Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/14/14

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 22: Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland plays a backhand in his third round match against Marin Cilic of Croatia during day five of the 2010 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 22, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Dadswell/Getty Images)
Stanislas Wawrinka and other players complaining that the French Open doesn't have any artificial lights on its courts are going to have to wait years for an upgrade. Tournament director Gilbert Ysern says the only solution on the horizon at Roland Garros is the retractable roof and lights slated to be installed at the main stadium for 2017. ''It's a topic that is a bit sensitive,'' Ysern said in a telephone interview Monday. ''We have a complex that has been approved for competition during the day, not at night. We are not allowed to play at night. That's what the law says.'' After losing to Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the fourth round of a match that ended Monday after being suspended by darkness at 4-2 in the fifth set Sunday evening, Wawrinka said he thought the lack of lights at the French Open is ''a big problem.'' ''I still don't understand why they don't have (lights) here, because every year it's the same problem, actually,'' Wawrinka said. ''If you see U.S. Open and Australi...
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