Why didnt Wimbledum close the roof sooner?

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Chadillac

Guest
They spent all that money on a roof, then decide to close it after it rains?

If there is rain in the area just close the thing, or are you guys still butthurt over the murray match, letting fed play on indoor grass?

Break time = djok goes into his magic pod and comebacks like jeff goldblum in the fly.

I thought the tournament director made a bad call
 

dh003i

Legend
Wouldn't they have had to delay anyways for the process of closing it, or are you suggesting they should have closed it before the match? Federer said he was happy it was played outside as it is an outdoor tournament.
 

Bartelby

Bionic Poster
Yes, they do everything they can to ensure it is played outdoors as long as the weather forecast is only for brief, intermittent showers.
 

sbengte

G.O.A.T.
I am confused on whether they did indeed close the roof during the match.

I thought they did during the rain delay and continued playing the third set under the roof. However, they delayed the presentation ceremony to close the roof , which means they never closed it during the match ?
 
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Chadillac

Guest
They closed one half then decided to reopen it. Their roof is slower than djok bouncing the ball 25 times on a big pt.
 

zep

Hall of Fame
It is an outdoor tournament and they should keep it that way unless it is absolutely necessary. They used to close the roof too soon until a couple of years ago. I think now they are doing it right.
 

Zoolander

Hall of Fame
Can you close it while play is going on? If its that slow it wouldnt bother them surely. I think its a much bigger disruption everybody stopping play and leaving the court for half an hour, then having to come back and warm up again.

Im all for keeping play going once its started, if that means lights or closing the roof then do it.
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
I am confused on whether they did indeed close the roof during the match.

I thought they did during the rain delay and continued playing the third set under the roof. However, they delayed the presentation ceremony to close the roof , which means they never closed it during the match ?
Nope, they kept it open. They only closed it for the ceremony since they probably (just guessing and being sarcy) didn't want their royalty getting damp / soggy ;)
 
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Laurie

Guest
The rain interruption was fairly brief and the match finished around just after 5.30pm, it was dry throughout most of the day, no need to close the roof under those circumstances so were right to keep it open.
 

Numero Uno

Semi-Pro
They knew thats its gonna rain, but they didn't close the roof because of the money that the crowd will spend during the 30min pause, 20000 people buying food and drink is like 100 000 pounds..
 

BlueB

Legend
This ^

Also, they delayed it in attempt to disrupt Nole's game and to give Fed chance to rest a bit.
 
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