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WTF is wrong with US coverage???

Okay for two days we get f*cking taped matches when the best match of the tournament was played yesterday and today a five setter with Robredo and Ancic and we don't even get anything plus Gaudio and Davydenko and we just get Blake-Monfils taped However thios is not new, so I'm not that mad

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taped matchs cost less to broadcast then live matchs

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I don't care the reason they are supposed to be the GRAND SLAM NETWORK

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I'm still praying that they'll show Ancic/Robredo but I doubt it. Maybe if they get really bored...

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I think they should at least show a little of Ancic/Robredo. Maybe ESPN will?


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Re: WTF is wrong with US coverage???

Now they are showing the very interesting Fed-Berdych match
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Now they are showing the very interesting Fed-Berdych match
Well Fed is #1 in the world. That is why. I didn't need to see it because I watched it online, but I'm sure most people didn't or are unable to. What pisses me off is Hingis is playing right now and they're not showing her match live.

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I don't understand why the Tennis Channel can't broadcast these matches if ESPN and NBC won't. It's ridiculous that we can't watch these matches live. It's a grand slam for goodness sake. The US television coverage is just awful.
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I don't understand why the Tennis Channel can't broadcast these matches if ESPN and NBC won't. It's ridiculous that we can't watch these matches live. It's a grand slam for goodness sake. The US television coverage is just awful.
it cost money to broadcast live match, and in US, who ever runs the stations knows that tennis is not big in US and they wont get large # of audience to make any kind of money from commercials

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it cost money to broadcast live match, and in US, who ever runs the stations knows that tennis is not big in US and they wont get large # of audience to make any kind of money from commercials
But not as much if they just pick up the international feed...which is why TTC would be a good option.

In my perfect tennis world for the Slams I would have the networks carry the big names - that will keep the regular tennis fan happy. But then for tennis nuts like us have TTC and one other network carry other matches - the TTC can have the men and the other network whcih I would never look at would have the women.
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I don't care the reason they are supposed to be the GRAND SLAM NETWORK
NBC is not the GS Network. It's ESPN claimed being the GS Network but NBC holds the right to show French Open during weekends
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And thankfully after today we won't have The Shrieker cluttering up their broadcasts.
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I agree it couldn't be worse. I was watching the stream from NOL.nl and the camera angles made the game so much more exciting. They actually had a camera close to the court and from the perspective of the players. It made you feel as if you were part of the action.
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Isn't that live stream awesome! I have loved it - really good, no buffering. The only thing was that they interrupted RG play for motorcycle racing for a little bit today, but other than that, I can't complain.

And I really loved the camera angles too. And also the way they would show the face of the other guy while the server was getting ready.
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It lacks Drysdale.
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