Irene will Ruin USO 2011

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  1. OddJack

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  2. Devilito

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    isn't Ashe too big for a roof? Might make more sense to put one over Armstrong and the Grand Stand
     
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    If only they'd done a halfway decent job of designing Ashe... Hell, from the overhead views of the upper areas of the stadium I dont think i'd even want to pay money to sit in those seats, you're so far away from the court.. might as well watch it on TV at that point.
     
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    If rain impacts the USO, it won't be Irene. Might cause a downpour in this area Sunday, impacting the kids day at the Open, but little else.
     
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    Do to Ashe what they did to Armstrong...modify and "cozify". Then dome it. Of course, to do that, the USTA will need a new main court, which could be designed properly with a retractable roof and better dimensions. They have the $$$.
     
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    ...and the stadium was built to maximize major corporate revenue. All the good seats are for corporations. Lets not get started how when Ashe was built the Open promised tournament ticket holders in the higher reaches, better views. However, the view from the top is much worse in Ashe than in the old Armstrong. People who had good seats in Armstrong were moved up, not down above the corporate boxes. They named the new stadium after AA but AA would not approve.
     
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    and much easier to catch up if rain during the first day or so rather than in the second week, which caused the problem.

    BTW, a Monday final would have been be cool, if "regular" people could get tickets similarly to what they did at Wimbledon, the year Goran finally won.
    Alas, tickets for last year's rescheduled Monday final still went for thousands on stubhub since the Sunday tickets were honored. The problem was that many ticketholders for the final sold their tix on stubhub for the rescheduled final and others had no intention of attending since they were out of towners who couldn't stay for the Monday final or local people who had to work on Monday.
     
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    Breaking news, earthquake hits Flushing Medows...

    Twitter..

    http://twitter.com/#!/usopen/status/106063109235552258


    http://twitter.com/#!/danielvallverdu/status/106063199345975296

    http://twitter.com/#!/andy_murray/status/106064549974786048
     
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    A US Open final on the third Monday is starting to become a tradition.
     
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    Earthquake at US OPEN.. people felt it.. :(

    not sure if this HERE has anything to do with it..

    but if it does.. :O
     
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    Anyone else on the east coast felt the earth quake? My house shook a bit :shock:
    I wonder if they felt it at the USO...


    So they did feel it. Woah. I read it was a 5.9
     
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    I got two tix to the fed del potro final in 09 for not too much, maybe $150 each or less. Upper level nosebleed, but honestly the seats weren't that ba ld at all. It's hard to hear the ball strikes but I could see just fine. It looks far worse on tv than it is.
     
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    Wow! Never felt anything like that. Was it scary?
     
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    Maybe a couple more days for Djokovic to rest so he can have the best season in history...
     
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    Yeah, a bit. I thought I was imagining things. Couldn't figure out what would shake the house. Couldn't believe it was an earthquake. It was my first time experiencing something like that. It was much scarier for people in high buildings. Some people thought the buiding was being attacked by terrorists! They were rattled.
    New York is not used to earth quakes at all. It's not like California. The last quake in the area was 1875 and it was only a 4.8
     
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  17. The epicentre was in Virginia and ppl in NYC felt it??:shock:
     
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    Bloody hell:shock:

    I didn't think NYC was in an active geological area. I'm glad you'ew OK.
     
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    Irene actually big threat to disrupt inaugural Winston Salem event. Are they a Saturday or Sunday final?
     
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    Apparently so - BBC say no reports of injuries but some building damage.
     
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    Yep. The government buildings were evacuated in Manhattan because they were swaying.
     
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  22. I have an ex girlfriend in High Point,NC, she said that her coffecup broke into the floor while she was in the bathroom :shock:

    Natures forces...really scary
     
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    It's not. The scientists are trying to figure out what's going on. They're not sure.
    Thanks for your concern.
     
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    what do you mean they are not sure..

    Link HERE
     
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    You said it mate. We are all quite insignificant when you get right down to it.
     
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    But they keep going with the USO qualifying - that's the spirit!:)
     
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    just mild shaking, here on long island but a strange feeling. people on their own temporarily left office buildings.
     
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  30. EKnee08

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    there are some fault lines here but never ahda major quake.
     
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    Novak's season is so extraordinary that the elements are getting unleashed. First a downpour in Cincy and now an earth quake at USO :shock:
    What's next? A tornado?
     
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    I felt nothing in Toronto...did it hit southern part of Ontario?
     
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  33. God is pissed that Fed is declining so fast...
     
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    Did Djokovic retire from the tournament?
     
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    I don't think so. AFAIK Virginia, Carolina, New York, Boston and Philadelphia.
     
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    Looking at Irene's projected path, I am almost certain Sunday will be a washout, but things should clear up by Monday afternoon. It will certainly have lost strength by then as it heads north over land.
     
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    I felt it today when I was sitting in class (I'm on the Penn State campus by the way, which is the middle of Pennsylvania) and the room began to shake. It was an interesting experience...
     
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    Sure a roof would be nice, but I never thought it was a necessity. People seem to freak out over wheather delays.

    True, Monday finals are less than desirable and we've gone through a patch of years with bad weather. But, IMO, that's the nature of an outdoor sport. Plenty of USOs have been finished on time despite weather delays. And, the USO has a great feature that many tourneys don't when it comes to getting the schedule back on track - increasing the number of matches played at night. Admittedly, though, that only works to correct the schedule for the first week and a half. In the very latter rounds, it's not as simple.

    So, yes, I can see the benefits of having a roof. But, I wonder whether the USTA would consider it at this point since the money from the USO hasn't exactly been hurt by the weather. The tournament rakes in cash regardless.
     
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    A 5.8 earthquake was felt in NYC Aog.23
     
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    2012....


    just saying....

    Actually seems like nature has been pissed all over the world lately. Here in NZ, as well as Japan ofcourse and many other places.
     
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    Dude, we had a 5.3 or 5.4 in NY in '83. I was living on LI and all of the books came off the shelf and I was rustled out of bed.
     
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    Irene will destroy the US open courts....Novak will get a three week break to heal his shoulder.. Where they rebuild the courts for Novak. Even the gods don't like Murray winning....


    JKJKJK....I hope nothing bad happens to new york. The restaurants there are nice, plus It's a relative of Toronto....I don't like anything happening on the same timezone.
     
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    Sorry. I read that on a news site. They must have been wrong then.

    Was it at night? That must be even scarier.
     
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    An annoying one. I couldn't see the final live last year bc of that. You should have seen me keep running to the computer listening to US Open radio-the play by play audio feed. (the computer where I work is supposed to be for business use and is too slow for a stream), so I'd go listen for a minute or so at a time to get the score and see how the match was going. It was like: "Nadal serves out wide, Djoker backhand return, cc forehand from nadal.... backhand from novak, backhand from rafa, backhand to backhand now...... forehand novak....... nadal with a down the line forehand... ohhhhh and it just sails long!"
     
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    Much as I like Nadal, I don't like him enough to pay $27.99 for a rather small book. So if everyone keeps printing the exerpts here, I won't have to buy it anyway...thanks!
     
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    whoops - sorry - printed it on the wrong thread.
     
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    At the Qualifying today. I felt it and did not realize until some friends text me. All courts matches goes on without even stop for a second.
     
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    I think the Hurricane might affect the Kids Day and Sunday and nothing more.
     
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    Aren't they building a roof on Phillipe Chartrier? Anyway, they should build one on Ashe, even thoght it would be dificult in the long run it is better.
     
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