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Should they play tennis in the rain.

This is the first i'm creating a thread in general so take it easy if it doesn't make sence.

BUT yeah it would add more excitement and who knows Wozniacky might slip and break her ankles and never play tennis again ...
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put on some spikes and let's go!
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BUT yeah it would add more excitement and who knows Wozniacky might slip and break her ankles and never play tennis again ...
Oh, how nice of you. I guess this is a withdrawal symptom from lack of tennis viewing...or they are normally like this anyway.
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Re: Should they play tennis in the rain.

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Re: Should they play tennis in the rain.

I imagine it would benefit most Davenport. Since she doesn't move anyhow.
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umm? you're a joke.
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Re: Should they play tennis in the rain.

No. I've played tennis in the rain, and there are several problems with it:
1) If you get rain in your eyes, it seriously hinders you as you have to close your eyes and try clear the water out. This would not help the player serving, or anyone retrieving a lob.
2) The ground is slippy. At the AO (I'm assuming) and the USO the ground is not very porous. If you see the courts at the USO you'll see there are puddles forming, hence why they need to dry it. At the FO and WIM the ground will become muddy and the grass will definitely become dangerously slippy. We want to decrease injuries, not increase them.
3) White clothing and water don't go well together.
4) The balls get messed up. They'd have to change balls more often, and then they become pointless to use a again. If you've ever tried using balls that have been used during rain, you'd know they're in poor condition after they become wet.
5) It won't help line judges or hawk-eye. If players are playing during heavy rain, or somewhat heavy rain, line calls have a larger chance of being in correct. And then if a player wishes to challenge, chances are hawk-eye won't work or will be completely off. If it doesn't work in the shade, I don't think it'd work during rain.

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This is the most ridiculous thread ever

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Re: Should they play tennis in the rain.

It's Wozniacki not Wozniacky.
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Re: Should they play tennis in the rain.

Well one year Dani practiced in the rain at the US Open and had no problem dealing with the conditions.
Rod Laver always brings up his pro days in the 60s of playing in mud and ice courts.

Players who are more apt to use their footspeed would have problems in it though.

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Re: Should they play tennis in the rain.

tennis balls are to soft to use in the rain, bit like your brain.

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