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USO SF: Ferrer - Djokovic *5-2 (Play suspended due to wind)

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GSMnadal
09-08-2012, 09:14 PM
No more play today

Looner
09-08-2012, 09:16 PM
:facepalm:. The Serbian mafia definitely got involved there in the end.

TigerTim
09-08-2012, 09:16 PM
US Open is a joke NID

stanch
09-08-2012, 09:16 PM
Should've been done a lot earlier.

Dougie
09-08-2012, 09:16 PM
Unbelievable. They should have moved this to Armstrong hours ago, the forecast was obvious already when Murray and Berdych started.

abraxas21
09-08-2012, 09:17 PM
match should have kept going

thanks srdjan :rolleyes:

http://d.yimg.com/i//ng/sp/eurosport/20101212/25/42dbb02515b873e6098ae98a76f09897.jpg

philosophicalarf
09-08-2012, 09:17 PM
Suspended due to Ferrer winning.

IOFH
09-08-2012, 09:17 PM
"Did you consider putting the 2nd semi on Armstrong: That.....uuumm, not really. We...no."

What a joke of a tournament.

emotion
09-08-2012, 09:17 PM
Why the fuck didn't they play Murray-Berdych on Armstrong? Joke of a tournament

AntiTennis
09-08-2012, 09:18 PM
they expect a big storm in some minutes, so they suspended it before that happen..so people can get out without any risk

IOFH
09-08-2012, 09:18 PM
Suspended due to Ferrer winning.

:worship:

ossie
09-08-2012, 09:18 PM
disgusting move by organizers trying to prevent ferrer from getting to the final. they played the previous match under worse circumstances.

nevenez
09-08-2012, 09:18 PM
Are monkeys behind US Open schedule of play?

FaceyFacem
09-08-2012, 09:18 PM
we have tornado warning so i get the safety concern, but either both matches should've played simultaneously, or they shouldn't have even started this match if they were going to cancel within 30 minutes

acionescu
09-08-2012, 09:18 PM
USO sinking to a new low :facepalm:

SaFed2005
09-08-2012, 09:19 PM
Suspended due to Ferrer winning.

AGREED

Ben.
09-08-2012, 09:19 PM
Gutted for Ferrer. Hopefully he can hold it together and close this set out tomorrow.

It is all coming together for Murray though.

Dr.Slice
09-08-2012, 09:19 PM
Complete joke, just a complete joke.
They should not have played at all today.

RNW
09-08-2012, 09:19 PM
It's suspended because of storm. Not wind.

For the moment, it's ok on Arthur Ashe.
They could have played at least 5-7 minutes more. (probably enough for Ferrer to win the first set.)

SaFed2005
09-08-2012, 09:19 PM
"Did you consider putting the 2nd semi on Armstrong: That.....uuumm, not really. We...no."

What a joke of a tournament.

It's all about $$$

Dr.Slice
09-08-2012, 09:19 PM
Actually, the real joke is that people here are claiming it was stopped to help Djokovic.

Please stop using drugs.

Looner
09-08-2012, 09:19 PM
Suspended due to Ferrer winning.

:yeah: :drink: :stupid: :smash: :sport:.

Sanya
09-08-2012, 09:19 PM
Ferrer will take 1st set tomorrow, but Nole still takes it. David could have been really lucky - one more hour of such weather and I suppose he would lead 2-0 and chances would appear. It wasn`t going to happen though.

IOFH
09-08-2012, 09:20 PM
Super Saturday is an awesome invention and I'm privileged to ever witness it.

Puschkin
09-08-2012, 09:20 PM
:facepalm:. The Serbian mafia definitely got involved there in the end.

What about the British then?

Why was not Ferrer-Djokovic put on Armstrong? The US Open is just dreadful, and its organisers are pitiful.

Thunder Hoad
09-08-2012, 09:20 PM
CBS wants to gets its money's worth with two matches. That's probably why they didn't move to LA. Ticket holders for both sessions too but CBS has a lot of pull.

philosophicalarf
09-08-2012, 09:20 PM
Are monkeys behind US Open schedule of play?

That would be doing monkeys a disservice.

AntiTennis
09-08-2012, 09:21 PM
It's suspended because of storm. Not wind.

For the moment, it's ok on Arthur Ashe.
They could have played at least 5-7 minutes more. (probably enough for Ferrer to win the first set.)
this

guga2120
09-08-2012, 09:21 PM
Pathetic. I have never seen a match stopped b/c it will rain later, wtf? I like Novak, but this clearly helps him. USTA is joke, as is the slam.

henke007
09-08-2012, 09:21 PM
Dedicated to Berdych

Johnny Groove
09-08-2012, 09:21 PM
Just an absolute joke.

Hope Ferrer wins the whole thing and gives a massive fuck you to the organizers.

"Did you ever consider putting this match on Armstrong?"

"Uh, no, not really, not at all." :stupid:

How fucking stupid can you possibly be?

Kat_YYZ
09-08-2012, 09:21 PM
too bad Ferrer couldn't at least pick up the set :(

IOFH
09-08-2012, 09:21 PM
Ferrer will take 1st set tomorrow, but Nole still takes it. David could have been really lucky - one more hour of such weather and I suppose he would lead 2-0 and chances would appear. It wasn`t going to happen though.

This. The way it was going all he needed really was 40 minutes of similar play and it could be extremely dangerous for No2e going into tomorrow. Now he'll obviously win 3-1 after Ferrer wins set 1.

