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12 noon start tomorrow local time (11am UK and Ireland).
 

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It seems unnecessary to start earlier when the forecast is clear all day tomorrow (and as an American viewer I don't want to wake up at 6am :tears:) but I guess the players will appreciate the little bit of extra rest before Friday.
 

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People who had tickets for today are invited to come back tomorrow (for free obviously) as the Lenglen will be opened contrary to schedule.
 

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A random thought just occurred to me: D-Day was postponed from June 5th to June 6th because of .... bad weather
 
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That's the nature of outdoor tennis. It happened at Wimbledon last year in the semis. On that occasion it benefited Djokovic because although they closed the roof they couldn't finish by the cut-off of 11pm. Djokovic insisted on keeping it closed the next day even though it was dry (they've since changed that rule) because he plays better indoors. In the final he played a totally exhausted Anderson whose semi had gone on for 6 and a half hours. Djokovic was a huge recipient of good fortune then so if someone else gets it this time that's only fair. :)
That was because Anderson took so long to beat Federer and Isner. If he was good enough he wouldn't have taken that much time. Nothing fortunate for Djokovic.
 

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That was because Anderson took so long to beat Federer and Isner. If he was good enough he wouldn't have taken that much time. Nothing fortunate for Djokovic.
Of course he was fortunate, both with the roof and by playing an exhausted opponent.
 

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A random thought just occurred to me: D-Day was postponed from June 5th to June 6th because of .... bad weather
So you're saying that the Americans are coming tomorrow ? :eek:h: (though Australia participated too). Simona, you're in danger gurl.
 

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mens tennis is more popular, so it will always be scheduled at a supposed better viewing time for t.v. in particular. ( there are occasional exceptions, william's sisters, sharapova at her best.)

despite the fact i prefer watching the women's game, nothing will change until we get some really consistant top players who don't bomb out early, then maybe things change.

i'm not sure which was worst viewing, halep's thrashing of swiatek, or rafa's annihilation of nishikori, but rafa is a bigger star, so he gets a better slot.

MAYBE THE W.T.A. NEED A COMPLETE MARKETING STRATEGY MAKEOVER, or maybe the players just have to be better.
ATP marketing team is better but their success isnt due to that. Its because the top players are consistent. They dont peak in 1-2 tournaments a years to get a high ranking.
 

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That's the nature of outdoor tennis. It happened at Wimbledon last year in the semis. On that occasion it benefited Djokovic because although they closed the roof they couldn't finish by the cut-off of 11pm. Djokovic insisted on keeping it closed the next day even though it was dry (they've since changed that rule) because he plays better indoors. In the final he played a totally exhausted Anderson whose semi had gone on for 6 and a half hours. Djokovic was a huge recipient of good fortune then so if someone else gets it this time that's only fair. <img src="https://i.imgur.com/MdveASt.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smilie" class="inlineimg" />
That was because Anderson took so long to beat Federer and Isner. If he was good enough he wouldn't have taken that much time. Nothing fortunate for Djokovic.
Well he could have lost to federer if that didnt stretch to 5. Against isner he did miss a lot of chances.
 
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