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Wimbledon - Day Nine

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posted Jul 4, 2007

looking forward 2 another wet one, nether mind getting the tournament finished on sunday,lets just concentrate on getting nadal vs soderling finished first, after all, they have been on since saturday

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posted Jul 4, 2007

Surely some Wimbledon Organisers heads have to roll. Rain, we mortals can't do much about, but not playing in middle Sunday, starting matches late in the afternoon and players waiting for 2 matches to complete before finising a incomplete set is utter incompetence of the highest magnitude. Do these organisers live in some Cuckoo land? Personally, I would strip them and tie them to the net cord during the next downpour, maybe then they will learn much needed humility.

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posted Jul 4, 2007

its over now, theres nothing anyone can do about it.

the potters to sign todorov!

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posted Jul 4, 2007

Why are they only starting at 12pm, surely it makes sense to start at a 11am again. Is this something to do with people have their corporate lunches before hand? Any thoughts?

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posted Jul 4, 2007

no idea, forecast is probably grim 4 this morning

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posted Jul 4, 2007

i think nadal will lose this one, and another big name will leave the tournament, the organisers can't be blame for the weather, but I saw here in belgium the forcast for this week, and the only speak of sunshine on sunday, the rest are showers and showers of rain and some dry spots between them, i think we finish with the women's final sunday and the men on monday, or maybe we have even a tuesday for all the other matches

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posted Jul 4, 2007

its a close one, but nadal will edge it, hes proven time and time again that he can grind out matches , and dats what hes got to do 2day.
even against a big-hitter like soderling

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posted Jul 4, 2007

The rain they can do little about. But surely they owe Nadal and Soderling some sort of apology, as this match could and should have been finished by now. I cannot see the justification for repeatedly putting uncompleted matches on schedule after ones that have not started. But I think they find saying, "oops, we've messed up" a bit difficult.

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posted Jul 4, 2007

i think the explanation was they wanted the give the players some rest because they finish late the day before, but nadal should made that matchpoint, and than nobody talks about the schedule, but also djokovic has still to end his match with kiefer, and tjonga and gasquet, have to wait till nadal and soderling end the match

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posted Jul 4, 2007

How about a tennis equivalent of the football pools panel to decide the winner of a match if it is constantly interrupted by rain delays.

John McEnroe, Martina Navratilova and Cliff Richard could discuss who should win based on the position of the match, the players' current form, who they personally prefer and which player grunts the least. If they can't make up their minds the players have to arm wrestle to see who goes through.

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posted Jul 4, 2007

im suprised there no yet he calls it a quit with this weather, the players are so busy of still winnings this tournament

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posted Jul 4, 2007

I blame the poor weather on Andy 'optimistic' Murray for saying he couldn't play at Wimbledon unless it rained for ten days! Which apparently wouldn't happen! Mother nature's proved him wrong!

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posted Jul 4, 2007

why cliff richard?

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posted Jul 4, 2007

As the weather lady said on Breakfast this morning they should start the games at 6.00am as its been sunny every morning until about 10.00am thats four hours more play, However i dont think Roger would be to pleased with missing Jeremy Kyle!

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posted Jul 4, 2007

Does anyone know how it works with re funds due to weather??

wonder how much they have had to pay back?

Could well be a sorry time for the bank account this year??

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posted Jul 4, 2007

I whole heartedly agree that heads need to roll. Why start so late when you are so far behind schedule? Are tennis players late risers in the morning?

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posted Jul 4, 2007

Who the best looking lady left in the tournament? Shaza or Ana?

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posted Jul 4, 2007

i think they should start play when it dry, even it it at 8.oo o clock. the people who go to work, have to start also this hours.

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posted Jul 4, 2007

who cares?

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posted Jul 4, 2007

I watched Bartoli v Jankovic last night, and it sounded as if Bartoli was hitting the ball with a beanbag. One for all you tennis techies out there - what kind of racket set up does she have?

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posted Jul 4, 2007

ana

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posted Jul 4, 2007

Why is it that some of the games (Davydenko-Baghdatis or Berdych-Bjorkman) are not even scheduled for today? Are organisers a good example of english phlegm or what?

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comment by Ana161 (U8893080)

posted Jul 4, 2007

Cliff Richard because he was there yesterday watching the tennis in the V.I.P. box. One of about 3 famous people actually there.

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comment by daverap (U8894517)

posted Jul 4, 2007

I love the positive attitude -- an up arrow for the British players just for being in a game. It seems a new wave of positivity is taking the game by storm. Well, I'm right about the waves and storms.

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posted Jul 4, 2007

I love Wimbledon but I have to agree with comments about scheduling. Mr Jarret has said that they decided not to play on the middle Sunday because until Saturday they were on schedule. I am sorry but anyone who looked at the five day weather forecast for thwe second week would have seen that a lot or rain was predicted. Its not rocket science. Why not get ahead of schedule? Also why start today at 12pm on show courts when there is bad weather forecast for later. Get them on court at 11am at the latest. Madness! It just looks like rank amateurism!

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posted Jul 4, 2007

Cash v Ivanisevic on Court 3 later, apparantly in an 'unknown' tournament. Has there been so much rain that the organisers now don't even know who is playing in which tournament?

Also, good luck to Bates of Great Britain who is apparantly playing on his own in a doubles match against the number 1 seed.

Sort the schedule list out BBC!

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posted Jul 4, 2007

i've always said this and my calculations show that we have lost 26.4 hours of sunshine since the start of the tournament by starting at midday or at best, 11. its frankly absurd why we start so late, and yet the organisers express dismay and point the finger at the weather day in day out.
had we started at 9.30 or 10, we would not have been in the absurd, pathetic situation we are in now; and as for player like haas pulling out, would it not make more sense for his opponent to go through, considering he is unfit to do so. that way spectators and everyone involved get a better deal and the tournament is a better one. roger does not need weeks off.