Corey Feldman
09-08-2012, 09:22 PM
:lol: Nole will have to come back and grind for 4 hours tomorrow while Muzza sitting at home relaxing :sport:


Nick the Greek worried and crying about everything in live score :haha: SUKIT big mouth, you are in tears now

guga2120
09-08-2012, 09:22 PM
Actually, the real joke is that people here are claiming it was stopped to help Djokovic.



It does help Novak, clearly.

Allez
09-08-2012, 09:22 PM
This is what happens when everything you do is driven by greed. Total chaos & zero concern for the players an spectators alike. Worst slam by far.

munZe konZa
09-08-2012, 09:22 PM
"Did you consider putting the 2nd semi on Armstrong: That.....uuumm, not really. We...no."

What a joke of a tournament.

That's impossible because there wouldn't be enough people and tv commentators and playing it at the same time is non sense if the matches are related.

kinski76
09-08-2012, 09:22 PM
A tad upset on Ferrer's behalf. He was adapting to the windy conditions so much better han Djokovic. Being a double break up, I still hope he can snatch the 1st set when the match resumes.

AntiTennis
09-08-2012, 09:23 PM
Pathetic. I have never seen a match stopped b/c it will rain later, wtf? I like Novak, but this clearly helps him. USTA is joke, as is the slam.
is not just rain, they expect a very big storm with even a tornado warning

TigerTim
09-08-2012, 09:23 PM
poor little Djokerbitch can't cope with the conditions???

at least Berdych tried.

Clown Serbian mafia at it again :facepalm:

Ferrer :hug: and extra days rest,

WHERE ARE THOSE PUSHER HATING BERDYCH LOVING CLOWNS NOW???????

:lol: mugs

anutam
09-08-2012, 09:23 PM
Suspended due to Ferrer winning.
clap-clap-clap!

USTA :smash::smash::smash:

Regenbogen
09-08-2012, 09:23 PM
This tournament is so terribly scheduled and managed. When I started watching Berdych-Murray I was startled that they were really sticking to their Ashe schedule, but I figured they'd put Djokovic-Ferrer on Armstrong sooner or later. This match not getting in isn't even the weather's fault, it's pure idiocy.

iriraz
09-08-2012, 09:24 PM
This. The way it was going all he needed really was 40 minutes of similar play and it could be extremely dangerous for No2e going into tomorrow. Now he'll obviously win 3-1 after Ferrer wins set 1.

U say this assuming they will play in clear weather and no wind tomorrow.But if there will be a windy day tomorrow,what do u think will happen?

Dr.Slice
09-08-2012, 09:24 PM
It does help Novak, clearly.

I guess it also helps others whose lives won't be endangered by storms.

niksonion
09-08-2012, 09:24 PM
NO NO NO AND NO... Dont be so biased,the comentator on serbian broad caster said at 22:57 (CET), and that is 16:57 PM eastern time, that play gonna be interrupted at 17:15 because of HURICANE WARNING,when evacuation of Ashe stadium starts...at that moment result was 0* 2 30 all Novaks serve...My only question is why they even started when it was obvious that they have maybe 30 minutes of play... let that theories please aside,that have nothing to do with David or Novak...

rocketassist
09-08-2012, 09:24 PM
So USO play Muzza match in wind with him having a clear edge in it.
Then USO pull Nole off when he has a clear disadvantage.

USO want Andy-Nole don't they :lol:

Johnny Groove
09-08-2012, 09:24 PM
Suspended due to Ferrer winning.

Basically. Disgusting stunt from the USTA.

they expect a big storm in some minutes, so they suspended it before that happen..so people can get out without any risk

Fair enough, but they should have both matches played simultaneously.

This is what happens when everything you do is driven by greed. Total chaos & zero concern for the players an spectators alike. Worst slam by far.

Yep. USTA is a fucking disgrace.

NID
09-08-2012, 09:24 PM
words are not enough. some grinning idiot from usta explained that they have not considered playing sfs simultaneously. instead, they waited for perfect storm to come close in order to start the match and then suspend it. idiots.
other than that, djoko came like a primadonna, rushed the net, got schooled, retreated, started pushing and was generally awful. ferrer did his stuff.

Orka_n
09-08-2012, 09:25 PM
Disgraceful stuff like usual from the USTA. Ferrer wasn't even allowed to serve the set out.

rocketassist
09-08-2012, 09:25 PM
CBS wants to gets its money's worth with two matches. That's probably why they didn't move to LA. Ticket holders for both sessions too but CBS has a lot of pull.

Yet they moved a semi to Armstrong in 2008...

NID
09-08-2012, 09:25 PM
Just an absolute joke.

Hope Ferrer wins the whole thing and gives a massive fuck you to the organizers.

"Did you ever consider putting this match on Armstrong?"

"Uh, no, not really, not at all." :stupid:

How fucking stupid can you possibly be?

yeah, that was it. imbeciles.

anutam
09-08-2012, 09:25 PM
That's impossible because there wouldn't be enough people and tv commentators and playing it at the same time is non sense if the matches are related.
They did it couple years ago when Roger was playing AA, and Nadal's match was moved to LA - it worked. :rolleyes:

Corey Feldman
09-08-2012, 09:26 PM
it is amazing the influence Djoko and Nadal have when they are losing, they seem to be able to 'influence' things to help them
:o

nole_no1
09-08-2012, 09:26 PM
USO really really trying to get worse than RG and i think they made it

vojomocart
09-08-2012, 09:26 PM
What's next s?
Stopping play when Faker loses because the fat lady in the 3rd row farts too much?

Disgrace.....
Shitty tournament, deliberately stopped just in order not to get Andy vs Ferru final- blow to the ratings

Johnny Groove
09-08-2012, 09:26 PM
I pray Ferrer keeps this up and wins this thing. Would be fucking awesome and really stick it to the USTA.

