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Mens QuarterFinals not live WED on ESPN?

RickDaStick
06-06-2006, 03:42 PM
Looks like no live coverage for people in the US of the Mens QF's. ESPN starts coverage at 8 am ET while Nadal and Djokovic match starts at 6 ET followed by Ljubicic and Benneteau. The only thing i could see is if they showed Ivans match live because it should start around the time they got on and then show Nadals match afterwards on tape, but since this is ESPN i highly doubt they will do anything that makes sense.

Johnny Groove
06-06-2006, 03:49 PM
First of all, Nadal's match wont start at 6, it'll start a couple minutes later, it never starts on time. Next, I HIGHLY doubt that the Nadal-DJ match will last only 2 hours. with the ass picking, ball-bouncing, and court-cleaning, 2 hrs maybe for 2 sets. So we'll see some of that match. I agree with you that ESPN wont do anything that makes sense. That is their trademark :yeah:

ys
06-06-2006, 04:06 PM
That's a tradition. Second Wednesday, they always show it delayed. Reasons are unknown..

ys
06-06-2006, 04:08 PM
First of all, Nadal's match wont start at 6, it'll start a couple minutes later, it never starts on time. Next, I HIGHLY doubt that the Nadal-DJ match will last only 2 hours. with the ass picking, ball-bouncing, and court-cleaning, 2 hrs maybe for 2 sets.

We'll see it in its entirety. Nobody in US gives a fuck about second quarterfinal featuring two virtual unknowns. While Nadal is a superstar..

uglyamerican
06-06-2006, 05:31 PM
I'll have to resist the urge to check the sb. I can do it. Sure I can.

RickDaStick
06-06-2006, 06:16 PM
I'll have to resist the urge to check the sb. I can do it. Sure I can.


knowing ESPN they will probably scroll the score at the bottom.

mangoes
06-06-2006, 06:25 PM
I think the plan........however :rolleyes:, is to show Ljubicic's match live and then Nadal's match taped. They expect Nadal to steamroll Djokovic in 2 hours.

uglyamerican
06-06-2006, 06:30 PM
I think the plan........however :rolleyes:, is to show Ljubicic's match live and then Nadal's match taped. They expect Nadal to steamroll Djokovic in 2 hours.

That's ridiculous. They won't even start playing until 1/4 after the hour. Nadal/Nole should take longer than that.

I guess I will get up early and stare at the sb.

athina7
06-06-2006, 06:30 PM
I think the plan........however :rolleyes:, is to show Ljubicic's match live and then Nadal's match taped. They expect Nadal to steamroll Djokovic in 2 hours.
Yeah, that's what I got from what they were saying. This sucks:mad:

Leo
06-06-2006, 06:31 PM
I think the plan........however :rolleyes:, is to show Ljubicic's match live and then Nadal's match taped. They expect Nadal to steamroll Djokovic in 2 hours.

No, they've already stressed that Nadal is up first. I don't think they would start with Ivan live because it would give away that Nadal's match is already over. And hopefully it won't be over after 2 hours anyway.

This works better for me, perhaps. I can't get up for 6 am. I'll just try to pretend it's live and not check the scoreboard... if I can resist.

croat123
06-06-2006, 06:34 PM
damn them. oh well, guess i'll watch ivan live on NOS

their coverage is craptastic as always :o

mangoes
06-06-2006, 06:35 PM
damn them. oh well, guess i'll watch ivan live on NOS

their coverage is craptastic as always :o

Ivan's match is suppose to be live.............

ezekiel
06-06-2006, 06:38 PM
I just was talking about this in the OOP thread in the RG forum. Anyway it's too bad but we can watch it on livestream even if quality is not great
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uglyamerican
06-06-2006, 06:38 PM
No, they've already stressed that Nadal is up first. I don't think they would start with Ivan live because it would give away that Nadal's match is already over. And hopefully it won't be over after 2 hours anyway.

This works better for me, perhaps. I can't get up for 6 am. I'll just try to pretend it's live and not check the scoreboard... if I can resist.

Okay. I guess I wasn't paying close enough attention. Thanks, Leo.

