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gold soundz
05-27-2010, 04:10 PM
He's the defending champion and world number 1.

volleynets
05-27-2010, 04:16 PM
Strange this year lol.

West Coast Ace
05-27-2010, 04:16 PM
The rain is going to jack up the schedule - there's more on the way. And the people who bought tickets at Lenglen deserve to see top players too. Nothing to see here, move along.

vortex1
05-27-2010, 04:25 PM
How disrespectful to the GOAT!

Feņa14
05-27-2010, 04:29 PM
The French Open scheduling is always a bit strange.

France have an awful lot of players and they tend to favour them on the big courts, which I suppose you can understand.

It's a bit disappointing though to find out the court that will be getting the majority of coverage tomorrow will have Rezai and Tsonga on, when it means i'll be missing Federer and then Murray v Baghdatis.

Mun
05-27-2010, 04:43 PM
It makes sense because he is the 2nd best on clay and soon no.2 in the world. At least they schedule his matches as he wants.

veroniquem
05-27-2010, 05:31 PM
It wouldn't make any difference if he was on the moon given that his opponent has confessed to not wanting to beat him. I don't even think Fed needs to bring his racquet. He should bring his lunch instead.

Fee
05-27-2010, 05:32 PM
3rd thread lol

clayman2000
05-27-2010, 05:34 PM
Its called rain. Both Rafa and Fed are playing on the same day. Considering that Rafa hasnt played on Chatrier yet, Fed has to get an bump

mr_eko
05-27-2010, 06:45 PM
Rafa is up first on Chatrier. Don't see why they can't put Federer 3rd of 4th on court.

veroniquem
05-27-2010, 06:48 PM
All top players get to play one match on Lenglen. What is so hard to fathom about that?

sh@de
05-27-2010, 06:49 PM
It wouldn't make any difference if he was on the moon given that his opponent has confessed to not wanting to beat him. I don't even think Fed needs to bring his racquet. He should bring his lunch instead.

This is usual stuff. Just an scandal and a outrage from the FO, nothing special.

roysid
05-27-2010, 07:12 PM
In FO, even top players have to play atleast one match on Lenglen. That's the case with everyone.

Not like Wimbledon where Federer/Murray/Nadal is always on Center Court.

drakulie
05-27-2010, 07:17 PM
who cares? honestly. He has to play, and that is all that matters. They are still at the French, and still playing on red clay.

Polaris
05-27-2010, 07:32 PM
This is a non-issue. Let's get back to the tennis.

Commando Tennis Shorts
05-27-2010, 08:22 PM
The horror!!

OddJack
05-27-2010, 08:32 PM
They say that's the slowest court in FO, could be good practice.

Sentinel
05-27-2010, 08:39 PM
Doesn't matter -- he'll be on telly so who cares ?

But yeah, the travesty ! the injustice !! the human rights violation !!!

Sentinel
05-27-2010, 08:41 PM
After the match, he'll be on Mirka. :oops::oops::oops:

Tshooter
05-27-2010, 09:12 PM
"federer played a night match on Armstrong in 2007...."

No, he did not. He played every match on Ashe in 2007. In fact, since winning in 2004 he's never played off of Ashe except for 2006 when he played on Armstrong twice. Both times because of rain.

The first time was the third round trouncing of Spadea in a special 7pm session which included only his match. No tickets were for sale. You needed to use a rain out ticket. Open seating.

Second time was the fourth round against Gicquel. Because of earlier rain delays Blake's match didn't finish on Ashe. So when they restarted play Blake was put back on Ashe. Federer got Armstrong. Incidentally, so did Nadal (quarterfinal upset by Youzny).

This was the second Wednesday of the tournament. There are typically no matches in Armstrong at that point and, therefore, no tickets had been sold. What did they do ? They let people into Armstrong for $20 and they had open seating. Federer (4th round), Nadal (quarters). And that was only 2 of the 4 matches played on Armstrong that day. Not a bad day.