In the meantime, if anybody wants to read what I did the past two days, you can go to the "Tournament Tales" forum at the board that I link to in my signature. You don't ahve to be registered to read it.
courts finally got dry and the bloody rain started again
Dmitry Tursunov *mmm sweaty hugs from dima *
[♥Faithful Mitya Slave♥]
Mardy Fish [Big right back at ya dude]
Jonas Bjorkman - Joachim Johansson - Simon Aspelin - Jiri Novak - Richard Gasquet
Andy Murray - Fernando Gonzalez - Max Mirnyi - Jan Michael Gambill
James Blake - Greg Rusedski - Alex Bogdanovic
♥ Andrew Kennaugh & Michael Ryderstedt ♥
Rebecca, what are you doing at the library!!!!!!! You get the most random chances to meet players during a rain delay 'cause they are as hopeless as you! Walk around! Stop talking to us and bump into somebody!
DAMN good question Vass... wish someone knew the answer
I've been told that t has something to do with the fact that there aren't any drainage systems on hardcourts, and there's no place for the rain water to go once you roll the covers up. Of course that just leads us to the next question, why aren't there drainage systems on hard courts? Maybe expense.
This is a brand new stadium that they spent tens of millions of dollars on... I see no excuses for anything...
That's a good point, bunk. I got that information from the groundskeeper at my local tennis club. I can understand why a local club wouldn't have the best facilities (the rain removal system there is the members who want to play that day armed with squeegees and towels), but a new, professional facility is different. This might be a good e-mail question for the commentators to answer.