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AO-first day schedule

iriraz
01-14-2012, 08:50 AM
Ok.The schedule for first day is out http://www.australianopen.com/en_AU/scores/schedule/index.html

Surprised to see that Verdasco-Tomic is not the night session match.Federer will play against a qualifier in the evening while Nadal will play against another qualifier last match on Hisense.

Chris.
01-14-2012, 08:53 AM
Federer on night, Tomic on day and Nadal on Hisene. TA :facepalm:

leng jai
01-14-2012, 09:02 AM
RLA schedule :facepalm:

Hass not on RLA :facepalm:

Ash86
01-14-2012, 09:03 AM
Well Tomic was always going to be on RLA & maybe they didn't want to add the pressure of a night match. That leaves either Federer or Nadal for the night match & I suspect they take player preferences into account (the tournament director was saying they look at requests etc.) - Nadal's said he prefer playing in the heat & the sun while Fed clearly thrives in night matches (great at the US Open...) so they probably prefer those options than the other way around....

kr1s71an
01-14-2012, 09:33 AM
Which courts will be live streamed?

Topspindoctor
01-14-2012, 09:37 AM
RLA schedule :facepalm:

Hass not on RLA :facepalm:

Hass is a huge mug, so I see no problem there.

ossie
01-14-2012, 09:40 AM
tomic instead of delpo on rod laver :rolleyes:

Xristos
01-14-2012, 09:41 AM
Tomic Verdasco should have been the night match.

Langers
01-14-2012, 09:48 AM
Agreed with others that Tomic/Verdasco should've been the night match.

You have to imagine Channel 7 (host broadcaster) would've asked for it to be the night match with maximum audience but I'm thinking Tomic requested it to be during the day as I think that gives him the better chance.

Nadal on Hisense is a head scratcher, Rafa and Federer both should've been on RLA with Tomic on at night.

Stensland
01-14-2012, 09:55 AM
what a bummer for haas. court 7 is a slap in the face.

Langers
01-14-2012, 09:58 AM
Have I missed something? Did people really think Haas, against an unseeded opponent no less, would really be on a showcourt?? I like Haas, but cmon...

leng jai
01-14-2012, 10:00 AM
Was expecting RLA to be honest.

decrepitude
01-14-2012, 10:03 AM
Tomic has complained before about night matches taking him beyond his bedtime, so that could explain his placement.

Stensland
01-14-2012, 10:09 AM
so no cameras on court 7?

leng jai
01-14-2012, 10:10 AM
Don't need cameras if you're in the crowd :)

KaiserT
01-14-2012, 10:11 AM
Nemo has it tough.

Langers
01-14-2012, 10:12 AM
so no cameras on court 7?
There are, I'm 90% sure.

JurajCrane
01-14-2012, 10:18 AM
In fact, in which courts are cameras, so we will be able to watch them via any stream ?
Could someone write the list of these courts ? I´ll be thankful. :)

nellis_lv
01-14-2012, 10:22 AM
In fact, in which courts are cameras, so we will be able to watch them via any stream ?
Could someone write the list of these courts ? I´ll be thankful. :)
For sure: Rod Laver, Margaret Court, Hisense, and Courts 2, 3, 6, 8 according to ESPN3.com . . . not sure about the rest

Lopez
01-14-2012, 10:39 AM
Nemo has it tough.

They might reschedule now considering that the Sydney final has been moved to tomorrow :p

nalbyfan
01-14-2012, 01:34 PM
Will Nemo pull out ? Not a single rest day between Sydney and AO seems very complicated

n8
01-14-2012, 03:25 PM
Nemo has it tough.

Singles final and doubles final on Sunday. Possibly 10 sets + match tiebreaker in 2 days.

nole_no1
01-14-2012, 03:30 PM
Oh poor Jarkko :sad: He's in the final in Sydney in both singles and doubles and then after 24 h he must go to Melbourne and play Nalbandian.Fucking ridiculous
And i guess it's been a long time since Federer and Nadal both played in the first day of a GS tournament isn't it? :)

Mystique
01-14-2012, 03:47 PM
Oh poor Jarkko :sad: He's in the final in Sydney in both singles and doubles and then after 24 h he must go to Melbourne and play Nalbandian.Fucking ridiculous
And i guess it's been a long time since Federer and Nadal both played in the first day of a GS tournament isn't it? :)


