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What is court 4 and why does it only have one/two (usually interesting) match/es that starts at 4pm? Wish this court was being televised.
 

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I think that's the 'Davis Cup court', the court where the US Davis Cup members get to practise. So they'll probably don't put to many matches there, so that the team can practise whenever they want. :)
 

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Re: Court 4

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What is court 4 and why does it only have one/two (usually interesting) match/es that starts at 4pm? Wish this court was being televised.
A couple of reasons:

1) Several match courts (4, 5, 12, 16) are left open either all day or most of the day so that they can be used as additional practice courts (& also in case of rain backing up the schedule).

2) Instead of scheduling a fourth match in Arthur Ashe during the day schedule & run the risk of backing up the evening matches (in case of long matches or rain), a match is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. on Court 4 which is near the stadium & has more seating than most of the outside courts. If the three day matches in AA are of an average length, it empties out around 4:00 p.m. & Court 4 is nearby as an option for people who are looking for another match to watch & don't want to wait to get into the other outer courts that are already underway.
 

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Re: Court 4

well that's fine but if it's one of the bigger arenas then they should very well televise it.
 

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JustmeUK said:
well that's fine but if it's one of the bigger arenas then they should very well televise it.
It isn't a "bigger arena." It's still an outer court even if it's closer to Arthur Ashe than some other outer courts.
 

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Court Phillipe Chatrier much faster than Suzanne lenglen?

Thats what mats Wilander said. Thats really strange. You cant have one court thats all mainly cement with clay sprinkled over it and the other is mainly clay if u dig down a bit. Its onky suzanne lengle. The rest of the courts are just like Phillipe Chatrier. Whats also annoying is that Phillipe Chatrier is way smaller around the court which gives players little space to play defensivley when theyre pushed back behind the baseline. How come they havent taken this seriously?
 

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Re: Court Phillipe Chatrier much faster than Suzanne lenglen?

Wilander...pass that shit over here man.

Same clay.
Same conditions.

Well expect it may play faster when Nadal hitting is hitting the ball at you.
 

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Re: Court Phillipe Chatrier much faster than Suzanne lenglen?

Wilander...pass that shit over here man.

Same clay.
Same conditions.

Well expect it may play faster when Nadal hitting is hitting the ball at you.
Well I suppose a tennis legend who's played there for about thousand times knows better than a youngster from the glorious tennis nation Ireland. :rolleyes:
 
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Re: Court Phillipe Chatrier much faster than Suzanne lenglen?

God knows why...

But lots of players seem to mention it.

Of course we're not talking about a huge difference anyway
 

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Re: Court Phillipe Chatrier much faster than Suzanne lenglen?

Well I guess a tennis legend who's played there for about thousand times knows more than a youngster from the glorious tennis nation Ireland. :rolleyes:
Wilander likes to talk and say silly shit. What do you want me to say? Do I need track down all his dumb quotes for you?

1- My age doesn't matter.
2- Ireland is the shit mate.
 

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Re: Court Phillipe Chatrier much faster than Suzanne lenglen?

God knows why...

But lots of players seem to mention it.

Of course we're not talking about a huge difference anyway
I guess you're right. Otherwise there should've been more of a fuzz about it.
 

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Re: Court Phillipe Chatrier much faster than Suzanne lenglen?

I guess you're right. Otherwise there should've been more of a fuzz about it.
Oh wow, you are 5 years older than me....lol
 

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Re: Court Phillipe Chatrier much faster than Suzanne lenglen?

I like Wilander, dont like his oppinions and anaylsis to much though but this is a fact i guess. And we all know Lenglen is much bigger than chatrier. Nadal almost sliced a linesman today!
 

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Re: Court Phillipe Chatrier much faster than Suzanne lenglen?

Lots of players have mentioned this, and though it's not like Hamburg and Rome, it seems to be different enough to be pretty annoying.
 

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Re: Court Phillipe Chatrier much faster than Suzanne lenglen?

I think that Nadal mentioned it in his current Roland Garros blog when he had to play there. Carlos Moya warned him about the slower conditions over at Lenglen. Moya had a couple of tough matches on that court.
 

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Re: Court Phillipe Chatrier much faster than Suzanne lenglen?

Oh I guess he's offended the powerful Brits, am I right? Wilander is a top ten tennis player of all times, he's also a great analysist and speak his mind, ie he's not afraid to say what he truly believs. Sure I don't agree with him every time, but stop speaking :bs: when you clearly know nothing about tennis.
I forgot I didn't know anything about tennis. All these years I have played, watched, studied and written about it. Didn't you say Koyla would have eaten Rafa for breakfast today? :eek:
 

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Re: Court Phillipe Chatrier much faster than Suzanne lenglen?

I forgot I didn't know anything about tennis. All these years I have played, watched, studied and written about it. Didn't you say Koyla would have eaten Rafa for breakfast today? :eek:
So you "studied" tennis? Does that come with a degree?
 

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Re: Court Phillipe Chatrier much faster than Suzanne lenglen?

I forgot I didn't know anything about tennis. All these years I have played, watched, studied and written about it. Didn't you say Koyla would have eaten Rafa for breakfast today? :eek:
In dog years you would be a greybeard.
 

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Re: Court Phillipe Chatrier much faster than Suzanne lenglen?

So you "studied" tennis? Does that comes with a degree?
Well actually, yes you become a certified USPTA instructor.
 
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