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What do the AO & Ch7 have against Federer?

The year Roger won, there was a lengthy pre-final interview/walk around the shrine with Safin. Nothing with Fed
It's also the only year I've watched when they didn't show a sit-down interview with the winner after the ceremony

As for Channel 7's coverage, I thought 2004 was bad enough when they didn't show Fed v Morrisson Last year, in contrast, was great. They showed all Federer's matches, regardless of other Aussies on other courts.

This year, they haven't shown him yet. Having Foxtel digital active as well, it's unbelievable that no channel is covering his matches live. It makes me, as usual hope all the Aussies lose - ASAP.

What's with the AO scheduling Federer's matches at off-peak times? All the other big names have been given prime-time slots, plus full coverage (if you don't count the insane volume of commercials)

And I'm sick of Channel 7's (all Aussie commentators in fact) grudge against the Argentines. But that's another matter.
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Re: What do the AO & Ch7 have against Federer?

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What's with the AO scheduling Federer's matches at off-peak times? All the other big names have been given prime-time slots, plus full coverage (if you don't count the insane volume of commercials)
My best guess is b/c there are more aussies playing the day Fed plays than the other day.

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Re: What do the AO & Ch7 have against Federer?

You don't think Peter Luczak is as exciting as Federer?
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Re: What do the AO & Ch7 have against Federer?

Yes, you're right. This year he seemed to get most of the men in his half, & the women scheduled the same days. But last year he was given preference. Though the interview thing is still curious. And other little things, including the scheduling.
Who wants to watch Nicole Pratt instead of the World No.1? Personally, I don't ever want to watch her. But I don't watch women's tennis. They even had her match shown on Foxtel at the same time. A blissful double dose Luczak/Rochus is on two channels now too.

If they knew how many of us were anything but fans of Hewitt... (I actually wouldn't mind him as much were he from another country!)
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Re: What do the AO & Ch7 have against Federer?

Womens tennis so much more exciting than mens, and at least you can watch hot girls.

The reason why they probably aren't showing much of Federer is because {as much as I hate to say it} he will most likely be there next week and he will get enough television coverage then.
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Yes, you're right. This year he seemed to get most of the men in his half, & the women scheduled the same days. But last year he was given preference. Though the interview thing is still curious. And other little things, including the scheduling.
Who wants to watch Nicole Pratt instead of the World No.1? Personally, I don't ever want to watch her. But I don't watch women's tennis. They even had her match shown on Foxtel at the same time. A blissful double dose Luczak/Rochus is on two channels now too.

If they knew how many of us were anything but fans of Hewitt... (I actually wouldn't mind him as much were he from another country!)
I wouldn't even watch Nicole Pratt if she played nude.
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It's an evil conspiracy!

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I wouldn't even watch Nicole Pratt if she played nude.


The same here.
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I wouldn't even watch Nicole Pratt if she played nude.
If Nicole Pratt played nude, there would be no fans in the stadium and no camera men to capture the images. They'd all be running for their life
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Re: What do the AO & Ch7 have against Federer?

he is boring....simple
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Let the Aussies have their moments in the sun.

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Re: What do the AO & Ch7 have against Federer?

Well I don't mind when Roger isn't playing the night sessions - that way we here in Europe get to see him - which we wouldn't be able when he's playing night sessions as we have to go to work then
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Re: What do the AO & Ch7 have against Federer?

I know what you mean, that Pratt shit instead of Federer on tuesday really pissed me off. And i'm assuming that instead of watching JC in about an hour, we're going to get the fantastic Nathan Healey VS Amer Delic. WHO THE HELL CARES ABOUT THEM

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Re: What do the AO & Ch7 have against Federer?

i forgot to mention, I really really really can't wait for Hewitt's match tonight. Show Hewitt and Stosur and leave the other aussies. The rest of them suck (Luczak is having a good run, but it will end)

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Re: What do the AO & Ch7 have against Federer?

While there are Aussies in the draw then that's what Ch 7 tend to focus on. You can't blame them for that as many Australians want to watch the Aussies in action. But I can understand how you feel .. I mean the true tennis fans also want to watch the other stars in action.

So what you need is Fox Sports Digital so you have 2 extra courts to choose from.

Plus Fox Sports have been showing Federer on their overnight replays so you can catch the main matches you may have missed during the day.
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