Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by gold soundz, May 27, 2010.
He's the defending champion and world number 1.
Strange this year lol.
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.
How disrespectful to the GOAT!
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.
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.
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.
3rd thread lol
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
Rafa is up first on Chatrier. Don't see why they can't put Federer 3rd of 4th on court.
All top players get to play one match on Lenglen. What is so hard to fathom about that?
This is usual stuff. Just an scandal and a outrage from the FO, nothing special.
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.
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.
This is a non-issue. Let's get back to the tennis.
They say that's the slowest court in FO, could be good practice.
Doesn't matter -- he'll be on telly so who cares ?
But yeah, the travesty ! the injustice !! the human rights violation !!!
After the match, he'll be on Mirka.
"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.
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