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I heard someone say that Nadal lost to Diego because at night the more humid conditions doesn't allow for the ball to kick up as high off the court as it does in the day when the conditions are sunny and dry.

I guess that would also explain why he's had so much success at the FO where there hasn't been any night sessions until now.

Do you agree with that?

Will that affect him this year at the FO since they finally had lights installed?
 

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Lol every year the same mistake. You can't compare Rome to RG. It's like day and night. Remember Federer playing that epic Rome final, just to be roasted again in RG by Nadal? It was like a whole different sport.

The RG center court gives Nadal more room to execute his pushing, and the balls bounce higher. Of course, this year, it all could be different. But usually, Monte Carlo is the best indicator for Roland Garros.
 
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One of the semis will be and two of the quarters.
Which means what exactly? How sure are we Nadal will be scheduled to play at night? Most especially, night time in October with temps dropping fast. You can expect roof to be closed on all night sessions, which means the humidity factor is irrelevant.
 

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Which means what exactly? How sure are we Nadal will be scheduled to play at night? Most especially, night time in October with temps dropping fast. You can expect roof to be closed on all night sessions, which means the humidity factor is irrelevant.
Why would the roof be closed every night and why would that affect the humidity?
 

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Why would the roof be closed every night and why would that affect the humidity?
Because of rapdily dropping temperatures and even possibly fog. The level of humidity in an october night is sometimes off the charts in Paris. I guess we will see, depends on the actual weather too.
 

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Because of rapdily dropping temperatures and even possibly fog. The level of humidity in an october night is sometimes off the charts in Paris. I guess we will see, depends on the actual weather too.

What would the exact criteria be for closing the roof in Paris? Or is it going to be subjective??

Just what we need—more controversy. 😸
 

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Because of rapdily dropping temperatures and even possibly fog. The level of humidity in an october night is sometimes off the charts in Paris. I guess we will see, depends on the actual weather too.
So you are saying the closed roof means it won't be humid inside?
 

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So you are saying the closed roof means it won't be humid inside?
The roof isn't a perfect seal, so some will most likely sip through. Depends on the technology used on lower levels to cancel the effects. They will probably allow some natural humidity, but they will definitely not allow low temperatures to factor in.
 

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That Wawrinka loss was also at night years ago – in Rome as well.
 
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That Wawrinka loss was also at night years ago – in Rome as well.
🤦‍♂️ Imagine if the FO had night sessions. Specialist the ultimate opportunist 🙄
 

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It means Rafa was just not good enough, yesterday. If he continues to still be in pandemic mood and does not wake up now, it is game over, and clay is not an exception. He did not win any Big Title since USO'19.
 

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🤦‍♂️ Imagine if the FO had night sessions. Specialist the ultimate opportunist 🙄
Imagine if AO had day finals!!! Rafa would have roasted the Serbian
 

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Rafa returned after long time to play competitve tennis, he played bad and he lost.
RG - different story, the perfect conditions to Rafa game, you have to be at your best to take 3 sets off the king of clay.
Its on Rafa's hands, he just need to find his game and to avoid Thiem in the SF.
 
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