with the rain delay like this....

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  1. hlkimfung

    hlkimfung Semi-Pro

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    and no roof

    and no evening 'under the light' tennis to catch up

    and seeing more talk show of Vijay A than tennis

    the eventually champhion might have to play 12 or 13 days straight, not to mention if he/she involved in other doubles

    why in the world that Wimbledon is being held during the wettest fortnight of the year??? years upon years upon years the event is interuppted by rain, and being held so close to the RG

    Sarcastically, another month of clay court event are to come right after Wimbledon, plus there's a New Port grass court event played AFTER Wimbledon, for which NO ONE CARE...

    You don't see any event being held Down Under AFTER the Aus Open, and don't see any out door hard court event anywhere(except the CUP) after the US Open

    so, at least push Wimbledon two weeks later to

    1. have better weather

    2. play after the New Port event to make it more meaningful

    3. play after all the clay court event are done

    but yeah, it's wimbledon, it's tradition, changes are evil
     
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  2. AAAA

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    You can't play on grass at night because of dew.
     
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  3. SonicSpeed

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    I heard that Wimbledon is going to have a roof for Center Court (and possibly Court 1?) by some year. I think it was 2007.
     
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  4. david aames

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    You might want to read this. I agree with you but it's somehow a good argument.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2004/06/21/sports/tennis/21tennis.html

    There are plenty of complaints about with tennis - problems with injuries, infighting and drug testing, to name a few - but there is something special about scheduling the French Open and Wimbledon in the same basic time frame. Combined, they are a great test of a champion's versatility and adaptability. Combined, they are also a great boost for the game's lesser lights, who get to take turns playing the spoiler.

    Now I don't see any reason why the players in a time where endorsements are basically allowing them to be on the tour in the first place have to play by the idiotic rule of wearing all white outfits. And what's with the manservant carrying the players' bags to center court?

     
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  5. BLiND

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    Actually we've had 3 solid weeks of sunshine, and no rain... then the week it starts it buckets down!

    Its just bad luck :-(
     
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  6. gmlasam

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    What makes you think the weather will be much better in two weeks? The weather in that part of Europe is really unpredictible. UK is known to rain alot.
     
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  7. PureCarlosMoyaDrive

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    This rain sucks. I never even know when I'm gonna get to watch Wimbledon, and then the replays are HORRIBLE!! Serena vs. Venus final from last year? NO!!! How bout instead of showing Tim for the third time, we watch the Federer match, or the MOYA match, the CORIA match, etc.
     
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  8. Ronaldo

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    Wish they would show the 1977 Borg/Gerulaitis match
     
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  9. PureCarlosMoyaDrive

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    Or why not the all too famous 1980 final, the TIE-BREAK!! Or how bout some matches by that guy who did pretty good at this tourney, Sampras was it? 1999 final, 1998 final, I mean comon. Or, the ultimate, 2001 4th round, Roger Federer def. Pete Sampras. LETS SEE IT!!!
     
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  10. Rickson

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    Wooden racquet matches are fun to watch.
     
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  11. Feña14

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    Well the replays are amazing on the BBC, we get to see all the classics, we saw the TIE-BREAK and a documentary on Borg and the Agassi 1992 final and the 1981 final. I think I enjoyed myself more than if we had live action!!!

    Godbless the BBC :D

    -Liam
     
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  12. python

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    Something has got to give. These rainouts are disastrous for television coverage, and in these days with hundreds of channels available, the television viewer is not going to sit around and watch replay after replay. Wimbledon had better do something about it.
     
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