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So which semifinal will be the first one on Friday?

shawshank
06-06-2012, 07:47 PM
Any news? I am attending the opening match of EURO 2012 and for sure I will miss the second semi. I would like ofcourse Rafa and Ferru to play first, but then Nole and Fed could be screwed if the match takes 5 hours...

Roamed
06-06-2012, 07:48 PM
I heard it would be Rafa-Ferrer. That's certainly how it went last year, with the earlier played QFists being second on. Personally I think it should be the other way around but what can you do..

dencod16
06-06-2012, 07:55 PM
I think it will be Nadal-Ferrer playing first.

rocketassist
06-06-2012, 07:58 PM
It should be Federer-Djokovic.

TigerTim
06-06-2012, 08:01 PM
Nadal vs Ferrer no doubt. Hope Nole wins in 3 because of this.

Surcouf
06-06-2012, 08:08 PM
NBC has no say in Roland Garros.

But the most marketable or anticipated match is usually second.

Lopez
06-06-2012, 08:09 PM
Of course they will also have an idiotic starting time, like 14.00 or 15.00 :rolleyes:

Macbrother
06-06-2012, 08:09 PM
Federer-Djokovic is the premier match everyone will be wanting to see. Of course it's going to be second.

Andi-M
06-06-2012, 08:10 PM
I suppose they think nadal-ferrer will be a 3-setter, and fedole will be a 4-5 setter plus entertainment terms and TV coverage. They could be wrong though, ferrer could play well and challange nadal, and fedole could be a damp squid.

Whiznot
06-06-2012, 08:11 PM
Nadal matches lack drama. I hope Fed and Joker play second.

shawshank
06-06-2012, 08:15 PM
Of course they will also have an idiotic starting time, like 14.00 or 15.00 :rolleyes:

The first match will start at 13:00, it's official.

sweetkit
06-06-2012, 08:16 PM
As if it matters for Rafilove. Two straight five-setters at AO anyone?:zzz:

Surcouf
06-06-2012, 08:17 PM
First match starts at 13h15

Nadal is probably going to need 2h30 to finish off Ferrer, so the Federer-Djokovic should start at 16h15 and people coming back from work will be able to catch the middle or the end of the match.

Adri89
06-06-2012, 08:17 PM
The first match will start at 13:00, it's official.


Where did you see it ? Usually it starts at 14:00 which is too late. The SF in the girls' draw will start at 14:00 as well.

l_mac
06-06-2012, 08:20 PM
Where did you see it ? Usually it starts at 14:00 which is too late. The SF in the girls' draw will start at 14:00 as well.


Tournament schedule says a 1pm start for Chatrier on Friday.

http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/about/schedule.html

sweetkit
06-06-2012, 08:21 PM
First match starts at 13h15

Nadal is probably going to need 2h30 to finish off Ferrer, so the Federer-Djokovic should start at 16h15 and people coming back from work will be able to catch the middle or the end of the match.

In GS they play best of 5, not best of 1.5 Nadal you said right?:wavey:

Looner
06-06-2012, 08:21 PM
It's stupid but Nadal gets the lucky scheduling yet again. Djokovic and Federer to finish on Saturday if it rains and it's quite likely it will.

l_mac
06-06-2012, 08:22 PM
It's stupid but Nadal gets the lucky scheduling yet again. Djokovic and Federer to finish on Saturday if it rains and it's quite it will.

Yeah, Rafa's always the one to benefit from dodgy scheduling :lol: :lol:

It's not confirmed Rafa plays first.

Looner
06-06-2012, 08:25 PM
Yeah, Rafa's always the one to benefit from dodgy scheduling :lol: :lol:

It's not confirmed Rafa plays first.

You seem like a reasonable poster and I wonder why I have you on my ignore list. Probably because of the huge picture RN who I cannot stand.

As for your post, RN always gets preferential treatment because he's always injured according to his fans. It makes sense to me :shrug:.

uxyzapenje
06-06-2012, 08:27 PM
Where did you see it ? Usually it starts at 14:00 which is too late. The SF in the girls' draw will start at 14:00 as well.

Yes, but the worst case scenario (in terms of time) for women is the best case scenario for men. So womens matches can't go on into the nigh, but mens can, so i guess they should play mens SFs an hour earlyer

l_mac
06-06-2012, 08:28 PM
You seem like a reasonable poster and I wonder why I have you on my ignore list.

I don't know why I'm on your ignore list either - from your join date it seems you missed my "best" years - are you a Nole fan? I don't care for him, and have made this known on occassion.

Probably because of the huge picture RN who I cannot stand.


But he's so cute :awww:

fivebargate
06-06-2012, 08:35 PM
I suppose they think nadal-ferrer will be a 3-setter, and fedole will be a 4-5 setter plus entertainment terms and TV coverage. They could be wrong though, ferrer could play well and challange nadal, and fedole could be a damp squid.

Aren't all squids damp? :shrug:

Looner
06-06-2012, 08:37 PM
I hope they put Djokovic and Roger first so I don't have to waste a whole day waiting for the proper contest.

I don't know why I'm on your ignore list either - from your join date it seems you missed my "best" years - are you a Nole fan? I don't care for him, and have made this known on occassion.


Lol, It's probably because of that huge image of RN. Can't stand him and I am a huge tennis and RF fan. I don't know how you've missed it until now :p.

thrust
06-06-2012, 08:44 PM
Federer-Djokovic is the premier match everyone will be wanting to see. Of course it's going to be second.

According to what I heard during the Murray-Ferrer match, Novak and Fed would be the first match. I hope so, because I leave for work 2PM, EST.

Macbrother
06-06-2012, 09:00 PM
According to what I heard during the Murray-Ferrer match, Novak and Fed would be the first match. I hope so, because I leave for work 2PM, EST.

That'd shock the hell out of me but I'd rather it be first as well so I guess we'll see when it becomes official.

