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*W*
Jun 22nd, 2008, 03:07 PM
http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty/d5/fullj.d0f16d31787c77c26b0226bc7ca64e14/d0f16d31787c77c26b0226bc7ca64e14-getty-81648777rp008_the_champions.jpg

Slutati
Jun 22nd, 2008, 03:08 PM
Yes, it's great:D

debopero
Jun 22nd, 2008, 03:09 PM
:hearts:

goldenlox
Jun 22nd, 2008, 03:10 PM
It's going to mean high profile players get to play as scheduled.
And the rank and file wait for the rains to stop.
It's good for the fans. Bad for players who aren't deemed to be worthy of a show court

Dawson.
Jun 22nd, 2008, 03:10 PM
looks pretty good. bring on wimbledon 2009 :D

RND
Jun 22nd, 2008, 03:11 PM
Looks cool,I like it,especially at the thought of getting rid of the annoying rains. :)

InsideOut.
Jun 22nd, 2008, 03:11 PM
Looks good. :yeah:

Zébulon
Jun 22nd, 2008, 03:12 PM
What does it like like when the roof is actually put ?

ce
Jun 22nd, 2008, 03:12 PM
:hearts:

Dav.
Jun 22nd, 2008, 03:17 PM
I like it, but I'm going to miss the Wimbledon that I've been used to seeing for the past ten years. But I realize how necessary the roof was, so it's a win/win situation.

Dawson.
Jun 22nd, 2008, 03:29 PM
who said no? explain yoursef

Slutiana
Jun 22nd, 2008, 03:44 PM
It's going to mean high profile players get to play as scheduled.
And the rank and file wait for the rains to stop.
It's good for the fans. Bad for players who aren't deemed to be worthy of a show court
The retractable roof isn't on until next year.

Mikey.
Jun 22nd, 2008, 03:45 PM
Why would someone not like it? :shrug: :lol: It's a roof :lol:

A'DAM
Jun 22nd, 2008, 03:46 PM
Its cool for us but bad for the lower rank players!

debopero
Jun 22nd, 2008, 03:48 PM
Why would someone not like it? :shrug: :lol: It's a roof :lol:

Because it was obviously just made to benfit thoose Wiliams Sisters. I guess the world just revolves around them :rolleyes:.

IMPOSSIBLE
Jun 22nd, 2008, 03:51 PM
Nice :)

tenn_ace
Jun 22nd, 2008, 03:51 PM
I think those who don't like it would probably have the same arguments as goldenlox. It just makes it competition a bit unfair towards lower ranked players.

@Sweet Cleopatra
Jun 22nd, 2008, 04:00 PM
will the sound of rain on the glass roof be annoying during play ?

Mikey.
Jun 22nd, 2008, 04:11 PM
Because it was obviously just made to benfit thoose Wiliams Sisters. I guess the world just revolves around them :rolleyes:.

:confused::confused::confused:

CrossCourt~Rally
Jun 22nd, 2008, 04:11 PM
Yes, its a great idea :cool:.

debopero
Jun 22nd, 2008, 04:12 PM
:confused::confused::confused:

:haha:

kwilliams
Jun 22nd, 2008, 04:15 PM
I like it! I definitely wasn't a fan of the stadium with the roof ripped off last year.

The lower ranked players don't get to play on centre court anyway...that goes for all tournaments (with or without rooved courts). Most of the time a lower ranked player plays centre court it means that they're going to lose. Given the choice I'm sure they'd rather wait around on the rain and play some other low ranked player on an outside court!

Jebi se you say the retractable roof isn't on until 2009? This roof doesn't open and close? So basically we have the 2006 roof again!?

Emina.
Jun 22nd, 2008, 04:16 PM
of course :)

cheo23
Jun 22nd, 2008, 04:18 PM
Is this roof ready??

tim2502
Jun 22nd, 2008, 04:34 PM
pretty cool!!

Langers
Jun 22nd, 2008, 04:35 PM
How close are the fans, still.

Pretty amazing stadium really. Roof looks great.

