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The ATP Conspiracy: Federer Djokovic To Play Second

I just don't understand it. This match has the potential to go very long. Why should these guys play second? They just announced it on CBS. Is it a conspiracy or just for fans? The evening session favors Djokovic. Discuss

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It's a 24/7 conspiracy for 52 weeks of the year.
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No conspiracy. Whilst it's true that Federer V Djokovic has the potential to go longer than Nadal V Youzney, the former match is likely to be closer and a much higher quality match (no disrespect to Nadal, it's just I can't see Youzney troubling him too much). And TV companies want better matches in a prime time slot - hence Federer V Djokovic in night time session.
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As a federer fan, I hate the fact that Fed match is after Nadal match, but at least it is not a night match. According to the website, Nadal match starts from 12pm and Federer match starts right after that. Night session is for Women's final.
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Just 2 hour 45 minute gap between the two matches, so hardly makes a difference. It would have been interesting when second match was actually a night match.
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What is it with this night crap? The women's final is played at night. Both men's matches are played during the day with the first match starting at 11 AM EST.

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Could affect Novak if he goes on to the final, but has Roger ever lost because of exhaustion?
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I just don't understand it. This match has the potential to go very long. Why should these guys play second? They just announced it on CBS.
higher ratings and more advertising revenue for cbs in the second time slot. besides, it is the marquis matchup.

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higher ratings and more advertising revenue for cbs in the second time slot. besides, it is the marquis matchup.
Screw that... Nadal can play for 9 hours. He won't get tired. Roger and Novak can go 4 or 5 whereas Nadal will be done in 2 hours Max, and mostly his fault for taking 40 seconds between each point.

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We all know Uncle Toni calls the shots in New York.

It was hilarious during one of Nadal's matches when they interviewed Toni and whoever was doing the interview kept calling him "Uncle Toni".

After the interview, Killer Cahill said something like "I bet Toni is confused why everyone keeps calling him "Uncle Toni"....my name is Toni Nadal".

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From Tom Tebbutt, canadian journalist on site, in interview about the schedule:

Federer asked to play first...and Nadal wanted to play second to rest and practice more after his yesterday match. Fed had 2 days and him one.

But...USO said NO to both of them...
Why....because prime time on NBC tv wanted Federer and Djokovic on later in the afternoon because it will drag more viewers...

So, even against both players 1 & 2 request, TV broadcaster has prevailed.

That is the end of discussion about who gets to impose his priority.

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I think you mean CBS TV, and that is odd, because in the US there is far more going against CBS in the 3:30 timeslot than the 12:00 timeslot tomorrow.
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oh well. Technically, this should not change anything. One player will come having faced mugs to final. Another, facing way tougher matches. Will Youzhny be awake that early though?

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Its an disgrace, an scandal, a outrage! lol sorry if Tennis wareh. jokes are not understood here.
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Re: The ATP Conspiracy: Federer Djokovic To Play Second

excuse me sir, who fucking cares?
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