Originally Posted by HappyAndie
The semi scheduling was done that way also because Andre gets people in the seats earlier than if they were to start with the Fed-Hewitt beatdown.
If that were true then they would never have random WTA matches played first in the evening schedules, before the men's match.
There is no doubt about the source of the sudden schedule change-- it is completely consistent with their wanting to favor the US players.
In any case, the benefit to agassi from playing first is STILL bigger than the loss to Fed/leyton from playing second. In the end, I don't think it will make a whole heap of difference to whoever emerges from the second match for the final.