Sean.
Jun 22nd, 2008, 04:41 PM
I like it! I definitely wasn't a fan of the stadium with the roof ripped off last year.

The lower ranked players don't get to play on centre court anyway...that goes for all tournaments (with or without rooved courts). Most of the time a lower ranked player plays centre court it means that they're going to lose. Given the choice I'm sure they'd rather wait around on the rain and play some other low ranked player on an outside court!

Jebi se you say the retractable roof isn't on until 2009? This roof doesn't open and close? So basically we have the 2006 roof again!?

No they added an extra tier. The old stadium wasn't strong enough structurally to hold a roof so they had to redesign it. The 'full' roof wont be finished until next year :)

ivanban
Jun 22nd, 2008, 06:11 PM
For this year they built necessary structure that can support retractable roof which will be installed for next year Wimby ;)
So, basically it'll be the same as every year before rain wise

SV_Fan
Jun 22nd, 2008, 06:44 PM
Love it

Coffee&TV
Jun 22nd, 2008, 06:45 PM
Yes, it's hot. :hearts: :lol: No suspended game whatsoever.

RenaSlam.
Jun 22nd, 2008, 06:55 PM
It looks great.

youizahoe
Jun 22nd, 2008, 07:00 PM
The roof is finished, but it can't be closed yet. That will be completed by march 09.

Sexysova
Jun 22nd, 2008, 07:02 PM
it's cool :drool: I love that picture :hearts:

wtatourfan
Jun 22nd, 2008, 07:03 PM
This roof should already be ready.

Slumpsova
Jun 22nd, 2008, 07:23 PM
will the sound of rain on the glass roof be annoying during play ?
oh it isn't annoying as much as your fave's grunt anyway :p

Slumpsova
Jun 22nd, 2008, 07:24 PM
Yes, it's hot. :hearts: :lol: No suspended game whatsoever.
poor Jankovic :sad: oh wait, there still is a medical time out.

Destiny
Jun 22nd, 2008, 07:24 PM
it looks great

LindsayRulz
Jun 22nd, 2008, 08:43 PM
The court looks old but the seats and the rest of the stadium are pretty recents, it's a strange mix. But yeah, I like the roof of course :lol::worship:

youizahoe
Jun 22nd, 2008, 08:52 PM
This roof should already be ready.

The first press release said 2010 as finishing date. And now they say early 2009. So it's fast enough.

RenaSlam.
Jun 22nd, 2008, 08:54 PM
This has to be the most lopsided poll ever.

hablo
Jun 22nd, 2008, 09:17 PM
Yes, it's practical and lovely.

tobi
Jun 22nd, 2008, 09:21 PM
Lot lot better if you imagine last years court.

youizahoe
Jun 22nd, 2008, 10:05 PM
yeah it was so windy last year... :P

davidmario
Jun 22nd, 2008, 10:16 PM
poor Jankovic :sad: oh wait, there still is a medical time out.

:lol: true.

Rod the Bama
Jun 22nd, 2008, 10:39 PM
I love the new roof at Centre Court. It gives it a nice modern look to go along with the classical look with the rest of the court.

LCS
Jun 22nd, 2008, 10:40 PM
Great!!

Lindsayfanumber1
Jun 22nd, 2008, 11:55 PM
Very nice :yeah:

Shvedbarilescu
Jun 23rd, 2008, 12:10 AM
The best thing about the roof is that it means that from 2009 there will be no more rain during Wimbledon. Why? Sod's law. As soon as you build a roof there is no need for it, just as when you remember to take your umbrella it doesn't rain. ;)

danieln1
Jun 23rd, 2008, 02:58 AM
I don´t think I´ve ever seen such a smashing result: 98.06%!!!
But it´s very beautiful this new roof, finally no rain in Wimbledon next year!

danieln1
Jun 23rd, 2008, 03:01 AM
I think those who don't like it would probably have the same arguments as goldenlox. It just makes it competition a bit unfair towards lower ranked players.

