haas- Radek Stepanek-Lleyton Hewitt-David Nalbandian-Guillermo Cañas-Carlos Moya-Pete Sampras-Petr Korda- Kent Carlsson-Richard Krajicek-Karol Kucera-Tim Henman-Alex Corretja-Thomas Muster-Michael Stich-Pat Cash-Patrick Rafter-Darren Cahill-Ivan Lendl-Mats Wilander-Miloslav Mecir-Karel Novacek-Joakim Nystrom-Henrik Sundstrom-Hans Simonsson-Anders Jarryd-Jimmy Connors-Bjorn Borg-Guillermo Vilas.
talked to a player from this tournament yesterday, he said there will be no cyclone finally there, but its average raining alllll the time, so lets see if they can finish the tournament
but at least, players are not in danger
Jaume Pla Malfeito/Bernard the aTomic /Thanasi Kokkinakis/Kei Nishikori
John Millman / Javier Martí/Taro Daniel-Jules Marie-Josh Milton
And even if the tournament continues next year, the problem is that the player don't want to come back and live such a hard week.. I understand now why the organizers could have had issues to compose the main draw (without speaking about the qualification draw..)