MagicMilan
06-06-2012, 09:04 PM
You seem like a reasonable poster and I wonder why I have you on my ignore list.
reasonable? :haha: :haha: :haha:
you really missed her best years :)

NJ88
06-06-2012, 09:07 PM
Nadal/Ferrer will go on first I think, the big money matchup is the Fed/Djokovic match as it's the number one on the world and the rematch from last year. Plus if it is, I'll probably be able to catch at least half of it, fingers crossed.

ShotmaKer
06-06-2012, 09:08 PM
Think I heard French TV saying Fed - Nole will be up first. Then again it's French TV, not the most reliable bunch.

Mechlan
06-06-2012, 09:52 PM
Federer-Djokovic is the premier match everyone will be wanting to see. Of course it's going to be second.

This.

NID
06-06-2012, 09:54 PM
Think I heard French TV saying Fed - Nole will be up first. Then again it's French TV, not the most reliable bunch.

i hope that fed and nole will be first, otherwise will have to miss it.
nadal-ferru will be a slugfest of epic proportions, 4 hrs minimum, although the outcome will never be in doubt.

Yves.
06-06-2012, 10:36 PM
Tournament schedule says a 1pm start for Chatrier on Friday.

http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/about/schedule.html

That says that the men's final starts at 15 PM. That's pretty late, isn't it? Doesn't the final usually start at 14 PM?

Lee
06-07-2012, 12:04 AM
Where did you see it ? Usually it starts at 14:00 which is too late. The SF in the girls' draw will start at 14:00 as well.

Women play best of 3 while the men play best of 5. Maximum 6 sets for the women SFs while 10 sets for men. So it make sense to have 2 men's SFs to start earlier.

Today and yesterday they started at 14:00 as there was only one men's best of 5 match on the 2 show courts.

SheepleBuster
06-07-2012, 01:17 AM
It will be Rafa vs. Ferrer because A. nobody gives a shit about it B. it will be short C. both of them don't deserve to be in the finals.

Deathless Mortal
06-07-2012, 01:35 AM
B. it will be short

:superlol:

FedvsNole
06-07-2012, 02:03 AM
Think I heard French TV saying Fed - Nole will be up first. Then again it's French TV, not the most reliable bunch.

Heard that fed-nole will be first on Eurosport coverage as well. Last year was an anomaly. Even wilander said that it was weird fed-nole played 2nd when they should have played first since their half started first. Also fed said he'll request to play first based on what happned last year. Already just saw on tennis channel they will have nole-fed at 7am eastern time which i found weird until i realized they are starting play at 1300 which now makes perfect sense followed by nadal-ferrer so that settles it.

Lets remember this isn't the retarded us open with their money driven super saturday shit. French love fed and they will schedule him first.

Regardless nbc has no say and they tape delay their shit always. Im sure they'll have a replay of fed-nole even if nadum-ferrer are playing live.

Alex999
06-07-2012, 02:27 AM
You seem like a reasonable poster and I wonder why I have you on my ignore list. Probably because of the huge picture RN who I cannot stand.

As for your post, RN always gets preferential treatment because he's always injured according to his fans. It makes sense to me :shrug:.
lol, she is crazy but I love her. I'm glad she is still alive and moving, craving Nadal's ars. all she can talk is NADAL, NADAL, NADAL and yeah give me some more Nadal, oh and I hate (let me be politically correct, I don't like Djokovic in her avi). PATHETIC.... one of the biggest trolls on this board ... somehow still surviving ... the only one that was better than her was Primadonna, thank God she got banned ... lol... human stupidity, it is just endless ... Mac, my friend, go get laid (if you could find anybody), maybe that would help :devil:... you don't need a tennis board to relive your frustrations, no?

love ya,
Alex

Manequin75
06-07-2012, 04:42 AM
Heard that fed-nole will be first on Eurosport coverage as well. Last year was an anomaly. Even wilander said that it was weird fed-nole played 2nd when they should have played first since their half started first. Also fed said he'll request to play first based on what happned last year. Already just saw on tennis channel they will have nole-fed at 7am eastern time which i found weird until i realized they are starting play at 1300 which now makes perfect sense followed by nadal-ferrer so that settles it.

Lets remember this isn't the retarded us open with their money driven super saturday shit. French love fed and they will schedule him first.

Regardless nbc has no say and they tape delay their shit always. Im sure they'll have a replay of fed-nole even if nadum-ferrer are playing live.


TV stations are just guessing at best - official order is not out. But dont underestimate the 11 am EST - 5 pm live block of NBC. I am pretty certain Rafa-Ferrer will be the first match for which tennis channel will have rights. The marquee match-up of Fed-nole will be second. Obviously will get confirmed only tomorrow.

Mimi
06-07-2012, 04:54 AM
It's stupid but Nadal gets the lucky scheduling yet again. Djokovic and Federer to finish on Saturday if it rains and it's quite likely it will.

rains? forgot the 2007 wimby when Rafa had to play in 3 days in one match against Soldering coz of rains while your roger was not being affected. :rolleyes: Luck? your idol got more :rolleyes:

Mimi
06-07-2012, 05:15 AM
i think Rafa's match will be second, coz for women's semi, the first one to play is Sam while Maria the second as Sam finished one day earlier than Maria, so i think it would be the same for men's

FedvsNole
06-07-2012, 05:33 AM
Just got confirmed on french open tonight on tennis channel.


Fed-nole at 1300... awesome now i dont have to wait all frickin day!

Mimi
06-07-2012, 05:45 AM
Just got confirmed on french open tonight on tennis channel.


Fed-nole at 1300... awesome now i dont have to wait all frickin day!

oh well, at least looner won't be complaining about rafa's "great lucks" this time :rolleyes:

Mimi
06-07-2012, 06:04 AM
Does this mean we can complain about Roger's great luck?

affirmative :drink: :drink:

FedvsNole
06-07-2012, 06:20 AM
OK well let me go right ahead then.


