Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by Bartelby, May 1, 2011.
Wow very impressive
They may have already been reworked, but who knows.
when the project will be finished?
A FIVE-YEAR PLAN
The following is the provision timescale for the renovation work being carried out on Roland Garros stadium
Completion of new National Training Centre at the Georges Hébert stadium.
Opening during the French Open of the new media centre and the new 5,000-seater court at the Auteuil Greenhouse Garden.
Opening of the newly developed Fond des Princes area during the French Open, including a new 2,000-seater show court.
Opening of the new Philippe Chatrier court with retractable roof during the French Open. Work on this court will be carried out over two years.
Site capacity: 55,000 spectators per day
(40,000 per day session - 15,000 per night session)
Number of courts on "historic" site: 18 courts (17 + court located at Auteuil Greenhouse Garden) including:
1 centre court with 15,000 seats and a retractable roof
1 show court with 10,000 seats
1 show court with 5,000 seats
Number of courts available& during the French Open: 35 clay courts including 18 on historic site
National Training Centre spread over almost 2 hectares at Georges Hébert stadium
Estimated number of spectators per year once stadium & modernisation is completed: 550,000
Work to begin: 2011
Term of the agreement: 99 years
lurvely. the 6th pic confuses me. will it be unisex locker room?
LOL I was just gonna mention that! maybe they didn't want to be sexist. haha. Just put both for show.
This is perfect for all players. They can stare at gisella and flavia and wozniacki can gawk at rafa
Since flavia has a big mouth hopefully she'll give some dirt lol
Wow! They've done this especially for Djoković who will win the next few RG's back to back !
Le magnifique! It's going to be a lovely venue when finished.
Those facilities will be something to stare at from a architechtural standpoint!!!
honestly.... shouldnt you be posting in J-14 forum???
Too bad I will never be able to see Federer play on this stadium, he will retired by then.
The facilities look amazing though.
I love it!!! Modern architecture can sometimes be hard to pull off, but this looks beautiful. Still very intimate inside. Wow!
Huh? Why will Federer retire.
He said recently that he intends to play at least till 35 and then he will see how many more years he wants.
So I'm assuming he'll play on till maybe 37 or 38 (or more). The guy LOVES tennis, he enjoys traveling, so does his wife and kids. Tennis is his life, so he'll be around even if he doesn't win slams.
Right now it's 2011 and he's 29 - so I would think he should be around til 2019 or 2020.
37-38? :shock: I think Federer will play till 32-34 max.
Pistol Pete was optimistic after losing to Federer at WIM 01 and said that he expected to come back to wimbledon for many years and be a contender. He retired in under 2 years.
Similarly, I expect Federer to change his mind when he starts losing more frequently and unexpectedly.
If you believe that, I have a bridge in Brooklyn I can sell you. I don't think that will be the reality of the situation. He is not going to tell the media when he really plans to retire. That would be stupid right now. I think he will feel it out in the next year and see how it goes. If he does not win any slams or any major tournaments in the next year I can't see him sticking around long. Obviously I don't know for sure, but that is my opinion. Also his kids will start school in a couple of years. Can't see him travelling around the globe while his kids are in one place.
the furniture dont look that great but the stadium does!
Fed's girls will start school in 3 years or so. I predict this is when he will be done, just for the sake of normalcy and stability for his kids.
LOL! Kids school has nothing to do with his tennis which is infinitely important. For the first few years the kids will be in primary school, and the Federers' have tons of money to afford the best nannies, private tutors what not.
To think that his kids will cause him to retire is ludicrous. Fed will retire when his motivation wanes. Just as it was with Pistol Pete..
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