Worse run slam of them all. Even the French are getting a roof.

Even the French.

Nr 1 Fan
09-08-2012, 09:27 PM
They should have let Ferrer serve for it and then stop.

Even as a Djokovic fan, I think it would be fun to have a Ferrer-Murray final, because it would something different finally.
Ferrer is such a hard working Guy and a Great fighter who has been consistently performing well, also in slams. He deserves a shot at a slam as the climax to the wonderful season he has had.

iramlatif
09-08-2012, 09:27 PM
i hope ferru can come back tomorrow with the same mindset!
* well i guess now murray has more time to chill

ballbasher101
09-08-2012, 09:27 PM
USTA do not know what common sense is. Both matches should have been played at once. Money is King sadly. This joke of an event needs a lot of changes. The organisers are ruining the tournament for everyone.

RNW
09-08-2012, 09:28 PM
It's still good weather out on Arthur Ashe.
Absolutely playable.

Corey Feldman
09-08-2012, 09:28 PM
A tad upset on Ferrer's behalf. He was adapting to the windy conditions so much better han Djokovic. Being a double break up, I still hope he can snatch the 1st set when the match resumes.thats no worries, will be windy again tomorrow

Nole will still be throwing tantrums and struggling to play in it :shrug::lol:
Ferrer is a perfect little player in tough conditions, he doesnt care.

TigerTim
09-08-2012, 09:28 PM
it is amazing the influence Djoko and Nadal have when they are losing, they seem to be able to 'influence' things to help them
:o

Murray needs his own Mafia, hopefully today is the beginning of Murray's "czech Mafia" via lendl, after all Berdych was very sluggish :devil:

Johnny Groove
09-08-2012, 09:28 PM
If Djokovic was winning, they'd still be playing, guaranteed.

CBS trying so hard not to let John McEnroe near a microphone in the wake of this farce :lol:

Ash86
09-08-2012, 09:28 PM
Why, when they knew there was only 1h30 of playing time before a storm came and knew that a Monday final was most likely, did they even rush Djokovic/Ferrer on to court in the first place? They knew it wasn't going to finish - must already have had all the evacuation information etc. to hand - seems stupid to put the players through all that.

Then to not let Ferrer serve out the set - or try to - was ridiculous. They could have played one more game.

And most importantly - why not start the other match on Armstrong?! They did that in 2008 - Murray/Nadal started the match on Armstrong. Completed it on Ashe the next day. Why the difference this time?

Complete and utter farce. Expect Nole to now win in straights. This is worse for Murray - Ferrer pulling off the upset in the wind today would have been far better for him. Lack of the day's rest won't affect Novak as he's been cruising so far in the tournament. Really hope Ferrer at least gets a set tomorrow - deserves that much.

Acer
09-08-2012, 09:29 PM
What a JOKE

tektonac
09-08-2012, 09:29 PM
ferrer will win anyway, he just gets one day of rest less.

Steelq
09-08-2012, 09:29 PM
it is amazing the influence Djoko and Nadal have when they are losing, they seem to be able to 'influence' things to help them
:o
Dijana clearly summoned Stribog slavic god of wind to save her son.

cveks
09-08-2012, 09:30 PM
Complete joke, just a complete joke.
They should not have played at all today.

Agreed. And its very unfair. Murray will have day of rest, while Nole and Ferrer will have to play tomorrow again than guy who win, will without rest have to play finals .

Organization is worst than on challengers.

castle007
09-08-2012, 09:30 PM
Yet another Monday final. :help:

The U.S. Open continues to show that it is the worst slam with the worst organization. That is what happens when you are driven by greed. :o

If there is a slam that is worth boycotting it is this one, not the AO. :mad:

Saberq
09-08-2012, 09:30 PM
Nole will destroy this pusher tomorrow without wind ........nice delay :haha:

rocketassist
09-08-2012, 09:31 PM
The obsession with money has been destroying tennis for a while. Maybe this was needed to finally highlight that fact.

Sophitia36
09-08-2012, 09:31 PM
This is a complete farce. I'm so sick of how organizers treat Ferrer, just because he's not famous enough and too polite to make a fuss.
Same thing at the Olympics where they just kept re-scheduling his matches and sending him to small courts, and then that stupid interruption at 5-4 against Nishikori (due to... wait for it... nightfall! Such an unpredictable event really).

From what they said, the storm was supposed to be in 45 minutes. Surely they could have given him a chance to close that set!

Another question would be: why did they start the match at all, if they already knew about the bloody storm?

Ferru was obviously adapting much better to the weather conditions. Now you could argue that's unfair (although you could argue it isn't, too, it's always part of outdoor tournaments...) but in that case, why let Berdych play against Murray?

And also, a special mention for "Super Saturday". Super Saturday indeed.

clandis
09-08-2012, 09:31 PM
The semifinal will resume at 11 am on ESPN 2 in U.S.

Super Djoker
09-08-2012, 09:31 PM
Absolute Farce ! USTA Should be fined !

MTwEeZi
09-08-2012, 09:31 PM
http://www.novosti.rs/upload/images/2010/12dec/1712/sp-djokovic.jpg

Caralimon
09-08-2012, 09:31 PM
I pray Ferrer keeps this up and wins this thing. Would be fucking awesome and really stick it to the USTA.

Worse run slam of them all. Even the French are getting a roof.

Even the French.

I don't buy the fuss about the suspension deliberately aimed at hampering Ferrer's chances, they had to postpone the women's final because of the hurricane too. It was a mistake though not to superimpose both semis.

