Was the Nadal/Djokovic match the only mens match played under the roof?

Actually, they did. Fed fans belabored the point over and over again. That said, roof or no roof, there are rules and I did not hear Rafa himself whining about it. He only mentioned it when he was repeatedly pressed for a response during his presser.
Pressed at a presser? :eek:

What manner of sorcery is this? Are you suggesting that there was juicing involved?
 

OhYes

Legend
Was roof the reason Nadal lost semi OP ? If so, he should stop playing tennis in places where roof is an option.
 

Tennis_Hands

Bionic Poster
No, it wasn’t raining at that time, but there was a chance it might. Of course they started the match 9pm, so it was going to be dark.
Considering it’s a day time outdoor tournament, the match should’ve been postponed to the next day. And even if they started that day and continued next day, roof should have been opened considering it was bright and sunny outside. “Same conditions” rule is a turdpile let’s be honest. There are never the same conditions even during the course of any regular match
But if it was postponed for the next day and Nadal somehow won, before losing in the final, you would have cried about how it was unfair to one of the finalists to have no rest before the final, why do they have a roof in place when they don't use it etc.

Then we would also have the "WTA boys" crying about the women being disrespected even more (they cried about only two sets, so imagine the other scenario).

:(
 
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merwy

Legend
I understand why they chose to start with the roof on Saturday.. But even I, as more of a fan of Djokovic than of Nadal, think it's a bit silly that they're playing at Wimbledon under a sunny sky with the roof closed. Sounds like people blindly following a bunch of rules that weren't thought out well when they wrote them down.
 

Enceladus

Hall of Fame
I understand why they chose to start with the roof on Saturday.. But even I, as more of a fan of Djokovic than of Nadal, think it's a bit silly that they're playing at Wimbledon under a sunny sky with the roof closed. Sounds like people blindly following a bunch of rules that weren't thought out well when they wrote them down.
If the finish rule does not exist under the roof, the 3x-4x roof may open / close behind the match due to astability weather. The quality of the match would suffer, players are constantly changing from open to closed roofs and vice versa and many viewers have been disturbed. It's a good rule for completing a match under the roof that many people here refuse to come to the TTW.
 

sarmpas

Hall of Fame
We'd need the roof closed at least a few more times to balance up with the slowed down courts so Nadal needs to put things in perspective.
 
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Deleted member 742196

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It's an outdoor event unless you are trying to stop Nadal from winning number 18.

A. It should have started outdoors as there was enough light to start it. B. The following day in 80 degree sun it should have been open without a doubt. Rafas 18th slam was stolen from him.
The English have never been known for awesome engineering or their sound solutions.

Mostly, they’re a country and people known for enjoying their misery.

They opted for a roof that would serve the twin functions of weather AND dim light coverage.

Think about this.

Past sundown there’s no choice - the roof comes on regardless of weather.

The magnitude of this impressive feat of English engineering is further amplified by their incomprehensible rules, which is what we had happen the following day.

Yep.

Only the English would spend millions on a roof and devise rules so that it’s used in perfectly lovely weather.

They enjoy being miserable.

Now you can enjoy being miserable too.

https://www.ledsmagazine.com/articles/2017/07/wimbledon-centre-court-aces-transition-to-led-lighting.html
 

Tennis_Hands

Bionic Poster
The English have never been known for awesome engineering or their sound solutions.

Mostly, they’re a country and people known for enjoying their misery.

They opted for a roof that would serve the twin functions of weather AND dim light coverage.

Think about this.

Past sundown there’s no choice - the roof comes on regardless of weather.

The magnitude of this impressive feat of English engineering is further amplified by their incomprehensible rules, which is what we had happen the following day.

Yep.

Only the English would spend millions on a roof and devise rules so that it’s used in perfectly lovely weather.

They enjoy being miserable.

Now you can enjoy being miserable too.

https://www.ledsmagazine.com/articles/2017/07/wimbledon-centre-court-aces-transition-to-led-lighting.html
Yeah, the english engineers in F1, headed by Adrian Newey are the most uninventive and poor miserable bunch.

That and a long tradition of engineering are nothing before the wisdom of an almighty FedFan ™

:cool:
 
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Deleted member 742196

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Yeah, the english engineers in F1, headed by Adrian Newey are the most uninventive and poor miserable bunch.

That and a long tradition of engineering are nothing before the wisdom of an almighty FedFan ™

:cool:
F1 is your response?

You must be in a funny mood.

Aerospace?
Automotive?
Electronics?
Computing?

Share some pictures of your household so we may all bask in the light of luminary English engineering.

We’ll even accept white goods.

They might have some tradition of engineering but like many of their quaint traditions there’s little place in today’s competitive environment for it.
 

Tennis_Hands

Bionic Poster
F1 is your response?

You must be in a funny mood.

Aerospace?
Automotive?
Electronics?
Computing?

Share some pictures of your household so we may all bask in the light of luminary English engineering.

We’ll even accept white goods.

They might have some tradition of engineering but like many of their quaint traditions there’s little place in today’s competitive environment for it.
F1 is merely an example of an engineering excellence for civil application.

BAE systems, Rolls Royce and many more are at the forefront of their field of work.

But again, a FedFan ™ as yourself is not to be bothered, when a wide brush strokes are available to him.

:cool:
 

Tennisgods

Hall of Fame
The entire tournament I don't recall seeing 1 mens match under the roof at all. Bad luck for Rafa and a terrible rule. Match should have been started with the roof open as they weren't going to be able to finish it anyways. Better yet it should have started the next day to keep it "an outdoor tournament" since it couldn't finish as it were.
Pathetic salt from one of the worst Nadal fans here. Expected.
 

Rafa24

Hall of Fame
Still can't believe rafa had #18 stolen from him.


outdoor event that is to be played outdoors if conditions allow...... unless it is started indoors then in must be concluded indoors. lmao. what a joke. so if a match starts with open roof and rain comes they shouldn't be able close it because it can't finish in the same condition it started....:rolleyes:
 
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