This Federer has the tournament tailor-made for him.

First he had 4 challenger-level opponents, who he couldn't even beat in straights.

Then the conditions changed to cool, damp, & low-bouncing, just like Hamburg.



After struggling to beat his injured & tired turkey, who by the way missed out on a day of rest, Frederer gets to play the early SF.


I cannot believe this crap. If his match goes on for 4 hours and the rain starts, Nadal & Ferrer are pushed to Saturday since everyone will be blind as bats without stadium lights.




Maybe they can make Nadal play the semi and the final on the same day. Too bad Nadal would still have chances to win.



For federer its much more difficult to play unknown opponents with nothing to lose who's game you dont know. Had fed played 4 people he know like nalbandian, roddick, he prolly would not have lost a set.

The clay is slower than ever this year and the balls are even slower. Not made at all for fed

Djoker is going to win in straights. Then the rain comes and ferrer and nadal battle on saturday for 5 hours and then nadal plays sunday final and loses to nole. Thats tailor made for nole maybe even fate with what he went through with clownga although clownga's performance at the end was expected.

Chirag
06-07-2012, 06:25 AM
Women play best of 3 while the men play best of 5. Maximum 6 sets for the women SFs while 10 sets for men. So it make sense to have 2 men's SFs to start earlier.

Today and yesterday they started at 14:00 as there was only one men's best of 5 match on the 2 show courts.

I just checked last years schedule and they started at 14:00 :) I am guessing it will be the same this time too with Nadal Ferrer being the first semi :)

MIMIC
06-07-2012, 06:40 AM
Edit: N/m

pinkkiwi72
06-07-2012, 06:47 AM
I don't mind whichever semifinal that plays first, as long as Ferrer wins.

FedvsNole
06-07-2012, 07:06 AM
I don't mind whichever semifinal that plays first, as long as Ferrer wins.

If somehow they did play ferrer first and he won... can you imagine how much more huge that nole-fed match would get as the winner would essentiallly have the french open trophy

Lee
06-07-2012, 07:12 AM
I just checked last years schedule and they started at 14:00 :) I am guessing it will be the same this time too with Nadal Ferrer being the first semi :)

May be they learned their lesson last year :p It was quite dark in the final set between Nole and Roger. If Novak won the TB, the match would have to conclude the next day.

Mimi
06-07-2012, 07:15 AM
For federer its much more difficult to play unknown opponents with nothing to lose who's game you dont know. Had fed played 4 people he know like nalbandian, roddick, he prolly would not have lost a set.

The clay is slower than ever this year and the balls are even slower. Not made at all for fed

Djoker is going to win in straights. Then the rain comes and ferrer and nadal battle on saturday for 5 hours and then nadal plays sunday final and loses to nole. Thats tailor made for nole maybe even fate with what he went through with clownga although clownga's performance at the end was expected.

then for sure rafa is not the one who got most lucks, roger & nole got more :cool:

Allez
06-07-2012, 07:39 AM
OK well let me go right ahead then.


This Federer has the tournament tailor-made for him.

First he had 4 challenger-level opponents, who he couldn't even beat in straights.

Then the conditions changed to cool, damp, & low-bouncing, just like Hamburg.



After struggling to beat his injured & tired turkey, who by the way missed out on a day of rest, Frederer gets to play the early SF.


I cannot believe this crap. If his match goes on for 4 hours and the rain starts, Nadal & Ferrer are pushed to Saturday since everyone will be blind as bats without stadium lights.




Maybe they can make Nadal play the semi and the final on the same day. Too bad Nadal would still have chances to win.

General MTwEeZi jinxing again.

DjokerFan3
06-07-2012, 10:55 AM
Just got confirmed on french open tonight on tennis channel.


Fed-nole at 1300... awesome now i dont have to wait all frickin day!

Cheers for the information, good news for me, won't have to wait until 2am on a cold Saturday winter morning waiting for Nole vs Roger like last year :o

masterclass
06-07-2012, 12:02 PM
OK well let me go right ahead then.


This Federer has the tournament tailor-made for him.

First he had 4 challenger-level opponents, who he couldn't even beat in straights.

Then the conditions changed to cool, damp, & low-bouncing, just like Hamburg.



After struggling to beat his injured & tired turkey, who by the way missed out on a day of rest, Frederer gets to play the early SF.


I cannot believe this crap. If his match goes on for 4 hours and the rain starts, Nadal & Ferrer are pushed to Saturday since everyone will be blind as bats without stadium lights.




Maybe they can make Nadal play the semi and the final on the same day. Too bad Nadal would still have chances to win.


You forgot one thing general MTwEeZi...

The French groundsmen will need all night to prepare the Chatrier court to be as slippery as possible to benefit their remaining Swiss-French player (see birthplace interview (http://www.menstennisforums.com/showpost.php?p=12068579&postcount=1580) ;)). They needed the extra day (today) to import the new slippery red clay from the Ion Tiriac clay factory, specially developed for Tiriac following Djokovic's and Nadal's dissing of his Madrid tournament. You've seen Mr. Tiriac in the Roland Garros stands this year observing Federer matches. He will be on hand to personally supervise the application of his slippery clay for his Madrid champion.
http://ziuadecj.realitatea.net/Images/Articole/00068573/00044848_small.jpg

Watch Mr. Djokovic carefully; if he starts slipping and stumbling, they will have done their job correctly, especially if he vows never to return to Roland Garros. Meanwhile, danseur noble Federer will be dancing his way to his 6th Roland Garros final.