:eek: Talk about bad luck....
Hope Nieminen can at least win the title(s) tmrw

MariaV
01-14-2012, 03:53 PM
Yeah hope Jarkko can handle this. :o Could've been a good match vs Nalbandian, I bet they're gonna push it to Tuesday though.

misty1
01-14-2012, 04:33 PM
you know tomic didnt want the night match, given his reaction to getting that last time.

sammy01
01-14-2012, 04:44 PM
the slams may be in a position they haven't been in for a long time having fed and nadal play on the same day. i think this means both will have to play more matches on the 2nd court, as it just seems court overkill to have both on the same court.

tomic was always going to be RLA, day is probably better for him. vika on 1st on RLA will ensure i 3/4 empty stadium till about 1pm.

TBkeeper
01-14-2012, 05:36 PM
What can Davydenko tell when he is on court 19 ??!?!?

BodyServe
01-14-2012, 05:54 PM
What can Davydenko tell when he is on court 19 ??!?!?

I think he doesn't care at all to be honest.

Foxy
01-14-2012, 06:23 PM
What can Davydenko tell when he is on court 19 ??!?!?

He's not a factor anymore and he knows it!

FedererBulgaria
01-14-2012, 06:32 PM
Great to see Grigor on TV court

KingCrimson
01-14-2012, 06:53 PM
Serra vs Darcis not on RLA :facepalm:.

Mountaindewslave
01-14-2012, 07:29 PM
Serra vs Darcis not on RLA :facepalm:.

hahahha sarcasm??

really shocked Nadal is not on Laver OR Margaret but it is what it is.... let's hope the Australian Open does not cater to Tomic's favor in scheduling, it is strange to put the Verdasco/Tomic match not at night all things considered. are they only considering Tomic's preferences hahah

finishingmove
01-14-2012, 07:42 PM
Men's Singles - 1st Round

Court 15

Alejandro Falla(COL) vs. Fabio Fognini(ITA)

the place to be

_Chaz
01-14-2012, 07:44 PM
hahahha sarcasm??

really shocked Nadal is not on Laver OR Margaret but it is what it is.... let's hope the Australian Open does not cater to Tomic's favor in scheduling, it is strange to put the Verdasco/Tomic match not at night all things considered. are they only considering Tomic's preferences hahah

Hisense Arena is bigger than MCA, mate ;)

Super Djoker
01-14-2012, 08:24 PM
Pain in the arse that I am going to be busy when Ward is likely to be on! typical!

FedvsNole
01-14-2012, 08:28 PM
with the bottom half starting on first on monday does this guarantee the bottom half semi final to be played on Thursday night I think its australia day or somthing and the top half will play their semi on friday? Is this how it has been in the past?

Super Djoker
01-14-2012, 08:42 PM
Tomic has complained before about night matches taking him beyond his bedtime, so that could explain his placement.

God this guy annoys me! typical thought that he could be a future top 10 or worse!

Hypnotize
01-14-2012, 08:44 PM
Great to see Grigor on TV court
It's great but I can't decide if I'm going to stay up to watch it.

Certinfy
01-14-2012, 08:44 PM
Hisense Arena is bigger than MCA, mate ;)
Yeah. Hisense is the 2nd main court. There's absolutely no way they would have put Nadal on MCA considering it's a court which ground passes can get you into.

with the bottom half starting on first on monday does this guarantee the bottom half semi final to be played on Thursday night I think its australia day or somthing and the top half will play their semi on friday? Is this how it has been in the past?
Providing the weather, this is exactly what will happen. :)

n8
01-16-2012, 12:51 PM
Grand Slam schedulers will never learn. They always choose names over matches. Clearly Murray-Harrison should be on centre court instead of Djokovic-Lorenzi.

BodyServe
01-16-2012, 04:04 PM
Grand Slam schedulers will never learn. They always choose names over matches. Clearly Murray-Harrison should be on centre court instead of Djokovic-Lorenzi.

Yes indeed, but what shock me even more is that you have matches like Ito-Starace and Chela-Russell on show courts...
Yet you have Llodra-Gulbis, Tipsarevic-Tursunov and Youzhny-Golubev (1 handed BH battle) with no camera..