I agree not good but to be fair the French are less sensitive about this sort of thing than the British for example. It is a common sight to see men standing by the roadside doing the same but without the water bottle!
Maybe - but from the expressions on his team-mates faces they don't look too happy about it. Also this tie was presumably being televised. I'd be interested to know which country they were playing and if the tie was being played in France.
Why is everyone mesmerised by Llodra's urinary habits?
Re the scheduling for Monday I reckon that Federer is on the evening slot so people can see him before he gets knocked out of the tournament and announces his retirement.
Nadal is there on the first day because he has been told by his Medics that his knees will not stand the strain of a 5 set match and people will want to see him before this happens
Djokovic and Murray are being held back to Tuesday or Wednesday cos you always save the best till last
At least that's what I'm hoping
I can see that Andy might benefit from not having a two day gap. Like Gnome, I have a feeling that last year he had two days in between the second round against Dodig, when he was in gorgeous form, to the third round against Lopez, when, let's just say he could have got it done a wee bit quicker - even if I do make some allowances for Feli playing out of his skin as well - I spent the match wanting to throttle poor Feli!
Fingers crossed it won't rain and that Andy will deal with having to wait a bit to get the first match out of the way. Maybe it will give him longer to prepare and come out fighting from the off.
I think I'd feel a little happier if Andy was playing on Tuesday. The sooner he gets on court the better. Just constantly practising doesn't make up for playing a competitive match and this one would seem to be ideal for him to start working his way into the tournament. Also the way the weather seems to have a habit of messing up the USO is another reason. There are plans to put a roof on Arthur Ashe and renovate the whole stadium, but all that will be years away. I didn't realise the whole thing was built on swampland, which is why they'll have to lose several tiers of seating otherwise the added weight of the roof on AA could cause the arena to sink.