Now Tiriac will try to kill two birds with one stone, figuring that the other planned Madrid defector, Nadal, will also be hurt by the switch, and David Ferrer who didn't publicly complain about the blue clay, will be rewarded for his silence and defeat a sliding, stumbling Nadal.

http://www.tenniscelebs.com/images/getty/Toni%20Nadal%2087921904.jpg
But meanwhile, unbeknownst to Tiriac and the French organizers, Uncle Toni's Madrid spies will have learned about the slippery switch and secretly paid off the groundsmen to make a quick switch back to Barcelona/Monte-Carlo type clay, so that the Clay King, Rafael Nadal, can win his record seventh Roland Garros title.

;) :angel: :cool:

Respectfully,
masterclass

iriraz
06-07-2012, 01:33 PM
If the weather is awful like today,it wouldn`t surprise me if they play both semis at around same time.Federer/Djokovic on Chatrier and Nadal/Ferrer on Lenglen.
If it`s raining tomorrow and the semis are delayed i don`t think there is any other choice.

Wing Man Frank
06-07-2012, 01:36 PM
Djokovic's match should be on first on the basis that he's the world number one and deserves the advantages playing first brings.

Simple as that really.

If the weather is awful like today,it wouldn`t surprise me if they play both semis at around same time.Federer/Djokovic on Chatrier and Nadal/Ferrer on Lenglen.
If it`s raining tomorrow and the semis are delayed i don`t think there is any other choice.

Not a chance in hell.

lucyfur
06-07-2012, 01:52 PM
What happens if the women don't play today? It's still raining in Paris and it's already 3pm there.

Wing Man Frank
06-07-2012, 01:55 PM
What happens if the women don't play today? It's still raining in Paris and it's already 3pm there.

Scrap their tournament. Nobody cares anyway.

iriraz
06-07-2012, 01:57 PM
What happens if the women don't play today? It's still raining in Paris and it's already 3pm there.

They will split the matches tomorrow on Chatrier and Lenglen.
Us Open and Wimbledon are used to that,even Monday finishes.

Allez
06-07-2012, 02:01 PM
The semis will both be played at the same time. The no.1 seed will play on PC and rather scandalously they will put Rafa on SL.

Manequin75
06-07-2012, 02:39 PM
Just got confirmed on french open tonight on tennis channel.


Fed-nole at 1300... awesome now i dont have to wait all frickin day!


Good try :) Everybody is just speculating - even TV stations. They seem to suggest that since Fed's half went first and they had 2 days off they should play first. That is the logic they are using.

ANd Tennis channel has the live telecast rights for the first semifinal. That speculation from them is more a wish. NBC will bully its way into getting Fed play second.

Rafa and ferrer should be playing first. It probably is not the right thing but business always wins. I will be surprised if this time its different. Wait an hour or so more for confirmation.

Quadruple Tree
06-07-2012, 02:52 PM
Ferrer-Nadal should be second since they are only going to play for at most two hours with Nadal winning routinely in straights. Half of that time being Nadal picking his wedgie or otherwise wasting time between points. Djokovic-Federer will probably be four or five sets and a longer match in terms of actual tennis playing. The winner will need the extra time to rest.

Certinfy
06-07-2012, 03:07 PM
Hopefully Djokovic vs Federer is first. Want to watch the match and then go out afterwards rather than having to go out come home to watch the match and then go back out.

superslam77
06-07-2012, 03:31 PM
Hopefully Djokovic vs Federer is first. Want to watch the match and then go out afterwards rather than having to go out come home to watch the match and then go back out.

if they been playing first they should play first again...it doesn't make any sense not to play SF at same time.

Just like heaven
06-07-2012, 03:39 PM
They seem to suggest that since Fed's half went first and they had 2 days off they should play first. That is the logic they are using.

Fed's half went first last year too and he still played the second semifinal.

Luinir
06-07-2012, 04:01 PM
Nadal-Ferrer first, it's official.

Wing Man Frank
06-07-2012, 04:04 PM
As if Nadal didn't have enough help as it is.

Farcical.

Roamed
06-07-2012, 04:13 PM
:facepalm:

There is no reason at all to put it second, none at all, unless you're thinking of a small greater interest in terms of TV coverage.

Didn't they learn from last year when it almost got delayed to Saturday?

Plus poor weather forecast.

Certinfy
06-07-2012, 04:17 PM
Idiot organising. :(

TigerTim
06-07-2012, 04:18 PM
clown season, clown slam, clown country. NID :o

FedvsNole
06-07-2012, 04:19 PM
Just heard since the weather is potentialy delayed tomorrow they are more concerned with getting fed-nole in first because that is the "big match" for the day. At worst they will start nole-ferrer at the same time on suzanne lenglen but its almost for sure that fed-nole is first and then nole-ferrer is second or will be played simultaneously on SL. Fed and nole both have requested to play first since what happened last year.

tribalfusion
06-07-2012, 04:19 PM
Nadal-Ferrer first, it's official.

Where is it written in an official spot?

Mark Lenders
06-07-2012, 04:20 PM
This is ridiculous. I was planning to go out after the Federer vs Djokovic semifinal, whic logically would be the first one. Now I have to keep tabs with the Nadal vs Ferrer match to know when to come back home to watch Federer and Djokovic.

tennizen
06-07-2012, 04:21 PM
Just heard since the weather is potentialy delayed tomorrow they are more concerned with getting fed-nole in first because that is the "big match" for the day. At worst they will start nole-ferrer at the same time on suzanne lenglen but its almost for sure that fed-nole is first and then nole-ferrer is second or will be played simultaneously on SL. Fed and nole both have requested to play first since what happened last year.

Where do you hear these things?

Also fitting that Nole should play two semifinals while Nadal rests to make his Nole slam all the more interesting.

TigerTim
06-07-2012, 04:21 PM
This is ridiculous. I was planning to go out after the Federer vs Djokovic semifinal, whic logically would be the first one. Now I have to keep tabs with the Nadal vs Ferrer match to know when to come back home to watch Federer and Djokovic.

just go out anyway. Its probably going to be poor quality and rain uninterrupted. Heck most of the match will probably be on Saturday if Tio Toni and his cloud seeding choppers do their bit.