Kat_YYZ
09-08-2012, 09:32 PM
I don't know if it's weather related also, but why 4 pm on Monday? why not 6 pm? at least give people a chance to get home from work and see all of it uninterrupted.

NID
09-08-2012, 09:32 PM
NO NO NO AND NO... Dont be so biased,the comentator on serbian broad caster said at 22:57 (CET), and that is 16:57 PM eastern time, that play gonna be interrupted at 17:15 because of HURICANE WARNING,when evacuation of Ashe stadium starts...at that moment result was 0* 2 30 all Novaks serve...My only question is why they even started when it was obvious that they have maybe 30 minutes of play... let that theories please aside,that have nothing to do with David or Novak...

you will soon understand that, due to a lot of crap being dumped here, mtf is a very fertile ground for conspiracy theories...

Thunder Hoad
09-08-2012, 09:32 PM
Yet they moved a semi to Armstrong in 2008...

Fair point. They've also had a Monday final for the last 5(?) years and that's the one(?) case so you can see how reluctant they are to do it. CBS also a major reason for super Saturdays.

niksonion
09-08-2012, 09:32 PM
unbelieveble hate from these people here...why?if its all because of DAvids lead,how the hell every journalist on stadium knew 20 minutes earlier how much of playtime left....And yes,it helps Novak...what about scheduling on 2009 AO?Did that help Novak also-when he finished the match against MArcos at 2:45 AM monday after almost 4 hour match, and scheduled at noon tuesday to play Roddick...hypocrisy at highest level...

TigerTim
09-08-2012, 09:32 PM
http://www.novosti.rs/upload/images/2010/12dec/1712/sp-djokovic.jpg

the eyes give it away

IOFH
09-08-2012, 09:33 PM
That's impossible because there wouldn't be enough people and tv commentators and playing it at the same time is non sense if the matches are related.

wat

U say this assuming they will play in clear weather and no wind tomorrow.But if there will be a windy day tomorrow,what do u think will happen?

From what I heard from the commies it's going to be much better conditions tomorrow. Ferrer can't beat No2e or Murray in good conditions even if they're playing badly.

munZe konZa
09-08-2012, 09:33 PM
A tad upset on Ferrer's behalf. He was adapting to the windy conditions so much better han Djokovic. Being a double break up, I still hope he can snatch the 1st set when the match resumes.

There is no skill requirement to adapt to bad conditions . Nole is always looking to giving quality matches above all. This match should not have started today at all. They knew the final was going to be on monday

NID
09-08-2012, 09:33 PM
If Djokovic was winning, they'd still be playing, guaranteed.

CBS trying so hard not to let John McEnroe near a microphone in the wake of this farce :lol:

your posts usually appear sane. did someone hack your account?

Branimir
09-08-2012, 09:33 PM
Why, when they knew there was only 1h30 of playing time before a storm came and knew that a Monday final was most likely, did they even rush Djokovic/Ferrer on to court in the first place? They knew it wasn't going to finish - must already have had all the evacuation information etc. to hand - seems stupid to put the players through all that.

Then to not let Ferrer serve out the set - or try to - was ridiculous. They could have played one more game.

And most importantly - why not start the other match on Armstrong?! They did that in 2008 - Murray/Nadal started the match on Armstrong. Completed it on Ashe the next day. Why the difference this time?

Complete and utter farce. Expect Nole to now win in straights. This is worse for Murray - Ferrer pulling off the upset in the wind today would have been far better for him. Lack of the day's rest won't affect Novak as he's been cruising so far in the tournament. Really hope Ferrer at least gets a set tomorrow - deserves that much.

So people don't ask for the money back on tickets and to avoid/have advantage in possible law suits.

iriraz
09-08-2012, 09:34 PM
I can hardly wait for the Australian Open to arrive.No delays,accept fireworks,good weather and roof on 3 courts in case of extreme heat or rain and good scheduling.

Andi-M
09-08-2012, 09:34 PM
Well there was nothing super about this Saturdat except for Murrayfans of course. What a total farce.

The fans didnt get their 2x sfs and womens final...knowing the storm was coming their organisation has been dire. it gets more embarrassing every year. Poor Ferrer and Novak.

Saberq
09-08-2012, 09:34 PM
mods ban this fucking troll Tiger Tim...............

August
09-08-2012, 09:35 PM
I can understand suspending the match for safety reason but not playing semis simultaneously was so muggy. In 2007 Wimbledon, semis couldn't be played before Saturday, and on Sat. there was risk of rain. Well, they could've had a Super Sat. on Centre Court with men's SFs and women's F, yet they decided to play another semi at No. 1 Court, to ensure they can play both semis that day, and to ensure rain would affect to both SFs similarly. All USTA did because of the risk of rain was start earlier but they should've did like Wimby did in '07, that way they'd have men's SFs now played, and they could complete the tournament with both Fs tomorrow.

Puschkin
09-08-2012, 09:35 PM
This is worse for Murray.

Seems as if patriotism really deprives people of every reason. The only guy HUGELY benefitting from this farce is Murray.

NID
09-08-2012, 09:35 PM
I don't know if it's weather related also, but why 4 pm on Monday? why not 6 pm? at least give people a chance to get home from work and see all of it uninterrupted.

because 6pm is midnight in serbia. since serbian mafia runs uso schedule, 4pm slot it had to be.

guga2120
09-08-2012, 09:35 PM
I can hardly wait for the Australian Open to arrive.No delays,accept fireworks,good weather and roof on 3 courts in case of extreme heat or rain and good scheduling.

Australia, that goes without saying. I am looking foward to Stockholm and Valencia. Those are better tournaments than this, seriously.

