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gotta give credit where it's due, ESPN was pretty awesome

no commercials and now they are showing tennis for the rest of the day too instead of their regular programming

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Re: gotta give credit where it's due, ESPN was pretty awesome

Great. I need more caffeine. I also need to figure out why I'm seeing 1 and half of everything...

Best twitter posts of the epic match:

@dougrobson - Whoever is supplying Mahut with hair gel needs to ink a sponsorship deal now.

@Wimbledon - FYI, with @Wimbledon live scoring devices, please add 50 to the games in the fifth set of the Isner v Mahut match.

@HolterMedia - Nice to see that a three-day test has come to tennis here @wimbledon.



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I think it was one of their best broadcast days I can ever remember. I left Fed's match about 3am EST. ESPN kept it commerical free, but I couldn't handle the emotional rollercoaster. I was shocked the Hewitt/Baggy match was playing live this morning.
ESPN should be proud of the coverage in the past 15 hours.

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Between ESPN and Tennis Channel, I will honestly be able to say that I've been watching tennis for 24 hours straight around 1ish Pacific time today (minus some sleeping during the Venus match) and most of it was live.

Best twitter posts of the epic match:

@dougrobson - Whoever is supplying Mahut with hair gel needs to ink a sponsorship deal now.

@Wimbledon - FYI, with @Wimbledon live scoring devices, please add 50 to the games in the fifth set of the Isner v Mahut match.

@HolterMedia - Nice to see that a three-day test has come to tennis here @wimbledon.



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This must be a new record, to go through the first week of a slam and not see one "ESPN sucks" thread.

I hope all the people who used to complain about the scheduling make a point to write to ESPN and let them know how happy you are with the coverage so far.

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No commercials in US TV? That's impossible.

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No commercials in US TV? That's impossible.
we don't get commercials at night on eurosport either if i remember correctly.
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No commercials in US TV? That's impossible.
It happens from time to time, especially at 2 AM Pacific time when ESPN knows its only about 12,000 insane tennis fans watching. There is nothing they could sell us at that point anyway, so why bother.

Best twitter posts of the epic match:

@dougrobson - Whoever is supplying Mahut with hair gel needs to ink a sponsorship deal now.

@Wimbledon - FYI, with @Wimbledon live scoring devices, please add 50 to the games in the fifth set of the Isner v Mahut match.

@HolterMedia - Nice to see that a three-day test has come to tennis here @wimbledon.



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Re: gotta give credit where it's due, ESPN was pretty awesome

Was great coverage- very well done.

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There is nothing they could sell us at that point anyway, so why bother
Perhaps No-Dooze (if they still make that).

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we don't get commercials at night on eurosport either if i remember correctly.
yeah, here in LA too
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A big WOOT to ESPN.



And Tangy is right - we should all write and thank them.
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Wonderful!
I hope they keep it up.

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Yeah, it was really great coverage. Makes up for all those times they show a doubles match instead of some exciting singles match.
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