Foxy
06-07-2012, 04:22 PM
Just heard since the weather is potentialy delayed tomorrow they are more concerned with getting fed-nole in first because that is the "big match" for the day. At worst they will start nole-ferrer at the same time on suzanne lenglen but its almost for sure that fed-nole is first and then nole-ferrer is second or will be played simultaneously on SL. Fed and nole both have requested to play first since what happened last year.

I stopped reading when I saw Nole-Ferrer??

Nadal-Ferrer first, it's official.

Any source?

tribalfusion
06-07-2012, 04:26 PM
I stopped reading when I saw Nole-Ferrer??



Any source?

I saw it on the RG website running across the top of the page but with no further details

FedvsNole
06-07-2012, 04:27 PM
Watch nadal-ferrer with uncle toni's help get put on first. He will play extra slow and will make sure he finishes nice and late.

Then it will rain and fed-nole won't get played till saturday 1300 and then the winner comes back to play sunday 1500.


Retarded people here. They dont learn shit from last year. Why not play both matches at the same time when the weather is not good for the day??

Wing Man Frank
06-07-2012, 04:28 PM
Watch nadal-ferrer with uncle toni's help get put on first. He will play extra slow and will make sure he finishes nice and late.

Then it will rain and fed-nole won't get played till saturday 1300 and then the winner comes back to play sunday 1500.


Retarded people here. They dont learn shit from last year. Why not play both matches at the same time when the weather is not good for the day??

You clearly have no idea just how much sway the TV channels have, do you?

They would only put them on side-by-side as a very last resort late on Saturday when they've no other choice.

ServeVolley
06-07-2012, 04:32 PM
So are they starting the same time as last year? If they do there's a good chance Fed/Djoko will be finished on Saturday, because I don't see the Nadal/Ferrer match being over quicker than Nadal/Murray was last year...

FedFan
06-07-2012, 04:37 PM
If they expect rain the only fair thing is to play the matches simultaneously. Why should Nole/Fed have to wait, whereas Nadal will sure take more time than ever, knowing his possible oponent will not be able to finish or even begin, if rain sets in. On paper he has it easier and he was already given the first match last year.

Manequin75
06-07-2012, 04:38 PM
You clearly have no idea just how much sway the TV channels have, do you?

They would only put them on side-by-side as a very last resort late on Saturday when they've no other choice.


This. One sensible guy in the whole thread lol.

This FedVsNole dude is just spitting information out of his ass.
He heard this and he heard that and blah and more blah

NBC will make sure fed plays second LOL. THis year they are starting at 1 PM instead of 2 pm last year.

Weather report has a warm window from 6am - 11 am. Then it becomes iffy. Let them start at 6 am lol

Get this - saturday will be a dry sunny day and sunday again lousy.

Looner
06-07-2012, 04:43 PM
Oh well, Luckdal benefits from Don Toni's influence once again. NID, really.

Big_Juicy
06-07-2012, 04:45 PM
As if it matters to NBC anyways, the match will still be played right in the middle of the day local time and I don't think a whole lot of people will be able to watch from their homes.

Aenea
06-07-2012, 04:55 PM
According to FO twitter

Roland Garros ‏@rolandgarros
Friday's schedule at #RG12 Nadal v Ferrer at 1pm fb Federer v Djokovic.

http://twitter.com/#!/rolandgarros

AntiTennis
06-07-2012, 05:00 PM
O.O wtf, but there is chance of rain tomorrow, no way Djokovic and Fed finish tomorrow

Ben.
06-07-2012, 05:04 PM
Hopefully Djokovic vs Federer is first. Want to watch the match and then go out afterwards rather than having to go out come home to watch the match and then go back out.

This is ridiculous. I was planning to go out after the Federer vs Djokovic semifinal, whic logically would be the first one. Now I have to keep tabs with the Nadal vs Ferrer match to know when to come back home to watch Federer and Djokovic.

Were you two planning on meeting up to burn a Ferrer effigy or something?

Expected order for the matches though. They did the same thing last year.

Nole fan
06-07-2012, 05:06 PM
First match starts at 13h15

Nadal is probably going to need 2h30 to finish off Ferrer, so the Federer-Djokovic should start at 16h15 and people coming back from work will be able to catch the middle or the end of the match.

Again a match that could possibly go to 5 sets and could be interrupted because of the light. :rolleyes:

Dmitry Verdasco
06-07-2012, 05:08 PM
According to FO twitter

Roland Garros ‏@rolandgarros
Friday's schedule at #RG12 Nadal v Ferrer at 1pm fb Federer v Djokovic.

http://twitter.com/#!/rolandgarros

:bigclap:

Time Violation
06-07-2012, 05:09 PM
Again a match that could possibly go to 5 sets and could be interrupted because of the light. :rolleyes:

Ergo Nole in 3 :D :D

Looner
06-07-2012, 05:33 PM
Federer to win one set from a break down so that Djokovic can come back on court. We don't want the final to be competitive now, do we?

EliSter
06-07-2012, 05:47 PM
Federer to win one set from a break down so that Djokovic can come back on court. We don't want the final to be competitive now, do we?

Joker and Olderer will play 2 sets tomorrow. 2 sets in saturday, deleyed cause of rain, and finish few hours before final start, so Nadull have 100% chances to win. Like he doesnt have 99% to win anyways :rolleyes: But Uncle Phony wanna be sure for any case.

shawshank
06-07-2012, 06:07 PM
Awesome schedule :)

MIMIC
06-07-2012, 06:16 PM
God damn :o

FedvsNole
06-07-2012, 06:26 PM
Why not start teh first semifinal at 11am because of the weather turning to shit.... NBC hardly ever airs live tennis and its just gonna be rain delayed anyways if they dont do this.. idiots.