Sanya
09-08-2012, 09:36 PM
http://www.novosti.rs/upload/images/2010/12dec/1712/sp-djokovic.jpg

Uncle Toni still can give him a few free points. ;)

khyber
09-08-2012, 09:37 PM
I hope Ferrer wins the whole damn thing.

MTwEeZi
09-08-2012, 09:37 PM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_GWJatwb-WlI/SOKmMXMWKXI/AAAAAAAAEpM/xwD1nfo4WmA/s400/djokovic_srdjan.jpg

tektonac
09-08-2012, 09:38 PM
it's a dead race between uncle toni and srdjan. srdjan should've stopped the match after the first break.

tennisfan856
09-08-2012, 09:39 PM
I don't know if it's weather related also, but why 4 pm on Monday? why not 6 pm? at least give people a chance to get home from work and see all of it uninterrupted.

cbs values their primetime programming over a tennis match. They've shown that year after year.

TigerTim
09-08-2012, 09:39 PM
it's a dead race between uncle toni and srdjan. srdjan should've stopped the match after the first break.

beginners error. He will learn.

gaitare
09-08-2012, 09:39 PM
I don't think these conditions were fair to Djokovic, the match should be restarted from the very beginning if organisers have brains.

EddieNero
09-08-2012, 09:39 PM
http://www.novosti.rs/upload/images/2010/12dec/1712/sp-djokovic.jpg

Uncle Sdrjan?

TigerTim
09-08-2012, 09:40 PM
I think Lendl is involved to get Murray extra rest:

http://images.usatoday.com/sports/_photos/2006/12/07/ivan-lendl.jpg

"cancel this match or your head will be on the tee next!"

Corey Feldman
09-08-2012, 09:40 PM
it works out perfect coz Ferrer should win 1st set which means Nole is potentially needing to grind 4 hours tomorrow against a warrior like Dave - while Muzza has the day off

bobbynorwich
09-08-2012, 09:41 PM
It's suspended because of storm. Not wind.

For the moment, it's ok on Arthur Ashe.
They could have played at least 5-7 minutes more. (probably enough for Ferrer to win the first set.)

The massive storm is only 45 minutes away and very severe with tornadoes & lightening. The main concern was to give patrons enough time to get to their cars, subways etc for safety.

Huge advantage for Murray, gets an extra day to rest after a tough 4 hour match. If the woman's final is at 4:30 Sunday, why does the men's start at 11 am?

They probably didn't consider Armstrong as ticket-holders who bought AA seats to see both men's semi-finals this afternoon would only see 1. But that seems to be a better option rather than forcing the final into Monday which is always a huge disappointment with low turnout and tv viewership.

:(

Arhaych
09-08-2012, 09:41 PM
http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/61419000/jpg/_61419254_mmtenmurrayiv.jpg

http://www.xweather.org/images/thunderstorm2.jpg

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/sports/images/attachement/jpg/site1/20110930/0023ae6962090fef3aea03.jpg

IOFH
09-08-2012, 09:41 PM
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_GWJatwb-WlI/SOKmMXMWKXI/AAAAAAAAEpM/xwD1nfo4WmA/s400/djokovic_srdjan.jpg

http://i961.photobucket.com/albums/ae98/thegreymoon/palpatine-og-anakin_553362a.jpg

choppaa
09-08-2012, 09:42 PM
Yeah, I heard Mcenroe during Murray match questioning why other semi wasn't played at the same time when they knew weather will be shit. Instead they waited to see what happens and in doing so fucked Novak/Ferrer's chances in the final. Congrats to Mugray on his first slam win.

IOFH
09-08-2012, 09:43 PM
it works out perfect coz Ferrer should win 1st set which means Nole is potentially needing to grind 4 hours tomorrow against a warrior like Dave - while Muzza has the day off

:confused: It will be 2-6 6-2 6-3 6-2 with 2 hours of play tomorrow.

Mark Lenders
09-08-2012, 09:44 PM
Farcical decision. As long as it was possible, Berdych and Ferrer were never going to be allowed to be in the final because they are not members of the 'Big 4'. Sick and tired of the ATP catering to the top players at the expense of everyone else, namely their precious 'Big 4' cashcow.

philosophicalarf
09-08-2012, 09:44 PM
http://i2.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article138537.ece/ALTERNATES/s615/andy-murray-on-the-practice-courts-at-wimbledon-pic-pa-167440573.jpg

rocketassist
09-08-2012, 09:45 PM
Farcical decision. As long as it was possible, Berdych and Ferrer were never going to be allowed to be in the final because they are not members of the 'Big 4'. Sick and tired of the ATP catering to the top players at the expense of everyone else, namely their precious 'Big 4' cashcow.

Agreed and fair of you to adknowledge Ferrer got screwed too :p

blank_frackis
09-08-2012, 09:45 PM
I don't think these conditions were fair to Djokovic, the match should be restarted from the very beginning if organisers have brains.

You're right. It's well known on tour that Ferrer has an invisible magnetic vortex around him which makes him completely immune to wind. So unfair.

nick the greek
09-08-2012, 09:45 PM
it works out perfect coz Ferrer should win 1st set which means Nole is potentially needing to grind 4 hours tomorrow against a warrior like Dave - while Muzza has the day off
No1e thrives on difficulties.Remember Rome 2011 clown?Tomorrow will be sunny, beautiful day and No1e will win and than on monday he'll increase Mugray's RU plates collection.

tektonac
09-08-2012, 09:45 PM
Yeah, I heard Mcenroe during Murray match questioning why other semi wasn't played at the same time when they knew weather will be shit. Instead they waited to see what happens and in doing so fucked Novak/Ferrer's chances in the final. Congrats to Mugray on his first slam win.

rothschilds, rockefellers and the royal family.

shadows
09-08-2012, 09:46 PM
Murray's ridiculous tournament gets even funnier.

nick the greek
09-08-2012, 09:46 PM
It's about time No1e gets some luck.I mean, come on.

