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Re: Should the U.S. Open get a retractable roof?
« Reply #60 on: September 28, 2010, 05:30:35 PM »
What's going on in the second picture? Looks like their breaking up a fight at the net.  :rofl_2:


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Re: Should the U.S. Open get a retractable roof?
« Reply #61 on: September 28, 2010, 05:54:37 PM »
That picture looks like an unfinished bullring.

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Re: Should the U.S. Open get a retractable roof?
« Reply #62 on: September 28, 2010, 05:56:46 PM »
LOL Swish, good catch!  :rofl_2: maybe it was a davis cup tie.
I don't know if there has ever been a fight between players.
Koubek just choked crazy austrian Daniel Koellerer in june. insults, yes, a lot of times, but a fight, I do not remember.

 
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Re: Should the U.S. Open get a retractable roof?
« Reply #63 on: September 28, 2010, 06:09:39 PM »
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYYUtb4GUHE&feature=related[/youtube].

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Re: Should the U.S. Open get a retractable roof?
« Reply #64 on: September 28, 2010, 06:21:11 PM »
the most recent? in 2000 the infamous incident in the Davis Cup tie involving Chile vs Argentina. Fans and players getting wild at the Parque O'Higgins in Santiago.



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Re: Should the U.S. Open get a retractable roof?
« Reply #65 on: September 28, 2010, 06:59:51 PM »
Another great picture, conchita. It looks big but being a horseshoe, it can't hold more than old Armstrong. I think old Armstrong held 18,000ish. What a bizarre configuration for a main stadium.

Forest Hills seats 14,000
old Armstrong  18,000
new Armstrong  10,200

Wow, the neighborhood of Forest Hills looks gorgeous. That must be the part of Queens McEnroe grew up. I've got to check it out someday.  :gleam:

That's exactly what I'm thinking too :cool: I've looked at the air shots on Google maps and zoomed in and it does look a really lovely part of Queens and its only a couple of miles away from where I stayed last year.

I noticed! I usually stay on Queens Blvd in Woodside, so I'm really not that far at all.
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Re: Should the U.S. Open get a retractable roof?
« Reply #66 on: September 28, 2010, 07:06:01 PM »
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYYUtb4GUHE&feature=related[/youtube].


Holy Crap! That is so awesome. I love the way Mac held his ground then goated Connors  :rofl_2: :rofl_2:

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Re: Should the U.S. Open get a retractable roof?
« Reply #67 on: September 28, 2010, 07:16:11 PM »
Coria was in the mix of a two of the best highlights from 2005, with Hewitt in the Davis Cup tie in Argentina, then later with Massu at the USO. Massu actually walked over to Coria during the change over and Coria told him to go sit down.  :laugh-bounce:
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Re: Should the U.S. Open get a retractable roof?
« Reply #68 on: September 28, 2010, 07:44:10 PM »

what do you think about the chances to build a new tennis stadium instead of just a roof???
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I think you've got it right, conchi. A new stadium would be the route.

Actually, I'd hate to see them change a thing. What's good for the TV viewer and tennis player isn't good for the spectator. The USO is the most fan friendly of all the slams (though I would like to see them adopt the resale policy Wimbledon has :thumbs-up:  I'd like to see them put money into the outside courts -- like I've said before, create a bridge between the courts a la that between courts 2 and 3 at RG.



There are several places to these construct bridges at the Open.

http://www.virtualbirdseye.com/map/map.htm?x=-73.847115&y=40.749597&z=17&t=2

Beyond that, unlike other slams, all venues are general admission through the first four rounds except Ashe. With a grounds pass, you can go to every venue but Ashe. With a ticket for Ashe, you can go to every venue. Ashe, however, does have a different ticket for the day and night sessions, but those are the only restrictions. At RG, I had to buy one ticket for Court 1 and another ticket for Phillipe Chartrier. Of course, Suzanne Lenglen requires yet another ticket. I thought that sucked.

And the cost won't be passed on to you, it will be passed on to me. So, on behalf of the real fans, let me be the first to say to the rest of yous...
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Re: Should the U.S. Open get a retractable roof?
« Reply #69 on: September 29, 2010, 05:14:16 AM »

what do you think about the chances to build a new tennis stadium instead of just a roof???
NY My Entire Team Sucks, aka Mets, just built a new ballpark in front of Flushing Meadows


I think you've got it right, conchi. A new stadium would be the route.

Actually, I'd hate to see them change a thing. What's good for the TV viewer and tennis player isn't good for the spectator. The USO is the most fan friendly of all the slams (though I would like to see them adopt the resale policy Wimbledon has :thumbs-up:  I'd like to see them put money into the outside courts -- like I've said before, create a bridge between the courts a la that between courts 2 and 3 at RG.



There are several places to these construct bridges at the Open.

http://www.virtualbirdseye.com/map/map.htm?x=-73.847115&y=40.749597&z=17&t=2

Beyond that, unlike other slams, all venues are general admission through the first four rounds except Ashe. With a grounds pass, you can go to every venue but Ashe. With a ticket for Ashe, you can go to every venue. Ashe, however, does have a different ticket for the day and night sessions, but those are the only restrictions. At RG, I had to buy one ticket for Court 1 and another ticket for Phillipe Chartrier. Of course, Suzanne Lenglen requires yet another ticket. I thought that sucked.

