I was wondering why Ted Robinson and John McEnroe weren't giving their viewers any fifth set score updates between Dmitry Tursunov and Gustavo Kuerten.
Now I know why. They wanted to save the climax of the match for when the Roddick-Henman match was finished. But the USA Cable Network should not have pretended the match was live. Shame on them!
And not giving the fifth set scores was irresponsible.
Especially for people who don't have internet access and couldn't follow the scores on the official U.S. Open Website.
I heard Ted Robinson say Guga made what could be a costly mistake on an easy shot while serving at 4-3 30-love in the fifth set. But by then I knew Tursunov had won. And Robinson and McEnroe were wathcing the match on tape but acting as if it was live. And that bothered me. They should just have noted to their viewers that this match was recently concluded. In fact most networks would have included written text saying that this match was previously recorded. And then when the fifth set tiebreak came one of them noted that Guga was not a very good tiebreak player for such a good player. That was another hint that he would play a bad tiebreak. And he did. And that was another clue that the match was not live.
It was apparently a wild match with Guga getting upset with a fan and complaining to the chair umpire about the fan. That was perplexing.