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Lara
09-13-2010, 11:05 PM
Rain :wall:

Apologies to Nole fans - I didn't get much sleep last night so I went to get coffee during the second set. When I came back he was ahead having won 11 points. :shuffle:

The break might do him good though...it's hard to leave at such a critical point in the match!

Lara
09-13-2010, 11:06 PM
This is one of the biggest economic events in NYC. How come they can't afford a roof?

Seriously - and not just for the rain but to provide shading. The first week was just brutal heat. Might have helped with the second week wind as well. I don't think there's been worse conditions at the US Open overall that I recall, except one year where it kept raining (after Wimbledon was dry ironically).

Aaron W
09-13-2010, 11:30 PM
It's fun watching the rain fall at the live streaming link. :D

Fergus
09-13-2010, 11:57 PM
This is one of the biggest economic events in NYC. How come they can't afford a roof?

I wonder if it has something to do with the height and steepness of Ashe. I suppose they could throw on some more flying buttresses.

If they can't build it on Ashe, might make sense to try on Armstrong, just to have some kind of rain insurance.

galaxygirl
09-13-2010, 11:58 PM
Any word on when the rain is expected to let up? I'm on my phone so I'm a little limited in where I can look for news. Hopefully this delay means that I'll be able to see the end of the match when I get home.

Aaron W
09-14-2010, 12:06 AM
The back edge of the rain is just now exiting the east side of Manhattan, so it should be working through Queens within the hour (though whether there's any drizzle/mist lingering on the back side of the main area of rain I'm not sure). But even once the rain stops, they'll have to spend some time drying the court before play can resume (not sure why they don't cover the court with a tarp so that they aren't stuck wasting time drying it).

Beefcake
09-14-2010, 12:10 AM
If they can't build it on Ashe, might make sense to try on Armstrong, just to have some kind of rain insurance.
The solution is so simple: Move the US Open to California!

Nary a drop of rain since May/June-ish, and the temps have been in the 70s and 80s pretty much all summer long.

As a local, I hereby volunteer to be the official welcome wagon (/ towel boy) for the French team.

Fergus
09-14-2010, 12:14 AM
The solution is so simple: Move the US Open to California!


:wideeyes: Noooooooooo! Sacrilege, Beefwad, sacrilege!

Could be worse. Could be Florida. :shuffle:

Megi
09-14-2010, 12:16 AM
The solution is so simple: Move the US Open to California!

Now we're talking! :cheer2:

Aaron W
09-14-2010, 12:18 AM
^^ I actually did think about that yesterday during the rain delay (and eventual postponement), though I just didn't like the thought of anywhere else in the country hosting the tournament. New York and the US Open belong together.

Beefcake
09-14-2010, 12:20 AM
New York could Lego Land in return. Or Paris Hilton. Oh, heck, both of those, and Perez Hilton too!

galaxygirl
09-14-2010, 12:23 AM
The back edge of the rain is just now exiting the east side of Manhattan, so it should be working through Queens within the hour (though whether there's any drizzle/mist lingering on the back side of the main area of rain I'm not sure). But even once the rain stops, they'll have to spend some time drying the court before play can resume (not sure why they don't cover the court with a tarp so that they aren't stuck wasting time drying it).

Thanks, Aaron. I've managed to find out that they expect to finish the match tonight and that it's moving from CBS to ESPN 2.

Beefcake
09-14-2010, 12:23 AM
:wideeyes: Noooooooooo! Sacrilege, Beefwad, sacrilege!

Could be worse. Could be Florida. :shuffle:
Yes, worse. A constant threat of rain, sticky wet humidity, showers of bugs ...

... and could you IMAGINE Jelena's :drama: over the winds when she's playing through a hurricane? :saint: :watch:

Fergus
09-14-2010, 12:23 AM
^ Hey, CA has had two World Championships and two US Nationals in the past 20 years, now ya want tennis, too?

Fuhggeddabowdit! :P

Give us a Worlds at Madison Square Garden and we'll let ya borrow the US Open for a year. :D

Beefcake
09-14-2010, 12:24 AM
^ Hey, CA has had two World Championships and two US Nationals in the past 20 years, now ya want tennis, too?

Fuhggeddabowdit! :P
Yes, because I didn't live here when all that crap happened.

Heh, just realized you called moi "Beefwad". Someone's been watching Aqua Teen Hunger Force.