Corey Feldman
09-08-2012, 09:47 PM
:confused: It will be 2-6 6-2 6-3 6-2 with 2 hours of play tomorrow.
even Ferrer when losing will grind someone to 3-4 hours of pain

and then think if Nole loses a 2nd set

Roy Emerson
09-08-2012, 09:48 PM
USO is the worst slam by far.

anutam
09-08-2012, 09:49 PM
I don't think these conditions were fair to Djokovic, the match should be restarted from the very beginning if organisers have brains.
here here! :worship:

sjankis630
09-08-2012, 09:49 PM
Even as a Djokovic fan, I think it would be fun to have a Ferrer-Murray final, because it would something different finally.
Ferrer is such a hard working Guy and a Great fighter who has been consistently performing well, also in slams. He deserves a shot at a slam as the climax to the wonderful season he has had.
You know Ferrer and Murray are good friends and practice with each other a lot. I think the head to head lifetime is 6-5 Murray. They know each other's games very well since they met and played each other back when Murray spent time living and training in Barcelona. I think a Murray Ferrer final would probably be a pretty good match. I personally would prefer a Nole - Murray final.

homogenius
09-08-2012, 09:49 PM
Uso scheduling :o
and the conspiracy theories are equally :o No matter what the outcome of the 2nd SF will be, the only big winner of all this is Andy

E-r-i-c
09-08-2012, 09:49 PM
Congrats on Murray's first slam.

Corey Feldman
09-08-2012, 09:50 PM
http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/61419000/jpg/_61419254_mmtenmurrayiv.jpg

http://www.xweather.org/images/thunderstorm2.jpg

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/sports/images/attachement/jpg/site1/20110930/0023ae6962090fef3aea03.jpg
:worship:

CONGRATS on your 1st GS Muzza :hearts:

The Fearhand
09-08-2012, 09:51 PM
They shouldn't have even played under these circumstances in the first place.

All in all really poor judgement from the very start by USO. I feel bad for the players who have to go through this crap time and time over again as if their heavy schedules weren't hard enough. How are you supposed to play under these heavy weather/wind situations.

Mark Lenders
09-08-2012, 09:51 PM
Agreed and fair of you to adknowledge Ferrer got screwed too :p

He was indeed, just a fucking joke.

Berdych vs Murray match would never have been played if the unusual extreme conditions favored the non-top 4 player (Berdych); Ferrer vs Nole would never have been interrupted if Nole was winning.

If they just want big 4 finals, just hold the tournaments with 4 players, the other players needn't bother when they will simply not be allowed to compete on equal terms.

TigerTim
09-08-2012, 09:52 PM
He was indeed, just a fucking joke.

Berdych vs Murray match would never have been played if the unusual extreme conditions favored the non-top 4 player (Berdych); Ferrer vs Nole would never have been interrupted if Nole was winning.

If they just want big 4 finals, just hold the tournaments with 4 players, the other players needn't bother when they will simply not be allowed to compete on equal terms.

:eek:

Shows how bad it is when even Lenders supports Ferrer to an extent!

bobbynorwich
09-08-2012, 09:53 PM
srdjan should've stopped the match after the first break.

Fortunately, twat dad Sordid-jan has no power over decisions of the USTA, unlike his ability to rig the Djokovic Family Open and bully the Serbian Tennis Federation. Way out of his league in New York.

:shout:

TigerTim
09-08-2012, 09:54 PM
http://www.sportsnet.ca/tennis/2011/12/31/lendl_ivan640_640.jpg

tektonac
09-08-2012, 09:54 PM
Fortunately, twat dad Sordid-jan has no power over decisions of the USTA, unlike his ability to rig the Djokovic Family Open and bully the Serbian Tennis Federation. Way out of his league in New York.

:shout:

somehow i think of you as indicated above. nothing personal, just business.

nick the greek
09-08-2012, 09:54 PM
:worship:

CONGRATS on your 5th RU plate Muzza :hearts:
Fixed.

Sophitia36
09-08-2012, 09:55 PM
You're right. It's well known on tour that Ferrer has an invisible magnetic vortex around him which makes him completely immune to wind. So unfair.

Hahaha! Great answer! :worship:

Seriously I don't believe in conspiracy theories (let alone the Serbian mafia and so on), I absolutely don't believe Novak had anything to do with the decision...

But when you see that they are capable of scheduling stupid things like Super Saturday just for the sake of boosting the ratings, and making more money, I don't think it's ridiculous at all to think they are favouring big players.
I mean, obviously, being a Ferrer fan, I'm not happy. But I don't care much about Marion Bartoli, and I thought that cancelling her match against Sharapova when she had a 4-0 lead looked a bit like they were protecting Sharapova (admittedly they wanted to schedule Roddick, too, but I'm sure they could have moved the match somewhere else or something).

Yeah, and of course, the stupid scheduling and failure to play both semis simultaneously or at least move it to Armstrong...

Andi-M
09-08-2012, 09:55 PM
This thread is certainly providing some light relief :lol:

Cat9
09-08-2012, 09:59 PM
CBS wants to gets its money's worth with two matches. That's probably why they didn't move to LA. Ticket holders for both sessions too but CBS has a lot of pull.

