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slamchamp
May 26th, 2010, 07:27 PM
I don't get it, there's a lot of tounaments where matches are played at night. Can't they get proper lighting? :weirdo:

TeamUla
May 26th, 2010, 07:28 PM
I guess in Wimbledon it's the same, isn't it?

Tennisstar86
May 26th, 2010, 07:52 PM
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.

-Sonic-
May 26th, 2010, 07:57 PM
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...

Mastodon
May 26th, 2010, 08:00 PM
Monfils and Fognini just played out a night session all of their own.

Joe.
May 26th, 2010, 08:01 PM
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.

Kim's_fan_4ever
May 26th, 2010, 08:06 PM
Monfils and Fognini just played out a night session all of their own.

It was hilarious :haha:

Polikarpov
May 26th, 2010, 08:06 PM
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.

Polikarpov
May 26th, 2010, 08:08 PM
Or they could just borrow Aravane's van lights.

pokey camp
May 26th, 2010, 08:11 PM
If you think the RG crowd is bad now, add night sessions and see what happens.

Aravanecaravan
May 26th, 2010, 08:11 PM
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.

Slutati
May 26th, 2010, 08:12 PM
Monfils and Fognini just played out a night session all of their own.
Such an amazing match. :happy:

Dave.
May 26th, 2010, 08:15 PM
I say it every year, I would LOVE RG under lights. :hearts:

bbjpa
May 26th, 2010, 08:20 PM
The French likes to go to bed early :lol:

I remember the recent Madrid match Safarova/Dulgheru finished at quarter to 2AM :eek: :help: , players must be in some way disturbed to play so late , and it's not ideal to rest.

Polikarpov
May 26th, 2010, 08:20 PM
This was posted in MTF. I can't believe they let them continue.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v219/sleepy_boy/fogninimonfils.jpg

BournemouthBoy
May 26th, 2010, 08:22 PM
because there are better things to do in Paris at night.

Miss Atomic Bomb
May 26th, 2010, 08:24 PM
Because it is unnatural and thats not how God intended it to be.

Mastodon
May 26th, 2010, 08:27 PM
This was posted in MTF. I can't believe they let them continue.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v219/sleepy_boy/fogninimonfils.jpg

I'm surprised the tournament director didn't try and buy up all the candles in Paris. He was that desperate for the match to continue. Absolute French farce.

toxina90
May 26th, 2010, 08:29 PM
Isn't this why Venus lost to Flavia? :p

toxina90
May 26th, 2010, 08:30 PM
because there are better things to do in Paris at night.

:spit:

JJ's biatch
May 26th, 2010, 08:32 PM
Or they could just borrow Aravane's van lights.

:rolls:

Matt01
May 26th, 2010, 08:34 PM
Because it is unnatural and thats not how God intended it to be.


:lol:

I might be called conservative but I have to agree here. At night, people are sleeping. Tennis should be played during the day.

V-MAC
May 26th, 2010, 08:37 PM
I know. The umpire, and the organizers of this tournament are fucking ridiculous.

Unfortunately this isn't the first time something like this has happened - the Venus/Flavia match from 08 also finished around 10pm or just before it I believe. It was atrocious:rolleyes:

danieln1
May 26th, 2010, 08:38 PM
Or they could just borrow Aravane's van lights.

:haha: :haha:

That would be the solution for today´s match, it was disgusting to see...

Also, it wouldn´t hurt to put some lights on the show courts, not a night session, but just to prevent the matches to get suspended, even Wimbledon, the most traditional tournament ever, has lights now...

slamchamp
May 26th, 2010, 08:42 PM
I'm not talking about night sessions but fr the day matches that were scheduled..it's silly to suspend them, and I don't think they are so expensive:confused:

Acinolbaj
May 26th, 2010, 08:48 PM
Paris at night is lovely. The matches woold have such a great atmosphere. ;)

tea
May 26th, 2010, 08:49 PM
This was posted in MTF. I can't believe they let them continue.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v219/sleepy_boy/fogninimonfils.jpg
Optical illusion here. They have adjusted the view from that camera just few fractions of a second after the captured moment.

It doesn't make the match less ridiculous tho. The conditions were as bad, as everything into the darkness, as it was during that Wimbledon final which Nadal would have never won, had it been suspended in time.:o

About the lights. There is no problem to postpone the match in Paris, so for the tradition's sake it should be left as it is. As well as at Wimby. Synthetic surface GS tourneys are okay with having lights and the last point's played time around 1-3am.

