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1st round match: Fed on Rod Laver Arena and Nadal on Hisense?

Is it fair to Nadal as a higher ranked player? Or is it about ticket sales (Fed attracts more people)? It was also a night match for Fed. I was surprised Rafa fans are not whining yet.

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Re: 1st round match: Fed on Rod Laver Arena and Nadal on Hisense?

Fed is a bigger name than Rafa/end thread.
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Re: 1st round match: Fed on Rod Laver Arena and Nadal on Hisense?

Well Rafa by his current level is below the level of Monfils so I'm happy he got to even play on Hisense

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Yay, question (whether intentional or not) to introduce Nadal-bashing. This thread can only go one direction.

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Re: 1st round match: Fed on Rod Laver Arena and Nadal on Hisense?

Fed is a bigger draw, a four time champion and won AO more recently than Rafa.

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Re: 1st round match: Fed on Rod Laver Arena and Nadal on Hisense?

One assumes it may be because Australian fans would prefer to watch more attractive tennis than that offered by Nadal.
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Re: 1st round match: Fed on Rod Laver Arena and Nadal on Hisense?

Both Rod Laver and Hisense arenas have same surface so it's quite the same which court they are playing. Rod Laver Arena has more seats and Roger attracts more spectators, so AO organizers are wise and have Roger at Rod Laver Arena. Despite higher ranking, Rafa doesn't attract spectators as much so he'll play at Hisense. More important question than why Rafa plays at Hisense is why Roger attracts spectators more?
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Re: 1st round match: Fed on Rod Laver Arena and Nadal on Hisense?

one or the other had to play in the position they did so..... Federer is probably the greatest of all time! so I understand why they kept him at night on Rod Laver. Federer is also famous for his night time matches so it would not make a whole lot of sense to put Nadal there.

let's be realistic though, both Federer and Nadal are massively popular and it would be very tough to gauge which the crowd prefers to see or is more popular. Federer is the best player ever seen and Nadal is one of the most interesting competitors the sport has seen. both have about 9 million fans on facebook...

the court placement has nothing to do with demeaning Nadal or favoring Federer. if anything all it shows is they really really love their own, i.e. Tomic.

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Re: 1st round match: Fed on Rod Laver Arena and Nadal on Hisense?

The question is how is Hass not on RLA

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Re: 1st round match: Fed on Rod Laver Arena and Nadal on Hisense?

It's a total outrage to be honest.
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Who da fuck cares?

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Re: 1st round match: Fed on Rod Laver Arena and Nadal on Hisense?

nadal's style is foreign to the australian mentality and therefore forgotten very easily... no amount of sugar coating that fact can change the truth... for every tear fed let roll in 2009, there were a million more from the australian fans who witnessed a significant death in the game and in severe pity at the sight of a grown man crying...

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