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sickboy1888
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Wimbledon Questions 2014 « on: June 22, 2014, 02:02 PM »
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Ok will start this years Wimbledon questions thread off this year

My main question is why do they only ever play 3 matches on the 2 best courts i.e. Centre and Court 1.The most famous court in the world and they play more matches on other courts. Why cant they start play at 11.30 there and have an extra match a day on each court. Another woman's match as they always seem to have a 2-1 split in favour of the men on the big 2 courts

Also surely now 1 night time match on centre should be scheduled say every night with a 8pm start.

Also as an afterthought why cant there be floodlights in all the courts (Roland Garros too) as I was playing tennis at 10pm at night under floodlights at David Lloyd almost 20 years ago...LOL

Thoughts anyone  doh
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Re: Wimbledon Questions 2014 « Reply #1 on: June 22, 2014, 02:52 PM »
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Saving the grass surface on the 2 show courts (that's my thoughts anyway)
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Re: Wimbledon Questions 2014 « Reply #2 on: June 22, 2014, 02:52 PM »
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Re the night match - Cant be done, there is an agreement with Merton council that play will end at 11pm so that the people living in the area can get some sleep!
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Re: Wimbledon Questions 2014 « Reply #3 on: June 22, 2014, 02:54 PM »
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Re the night match - Cant be done, there is an agreement with Merton council that play will end at 11pm so that the people living in the area can get some sleep!

Yes but that could be negated Im sure and I am talking about 1 night match so 80% of time that wont get near 11pm
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Re: Wimbledon Questions 2014 « Reply #4 on: June 22, 2014, 02:56 PM »
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 Perish the thought  that there should be more women's matches on the show courts
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Re: Wimbledon Questions 2014 « Reply #5 on: June 22, 2014, 03:04 PM »
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Perish the thought  that there should be more women's matches on the show courts

As a matter of fact, yes there should be more womens matches on show courts. 1 on CC is disrespectful.
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Re: Wimbledon Questions 2014 « Reply #6 on: June 22, 2014, 03:19 PM »
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Saving the grass surface on the 2 show courts (that's my thoughts anyway)

That's my theory too.   They stop using the outside courts later in the tournament, or at least there is no big deal about shifting between outside courts if one gets damaged.

They need to keep Centre Court and Court No1 in good condition right through. 

I think it would be good to find a way to have more women's matches on Centre Court, but a lot is down to scheduling and how many sets you can squeeze into one day. 

The era of 'the big four' has made it harder to demote their matches, especially as one is home grown, but I think every now and then they could try having three women's matches and one men's match on Centre.  That's a theoretical 14 sets of tennis, rather than the usual theoretical 13.   Maybe they should do that on the Tuesday when the women's defending champion kicks things off and matches are likely to be one-sided.  I'm not sure if they'd risk putting three men's matches on a show court, especially one with no roof. 
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Re: Wimbledon Questions 2014 « Reply #7 on: June 22, 2014, 04:17 PM »
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Yes but that could be negated Im sure and I am talking about 1 night match so 80% of time that wont get near 11pm

They can't. Planning permission for the roof on Centre Court was contingent on no night matches. Having a match finish late is one thing, but they can't deliberately aim to have night matches. When Andy's match against Baghdatis ran late in 2012 they had to get special permission from the local council to go over 11pm. If they hadn't got permission they could have been fined, because the club is in a residential area.

I wonder if the floodlighting point also relies on permission from the local council. Again, residents would presumably have a say. It's not the same sort of issue, and I don't live in London, but I'm trying to get yellow lines in the road outside my bungalow, for safety. There is a legal process the council has to go through to get it, obviously, but I've been warned that if just one other resident doesn't want the yellow lines it will not happen. It shows how much the local residents around the All England Club could control what the club is able to do.
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Re: Wimbledon Questions 2014 « Reply #8 on: June 22, 2014, 06:25 PM »
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Can someone answer a question for me.

Im arriving in london on Wednesday about 3pm. My plan was to get a grounds pass Thursday and our tickets are for friday, but now im thinking if we are quick we can maybe shoot straight over to Wimbledon Wednesday and try get in?
Would this be possible? Or do u need to be queing early doors to get a grounds pass? I thought if Andy was on 2nd or 3rd on we could maybe watch his match on the hill?
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Re: Wimbledon Questions 2014 « Reply #9 on: June 22, 2014, 06:36 PM »
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Can someone answer a question for me.

Im arriving in london on Wednesday about 3pm. My plan was to get a grounds pass Thursday and our tickets are for friday, but now im thinking if we are quick we can maybe shoot straight over to Wimbledon Wednesday and try get in?
Would this be possible? Or do u need to be queing early doors to get a grounds pass? I thought if Andy was on 2nd or 3rd on we could maybe watch his match on the hill?

The queues really do take the piss wherever you are in the grounds, whether it be to get onto a court, to buy some food, to buy merchandise, to get resold tickets or to get ground passes. Your best shot is to get there early unfortunately. However, I did go on Middle Monday last year which is a manic day with everyone in the draw on both mens and womens playing, so people tend to try to get tickets for then. But be on the safe side I say.
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Re: Wimbledon Questions 2014 « Reply #10 on: June 22, 2014, 06:41 PM »
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The queues really do take the piss wherever you are in the grounds, whether it be to get onto a court, to buy some food, to buy merchandise, to get resold tickets or to get ground passes. Your best shot is to get there early unfortunately. However, I did go on Middle Monday last year which is a manic day with everyone in the draw on both mens and womens playing, so people tend to try to get tickets for then. But be on the safe side I say.

I just thought if we dont get there till 4 or 5ish then is it a one out one in basis? Its not a problem if we cant get in we shall just find a pub nearby to watch andys match and come back early Thursday morning. But would rather just go in on Wednesday then that leaves Thursday free for us, And Friday wont be a problem as we have tickets. Nothing ventured nothing gained I suppose.
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Re: Wimbledon Questions 2014 « Reply #11 on: June 22, 2014, 06:47 PM »
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I just thought if we dont get there till 4 or 5ish then is it a one out one in basis? Its not a problem if we cant get in we shall just find a pub nearby to watch andys match and come back early Thursday morning. But would rather just go in on Wednesday then that leaves Thursday free for us, And Friday wont be a problem as we have tickets. Nothing ventured nothing gained I suppose.

Yeah, one out one in usually starts about 4-5:30 because thats when people go to get the last trains home etc. But play is usually not far off concluding then, so people see it as rather pointless, but its good to go and get a feel of the place before you go for actual matches because it can be hectic and not everything is easy to find.
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Re: Wimbledon Questions 2014 « Reply #12 on: June 22, 2014, 06:53 PM »
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Yeah, one out one in usually starts about 4-5:30 because thats when people go to get the last trains home etc. But play is usually not far off concluding then, so people see it as rather pointless, but its good to go and get a feel of the place before you go for actual matches because it can be hectic and not everything is easy to find.

Cheers. Will head over about 4ish see if we are lucky.
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