1. if rafa-ferrer start at 11 they won't be done till 3 or 4 at best if it rains on and off and its a straight set win.

2. it would work out pefect for nbc which starts at 11am eastern time which is equal to 5pm paris. They can show the end of nadal match while waiting for fed-nole to get started. This is all so simple.

Idiot idiot organizers as always.

Do they really wanna risk having ferrer-nadal take all day and then end of up having a super early fed-nole match on saturday???

How the hell does this help them...
The final will be pure shit as djokovic won't be able to play back to back and beat federer and nadal without any rest while nadal is rested. He at least had 1 day in the aussie open.


FRAAAAK!!

Whiznot
06-07-2012, 06:31 PM
I don't think the schedule will be set in stone until tomorrow when the weather situation will become more certain. Everybody (including me) seems to be on pins and needles anticipating the match between Federer and Djokovic. Last year's encounter was the match of the year.

tennizen
06-07-2012, 06:32 PM
Nole will dispatch Olderer faster than Devilder.

Luinir
06-07-2012, 06:40 PM
the fact is that both nole and fed playing much worse than last year and both nadal and ferru playing much better than last year. you are overrating this nole-fed match. it could be close but quality-wise don't hope it to be like rg 2011.

TigerTim
06-07-2012, 06:42 PM
When is this Mug slam getting a roof or lights? :o

nobama
06-07-2012, 06:53 PM
Fuck you RG organizers.

If the forecast is rain they should be prepared to start the matches at 11am and play both matches at the same time. According to the weather channel by 2pm the rain chance is 50% and gets worse from there. :o

Johnny Groove
06-07-2012, 07:01 PM
At least they learned from last year and schedule 1 hour earlier. Both matches will finish tomorrow, people, no need to lose your fucking minds...again...over something so asinine :lol:

Oh, MTF :hug:

FedvsNole
06-07-2012, 07:04 PM
At least they learned from last year and schedule 1 hour earlier. Both matches will finish tomorrow, people, no need to lose your fucking minds...again...over something so asinine :lol:

Oh, MTF :hug:

70% rain from 4-8. Not to mention from 1-3 pm its at least 40%.

you should look at this:

http://www.weather.com/weather/hourbyhour/graph/Paris+FRXX0076:1:FR?pagenum=2&nextbeginIndex=6

zlaja777
06-07-2012, 07:33 PM
Fuck you FO! Why does Nadal have to play his match first...idiots.

ZaZoo)
06-07-2012, 07:37 PM
:o

nobama
06-07-2012, 07:48 PM
At least they learned from last year and schedule 1 hour earlier. Both matches will finish tomorrow, people, no need to lose your fucking minds...again...over something so asinine :lol:

Oh, MTF :hug:

And you know this how? Or your just being an ass?

Orka_n
06-07-2012, 07:54 PM
:facepalm:

A_Skywalker
06-07-2012, 07:57 PM
Fuck you FO! Why does Nadal have to play his match first...idiots.

Why does Fed has to play first ?

Foxy
06-07-2012, 07:58 PM
And you know this how? Or your just being an ass?

I see on Wunderground.com cloud cover will be most of the day around 50%. That is not enough for a lengthy/heavy rain. Rest assured both finals will finish tomorrow unless both are 4-5h lengthy.

Looner
06-07-2012, 08:00 PM
At least they learned from last year and schedule 1 hour earlier. Both matches will finish tomorrow, people, no need to lose your fucking minds...again...over something so asinine :lol:

Oh, MTF :hug:

Professor Johnny BS, people.

zlaja777
06-07-2012, 08:01 PM
Why does Fed has to play first ?

Because both him and ND advanced into SF's a day before Nadal. There's one reason.

masterclass
06-07-2012, 08:24 PM
Official Schedule of play for Friday, June 8th (http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/scores/schedule/schedule18.html)

Respectfully,
masterclass

Nole fan
06-07-2012, 08:28 PM
Disgraceful. Like Nadal needed more help. :facepalm:

l_mac
06-07-2012, 08:30 PM
:lol:

KoOlMaNsEaN
06-07-2012, 08:30 PM
I don't get why Fed-Novak are being played second when their half finished first? It goes against all GS Scheduling precedence

TigerTim
06-07-2012, 08:34 PM
French clowns :o. They didn't even invent the croissant.

l_mac
06-07-2012, 08:35 PM
I don't get why Fed-Novak are being played second when their half finished first? It goes against all GS Scheduling precedence

It happened last year at the French, and at USO it happens often. TV rules all. That precedent has been set for years.

GOAT = Fed
06-07-2012, 08:39 PM
For two years running the side that finished their draw has to play first at the FO.

is this real life guys?

duarte_a
06-07-2012, 08:41 PM
Well nadull's chances of winning went from 99% to 99,5%.

If Roger and djokovic play 5 sets it goes up to 99,8%. If Roger and djokovic have to play on saturday it goes up to 99,9%. :o

bokehlicious
06-07-2012, 08:48 PM
good. won't have to bother with tennis tomorrow.

rocketassist
06-07-2012, 08:56 PM
Euro 2012 is where it's at tomorrow.

Tennis is :zzz:

Nole fan
06-07-2012, 08:59 PM
Euro 2012 is where it's at tomorrow.

Tennis is :zzz:

Then retire from tennis. :p

TigerTim
06-07-2012, 08:59 PM
Euro 2012 is where it's at tomorrow.

Tennis is :zzz:

Isn't the opening match Greece vs. Russia, a bit Zzzzzz. England's beatdown vs. France is a day before two of my a-levels, so Luckly/Unfortunatly I won't watch that :o

Johnny Groove
06-07-2012, 09:21 PM
So much whining.

