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Plans for Aussie Open 2011?

RedHotRafa
12-29-2010, 04:07 AM
So as we all know in 20 days the Australian Open 2011 starts. What are everyone's plans for the tournament, sessions you're going to, live stream,etc.

I wish I could go to the open but sadly I'm going to be reduced to staying up until like 4:00 a.m. watching the matches of players I like (i.e. Nadal!).

Of all the Grand Slams the Aussie is by far the hardest to watch. It isn't covered much at all by tv stations in USA Eastern time zone, because of the difference of time. I don't even think the finals are covered on tv. Last year I had to watch Federer will on a fucking live score updater.

So what are your plans this year?

Topspindoctor
12-29-2010, 05:12 AM
I'll be watching it on my TV instead of crappy livestreams for once. Relaxing with a few beers during evening matches. No more waking up in the middle of the night like I did for the USO.

viruzzz
12-29-2010, 05:23 AM
I'll be watching it on my TV instead of crappy livestreams for once. Relaxing with a few beers during evening matches. No more waking up in the middle of the night like I did for the USO.

Sometimes I don't agree with you.
But that was SO COOL. And I'll do the same of you.

RedHotRafa
12-29-2010, 05:29 AM
I'll be watching it on my TV instead of crappy livestreams for once. Relaxing with a few beers during evening matches. No more waking up in the middle of the night like I did for the USO.

Oh yeah that sucks I didn't realize, most other majors are probably pretty fucked up time schedule for you right.

I was in arthur ashe to see Uso final lawl :haha:

Pirata.
12-29-2010, 07:28 AM
It isn't covered much at all by tv stations in USA Eastern time zone, because of the difference of time. I don't even think the finals are covered on tv. Last year I had to watch Federer will on a fucking live score updater.

:eek: Where on earth do you live? ESPN2 covers AO in the evenings from I think the first round. There's nothing else on in the US at 10pm in the evenings anyway :lol:

iriraz
12-29-2010, 07:47 AM
As usual at AO i miss the early day matches but i will watch the late afternoon and evening sessions.Good thing that the semis and finals are played in the evening.:)

Stelle
12-29-2010, 09:05 AM
I'll be there for the first week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in Hisense (*tip* its the cheapest and you get better and more matches)
Possibly going to the Qualies and maybe the Monday.
If anyone wants pictures just say so and you can follow me on Twitter: @TennisFanE
I will tweet about practices/matches and around the grounds.

Serenidad
12-29-2010, 01:25 PM
I'm here for Brands only.

Stelle
12-29-2010, 01:46 PM
I'm here for Brands only.

Are you going?

philosophicalarf
12-29-2010, 02:05 PM
Real pita watching from Europe - last few years I have got stuck watching classic late night matches that went insanely long though, going to sleep at 6am hurts the next day :-)

Seems eurosportplayer have online multicourt coverage, guess I'll subscribe to that for the month.

Horatio Caine
12-29-2010, 04:38 PM
I'll try to catch a few hours coverage each day before I go off to work. No more pulling all-nighters. :o :lol: Eurosport's coverage of the AO is excellent (in stark contrast to what they are limited to at French and US Opens)...they have access to a number of courts, and you get to see snippets of a good number of matches. The time difference is a killer, but it's only for 10 days.

I'm intending to travel over there in 3-5 years time, which is something I am very much looking forward to. Hopefully I won't be disappointed...

Beforehand
12-29-2010, 04:54 PM
I'll be watching online and on ESPN2; the West Coast time zone in the USA is a lot more convenient for watching the Australian Open than is the East Coast (though it's awful for the French Open).

So, day sessions will start here at 4:00 PM, and night sessions at midnight. I'll watch what I can around classes, etc.

RedHotRafa
12-29-2010, 05:00 PM
:eek: Where on earth do you live? ESPN2 covers AO in the evenings from I think the first round. There's nothing else on in the US at 10pm in the evenings anyway :lol:

It covers them on time delay. I live in Florida

theKSHE
12-29-2010, 05:05 PM
Well, ain't be easy to watch a lot of games because I will be working at that time. However I will try to watch portuguese players games and main seeds.

Xristos
12-29-2010, 06:03 PM
Anyone who sees me feel free to say hi.

r2473
12-29-2010, 06:07 PM
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Stelle
12-31-2010, 02:32 AM
Anyone who sees me feel free to say hi.

What days are you going?

austyphoon
12-31-2010, 02:51 AM
Going for all the 2nd week action.

Got tickets to all the 1/4's, semi's and final's. Last time I went was in 2007 and got to watch Federer in his best form and I hope to see the same again:D.

Rafa is the GOAT
12-31-2010, 08:30 PM
I will do what I did this year.
Going to work :sad:(So happy that the final is in the weekend that means 14:00 lokal time)
And follow the match with live streams like I did this year. I will do it when my boss does not look when he does look then i'm just working hard;)

Roger the Dodger
12-31-2010, 08:39 PM
I will do what I did this year.
Going to work :sad:(So happy that the final is in the weekend that means 14:00 lokal time)
And follow the match with live streams like I did this year. I will do it when my boss does not look when he does look then i'm just working hard;)

Never reveal that on facebook. ;)

Nadull_tard
12-31-2010, 08:52 PM
Masturbation and.... no, just masturbation.

RedHotRafa
12-31-2010, 10:34 PM
Masturbation and.... no, just masturbation.

To Nadal matches?

Nadull_tard
12-31-2010, 10:35 PM
To Nadal matches?

Yeah, can't wait to see those vamoses and muscle pumps after crucial points.

lbj2009
01-01-2011, 05:04 AM
I will do what I did this year.
Going to work :sad:(So happy that the final is in the weekend that means 14:00 lokal time)
And follow the match with live streams like I did this year. I will do it when my boss does not look when he does look then i'm just working hard;)why not watch live in ao this year?
I really want to go this year but this cant happen cause of all kinds of reason this year.
I hope it happen in 2 years .