The scheduling is clearly wrong as evidenced by Nadal's two consecutive early round exits.
At the request of Rafa's camp?! or uncle Toni's?That is why it moving a week in 2015.
Wow how shameful is that. Of course we should all go nuts and cause an uproar so they can change the schedule right? Because this short schedule affects only RAFA. And as we all know everything needs to be just to his liking right?
That's good. At least some common sense is prevailing.That is why it moving a week in 2015.
I am not, I always respond to the OP and then read the rest. Only I am tired and have (for the first time in weeks) some limited time to explore the forum and interact. Baby is taking up all my time, didn't watch a minute of tennis today. I was being facetious, obviously. You'd have no motive to make excuses for Nadal. I know of the impending move but this whole issue - it's a little like the time wasting. Some people say "hey they just played a 36 shot rally" the question is why did they play so many shots? Nadal should know how to pace himself, and he didn't lose today because RG was close to SW19. He lost because he underestimates this surface.Come on don't cherry pick. Read my second post.
And how does one have anything to do with the other? I know you're sad Nadal lost because you said it, but if you're going for Murray I don't see how you can really be sad. I know you also said it was bad for the tournament, but upsets are upsets. They happen. Nadal didn't lose today because Wimbledon and RG are too close together, he lost because he played like crap and Darcis played great plus this is not clay. And by the time they put an extra week in between Nadal will be 29 years old. Could he still win it at 29? Perhaps, but it won't get easier it will get harder.
Uh, you DO know that Wimbledon has WAY more history than the Dirtball Open and preceded it by quite a few years, so, a better question is, why is the Dirtball Open scheduled so close to Wimbledon, move it back a few weeks, get rid of some of those other worthless dirt tournaments.
I don't think it really matters if they put W on one week later.Uh, you DO know that Wimbledon has WAY more history than the Dirtball Open and preceded it by quite a few years, so, a better question is, why is the Dirtball Open scheduled so close to Wimbledon, move it back a few weeks, get rid of some of those other worthless dirt tournaments.
Bobby you are cruel and heartless.They should be closer imo - to make it a bigger test of the players ability to adapt quickly.
They shouldn't ever move mid-season tournaments to make it easier for the top guys to prepare. Either they're up to the test or they're not.
I hope you're not serious. Sure I don't agree that they should be closer, but like I said, how does one have anything to do with the other. I don't see Federer or Murray or Djokovic losing in the first and second rounds because they're "tired." And even if one of them goes out early I would never put it down to tiredness. Nadal was not tired either. He just got outplayed by Darcis. Why are you complaining anyway? Aren't you going for Murray? Enough of this crap about it being bad for the tournament. It's an upset. They happen.Bobby you are cruel and heartless.
That's interesting to see the history but wouldn't you agree it's slightly outdated now?A serious theory for the OP... remember this all started in the days of ocean liners. So the players were in Europe; let's do 2. Same reason Davis Cup rounds follow (shortly) after majors - the players were there and available. There were Davis Cup ties, not involving GB, played at Wimbledon not long after The Championships. Including the (in)famous Budge - Von Cramm match.
Do YOU know how many years exactly?Uh, you DO know that Wimbledon has WAY more history than the Dirtball Open and preceded it by quite a few years, so, a better question is, why is the Dirtball Open scheduled so close to Wimbledon, move it back a few weeks, get rid of some of those other worthless dirt tournaments.
Try 48, actually. The French Open started in 1925 (vs 1877 for Wimbledon). The earlier version, which started in 1891, was the French Championships, only for French players.Do YOU know how many years exactly?
14. A measly 14.
I don't begrudge Wimbledon its status as a premier event of the sport and everyone thinks of lawn tennis with regard to the beginnings of the game, but the ridiculous 'WAY more antiquity' (like Wimbledon's been around since the 15th century) BS has to stop.
Agree with this also.An extra 3 week gap between RG and SW19 would be ideal so that there could be 2 big warm ups and three buffer weeks.
Ain't gonna happen though. So an extra week and perhaps an elevation of Halle to an optional 1000 would be the next best thing.
While we're at it, Toronto/Montreal should either be moved forward by a week, or the USO backwards so that there can be a buffer week between Canada and Cincy.
OR.....we could speed up the courts which would make the points shorter and reward shotmaking and aggressive play, and make matches much shorter but..Agree with this also.
Tennis is far moe physical now and the players need more recovery.
Cue Bobby Jr to tell us what wooses players are these days and how he would have them playing tournaments every week and each player would get a good lashing before each match. And live in a shoe box etc.