Philippe Chatrier like you've never seen it before

TheGhostOfAgassi

Talk Tennis Guru
For 2020, roof and lighting! Therefore, the last 14 matches of the tournament will be on Philippe Chatrier, with double ticketing for the 1/4s played over 2 days, 2 sessions per day (12h and 17h) including a men's 1/4 and a women's 1/4.

They made a nice roof! Fits the style of Chatrier! Vamos
 

Hitman

Hall of Fame
Rafa has won the USO twice since they put the roof on. Anyway, Rafa won't have to play with soggy wet balls which does his game no good.
LOL - You don't get the point of my joke, do you?

Rafa is so good, that the only way to even get any sort of small advantage is by putting a roof on it, because you cannot beat him outdoors.

Lighten up. I even put a tongue face to show the meaning of it.... :rolleyes:
 

Big_Dangerous

Talk Tennis Guru
LOL - You don't get the point of my joke, do you?

Rafa is so good, that the only way to even get any sort of small advantage is by putting a roof on it, because you cannot beat him outdoors.

Lighten up. I even put a tongue face to show the meaning of it.... :rolleyes:
Well technically, his record at Madrid (played indoors) isn't as great as it is at MC and RG, so there's definitely an argument to be made that the indoor conditions might not be beneficial to him. Although, Madrid is at altitutde as well, so the balls tend to fly a bit more there.
 

Big_Dangerous

Talk Tennis Guru
Looks beaut.

How easy is it to get tickets as someone from outside France?
Much easier than Wimbledon, that's for sure. Your best bet might be to go one of the early days and just get a grounds pass, but if you're willing to drop about 100-150 bucks, you can probably get a decent seat for one of the day session matches. I remember it was about 130ish per person when I went to MCA in Melbourne and got to see Djokovic beat Andreas Seppi in like a 3rd or 4th round match back in 2016.
 

Yugram

Hall of Fame
Looks beaut.

How easy is it to get tickets as someone from outside France?
Quite easy. Attended second week matches in 2018 and 2019. The tickets are sold out in the first few minutes (ok maybe hours), but then you have a lot of time to catch someone making refund on official site, just a little bit of patience.
 

Hitman

Hall of Fame
Well technically, his record at Madrid (played indoors) isn't as great as it is at MC and RG, so there's definitely an argument to be made that the indoor conditions might not be beneficial to him. Although, Madrid is at altitutde as well, so the balls tend to fly a bit more there.
Well, it is clear indoors conditions will not be beneficial to him more than than it will be to other players. But unlike places like Madrid, I don't think it makes up for the deficit that the players have against him there. Naturally Nadal wants the sun, and it to be hot.
 

TheGhostOfAgassi

Talk Tennis Guru
Looks beaut.

How easy is it to get tickets as someone from outside France?
It’s very much possible! Not sure about final but other days is! Ticket sales starts in March. Im gonna try for QF two days in a row, chatrier. But be early! I’ve set an alarm on in calendar not to miss it.
 
Well, I think Djokovic is now a lock to the title. Somehow they do EVERYTHING to help him, in every slam.

12 slams is still a unique achievement. So good that they decided to do everything for Nadal to stop winning there.
 
Last year relaying the court was supposed to make a difference and it made none, it'll be interesting to see what happens with this roof.
I don't think Nadal has any chance to beat Djokovic indoors, even on clay. Well, it proves Nadal is so good at this tournament that they decided to stop him at all cost.
 

Big_Dangerous

Talk Tennis Guru
Well, I think Djokovic is now a lock to the title. Somehow they do EVERYTHING to help him, in every slam.

12 slams is still a unique achievement. So good that they decided to do everything for Nadal to stop winning there.
Because all the other events have courts with roofs and lights. And I guess you know, not having to stop a match and force players to resume the next day because of darkness or weather is somehow a conspiracy to prevent Rafa from winning...
 

Sport

G.O.A.T.
Well, I think Djokovic is now a lock to the title. Somehow they do EVERYTHING to help him, in every slam.

12 slams is still a unique achievement. So good that they decided to do everything for Nadal to stop winning there.
At Wimbledon 2018 (indoor grass, not indoor clay) Nadal had chances to defeat Nole. So I presume Nadal is still the favorite on indoor clay.
 
Because all the other events have courts with roofs and lights. And I guess you know, not having to stop a match and force players to resume the next day because of darkness or weather is somehow a conspiracy to prevent Rafa from winning...
Clay courts should never have roofs. MC and Rome don't have. Last year they already changed the surface to a fast, low bouncing court to help Djokovic win it. Didn't work. So now they build a roof.
 

pedro94

Rookie
Clay courts should never have roofs. MC and Rome don't have. Last year they already changed the surface to a fast, low bouncing court to help Djokovic win it. Didn't work. So now they build a roof.
I actually still had a bit of hope for you but after seeing this, I don't anymore. "RG last year changed the surface to a fast, low bouncing court" - now I've literally seen it all!
 
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