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Thanks Judio. Pity no coverage on Sunday.
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Ok, thanks, I'll get my friend to set the video
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I don't know why it starts an hour later than it did last year, but I really can't complain... that new scoring graphic they have in the corner is rubbish, though. Tennis scores are meant to be read vertically, not horizontally.

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Which do you guys like better, SkySports or Eurosport?

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Oh, got to be Sky - everything's much slicker, they have quite expensive graphics, a studio (horribly tacky, but never mind) and their coverage is in neat, organised blocks, about six to eight hours, with interactive coverage of a couple of outside courts in the early rounds. They cover the Masters Series, the US Open and the Davis Cup (they follow the progress of one country, this year the US), while Eurosport's coverage is rather piecemeal; they do a great job following the AO and RG, but apart from that only have sporadic coverage of optional events here and there. It's safe to say they show far more WTA than ATP. Eurosport is best during the indoor season when they cover events like Vienna, Basel, St. Petersburg etc.

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cant wait for hamburg, monte carlo and rome
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Which do you guys like better, SkySports or Eurosport?
Absolutely no competition. Eurosport is a million times better. Sky have a lot of tournaments but their commentators are absolutely atrocious and Sky on the whole is just pure evil. meanwhile the commentators for eurosport are probably the best in the world, Freux McMillan and the other one whose name i cant remember at this very moment. also they have year round coverage every week unlike sky whose coverage is sporadic and confined to the less important sky sports channels.

also eurosport shows the masters cup, RG and AO and also they show womens tennis, sky shows absolutely no womens tennis

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something that i like about our coverage is commentators. i bought some matches on dvd and they are from american tv and i cant stand the commentators, i mean who the fuck calls a claycourt player a dirtballer?
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I don't know why it starts an hour later than it did last year, but I really can't complain... that new scoring graphic they have in the corner is rubbish, though. Tennis scores are meant to be read vertically, not horizontally.

Starts later cos we put our clocks back this weekend
and US dont put theirs back for another week. so 6 hours time diff.

Last yr the Miami event was a week earlier so time diff was still 5 hours



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Absolutely no competition. Eurosport is a million times better. Sky have a lot of tournaments but their commentators are absolutely atrocious and Sky on the whole is just pure evil. meanwhile the commentators for eurosport are probably the best in the world, Freux McMillan and the other one whose name i cant remember at this very moment. also they have year round coverage every week unlike sky whose coverage is sporadic and confined to the less important sky sports channels.

also eurosport shows the masters cup, RG and AO and also they show womens tennis, sky shows absolutely no womens tennis
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Chris.... you got NTL Cable ??
i got that and its on Ch 950

I prefer Eurosport commentators too
but Sky's coverage is fine as well.
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Yes Boiled Egg. Ive got NTL Cable. But don't have anything like that many channels. I think you must have NTL Cable DIGITAL. I have NTL Cable CABLE . But this is VERY interest information. I was unaware their digital service had SSX. I will have to call them to upgrade to digital if this is true. I want very much to see the 3 master Clay events. Thanks very much for this info Egg. But I still hate Murdoch

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cable cable
SSX was added last Sep but it dont have interactive though
still its better than nothing.
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haha yeah barry mcowan, or however you spell it makes me laugh. im not a tennis brain, and some of the stuff he says i laugh at. im not that clued up about the game, but some of the stuff he says i know is crap
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