Leo
06-06-2006, 06:39 PM
Yeah I honestly think they'll start with Nadal on tape in entirety, then Ivan on tape in entirety. And I can just wake up later, so I don't mind. But it is dumb and unfortunate for those who really want to see it live.

athina7
06-06-2006, 06:48 PM
After the Nalbandian match was over, I think Chris Fowler said that they will have coverage of the Ljubicic match first.

RickDaStick
06-06-2006, 07:07 PM
yep Chris Fowler just said they are showing Ivans match first, good news for me, bad news for a lot of you.

Scotso
06-06-2006, 07:49 PM
I'll have to resist the urge to check the sb. I can do it. Sure I can.

I'll have to try as well. I'm not sure I can do it. :sobbing:

uglyamerican
06-06-2006, 08:08 PM
The TV graphic looked like this:

Novak Djokovic v. Rafael Nadal
Julien Benneteau v. Ivan Ljubicic
8am ET/4amPT


And then Fowler said, "Ljubicic followed by Nole/Nadal."

:lol:

You can avoid the sb if you want to, Scott. Demonstrate some will power.
Do it.

croat123
06-06-2006, 08:10 PM
yay :)

i'm just wondering what i gonna happen when nadal vs. nole goes over 2 hours. r they gonna show the end live or are they gonna show something taped

rofe
06-06-2006, 08:15 PM
yay :)

i'm just wondering what i gonna happen when nadal vs. nole goes over 2 hours. r they gonna show the end live or are they gonna show something taped

I would be shocked if the nadal/nole match didn't go beyond two hours. It could happen if one of them retired due to injury but I doubt it. ESPN may just show the taped Nadal/Nole match over the live Ivan/Julian match.

RickDaStick
06-06-2006, 08:18 PM
I would be shocked if the nadal/nole match didn't go beyond two hours. It could happen if one of them retired due to injury but I doubt it. ESPN may just show the taped Nadal/Nole match over the live Ivan/Julian match.


ESPN mentioned numerous times they are showing Ivan/Julian first and if the Nadal match does go over 2 hours which most likely will then i dont think they will show the end, they will probably show something from today then show Ivan match live then the whole Nadal-Novak match on tape afterwards.

Johnny Groove
06-06-2006, 08:21 PM
ESPN mentioned numerous times they are showing Ivan/Julian first and if the Nadal match does go over 2 hours which most likely will then i dont think they will show the end, they will probably show something from today then show Ivan match live then the whole Nadal-Novak match on tape afterwards.

This is the stupidest thing ever. It is a ridiculous idea, but the even sadder thing is ESPN will probably do that. What if the match last for 3+ hrs. like all of Rafa's matches? Couldnt they just start coverage at 6? Damn, ESPN's coverage is such a joke :banghead:

oneandonlyhsn
06-06-2006, 08:24 PM
:haha: why am I not shocked

Scotso
06-06-2006, 08:25 PM
The TV graphic looked like this:

Novak Djokovic v. Rafael Nadal
Julien Benneteau v. Ivan Ljubicic
8am ET/4amPT


And then Fowler said, "Ljubicic followed by Nole/Nadal."

:lol:

You can avoid the sb if you want to, Scott. Demonstrate some will power.
Do it.

:scared: I just don't know!

Scotso
06-06-2006, 08:26 PM
yay :)

i'm just wondering what i gonna happen when nadal vs. nole goes over 2 hours. r they gonna show the end live or are they gonna show something taped

knowing ESPN, they'll sow Roddick's 1r or maybe the '99 final :p

Leo
06-06-2006, 09:02 PM
Now I'm really angry. Why can't they start live at 6? I have no idea if I can wait that long to check the score.

khyber
06-06-2006, 09:48 PM
When I went to set up the recorder for tomorrow I checked both ESPN and ESPN Deportes. I noticed that Deportes was starting 2 hours earlier and didn't know why. I thought that maybe a doubles match was first, but then saw the order of play. Its crazy that one will be live and the other delayed but its not the first time that Deportes has had more and better coverage. I'm lucky I get both. Today I was able to see all of the Nalbandian match since they always follow the S. American players.

KoOlMaNsEaN
06-06-2006, 10:04 PM
It's cause they don't wanna show doubles they'd rather show tape delayed singles :rolleyes:

RickDaStick
06-06-2006, 10:25 PM
We'll see it in its entirety. Nobody in US gives a fuck about second quarterfinal featuring two virtual unknowns. While Nadal is a superstar..

well since nobody except tennis fan in US, know Nadal, and tennis fans in US know Ljubo after DC spanking last year :wavey:

NicoFan
06-06-2006, 10:30 PM
This is crazy. I have no idea how to set my recorder.

