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Why can't the matches be played at night as well?

I don't get it, there's a lot of tounaments where matches are played at night. Can't they get proper lighting?

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Re: Why can't the matches be played at night as well?

I guess in Wimbledon it's the same, isn't it?
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Re: Why can't the matches be played at night as well?

lights are expensive? Why add a night session if you dont need too? IMO night sessions can mess up scheduling...Cause you're forced to put a big names on the night schedule. So you end up with 1 person playing in the morning and a big break in the day for the night matches... And theres no reason to add lighting unless you're gonna make a "night session" otherwise you're wasting money.

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Re: Why can't the matches be played at night as well?

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theres no reason to add lighting unless you're gonna make a "night session" otherwise you're wasting money.

This is what I think, yeah. Not really in love with the idea of a night session at RG.

Imagine a 5 hour mens match after a 3 hours womens match during a night session... and thats even if the night session started on time and didn't start late due to long matches during the day session...
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Re: Why can't the matches be played at night as well?

Monfils and Fognini just played out a night session all of their own.
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Re: Why can't the matches be played at night as well?

I dont think it would hurt if they put floodlights on the PC, SL and C1.....it would save a lot of matches from being suspended.


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Re: Why can't the matches be played at night as well?

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Monfils and Fognini just played out a night session all of their own.
It was hilarious

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Re: Why can't the matches be played at night as well?

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Monfils and Fognini just played out a night session all of their own.
I know. The umpire, and the organizers of this tournament are fucking ridiculous.
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Re: Why can't the matches be played at night as well?

Or they could just borrow Aravane's van lights.
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Re: Why can't the matches be played at night as well?

If you think the RG crowd is bad now, add night sessions and see what happens.
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Re: Why can't the matches be played at night as well?

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I dont think it would hurt if they put floodlights on the PC, SL and C1.....it would save a lot of matches from being suspended.
This is reasonable.

I don't think they need to play night sessions, per se, but it would help out if they could finish what was scheduled, or at least not have to suspend matches.

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Monfils and Fognini just played out a night session all of their own.
Such an amazing match.
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Re: Why can't the matches be played at night as well?

I say it every year, I would LOVE RG under lights.
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Re: Why can't the matches be played at night as well?

The French likes to go to bed early

I remember the recent Madrid match Safarova/Dulgheru finished at quarter to 2AM , players must be in some way disturbed to play so late , and it's not ideal to rest.
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Re: Why can't the matches be played at night as well?

This was posted in MTF. I can't believe they let them continue.

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