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Greg Rudeski keeps saying they need a roof

i don't see whats wrong with waiting till the rain stops or play an extra day, only once since 1988 have they needed a extra day added, thats not worth folking out $50 million dollars for a roof. Then Greg says wimbledon has a roof (as if rain at wimbledon wont matter anymore because ONE court has a roof) I think he has a crush on Annabel Croft.

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what a tool.

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Re: Greg Rudeski keeps saying they need a roof

They need a roof. All slams do. Even the French Open will had 2 new stadiums and 3 with roof by 2014.
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I just wish they'd shut up.
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Re: Greg Rudeski keeps saying they need a roof

Yeah, They need a roof. Since they cant really put one on Arthur Ashe, they should defintley get one on Louise Armstrong.
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what a tool.
I struggle to see how exactly this makes him a 'tool'.
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Re: Greg Rudeski keeps saying they need a roof

Well what shall I say? Rusedski is right. Like all the people before him, who have said, that the grand slams needs at least one court with roof.
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Re: Greg Rudeski keeps saying they need a roof

this is an outdoor tournement

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Re: Greg Rudeski keeps saying they need a roof

Will it make him go away?

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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.

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this is an outdoor tournement
Maybe. But time has changed. The TV channels can´t afford it, to show tapes or "play suspended" banners for a long time. The audience at the tv don´t have the patience to wait hours or days for suspended matches.
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Re: Greg Rudeski keeps saying they need a roof

Greg has sort of changed his mind. At the beginning of the USO he was commenting on emails about Super Saturday being unfair. And he was dismissing that and saying just accept it and stop whining.

Now he's saying it is unfair and they should either not have Super Saturday or Ashe needs a roof.

It would be a lot easier to schedule sensibly the way the other slams do and not have this unfair Super Saturday than trying to put a roof on Ashe if that is even possible.

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(as if rain at wimbledon wont matter anymore because ONE court has a roof)
Well it just becomes like a night session, there's one main match on.

Works pretty well at the AO

cept there's two roofs I guess.
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I just wish they'd shut up.
Their idea to bring back serve and volleying is to make a rule that a player must serve and volley at least once every service game
maybe they would like to limit the no. of winners per game too while they are it.

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Re: Greg Rudeski keeps saying they need a roof

NYC doesn't have enough extra money to fund it, the USTA will not pay for it entirely. Wimbledon was doing a renovation of the entire facility, that is not happening in NY, and as others have said Ashe is too big to do it. I have heard that if they even consider a roof it will not be on Ashe but on the grandstand or Armstrong. The grandstand is the first option because it is the smallest and would cost the least to renovate. The only way Ashe will ever have a roof is in 30+ years when they have to renovate the entire structure or unless NYC hits some miraculous economic boom and has money to burn.

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