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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-29-2002, 05:55 PM Thread Starter
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I woke up early for this?

Just my luck. I finally have a day off (I work 6 days this week), and it rains all day so I'm treated to Chanda Rubin crushing her opponent, the formerly overhyped Justin Gimelstob, and Mardy Fish - all while already knowing who won (there may have been more, but I fell asleep for a while in the middle).

That's what I never understood about tennis coverage - why do they say the result before showing the match when there's a rain delay. True, the people that have been following the tournament closely are already going to know, but it would make the match more interesting for people who just happen to be dropping in - and I'm guessing there are a lot. Oh well, it's an improvement over the old days when they'd just re-show Pete/Andre/WilliamsX2 no matter how crappy the match was or how many times it's already been shown.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-29-2002, 06:04 PM
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Hey, I didn't wake up for the tennis, since it was supposed to start here at 6 PM. But they showed the final set of at match between two unknown players (it ended 7-6 in the fifth), and yes, they are showing the Agassi-Smpras match now.

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if it can help u,i went to bed at 5 am cos i waited for Lindsay's match.it had to start at 1 am my time,and it started at 2 am and until 5 am they didnt say if they would play or not so i stayed up until 5 when italian commentator told us "ok no play for today,see u tomorrow" i was so mad!!

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I was happy that they showed Tanasugarn against the young american player, but why do they show Morariu vs Williams again? There are sooooo many matches played the first 3 days, why can't they show Seles match, Hingis match?
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I've been staying up all night watching the tennis this week (no wonder I've been nearly falling asleep in lectures) and due to delays (rain and long matches), Hewitt's matches havn't yet been shown on Australian TV
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I actually finished school this year, so I have all the nights to watch tennis matches... The only problem is that eurosport stops showing the tennis matches just after 2 AM my time.
After the Sampras-Agassi match they showed at the rain delay, they started showing BOXING! wtf?

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