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TennisInPleasanton
05-17-2009, 11:11 PM
Just watched the closed-roof Wimbledon special on TV and was wondering throughout the three one-set matches played who would benefit the most from a closed-roof Wimbledon Final.

iamgoat
05-17-2009, 11:31 PM
Nadal. He won't be as embarrased to butt-pick, as helicopters will be unable to see him.

crazylevity
05-17-2009, 11:39 PM
Nalbandian. If he makes the final. The roof will fool him into thinking it's indoor carpet, and godly Nalbandian will show up.

Rhino
05-17-2009, 11:49 PM
The fans in the stadium, because they won't have to sit there in the rain watching no tennis.

Warriorroger
05-18-2009, 12:44 AM
The fans in the stadium, because they won't have to sit there in the rain watching no tennis.
LOL, right!

Gorecki
05-18-2009, 01:47 AM
the people in the stands.. those guys that pay to watch?

ps: ooops. rhino beat me to the joke!

manny pacquiao P4P king
05-18-2009, 04:25 AM
Nalbandian. If he makes the final. The roof will fool him into thinking it's indoor carpet, and godly Nalbandian will show up.

nalbandian is overrated

joeri888
05-18-2009, 05:37 AM
Federer more than Nadal.. and since I think these two will make the final, I would say Federer. nadal is great with wind and stuff. I think that's key for Federer. Nadal has a huge margin for error so can play with wind. Fed a little less. On the other side, the court does get a little wet from a few drops of rain every day, which makes it obviously faster, which would favour Fed, and in that way it will favour Nadal. It will be close again

coloskier
05-18-2009, 05:40 AM
Federer more than Nadal.. and since I think these two will make the final, I would say Federer. nadal is great with wind and stuff. I think that's key for Federer. Nadal has a huge margin for error so can play with wind. Fed a little less. On the other side, the court does get a little wet from a few drops of rain every day, which makes it obviously faster, which would favour Fed, and in that way it will favour Nadal. It will be close again

To add to this, with the roof closed, the humidity will be higher, making the grass faster and slicker with lower bounces. Advantage Fed.

batz
05-18-2009, 05:43 AM
Murray.

A - because he plays well indoors (7 of his 11 titles are indoors?)

and

B - the noise levels would be amplified.

jaggy
05-18-2009, 05:44 AM
The TV fans as they wont have to listen to inane drivel during rain breaks.

batz
05-18-2009, 05:46 AM
To add to this, with the roof closed, the humidity will be higher, making the grass faster and slicker with lower bounces. Advantage Fed.

Sorry - this is incorrect. One of the reasons the roof took so long to implement was the time it took to develop the 'all-singing all-dancing' climate control system, specifically designed to keep the humidity down and the grass dry.

mzzmuaa
05-18-2009, 08:39 AM
If the climate control system was created by british scientists then we can count on having very high indoor humidity.

skip1969
05-18-2009, 08:48 AM
what an odd topic for a thread. maybe if the final were tomorrow . . . and it was raining in london right now . . . i might understand.

Mick
05-18-2009, 09:00 AM
i would say federer because guys who have a great serve would serve even better indoor where the wind element is out of the equation.

gj011
05-18-2009, 09:02 AM
I just hope they would use the roof in a fair manner, based on weather conditions and not based on who is playing on the court at that moment in order to affect the outcome of the matches, like they did it on AO 2009.

shadows
05-18-2009, 09:11 AM
Tsonga will destroy someone under it

batz
05-18-2009, 09:14 AM
Tsonga will destroy someone under it

JWT would be strong under the roof - but is he likely to be playing on centre?

shadows
05-18-2009, 09:17 AM
JWT would be strong under the roof - but is he likely to be playing on centre?

depends who he's destroying ;)

tudwell
05-18-2009, 09:18 AM
No Sampras on the poll????

batz
05-18-2009, 09:31 AM
depends who he's destroying ;)

Touche!

That's a fair point:)

charliefedererer
06-08-2009, 08:31 AM
FINAL VERDICT: The roof will give us the best possible chance of letting these fantastic player's skills be on display.

EYE WITNESS EVIDENCE:
Who wants to see second rate performances like the wind swept Indian Wells final of Nadal-Murray?
Who wants to see long rain delays or slippery court conditions on grass? (Yesterday's FO final never could have continued in London.)
Who wants to have failing light a factor in match outcome? (Yeah, Andy Roddick is such a whiner that any point he had about having to play in the twilight against Monfils was lost, but c'mon, Edisons invention of the lightbulb is not exactly high tech.)
Scineram recently posted Nadal had to play all 5 days before the 2007 final; hopefully this will be something no future player will have to endure.

That all being said, the roof would probably help Federer more in a head to head competion against Rafa, as Roger has long maintained that indoor courts are well suited his game that relies on precision with more winners and aces in his tallies. Certainly he already has more than enough problems timing his 1HBH against Nadal's high spinning groundstrokes even when the weather is good. Rog has the bigger serve, a weapon that is easier to control indoors. And despite Fed being in great shape, I would think rain delays forcing more play on consecutive days at the end of the second week would favor the almost unbelievable play that Nadal has exhibited so often, most recently at the AO (though seemingly absent in Madrid where he had to play the very next day). (Although this recent additional news about his knee is disturbing, but hard to know how really serious it is yet.)

Fedace
06-08-2009, 08:40 AM
Roger probably don't care now. he may just take off this summer. and have a vacation.

AAAA
06-08-2009, 08:53 AM
To add to this, with the roof closed, the humidity will be higher, making the grass faster and slicker with lower bounces. Advantage Fed.

Regarding the humidity concern I think Wimbledon hadn't installed a roof until now on centre court due to reasons of cost, necessity(TV contracts?) and technology, the technology to create a microclimate which wouldn't cause dew to develop on the grass. We'll find out very soon.

That said Henman and Agassi said it played fine no problems in the recent 'roof public unveiling' exhibition matches.