Who knows what ESPN will do tomorrow. :rolleyes:

I want to see both, but if I have to choose between the two, I deifnitely want to see Rafa.

I need to get Tivo. :sad:

Scotso
06-07-2006, 02:41 AM
well since nobody except tennis fan in US, know Nadal, and tennis fans in US know Ljubo after DC spanking last year :wavey:

uhm, not true. Nadal is pretty well known among people, certainly much better known that Ljubicic

oneandonlyhsn
06-07-2006, 02:46 AM
I dont care as long as I see pretty boy Djokovic on my TV I am happy

uglyamerican
06-07-2006, 02:46 AM
I think that if we all take an oath not to check the sb, the results should be just as good as when highschool kids take oaths not to have sex until marriage.

Johnny Groove
06-07-2006, 02:50 AM
I think that if we all take an oath not to check the sb, the results should be just as good as when highschool kids take oaths not to have sex until marriage.

I guess we're all fucked then :p

Scotso
06-07-2006, 02:51 AM
I think that if we all take an oath not to check the sb, the results should be just as good as when highschool kids take oaths not to have sex until marriage.

I'll be fine until Novak loses a point... then I'll get nervous and check.

uglyamerican
06-07-2006, 02:55 AM
I just had a premonition of myself waiting to see when the Ljubicic match starts and analyzing the time Nadal/Nole spent on court, like one of the crappy cable-news channels does when a jury announces it's reached a decision. Is it a good thing, or a bad thing that they took 2hr 42 mins to reach a decision?

ys
06-07-2006, 02:56 AM
well since nobody except tennis fan in US, know Nadal, and tennis fans in US know Ljubo after DC spanking last year :wavey:

Silly.. They don't know what Davis Cup is.. They know only Grand Slams , because that's about the only thing in tennis that is given a massive airtime.. so they have to watch some instead of their favourite stupid sports..

uglyamerican
06-07-2006, 03:02 AM
so they have to watch some instead of their favourite stupid sports..

ESPN2 has had darts and softball this week after tennis.

ys
06-07-2006, 03:04 AM
ESPN2 has had darts and softball this week after tennis.

Excellent, excellent.. Almost as good as Arizona Open of Fishing Seniors Series...

Scotso
06-07-2006, 03:13 AM
I just had a premonition of myself waiting to see when the Ljubicic match starts and analyzing the time Nadal/Nole spent on court, like one of the crappy cable-news channels does when a jury announces it's reached a decision. Is it a good thing, or a bad thing that they took 2hr 42 mins to reach a decision?

I think for Nole, longer will mean better. :o

naiwen
06-07-2006, 03:57 AM
The coverage is 8am-3pm... total 7 hours. I was wondering what they're gonna show after two mens QF's. Hmm... maybe commentate this, commentate that, replay Venus, interview Nalbandian, replay Sharapova + Blake, etc. :rolleyes:
:confused:

zicofirol
06-07-2006, 04:21 AM
For anyone that has ESPN DEPORTES, they will be showing live tennis tomorrow:
Roland Garros Tennis 2006
Tenis - Abierto de Francia
Stade Roland Garros Paris, France 6 de junio
6:00 AM - 12:00 PM
http://espndeportes.espn.go.com/sports/tvlistings/deportes/deportesSchedule?date=20060606&network=34&tz=America/New_York

SO I will be up at 6 ct. (5 too early :o ) and start watching probably from the end of the 1st set, lol.

rofe
06-07-2006, 02:17 PM
As I predicted, ESPN2 is showing the tape delayed, boring Nadal match instead of the live Ivan/Julian match. Typical. :rolleyes:

ys
06-07-2006, 02:48 PM
As I predicted, ESPN2 is showing the tape delayed, boring Nadal match instead of the live Ivan/Julian match. Typical. :rolleyes:

And that's the right thing to do. Very reasonable people they are..

croat123
06-07-2006, 04:22 PM
nice call espn :o
oh well, now i can relax and watch ljubo's win :D