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Did I hear this right? Not even indoor practise courts?

I heard a commentator say today that the only covered courts at the US Open were being used as hospitality areas... is this true?

Even 'can't do a thing right' Wimbledon has indoor courts so during the downpours people can still hit a ball or two.
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You did indeed.

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Even the Toronto masters series has indoor practice courts

LAME!
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Well, at least the Open have lights on all courts so that there can be matches after 9pm

"I told her, `You don't want to get into a hitting battle with Sharapova, because it would be uneven for Sharapova, because Sharapova only has one good side and that's her backhand,"'. "`You don't want to get into that for the simple reason you would win. So try to hit some balls to her strong side, to her backhand, and that would help you with your match for tomorrow

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which isn't so great if you've been waiting around for 6 hours to play that match, without hitting a ball for 48 hours beforehand.
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The Aussie open is truly the best grand slam for the players IMO......two courts with a roof, so there will always be play, and there won't be such terrible delays and backlogs of the draw....also indoor practice courts, and if i remember correctly from when i was down there, lights on the outside courts aswell!
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Originally posted by martinafan
The Aussie open is truly the best grand slam for the players IMO......two courts with a roof, so there will always be play, and there won't be such terrible delays and backlogs of the draw....also indoor practice courts, and if i remember correctly from when i was down there, lights on the outside courts aswell!
Indeed.....

Perhaps we can have :

1. Australian OPEN (Melbourne Park Australia)

2. French OPEN (Melbourne Park Australia)

3. Wimbledon (Melbourne Park Australia)

4. US OPEN (Melbourne Park Australia)


* All of 4 GS event held at Melbourne Park Australia! what do you reckon guys!
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