TheBoiledEgg
May 26th, 2010, 08:50 PM
not always but sometimes its too cold to play at night at RG, they'll need to install underseat heating for all the spectators

slamchamp
May 26th, 2010, 08:51 PM
the "tradition" thing is so stupid:o leave that to wimbledon

edificio
May 26th, 2010, 08:51 PM
Isn't this why Venus lost to Flavia? :p

Partially, yeah.

They definitely should have stopped Monfils/Fognini at 4-4. The next two games seemed like patty cake, since they could not see.

Emergency lights on the main stadia would be good, but obviously, if they are thinking of moving the whole tournament, they won't want to spend money on lights.

Cakeisgood
May 26th, 2010, 09:59 PM
The Monfils match was inducing grogginess, so RG organizers didn't want to wake the spectators.

Wiggly
May 26th, 2010, 10:11 PM
Optical illusion here. They have adjusted the view from that camera just few fractions of a second after the captured moment.


Go see some pictures in Getty Images. It's ridiculous.
One photo's description is "Light from a scoreboard and a television studio illuminate the court". :tape:

Ferg
May 26th, 2010, 10:14 PM
They cant afford lights. :awww:

Adrian.
May 26th, 2010, 10:24 PM
I guess in Wimbledon it's the same, isn't it?
No, it's because the grass get's slippery when it is late ;)

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

:haha: Fognini was soooo fail:o he just should play drop-shots, even I would hit the ball harder and with a better ankle than him:rolleyes:

Or they could just borrow Aravane's van lights.

:haha::haha::haha:

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

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v219/sleepy_boy/fogninimonfils.jpg

:help:

because there are better things to do in Paris at night.

:hehehe:

not always but sometimes its too cold to play at night at RG, they'll need to install underseat heating for all the spectators

:spit:

Go see some pictures in Getty Images. It's ridiculous.
One photo's description is "Light from a scoreboard and a television studio illuminate the court". :tape:

This thread is great:banana::haha:

Midnight_Robber
May 26th, 2010, 10:27 PM
Optical illusion here. They have adjusted the view from that camera just few fractions of a second after the captured moment.

It doesn't make the match less ridiculous tho. The conditions were as bad, as everything into the darkness, as it was during that Wimbledon final which Nadal would have never won, had it been suspended in time.:o

About the lights. There is no problem to postpone the match in Paris, so for the tradition's sake it should be left as it is. As well as at Wimby. Synthetic surface GS tourneys are okay with having lights and the last point's played time around 1-3am.

...At least you're blushing as you've made that statement. :) Though yes, it was Nadal's fault for choking mid-way through the match and not closing it out far earlier. :rolleyes: But yes, they should think about the players, the spectators and try and schedule reasonable times for these matches.

BuTtErFrEnA
May 26th, 2010, 11:28 PM
i think they should have lights just so some matches can be finished like tonight but not started after a certain time...just to keep the schedule on track as much as possible especially in cases where part of the day get's rained out

V's a star
May 27th, 2010, 12:01 AM
I dont like the idea of night matches at RG for some reason. But they def should install sum lights atleast on PC so if matches run late they cud be finished.

Gdsimmons
May 27th, 2010, 01:02 AM
I think lights would help alot. I mean not a match scheduled to begin at like 11 oclock. But if the day session runs over a little just to have them there. I think that would be great.

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Lucas_Arg
May 27th, 2010, 03:10 AM
They shouldn't add a night session, but, with lights, they could play 5 matches on the center courts in a row, starting at 11:00.

tennisbum79
May 27th, 2010, 03:31 AM
Tradition, tradition, tradition.
It can sometime be an impediment to progress.

It is no coincidence, that the 2 youngest tournaments( less history), USO and AO, were at the forefront of putting lights on the their stadium.
In addition, AO, the youngest of the 4, also has a roof.
Few years back AO also llisten to the players and changed the sticky, rubbury surface to prevent the epidemy of on-court injuries.

It took several years to finally convince Wimbldeon to provide roof on center court.

~{X}~
May 27th, 2010, 05:12 AM
Tradition, tradition, tradition.
It can sometime be an impediment to progress.

It is no coincidence, that the 2 youngest tournaments( less history), USO and AO, were at the forefront of putting lights on the their stadium.
In addition, AO, the youngest of the 4, also has a roof.
Few years back AO also llisten to the players and changed the sticky, rubbury surface to prevent the epidemy of on-court injuries.

It took several years to finally convince Wimbldeon to provide roof on center court.

USO is not a young tournament. Its the 2nd oldest, only started a few years after Wimbledon.

The two youngest are RG and the Australian.