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And we thought Halle was annoying...

The roof shadow on Madrid's court is the most annoying ever. You miss 1/3 of the action there. Complete darkness on the bottom of the screen

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Re: And we thought Halle was annoying...

Looks like Mauresmo is out there playing alone and the ball comes back misteriously

Sometimes you get to see a bit of Agi's head when returning a second serve or something

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Re: And we thought Halle was annoying...

yeah it sucks

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Re: And we thought Halle was annoying...

I thought you were talking about Halle Berry LMAO
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Re: And we thought Halle was annoying...

I know right. I would imagine it would be difficult for the players as well. Trying to keep your eye on the ball when it is going in and out of shadow is a bit tricky.
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Re: And we thought Halle was annoying...

me too for a minute, i was like wtf. it is a little eerie, ghost tennis from one end.
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Re: And we thought Halle was annoying...

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I thought you were talking about Halle Berry LMAO
I mean this one



Mind you, winter's sun in Spain is even brighter than the one in this picture so you can get an idea about the contrast of the shiny red clay court under the strong sun now and the absolute darkness in the shadows

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Mind you, winter's sun in Spain is even brighter than the one in this picture so you can get an idea about the contrast of the shiny red clay court under the strong sun now and the absolute darkness in the shadows
Well then, Tiriac and Santana should just forget that crazy plan about blue clay. Instead, just add some day-glo dust to the clay and turn night into day. Maybe then we'll get to see Nadal really go ballastic in a presser.
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Re: And we thought Halle was annoying...

I totally agree. I made a similar comment in another thread yesterday. Here's how it looks on my screen (see if you can spot Amélie at the bottom ):



The worst part is that this shadow pretty much stays there the entire afternoon.

The blackness that falls is coming to stay
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Re: And we thought Halle was annoying...

The sun light can be seen passing by the baseline now already.
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Re: And we thought Halle was annoying...

Altitude, scheduling, sexpot ballgirls, over-commercialism, blue clay, --- and now roof shadows. So many reasons to dislike Madrid.
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LOL guys, it's not that dark in the shadows, it just looks darker because of tv contrast screen, on my hd tv it's not that dark
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Re: And we thought Halle was annoying...

The most annoying is the US Open's Grandstand court
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Altitude, scheduling, sexpot ballgirls, over-commercialism, blue clay, --- and now roof shadows. So many reasons to dislike Madrid.
Unfortunately I have to agree

You can add the ghetto neighbourhood where the tournament is located, the unfinished facilities, the complaints from the players



Appealing, right?

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Re: And we thought Halle was annoying...

I actually hate the stadium with a claycourt.


A grey hardcourt would be much more suited to the dull metal railings and empty seats. Such a cold atmosphere.
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