Re: Greg Rudeski keeps saying they need a roof
To be honest I don't think they should put a roof on Ashe (could they even do it? The place is huge!) They don't really get that much weather interference often enough to warrant the kind of money that would cost. However, I do think they should have at least one stadium that has a retractable roof on it just in case, maybe Armstrong, maybe Grandstand, maybe a newly built one that's purpsoe is to be an all weather court, big enough to be a show court but smaller than Ashe etc. The weather is no where near as bad as at Wimbledon (ignoring this year's which was very nice weather) where play can be interrupted from the first day through to the last or at Australia where it's more the extreme heat that warrants the roof...at least in New York the rain only seems to hit in the last few days usually so it's "only" affecting the last remaining players & the backlog of matches usually isn't so big as say at Wimbledon.
That said I don't see why it's that big of a deal just to play another day or two & have the finals on a Sunday & Monday if need be...then again I also don't see why the schedulers insist on having the semi-finals the day before the finals, especially with the guys, I think there should be a day off in between semi-final & final.
Petra KvitováWimbledon - 11, 14
Roland Garros - 09 US Open - 04