We all knew Fed-Nole was gonna be the late afternoon match on SF Friday the second the draw came out.

Looner
06-07-2012, 09:24 PM
Good one, Johnny. I suggest a name change to Johnny Groove Cassandra as you seem to know so much of the stuff in advance.

Trying to be a bit more serious, your excuse hardly stops all of MTF and you as well from whining about the USO's schedule now does it? It's amazing RN gets rewarded for the easier draw with better scheduling. I have to admit it's hilarious if you're a RN fan.

A_Skywalker
06-07-2012, 09:36 PM
Because both him and ND advanced into SF's a day before Nadal. There's one reason.

So they have the big advantage of day rest. And you want to have that advantage too? Its not how it works in fair sports.

tribalfusion
06-07-2012, 09:45 PM
Oh no do you mean to say that Nolefed will play later? This is an outrage how will these highly conditioned athletes with an extra day of rest ever manage to compete?

Perhaps Nole will share his wonder-egg with Federer if Fed were to win.

sweetkit
06-07-2012, 09:52 PM
They just don't know how to make it easier for Nadal:lol:
Pathetic. Should've given him the trophy right after they rigged the draw.:)

RNW
06-07-2012, 09:57 PM
Because of the bad weather forecast,
it will be an advantage to play the first SF.

second will be proably finished on Saturday.

I think because of those reasons they should start the 1st semifinal even at 12.
And because Djokovc/Federer played always first, I think it should be first tomorrow.
But it isn't.

Johnny Groove
06-07-2012, 10:05 PM
Good one, Johnny. I suggest a name change to Johnny Groove Cassandra as you seem to know so much of the stuff in advance.

Trying to be a bit more serious, your excuse hardly stops all of MTF and you as well from whining about the USO's schedule now does it? It's amazing RN gets rewarded for the easier draw with better scheduling. I have to admit it's hilarious if you're a RN fan.

Find me a post where I whined about the USO schedule? Perhaps you are thinking of the recently banned Start da Game.

Of course Fed and Nole were going to make the SF, and of course they would schedule them as the late matinee afternoon match, with Nadal-Ferrer as the appetizer.

It's just business.

hipolymer
06-07-2012, 10:11 PM
Probably one of the only times I'll be rooting for Nadal to win in 3 easy sets. No clowning.

Garson007
06-07-2012, 10:36 PM
Probably one of the only times I'll be rooting for Nadal to win in 3 easy sets. No clowning.
Dude. Ferrer in three easy sets.

nobama
06-07-2012, 11:17 PM
So much whining.

We all knew Fed-Nole was gonna be the late afternoon match on SF Friday the second the draw came out.

Yeah well, TTC only has the rights to the first SF so for those of us in the USA we most likely won't get Fed/ND live since NBC doesn't come on until Noon EST. I was kind of hoping maybe, just maybe we'd get that match live since TTC and ESPN showed next to nothing of the Fed/Delpo QF. That's another reason I'm pissed about the schedule. And as Federer would say, I'll whine when I want to whine. :ras:

Manequin75
06-07-2012, 11:20 PM
Find me a post where I whined about the USO schedule? Perhaps you are thinking of the recently banned Start da Game.

Of course Fed and Nole were going to make the SF, and of course they would schedule them as the late matinee afternoon match, with Nadal-Ferrer as the appetizer.

It's just business.

If Start da Game got banned whats stopping him from creating another altar and posting. What good are these bans? People can have multiple emails no?

duong
06-07-2012, 11:27 PM
They should have started at 11 or 12 considering the weather forecast ( http://uk.weather.com/weather/hourByHour-Paris-FRXX0076?dayNum=0&flag=1 ) , that's the only important thing because there's an important chance now that the second semifinal has to be finished on saturday ... unless Nadal and Djokovic finish it early.

I guess the organizers are praying for that and little rain :lol:

Manequin75
06-07-2012, 11:27 PM
I don't get why Fed-Novak are being played second when their half finished first? It goes against all GS Scheduling precedence

so TV channels could earn some bucks selling advertising slots for marquee marches so you could sit in the comfort of your own home and watch it. Imagine if Tv didnt have a say and they didnt make money - they wouldnt even telecast these events. And then we would be holding our radios up :)

I know it sucks but the business element makes everything run. If you owned a TV station and bought rights to the event and you know you could charge corporates an arm and a leg for slots in a Novak-Fed match while you would only be paid in carrots for telecasting David Ferrer - Im sure I know where you would be pulling your strings ;)

oh by the way - no disrespect to David Ferrer. He has a heart larger than Karlovic's body.....

damn..now I come across as disrespecting karlovic ....oh whatever :)

Manequin75
06-07-2012, 11:38 PM
They should have started at 11 or 12 considering the weather forecast ( http://uk.weather.com/weather/hourByHour-Paris-FRXX0076?dayNum=0&flag=1 ) , that's the only important thing because there's an important chance now that the second semifinal has to be finished on saturday ... unless Nadal and Djokovic finish it early.

I guess the organizers are praying for that and little rain :lol:

6am - 11am slot is sunny and hot. Wake these highly paid atheletes up at 3 am and get them ready. If NBC called for it - even that would happen lol. Problem is NBC cannot start telecasting before 11 am EST. They have their regular crap on before that. So 11 am EST means 5 pm paris time approximate start for match 2. Cannot start the first match too early as NBC will only catch Federer waving his finger and coming up for a handshake ....Even though NBC will be more than happy showing tape of fed-delpo quarterfinal if its is raining. As long as fed is seen on tv with a racquet who cares what else is going on?

Looner
06-07-2012, 11:55 PM
Why do Americans keep assuming the schedule revolves around their TV networks. Sure, in the US but here it's a clear case of RF playing second for the sixth year in a row. Who gives a damn about NBC. Nothing personal but this is France.

