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Question Why ESPN is not showing Men's Matches ??

They are covering Women's one after another..

All boring & one sided . Why not men's.

Can someone call them & complain.
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Re: Why ESPN is not showing Men's Matches ??

They showed Roger this morning and parts of Lleyton and they showed a good amount of Goran.... I'd say it's about even actually.

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Re: Why ESPN is not showing Men's Matches ??

They showed both mens and womens matches, so I don't get the point of this thread

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and they're gonna show Guille live in the 4th set after the interview with Roger....

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they should show gambill now...
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Re: Why ESPN is not showing Men's Matches ??

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They showed Roger this morning and parts of Lleyton and they showed a good amount of Goran.... I'd say it's about even actually.

I agree... I found the coverage to actually be good this time on ESPN. It sucked so bad during the FO... I can't even compare the two. The Wimbeldon coverage just seems sooooo mcuh better.

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well today... I have absolutely not one complaint. Whenever there was live tennis being played, they showed something live. We saw all kinds of matches from way more non-Americans than Americans. They cut into the 4th set of Coria/Moodie, showed Sharapova, Roger, Myskina, and many more. Right now they're showing Goran AGAIN and could be showing something live but they did so well all day I can forgive an hour at the end of coverage Let's hope they keep it up all week and next!

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Re: Why ESPN is not showing Men's Matches ??

Can't complain about ESPN showing Goran again after Coria/Moodie was suspended. They can't scramble from one court to another because of approaching darkness. ESPN may show one match for 2 minutes and then it will be suspended.

So far, the coverage is good but l won't draw any conclusion for a few more days.
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i'm pretty impressed with ESPN, hopefully they can keep it up!
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ESPN starts to slip already. Davernport's match was promised but was put aside early. Now instead of showing that match, ESPN will show Venus, a match that was showed live already.
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Re: Why ESPN is not showing Men's Matches ??

Hmmm let's see....

I watched Roger's match on TV, Martina Navratilova's, Lleyton's, some of Venus vs. Marie was shown too, Paradorn vs. Ivo.

But let me add this just to voice out: MY CARLOS WASN'T SHOWN!!!

I'd say they showed a good amount of men's matches!!!

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It was a C+ day from ESPN. They should not have shown Goran's match 3 times today, especially while there was an upset in the making on the court right behind them (JMG v. Miryni, and JMG was playing like a man possessed). They spent too much time on fluff with Sharapova instead of just showing her match (Tim Ryan's over use of the phrase 'glamour girl' is screaming out for a drinking game) and it's a shame that they were not able to show a little bit more of Lindsay match, but it looked like another boring blowout anyway. Would have been nice to see a little bit more of Lleyton's match during the rain delay instead of seeing Martina three times as well. And how could they not show us one single point of JCF? I'm sure he was on a court with cameras.

Tomorrow will be the real challenge, with so many matches scheduled including Roddick and Serena. We'll see....

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Tomorrow will be the real challenge, with so many matches scheduled including Roddick and Serena. We'll see....
Well the three scheduled matches on Centre court are: Serena, Andy and JCap. The fact that they happen to be American is almost irrelevant because their accomplishments deserve TV coverage, but because they are American, they are the matches we will, and the matches we should, see. I mean the home coverage is gonna show the hometown people, just like in England they'll show Tim instead of someone else, in Argentina today they showed Guille instead of what we got in the US, etc.

I don't really have a problem with that as long as it's live and when there are no matches with Americans that they show something else LIVE instead of showing an American TAPED. The problem comes when there's a great 5-setter between two non-Americans and they show Venus rout someone 63 60 again. But I don't see how they can be faulted for showing the top Americans live, even if they're boring.

But it's gonna rain tomorrow anyway so this is all probably irrelevant

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Re: Why ESPN is not showing Men's Matches ??

I saw a whole lot of effort from ESPN today. I would say that coverage was as even and as live as they could make it allowing for the rain delays. I was a little annoyed about the three-peats and the Maria Talk. But, I'm still on board and looking forward to the rest of the coverage rather than dreading it.
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They showed Roger this morning and parts of Lleyton and they showed a good amount of Goran.... I'd say it's about even actually.
yeah, I agree. The coverage was pretty damn decent for a change.
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