CBS wouldn't care how many matches were played. After starting late, it was clear the first match would fill CBS's time slot for today. And, now, with the schedule change, which they had to anticipate, the second match won't be aired on CBS at all. It's going to be switched to ESPN2. There's no place to squeeze it in with their packed line up tomorrow..the NFL opener and the men's(now women's final)

Super Djoker
09-08-2012, 10:00 PM
I don't know if it's weather related also, but why 4 pm on Monday? why not 6 pm? at least give people a chance to get home from work and see all of it uninterrupted.

4PM American time ?

Roy Emerson
09-08-2012, 10:01 PM
U say this assuming they will play in clear weather and no wind tomorrow.But if there will be a windy day tomorrow,what do u think will happen?

They will wait until it's not windy to resume play?

USTA:o:facepalm:

Gagsquet
09-08-2012, 10:02 PM
Final tuesday for fairness.

nick the greek
09-08-2012, 10:02 PM
I didn't even watch till the last game.What happened?Anyway, tomorrow is a brand new match and No1e will win.

martinatreue
09-08-2012, 10:03 PM
LMAO at the stupid conspiracy theories. The real problems are the Super Saturday format, the lack of a roof and the spreading out of the men's first round over 3 days. Also they showcase blowout matches too often on AA early in the tournament. They had to stop the match in advance of severe weather. You can't have 25,000 plus fans, workers, officials etc trying to leave the courts in a hurry when lightning, thunder, high winds, heavy rain and possibly tornadoes are coming. People need time to leave and get to the subway or their cars. Use some common sense people! If they waited until 10-20 minutes before a bad storm and then people got killed or injured then that would be a huge disaster. Waiting another 15-20 minutes would not have ensured that Ferrari would close out the set, nor would have it meant that the match would be completed. :rolleyes: Ferrari should have broken for 6-1 but he missed at least 3 easy shots in that game. Waiting another 15-20 minutes would not have prevented the Monday finals. Besides, I am thrilled about the Monday final because it means that the USTA looks lame five years in a row and this will put more pressure on a more thorough review of them spending tons of money to "revamp" facilities all the while still not building a roof on any court whatsoever. They need to be scrutinized and put under pressure. This decision is farcical. I don't buy that they have to put the roof on Arthur Ashe. Put it on Louis Armstrong. Just get a roof!

TigerTim
09-08-2012, 10:03 PM
http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02125/judy-murray_2125487b.jpg

rob_z
09-08-2012, 10:04 PM
Yeah, I heard Mcenroe during Murray match questioning why other semi wasn't played at the same time when they knew weather will be shit. Instead they waited to see what happens and in doing so fucked Novak/Ferrer's chances in the final. Congrats to Mugray on his first slam win.

I don't know. At the Australian Open everbody thought that Dejokovic was exhausted after a 5 hour semi-final match against Murray. But in the final he won a 6 hour physical match against Nadal...:eek:

rinnegan
09-08-2012, 10:04 PM
I didn't even watch till the last game.What happened?Anyway, tomorrow is a brand new match and No1e will win.

No1e heard about Fedtards whining on MTF so he gave them a reason to smile for the next 24 hours. Then he'll make them cry.

Looner
09-08-2012, 10:06 PM
Final tuesday for fairness.

Yeah, just like 2009. NOT.

nick the greek
09-08-2012, 10:07 PM
No1e heard about Fedtards whining on MTF so he gave them a reason to smile for the next 24 hours. Then he'll make them cry.
It figures and they'll deserve it.:)

Kat_YYZ
09-08-2012, 10:07 PM
pouring now at the NY Mets game.

Orange Wombat
09-08-2012, 10:08 PM
SO INCREDIBLY STUPID :stupid::smash:

But at the same time...there really is severe weather coming up (tornado warning included). So I guess Ferrer loses, Nole loses, the crowd loses, but at least everyone is safe. :)

nick the greek
09-08-2012, 10:09 PM
After No1e beat Ferrer tomorrow and it rains all day on monday I'll laugh like I've never laughed before.

Ben.
09-08-2012, 10:11 PM
pouring now at the NY Mets game.

They didn't have to evacuate the stadium? Isn't it like next door? :scratch:

Corey Feldman
09-08-2012, 10:11 PM
tomorrow's my NFL day anyway


http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02125/judy-murray_2125487b.jpgNadal's father there taking pics

TigerTim
09-08-2012, 10:13 PM
Nadal's father there taking pics

they're all in on it :p

Johnny Groove
09-08-2012, 10:16 PM
Carlos Moya tweeting:

tremendo error del us open al priorizar otros temas al meramente deportivo…pero asi funciona el negocio..la solucion era bien facil

U.S. Open terrible mistake to prioritize other issues to merely sports ... but so does the business .. the solution was quite easy

Sabiendo desde la mañana q habia prevision de tornado,la solucion era poner los dos partidos a la misma hora en las dos centrales

Q Knowing from morning tornado had forecast, the solution was to put the two parties at the same time in the two central

Los grandes perjudicados de q la final sea lunes son todos!!television,sponsors,espectadores…solo un gran beneficiado:murray

The big losers of the final is Monday q are all! Television, sponsors, spectators ... just a great beneficiary: murray

bobbynorwich
09-08-2012, 10:19 PM
Airing the men's final at 4 pm has nothing to do with making a better time slot for Europeans to watch, it's because CBS televises Monday night football starting at 7 pm. It makes no sense that they didn't schedule the final at 2 or 3 pm as allowing only 3 hours for the match isn't enough --- could well go 4+ hours (even without rain delays), with millions of very annoyed football fans --- who'll never understand how a final Slam tennis match could ever preempt a routine early season football game.

:smash:

Super Djoker
09-08-2012, 10:21 PM
So anyone know the time that the final starts

Looner
09-08-2012, 10:22 PM
Cronin reporting on Twitter that it wasn't the USTA's decision not to move the match. Apparently, CBS wanted the two matches in succession AND both players wanted to play on Ashe.

