View Full Version : Why is Court2 called "graveyard"?

Vamos Feńa
Jun 25th, 2005, 10:26 PM
Are there simply a lot of upsets or somethin'?
:confused: :help:

Jun 25th, 2005, 10:38 PM
Many former champions and other top players have been upset on court two.

Jun 25th, 2005, 10:38 PM
You answered your own question! :D

Sampras, Stich, Seles, Martinez, Agassi have all lost there. And many more top names I can't remember, I'm sure....

Jun 25th, 2005, 10:38 PM
And Serena :D

Jun 25th, 2005, 10:41 PM
And Serena :D


Jun 25th, 2005, 10:57 PM
Yea, players can sometimes be very superstitous. :lol: Serena escaped the first time, unfortunately, not this time.

Jun 25th, 2005, 11:00 PM
Yup, lots of them lost on the graveyard. Sampras his last appearance was on the graveyard where he lost in the second round to Bastl. And if I'm right, Km lost there in 2002.

Anne K.
Jun 25th, 2005, 11:14 PM
:p I have a theory about why upsets happen on Court 2. To begin with, I
believe most top players are used to playing on the big showcourts, where
there's more space and less distractions--on the smaller courts, the spec-
tators are much closer and noisier. And secondly, lower ranked players are
used to playing on Court 16. They feel more comfortable on a smaller court.
They're often intimidated by Centre Court or Court One--it's very rare, es-
pecially on the women's side, that a low(er) ranked player upsets a high
ranked player on a show court. Serena had a bad break when all the matches
ran long on Centre today. I truly believe she would have won this match--or
at the least tied it at one set all--if she hadn't been moved to Court 2.

Anybody else agree?? :wavey: