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Re: What do you think "Super Saturday" or "Stupid Saturday"?

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The US does not deserve slams or tennis. These people, I am talking about my countrymen, who watch Football that is played with hands, they just need to stay sheep. Let the rest of the world appreciate tennis and soccer. I think US Open needs to end and become China Open. China deserves a slam. US does not.
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It was all right in the days when tennis was a less physical sport. Johnny Mac played 5 sets against Connors late into the night in 1984 and then came back and destroyed Lendl in the final the next day. Now though it seems rather daft. On the other hand, I suppose it's good that each slam presents its own unique challenges.

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I think by now all the other slams have the men's semis scheduled the same day (Friday). The two halves are typically synchronized at the 4th round or QFs, so there can be an "unfairly" quick turnaround between 5-setters somewhere for a player.
Oh ok, I remember what I was referring to. I was remembering that one year at Wimbledon (2008 I think) where Rafa's semi kept getting rain-delayed like crazy, and I think he had to play Saturday. I don't know why I was thinking this was the norm.

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Oh ok, I remember what I was referring to. I was remembering that one year at Wimbledon (2008 I think) where Rafa's semi kept getting rain-delayed like crazy, and I think he had to play Saturday. I was thinking this was the norm.
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It was all right in the days when tennis was a less physical sport. Johnny Mac played 5 sets against Connors late into the night in 1984 and then came back and destroyed Lendl in the final the next day. Now though it seems rather daft. On the other hand, I suppose it's good that each slam presents its own unique challenges.
That's a good point. Some of the commentators were talking today about how the US Open is the toughest Slam to win because of the conditions, but I wasn't buying that. Wimbledon has god awful rain, and it isn't exactly the North Pole at Melbourne.

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It was all right in the days when tennis was a less physical sport. Johnny Mac played 5 sets against Connors late into the night in 1984 and then came back and destroyed Lendl in the final the next day. Now though it seems rather daft. On the other hand, I suppose it's good that each slam presents its own unique challenges.
Huh? Roger won it 5 times in a row in "these days."

People want to dismiss the USO and say RG is the toughest slam to win, but I noticed no one is wishing that RG change it's format to make it easier on the players. The USO has long been the toughest slam to win, and the final weekend is a big part of that.

Anyway, you're the same whiners who will be crying foul when a semi at one of the other majors goes into a second day because there's no 5th set tiebreaker.
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Huh? Roger won it 5 times in a row in "these days."

People want to dismiss the USO and say RG is the toughest slam to win, but I noticed no one is wishing that RG change it's format to make it easier on the players. The USO has long been the toughest slam to win, and the final weekend is a big part of that.

Anyway, you're the same whiners who will be crying foul when a semi at one of the other majors goes into a second day because there's no 5th set tiebreaker.
Huh? I wasn't whining.

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I don't whine if one semi goes into a second day because of an extended fifth set. My attitude is that the player who can overcome his opponent more quickly deserves the advantage of additional rest.

And since all slams start with 128 players and have pretty much the same top players, they are all equally difficult for a player chosen at random to win.
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BTW both semis aren't on Friday for the Australian open. It goes:

Semi 1 - Thursday night
Semi 2 - Friday night

Final - Sunday night.
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I don't whine if one semi goes into a second And since all slams start with 128 players and have pretty much the same top players, they are all equally difficult for a player chosen at random to win.
It sure has that look the day the draw comes out, doesn't it...?
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Huh? I wasn't whining.
My bad. No, you weren't whining. Seems I should have just made to posts since that final statement wasn't directed at you. It was directed at the whiny whiners.
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USO Scheduling - Semi + Final Epic Fail

You CANNOT be serious !!

Are they seriously considering starting the men's semis at 11AM on saturday, then having an early afternoon final the following day, followed by the women's final in the evening? I thought men's finals is always a night match? Is this some PC movement or something? Is this the greatest scheduling fail in slam history?

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You CANNOT be serious !!

Are they seriously considering starting the men's semis at 11AM on saturday, then having an early afternoon final the following day, followed by the women's final in the evening? I thought men's finals is always a night match? Is this some PC movement or something? Is this the greatest scheduling fail in slam history?
What with this and the criminal act of slowing down the courts it is almost as if the organisers are going out of their way to fuck up. Fuck political correctness. The world was a far better place before all this shite. The fans should boycott the final to send out a message.
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