Lee, don't be a smartass.
I don't want to take over the tennis world. And I have just as many problems with the USTA as I do Tennis Australia. My point is that Tennis Australia somehow gets to play the men's semifnals on different days and at night. But not the women's semifinals. Are the men special or something? The other grand slams play their men's and women's grand slam matches on the same day. And the Austrlaian Open plays their women's semfinal matches on the same day. But not the men. I wonder why.
Oh I get it. Tennis Australia wants to sell tickets to 2 days worth of men's semifinals and not 1. That's a good money move. But why didn't the other 3 grand slams think of this first?
As for the time of these matches I've followed every Australian Open on ESPN for many years. I like the Australian Open alot.
But I don't like a couple things about it. Especially that horrible injury causing Rebound Ace surface.
I'm used to the matches being televised at unusual hours. And grand slam semifinals weren't meant to be played at night. Why doesn't Tennis Australia play the women's semifinals at night, too? That would draw better television ratings in Australia. But I suppse Tennis Australia is subtly telling everyone that the men are more important than the women and that's why they play night time semifinal matches.
My original point in this thread was that I would like to see the men's semifinals televised live on ESPN or ESPN2.
MRS, I would try to stay up for a live men's semifinal involving a favorite of mine. But if I couldn't stay up for it I would tape it.