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comment by daverap (U8894517)

posted Jul 4, 2007

Is Roger Federer on holiday or in the middle of trying to equal Borg's record? When was the last time someone had a week off in the middle of a Grand Slam?

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posted Jul 4, 2007

Nice to see everyone still there bright and early before the play starts. I notice from the cricket pages that despite starting before the tennis, Ben Dirs is still probably in bed.

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posted Jul 4, 2007

By the schedule, there are only 7 mens and womens singles matches being played today if there is no rain- is there any logic to not putting extra matches on outside courts in case of further rain? Surely they should play as many matches as they can now, or maybe I just wanna see the gorgeous Ana back out on court...

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comment by Foezzz (U8898235)

posted Jul 4, 2007

while on the subject of scheduling, India's Mahesh Bhupathi & Sania Mirza still havent played their first round match in the mixed doubles..& its Day 10 of wimbledon!! And does anyone have an idea why Bhupathi didnt enter the mens doubles(he's ranked in the top 20)

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posted Jul 4, 2007

i think they should start play at ten o clock at least, on all courts, even on centre and one court, and let start all the matches on the same time who still have to end number three or four.

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posted Jul 4, 2007

i've always said this and my calculations show that we have lost 26.4 hours of sunshine since the start of the tournament by starting at midday or at best, 11. its frankly absurd why we start so late, and yet the organisers express dismay and point the finger at the weather day in day out.
had we started at 9.30 or 10, we would not have been in the abysmal, pathetic situation we are in now; and as for players like haas pulling out, would it not make more sense for his opponent to go through, considering he is unfit to do so. that way spectators and everyone involved get a better deal and the tournament is a better one. roger does not need weeks off.

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posted Jul 4, 2007

i know naomi cavaday, i could get her number 4 ya paulo, jst the same as ana really...

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posted Jul 4, 2007

Comparing Ana to Naomi Cavaday is like comparing West Ham United to Stoke!

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posted Jul 4, 2007

not really my son, after all, u did cheat to to stay in the prem, i feel so sorry for sheff utd

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posted Jul 4, 2007

It's gonna be a bit quiet on the TTTW front today. Sharapova to cheer on against Williams, are there any others?

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posted Jul 4, 2007

none

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posted Jul 4, 2007

oh well

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comment by NOSIDA (U2837376)

posted Jul 4, 2007

Don't you just love tennis. Just when you think a match is about to finish it goes on for 4 more days!
And I thought the game was frustrating enough without the weather problems.

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posted Jul 4, 2007

Here is what I think. If Roger wins the title(which is no doubt for most),he should be given half the prize money and if possible half the trophy(Which I would love). The bloke is missing for almost half the tournament and if it rains he might also get another week off too. The rest should be distibuted among the poor staff who have spent the whole tourney running with the covers. They would have done more running than Federer in his matches this tournament. PLAYER(APART FROM ROGER) WHO WINS THIS TOURNEY SHOULD BE GIVEN TWO TROPHIES!!! ONE FOR EFFORT TO WIN AND THE OTHER FOR KEEPING UP WITH THIS DODGY SCHEDULE!!!!!

WHEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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comment by daverap (U8894517)

posted Jul 4, 2007

There are so many similarities between Wimbledon and test cricket -- 5 day games, running off the pitch when it rains, wearing white, spectators watching for a whole day, etc. So to solve Wimbledon's scheduling problems, why don't games end in draws like cricket? That way games would actually end.

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posted Jul 4, 2007

What I can't understand is why there is such a backlog of singles matches when there are about 20 courts? Not everyone needs to play on centre court. Why don't the wimbledon schedulers bump the doubles matches to a third week?

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posted Jul 4, 2007

I live and work in Wimbledon and currently the sun is shining!!! Surely the tennis players are eager to get on the courts to finish their matches. Get them on!!! Who can I talk to?

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posted Jul 4, 2007

"Bloomfield is also in men's doubles action with Jonny Marray on Court 3 where they will almost certainly lose in straight sets to Bob 'n' Mike Bryan"

Who says the British are negative about their tennis??

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posted Jul 4, 2007

Come on Maria and Justine!

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posted Jul 4, 2007

DICANIOLOVER that schedule does look a bit weird, but I think we can draw a couple of conclusions from it (at least on the men's side). As things stand, the two most likely candidates for "losing finalist" are still playing third round matches, and so will see themselves playing every day until Sunday to get that coveted runner-up trophy.

With that in mind I think the schedulers have decided a) it's fairer if their opponents along the way have also played the day before (fairer to the players, not the spectators who will see tired players slugging it out) and b) the tournament is not going to end on Sunday.

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posted Jul 4, 2007

urgh Justine. I want that cheat out of Wimbledon.

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posted Jul 4, 2007

Despite the vaguries of the powers that be at Wimbledon, I'm feeling wildly and uncharactaristically-not to mention rather illogically-optimistic about today's play.

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posted Jul 4, 2007

i've always said this and my calculations show that we have lost 26.4 hours of sunshine since the start of the tournament by starting at midday or at best, 11. its frankly absurd why we start so late, and yet the organisers express dismay and point the finger at the weather day in day out.
had we started at 9.30 or 10, we would not have been in the absurd, pathetic situation we are in now; and as for player like haas pulling out, would it not make more sense for his opponent to go through, considering he is unfit to do so. that way spectators and everyone involved get a better deal and the tournament is a better one. roger does not need weeks off.

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