And the cost won't be passed on to you, it will be passed on to me. So, on behalf of the real fans, let me be the first to say to the rest of yous...
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thank you very much for the music video, Pretenders are one of my fav. bands and I have not listen to them in years.  :)
I agree about the ny fans, they are sensational, just like at the AO and Wimby but the american crowd has a lot more passion to the game. they are not silent at all.
the ovation to Nadal when he felt to his knees after the final was one of the most amazing moments in sports in recent time.
I do love the policy of tickets of the USO, it's great because there are plenty of fans on the other courts.
I am not going to talk about Roland Garros, I do not like the slam at all.
thanks for the pic of court 2 and 3 at RG, they are the best courts to watch and feel the matches, you are just 5 meters from the players.
I still remember the great pics you posted of court 6 (or was it 7?) between Nico and Murray.

I totally agree about building some different outside courts at the USO with bridges. It's impossible to know if you are watching a match at court 7, 10, 11 or 13, they are all the same. Wimby has probably made a mistake with the new court 3, the graveyard, it's identical to the new Court 2, where court 13 was and what is more, one of the most iconic place at Wimby is gone, the crown's nest.

about bridges connecting the courts, I will leave the last row of courts as they are now, court 8,9, 10 and then court 13, 14,15,16 but I will try to built something different between Courts 6-7 and courts 11-12. that will make 5 great outside courts. 

In my opinion the best courts at the majors are:
Flinders Park, MCA and Court 6.
Roland Garros, Courts 2,3.
Wimby, court 18 but the two best are sadly gone, old court 1, old graveyard.
USO, Grandstand.

was there a lot of talk during the USO about problems to sell tickets to go into Ashe? I remember some comments saying they were even problems to sell tickets to nfl games, I think they were talking about the new Giants/Jets stadium.
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Re: Should the U.S. Open get a retractable roof?
« Reply #70 on: September 29, 2010, 08:00:53 AM »
Ashe tickets are last to sell out, which is a good thing because the grounds passes sell out the day they go on sale.  :(
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Re: Should the U.S. Open get a retractable roof?
« Reply #71 on: September 29, 2010, 12:05:25 PM »
I don't care for Monday finals so I am all for the roof. Also, they need to get rid of the insane Super Saturday schedule and put the semis on Friday like rest of the normal people. Or else they will keep putting the more competitive match later Saturday afternoon after the first match and the winner of that match will always be in disadvantage than his opponent. As a result, the wrong person will end up winning a slam in a most likely scenario. It  happened in 2008 and it happened in 2010 and it will happen again. Players should come first above all.

Yeah, a big conspiracy to help the overrated player from Majorca. I suspect Bush sr. was involved. Hopefully, one day the truth will come out. Keep fighting!

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Re: Should the U.S. Open get a retractable roof?
« Reply #72 on: September 30, 2010, 01:52:54 AM »
What's going on in the second picture? Looks like their breaking up a fight at the net.  :rofl_2:




And one other thing, the cars are going the wrong way.
The grass is worn out at the baseline too.  :confused1:
Maybe no one did S&V back then.  :)

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Re: Should the U.S. Open get a retractable roof?
« Reply #73 on: September 30, 2010, 06:34:51 AM »
Actually, that is grass at the baseline Swish, everything else is worn away. ;-()
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Re: Should the U.S. Open get a retractable roof?
« Reply #74 on: September 30, 2010, 11:45:07 PM »
Actually, that is grass at the baseline Swish, everything else is worn away. ;-()

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Re: Should the U.S. Open get a retractable roof?
« Reply #75 on: September 06, 2011, 02:51:04 PM »
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Re: Should the U.S. Open get a retractable roof?
« Reply #76 on: September 06, 2011, 03:28:26 PM »
No. What I'd do is remove the upper deck from Arthur Ashe and put a retractable roof on the renovated stadium. Also put one on Armstrong.
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Re: Should the U.S. Open get a retractable roof?
« Reply #77 on: September 06, 2011, 04:14:03 PM »
This is so stupid. Of course they should build the frigging roof. Sure, it's probably not cheap but this a major tournament. I'm sure they have enough money to do it.   

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Re: Should the U.S. Open get a retractable roof?
« Reply #78 on: September 06, 2011, 08:27:52 PM »
Kash should read his thread.
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Re: Should the U.S. Open get a retractable roof?
« Reply #79 on: September 07, 2011, 07:14:01 AM »
Kash should read his thread.


Hi! don't know why I posted a pic of Kooyong and then some davis cup videos! lol!

I think I saw you at the grandstand in the haas-monaco match at one end of the court wearing an orange shirt. perhaps!
hope to see you again today, that will mean there's some tennis going!

What is your opinion regarding brand new court 17? it doesn't look very good on tv but there are temporary bleachers and the court will be finished next year.

well, if you remember tamarine tanasugarn, you also remember the plans of renovation to flushing meadows, we had a topic about it : will the new louis armstrong have a roof? by monstah, (causing an uproar, lol)
http://www.tennis4you.com/forum/index.php?topic=15012.msg452778#msg452778
(no roof on centre court, too big and expensive then roof on a brand new armstrong stadium and no words about the grandstand)
were you able to find any info during those days about plans of renovation to flushing meadows? thanks in advance.

the most important, have truly great and wonderful experiences those days in new york city! :)

Forza!  :)
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