4) A roof would only be useful from say the Quarterfinals on.Fantasy Season said:Here's why I'm against a retractable roof:
1) The US Open is an OUTDOOR hardcourt event. Yes, there is a big difference between indoor tennis and outdoor tennis.
2) Unless Ashe, Armstrong and Grandstand all had retractable roofs (which they can't afford), that's the only way they could fit all 4th round men's and women's matches, plus doubles.
3) Even if that took place, half the women's 4th round matches were completed. It's not fair at all to allow half the draw to play indoors.