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But that really depends on whether Wimbledon will want the roof, of if they wish to keep to their traditions... :rolleyes:
 

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Pfff wimby's not the same without rain delays
 

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I don't want a roof there ......

most of my girls play on outside courts so why should I get wet and see no tennis while others do :p
 

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Pffft.... its not our fault you have 43504580948504935 favourite tennis players :rolleyes: :p ;)
 

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We'll still have rain delays, only shorter ones.

And the chances of Conchita winning Wimbledon would diminish greatly with such a roof;)
 

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she hasn't got a chance now either..... even if it was on clay.
 

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How will the closed roof affect the surface? Any difference?
 

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Halle after one week of playing some matches under the roof resembles a potato field.

Wimbledon is a two week event and it would be disaster for the grass, cut up all over.
 

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TheBoiledEgg said:
Halle after one week of playing some matches under the roof resembles a potato field.
Exactly why they shouldn't have a roof!

It's only 2 weeks, why can't we put up with the rain? :confused: Afterall, it does make tournament unique and interesting! I mean if you're going to start changing things where's it going to end? No grass? Leave England?
 

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People just have to look at the state of the pitch at the Millenium Stadium to see exactly what would happen to the grass at Wimbledon.

Mud wrestling would fast become a more suitable sport ;) the grass cannot grow as well I suppose something to do with natural light...
 

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no, I don't like it

when the grass gets wet, the surface is slower and the bouncing gets nuts.

That favours Justine and Martina.

Also, it seems to me Justine doesn't like to play indoors, to start off, she likes wearing her cap ;) but also she doesn't seem to feel too comfortable with a roof over her head.
 
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Some smart alec (can't remember who it was), said they should have a removable court that comes in on rollers (a la that Korean stadium). Good idea in principle, but if you look at the surrounding areas near the main courts, vital parts of Wimbledon would have to be demolished and relocated, costing a ridiculous amount of money. Mind you the LTA may as well spend some money cos no-one has a bloody clue what the dough that they get from Wimbledon gets spent on.

A roof is a bad idea, look at Amsterdam Arena when fans put a cow on the pitch to show how bad it was...

There is another idea. Get rid of the grass and make Wimbledon a hardcourt tournament. Now think of the arguments that would cause!
 

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hard courts would mean a night session as well ;)

and the campers would get a real headache as those late leavers walk past around 12 (most be awake then anyway)
 
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