WTA nor Larry Scott gives a damn to lower ranked players...

austennis
Jun 23rd, 2008, 03:31 AM
i dont like the way it changes the icnoic stadium but i like the practicality and the usefullness it brings to tennis :D

brayster87
Jun 23rd, 2008, 03:51 AM
Absolutely, like AO

mckyle.
Jun 23rd, 2008, 07:58 AM
Yes! Last year I thought the court was so strange, so empty :lol:

Sharapowerr
Jun 23rd, 2008, 08:15 AM
I think the roof was made for Venus Williams , if Maria will ever win under the roof she s copyinng Venus.... lol

Junex
Jun 23rd, 2008, 09:02 AM
poor Jankovic :sad: oh wait, there still is a medical time out.

It would not only benefit Jankovic perse...

In the past, champions have benefited from a suspended play due to raining.
I remember Graf was one, also Serena last year...and many others!

Buitenzorg
Jun 23rd, 2008, 09:30 AM
nice

Привет
Jun 23rd, 2008, 10:16 AM
I like it! I definitely wasn't a fan of the stadium with the roof ripped off last year.

The lower ranked players don't get to play on centre court anyway...that goes for all tournaments (with or without rooved courts). Most of the time a lower ranked player plays centre court it means that they're going to lose. Given the choice I'm sure they'd rather wait around on the rain and play some other low ranked player on an outside court!

Jebi se you say the retractable roof isn't on until 2009? This roof doesn't open and close? So basically we have the 2006 roof again!?

Exactly. :yeah:

InsideOut.
Jun 23rd, 2008, 10:21 AM
It would not only benefit Jankovic perse...

In the past, champions have benefited from a suspended play due to raining.
I remember Graf was one, also Serena last year...and many others!

And Bartoli slept for a couple of hours and then came out and beat Jankovic. :lol:

.:sk:.
Jun 23rd, 2008, 03:35 PM
Yes!!! Better than last year :lol:

MrSerenaWilliams
Jun 23rd, 2008, 03:43 PM
I hope this means that they schedule night matches :hearts:

SAEKeithSerena
Jun 23rd, 2008, 03:52 PM
it looks great. about time.

AnywhereButHome
Jun 23rd, 2008, 04:23 PM
yes

BuTtErFrEnA
Jun 23rd, 2008, 08:21 PM
question: next year will they play matches later since they will obviously be lights on the court due to a retractable roof or will they end matches the same???

Joseph73
Jun 28th, 2008, 08:21 AM
It would not only benefit Jankovic perse...

In the past, champions have benefited from a suspended play due to raining.
I remember Graf was one, ...


When ever did Graf profit from that??:confused:

Ntour
Jun 28th, 2008, 10:29 AM
question: next year will they play matches later since they will obviously be lights on the court due to a retractable roof or will they end matches the same???

the roof will be translucent, so there probably wont be a lot of extra lighting

which means they probably won't play any later than normal

Wintermute
Jun 28th, 2008, 10:46 AM
will the sound of rain on the glass roof be annoying during play ?

The roof is made of a fabric not glass.

From wimbledon.org: (http://aeltc.wimbledon.org/en_GB/about/guide/longtermplan.html#future)

The retractable roof over Wimbledon’s Centre Court is a type of ‘folding fabric concertina’.

This allows the roof to be folded into a highly compressed area when not in use over the court. About 5,200 square metres of a very strong and flexible, translucent waterproof material will be used for the roof.

A key element of the design has been to allow natural light to reach the grass, while an airflow system will remove condensation from within the bowl to provide the optimum internal environment for the comfort of spectators and players when the roof is closed.

The roof has been designed to close/open in under 10 minutes and will be closed primarily to protect play from inclement (and, if necessary, extremely hot) weather during The Championships.

Play will be suspended while the roof closes/opens before being resumed once both the court surface and bowl have attained the optimum conditions for players and spectators.

This process will take between 10-30 minutes depending on the prevailing climatic conditions.

Check out the vid: What Centre Court will look like in 2009 (wmv) (http://pl.wimbledon.mediazone.com/p.asx?url=http://mfile.akamai.com/25457/wmv/wimbledonxp.download.akamai.com/25457/wimbledon/streaming/2007/centrecourt_2009.wmv)