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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 25th, 2005, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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Why is Court2 called "graveyard"?

Are there simply a lot of upsets or somethin'?

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Came in here to read something about the match. Found 13 pages of emoticons, gifs and *OMG* one-liners. What a retarded, clueless, childish forum this is.
Pretty much the truth.
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Many former champions and other top players have been upset on court two.
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You answered your own question!

Sampras, Stich, Seles, Martinez, Agassi have all lost there. And many more top names I can't remember, I'm sure....

Muguruza Kerber
Safarova Kvitova
JJ Venus Kanepi





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And Serena
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And Serena

Muguruza Kerber
Safarova Kvitova
JJ Venus Kanepi





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Yea, players can sometimes be very superstitous. Serena escaped the first time, unfortunately, not this time.
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Yup, lots of them lost on the graveyard. Sampras his last appearance was on the graveyard where he lost in the second round to Bastl. And if I'm right, Km lost there in 2002.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 25th, 2005, 11:14 PM
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I have a theory about why upsets happen on Court 2. To begin with, I
believe most top players are used to playing on the big showcourts, where
there's more space and less distractions--on the smaller courts, the spec-
tators are much closer and noisier. And secondly, lower ranked players are
used to playing on Court 16. They feel more comfortable on a smaller court.
They're often intimidated by Centre Court or Court One--it's very rare, es-
pecially on the women's side, that a low(er) ranked player upsets a high
ranked player on a show court. Serena had a bad break when all the matches
ran long on Centre today. I truly believe she would have won this match--or
at the least tied it at one set all--if she hadn't been moved to Court 2.

Anybody else agree??
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