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Thumbs down What do u think of Sampras being given night matches all the time?

All 3 of his matches in Toronto were night matches, and his R1 match in Cinci is at night. He does not like the heat of the day, and so he requests night matches and gets them. I find it completely unfair on his opponents, and players who get mid afternoon matches all the time. If I had played three 3 set matches in searing heat then had to play a fresher Sampras as he was allowed to play when its cooler all the time I wouldn't be the most impressed man in the building.

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I think the tournaments will kowtow to him because he brings in the fans (supposedly). I don't think it's fair, but I guess when you win 63 tournaments you have a little say in when you play.

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I understand why people don't like it...

But every single match he played in Toronto was packed.

Even round one. Everyone wanted to see Pete because we all knew that he might not be back.

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When Sampras' opponents win 13 slams and have been #1 for dozens of weeks, maybe then they'll get what they want.

Its no surprise that top players get what they want. And I'm sure a lot of it has to do with the promoters/directors wanting certain players to get further in the tournament than others.

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i think it sucks. i'd rather see him being forced to stick his tongue out in the midday sun...

then again, i'd rather not...

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I think it's better b/c now I know when to not watch ESPN.
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on those last two comments...

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Pete is an old prick...he kept switching racquets...

"It's not the racquets that are making you suck Pete!"


I don't know what's going on with him..

They obviously want him to stay in the tournies longer.
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lol @ the racquets comment.

I must say, seeing him do his drama queen in person is rather amusing

He furrows his brows, and walks to the net and puts his head in his hands lol

After a while even the crowd was laughing a bit

I lack direction.

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Sonic, do you expect him to just fly in from Toronto and play a day match? I think not!

And since Sampras is the greatest player of all time, sorry Rod Laver, they are going to have Pete play at night so the greatest amount of fans can watch him in person and on television. I trust that was the answer you were looking for. And when Pete's not playing the night match, Agassi will be! With Sampras and Agassi playing at night this week in Cincinati, it will be like legends week all week long!

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In Cincy I don't have a problem with it cuz I don't get night coverage so I don't want my afternoon coverage to be covered with Pete

Seriously though I think it's unfair and the players (supposedly) had a problem with it in Toronto and I don't blame them. And not all the top players get what they ask for because Lleyton had asked to only play on Tuesday in TO cuz he had been sick and stuff but they refused his request and told him on Sunday night that he had to play Monday....
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Yes I have to say itz hillarious when he chucks a mental the solemn look he gets on his face and the looking up to the sky Then ventures to the net looks down wards some more, puts his hands on the net..lol!
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i've never seen Pete behave as much like a drama queen/biyatch as he did in Toronto. constantly harassing the Chair and querying line calls. he was a mess! it was so out of character. he's normally so sedate and business-like. but he seemed irritable in every match. i wonder if it's menopause...?

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night matches, day matches, the result is always the same with Pete nowadays

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I understand why people don't like it...

But every single match he played in Toronto was packed.

Even round one. Everyone wanted to see Pete because we all knew that he might not be back.

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