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Lack of TV/stream coverage for doubles

Hey I was reading on Lindstedt's blog that when they played the Madrid final there wasn't even a single little small camera to stream the match. And this was the final in a M1000 tournament, yes the freaking final.

I mean ATP always say they want to make doubles more popular yet it's laughable amount of coverage given to doubles. Not only do they schedule away doubles to the worst time-slots/courts (guess that's acceptable) but also in this case all the media and TV people was there at the very court but they were simply not broadcasting, not even with one camera for a stream or something.

ATP has appearantly promised the doubles players that all Masters finals should be tv-broadcasted. That's not too much to ask. Honestly I think they could send the QFs/SFs too

I think this is a big outrage tbh. It's killing off doubles when fans can't even watch the very final of major tournaments.
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Re: Lack of TV/stream coverage for doubles

At the very least they need online streaming of doubles majors.

TennisTV usually cover doubles at the masters. I'm surprised.
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Re: Lack of TV/stream coverage for doubles

Which one is his blog?
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Which one is his blog?
http://answermyquestionjerk.se/robert/ It's in swedish. You can always google translate it but could end up pretty crazy
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Re: Lack of TV/stream coverage for doubles

Thanks!
Yeah, google translate delivers.

I also like this: For starters, how many people are waking up one Sunday at 11.00 in Spain?

And the picture from the final:


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Re: Lack of TV/stream coverage for doubles

what's crazy is that often you can find a stream for a first round double match in Cambodia challenger but you can't for a MS final.....
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Re: Lack of TV/stream coverage for doubles

I didn't know where else to post this

From tonight:
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Feel ashamed to be part of the ATP tour, once again they proved double's players r 2nd class citizens. Should not have double standards...

I guess it is related to the indoor matches in Toronto? Anybody else knows why he is so mad?
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Re: Lack of TV/stream coverage for doubles

i totally agree with the OP, they should telecast doubles matches. Apart from Australian Open, no other Grandslam tournament or ATP tournament capture the Doubles Matches. At AO, they record the complete match of each and every discipline, which also includes Doubles. But, not seen that happening in any other tournament. I know this because the sports channel here once also telecasted 1st/2nd round doubles matches.

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oh, thats from twitter, we don't know what happened. Maybe you can elaborate why he might have said.

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Re: Lack of TV/stream coverage for doubles

Melzedr/Paes vs Bryan/Bryan will be televised:

http://www.lshunter.tv/tennis-live-streaming-video.html
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Re: Lack of TV/stream coverage for doubles

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@usopen your transportation is not even @ challenger level !!! Asking for a 08:15 pick-up for 09:15 practice. Answer: "sorry singles Guys have priority for tomorrow !" Are you kidding me or what. #furios
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Re: Lack of TV/stream coverage for doubles

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@usopen your transportation is not even @ challenger level !!! Asking for a 08:15 pick-up for 09:15 practice. Answer: "sorry singles Guys have priority for tomorrow !" Are you kidding me or what. #furios
Again, as said earlier, these people prioritize among singles and doubles player. If they do this, how will Doubles Game Grow?

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