Manequin75
06-08-2012, 12:07 AM
Why are europeans always touchy when Americans simply call spade a spade ;) And don't make too much noise or NBC will pull out all IMF funding from Europe ;)

Super Djoker
06-08-2012, 12:55 AM
First match starts at 13h15

Nadal is probably going to need 2h30 to finish off Ferrer, so the Federer-Djokovic should start at 16h15 and people coming back from work will be able to catch the middle or the end of the match.

Not me !

Looner
06-08-2012, 01:52 AM
Why are europeans always touchy when Americans simply call spade a spade ;) And don't make too much noise or NBC will pull out all IMF funding from Europe ;)

I am not touchy. I just wonder why you assume the American TV networks call the shots when tennis is not even that big over there (supposedly). I mean is there any evidence for that? I am just curious, you know :shrug:. I know it's true for the Open but not sure about the French.

Luinir
06-08-2012, 02:18 AM
AO 2009: Federer won in three sets his semis. Nadal played day after and played 5 hours against Verdasco, just two days later Nadal beat Federer in 5. So, no excuses please.

Topspindoctor
06-08-2012, 02:32 AM
Oh well, Luckdal benefits from Don Toni's influence once again. NID, really.

Joker and Olderer will play 2 sets tomorrow. 2 sets in saturday, deleyed cause of rain, and finish few hours before final start, so Nadull have 100% chances to win. Like he doesnt have 99% to win anyways :rolleyes: But Uncle Phony wanna be sure for any case.

God damn :o

Fuck you RG organizers.


Fuck you FO! Why does Nadal have to play his match first...idiots.

:facepalm:

Disgraceful. Like Nadal needed more help. :facepalm:

French clowns :o. They didn't even invent the croissant.

They just don't know how to make it easier for Nadal:lol:
Pathetic. Should've given him the trophy right after they rigged the draw.:)


http://www.intomobile.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/god-haters-gonna-hate-eagle.jpg

tripwires
06-08-2012, 02:44 AM
Is anyone really surprised that Nadal/Ferrer is first? Surely it makes sense for the organisers to put the more exciting match second.

Topspindoctor
06-08-2012, 02:45 AM
Is anyone really surprised that Nadal/Ferrer is first? Surely it makes sense for the organisers to put the more exciting match second.

Yup, the crowd is gonna enjoy those backhand errors into the net :yeah:

Sri
06-08-2012, 02:47 AM
Haha now I only wish Novak/Rog play a five set epic.

Not that it would matter, Nadal would have been the favorite for the final either way.

Sri
06-08-2012, 02:48 AM
Yup, the crowd is gonna enjoy those backhand errors into the net :yeah:
More enjoyable than butt picking.

http://www.knuckletattoos.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/hell_yeah.jpg

tripwires
06-08-2012, 03:02 AM
Yup, the crowd is gonna enjoy those backhand errors into the net :yeah:

Come on, you're not this obtuse. Clearly the Nadal/Ferrer match would probably be a lot more one-sided than the Roger/Nole one which is why the latter is scheduled second. The same thing happened last year.

BroTree123
06-08-2012, 03:05 AM
Come on, you're not this obtuse. Clearly the Nadal/Ferrer match would probably be a lot more one-sided than the Roger/Nole one which is why the latter is scheduled second. The same thing happened last year.

It doesn't matter because the latter are clowns :shrug:

leng jai
06-08-2012, 03:06 AM
I for one am flabbergasted.

bouncer7
06-08-2012, 03:24 AM
Really who cares for schedule...yeah i see, mostly fedtards

evilmindbulgaria
06-08-2012, 03:28 AM
The funniest thing is that Nole's fans are not whining about it! Man up, Clayturkeytards, and quit your bitching!

nobama
06-08-2012, 03:35 AM
Why do Americans keep assuming the schedule revolves around their TV networks. Sure, in the US but here it's a clear case of RF playing second for the sixth year in a row. Who gives a damn about NBC. Nothing personal but this is France.

If you're in the USA you give a damn as NBC screws you over every year. I wish NBC had nothing to do with it. In fact I wish they didn't show any tennis at all as all they do is fuck things up when they do. :o

nobama
06-08-2012, 03:38 AM
As if buttpicker tards wouldn't be just as pissed if the schedule and tv coverage were reversed. :o

LinkMage
06-08-2012, 04:10 AM
NID

Nadull always plays first in SFs. All rigged as usual. :zzz:

Chirag
06-08-2012, 04:30 AM
This was expected anyway :shrug: I still believe they will finish their matches tomorrow

Mr. Oracle
06-08-2012, 04:57 AM
It makes more sense to read this thread in reverse.

Who can answer the following questions:

1) Was tennis played today?
2) When is the main event scheduled for tomorrow if the schedule's been pushed ahead?

SheepleBuster
06-08-2012, 07:30 AM
Why Nadal has to play at all. I am at peace with Rafa being in the final. Just FO should pay Ferrer some bonus money for conceding the match beforehand so we can get all matches done tomorrow. I mean considering the weather conditions, that's the right thing to do, David, don't you think?

Allez
06-08-2012, 08:34 AM
Uncle Toni is a god :worship: Haterz be hatin' :p

Midnight Ninja
06-08-2012, 08:50 AM
It happened last year at the French, and at USO it happens often. Don Toni rules all. That precedent has been set for years.

Fixed.

duong
06-08-2012, 09:10 AM
The funniest thing is that Nole's fans are not whining about it! Man up, Clayturkeytards, and quit your bitching!

This is total bullshit : for fedfans, it's much better if the match finishes on saturday, rain, wind, fitness it's much better !

I know it has become a trend recently on MTF everyone else against Fedfans although Fed has become quite innocuous, it's quite strange :lol: but it's true some Fedfans over here probably go too far :rolleyes:

(anyway, your pseudo says it all, there are so many pseudos like that among Nadalfans on MTF :rolleyes: )