TigerTim
09-08-2012, 10:23 PM
fools.

cveks
09-08-2012, 10:23 PM
fcuk football. I want good tennis match.

rocketassist
09-08-2012, 10:23 PM
Cronin reporting on Twitter that it wasn't the USTA's decision not to move the match. Apparently, CBS wanted the two matches in succession AND both players wanted to play on Ashe.

Well tell CBS to kiss their fucking arse then. Not hard.

Zenjo
09-08-2012, 10:24 PM
Gawd Bless Super Saturday.

Cereal Killer
09-08-2012, 10:24 PM
I still want Djokovic to win. I want a Djokovic - Murray final. Come on!

Looner
09-08-2012, 10:25 PM
Well tell CBS to kiss their fucking arse then. Not hard.

If this had been done 30 years ago, we would not have witnessed 30 years of Stupid Saturday.

gulzhan
09-08-2012, 10:35 PM
8 pages of naive posts :shrug: USO organizers knew exactly what they were doing. In fact, Americans always do and there is always iron logic behind their actions, called financial benefits/losses. They had weather forecast and storm warning way before the matches started. They postponed women's final in the morning because it was for different ticket holders, no financial harm to reschedule it. They made both men's matches to be played today, one after the other, so that there'd be no financial obligation to the holders of day session. They stopped Djokovic vs Ferrer match exactly at the time they were obliged, regardless of score. All they cared about was money. It's not about Murray, Djokovic or Ferrer. Has Murray and Berdych played one set more, they would have made Djoko and Ferrer start their match, play 1 or 3 games, and then suspend the match.

Ferrer didn't lose anything, don't be ridiculous with all that "momentum" crap. He'll win first set tomorrow, all right. Djoko won't have time to come back, no one would be able to overcome such a handicap in the beginning of the match.

thrust
09-08-2012, 10:38 PM
AGREED

NONSENSE! I do agree that they should had cancelled both matches or played the Novak-Ferrer at the same time.

Thunderfish8
09-08-2012, 10:40 PM
Farcical decision. As long as it was possible, Berdych and Ferrer were never going to be allowed to be in the final because they are not members of the 'Big 4'. Sick and tired of the ATP catering to the top players at the expense of everyone else, namely their precious 'Big 4' cashcow.

Wow. I respect this post.
This is exactly what is happening. I could not have worded it better myself.

Kind of surprised that you acknowledged Ferrer being fucked by the organization of this now muggy tournament.
But I won't argue.

Please make more posts like this one. :worship:

Sad that I've given bad reputation to you recently, because I would have loved to +1 this post...

tektonac
09-08-2012, 10:40 PM
Cronin reporting on Twitter that it wasn't the USTA's decision not to move the match. Apparently, CBS wanted the two matches in succession AND both players wanted to play on Ashe.

too bad, i REALLY thought it was Srdjan.

Looner
09-08-2012, 10:42 PM
Wow. I respect this post.
This is exactly what is happening. I could not have worded it better myself.

Kind of surprised that you acknowledged Ferrer being fucked by the organization of this now muggy tournament.
But I won't argue.

Please make more posts like this one. :worship:

Manuel is a super objective poster if you take his Ferrer posts with a grain of salt :o. That's why I respect him even though a lot of people make fun of him on this forum.


too bad, i REALLY thought it was Srdjan.
And who do you think is running CBS, oh, naive one, huh?

Ben.
09-08-2012, 10:44 PM
Manuel is a super objective poster if take his Ferrer posts with a grain of salt :o. That's why I respect him even though a lot of people make fun of him on this forum.



And who do you thin is running CBS, oh, naive one, huh?

Shame he lets himself down so often.

Looner
09-08-2012, 10:59 PM
The live webcam stream posted in the rain haters thread shows it's not raining any more. Jesus Christ of a :facepalm:.

juan27
09-08-2012, 11:03 PM
After No1e beat Ferrer tomorrow and it rains all day on monday I'll laugh like I've never laughed before.

be careful......

nole has luck today , because ferrer had the control of the match.....

he won in toronto wirh a patetic draw , now in the us open his main challenge before ferrer was an injury del potro and now when ferrer was controlling the match , nole famous luck again.

Mark Lenders
09-08-2012, 11:03 PM
Wow. I respect this post.
This is exactly what is happening. I could not have worded it better myself.

Kind of surprised that you acknowledged Ferrer being fucked by the organization of this now muggy tournament.
But I won't argue.

Please make more posts like this one. :worship:

Sad that I've given bad reputation to you recently, because I would have loved to +1 this post...

I do acknowledge it, hope you acknowledge that Berdych was fucked big time too.

The whole situation is comically transparent actually: Berdych vs Murray in heavy, heavy wind; conditions clearly favor the 'big 4' player (who plays a much lower risk game) so let's see the match out. Djokovic vs Ferrer, the non-'big 4' player has adapted to the conditions better and is winning, so let's stop this shit asap.

I'll happily retract my statements if during a big Slam match in the near future there are unusual conditions favoring a non top 4 player and the match is allowed to be played. But we all know that's not going to happen since big 4 finals bring in more $$$ so screw everyone else.

Manuel is a super objective poster if you take his Ferrer posts with a grain of salt :o. That's why I respect him even though a lot of people make fun of him on this forum.

Thanks man, much appreciated ;)

Thunderfish8
09-08-2012, 11:03 PM
I do acknowledge it, hope you acknowledge that Berdych was fucked big time too.

The whole situation is comically transparent actually: Berdych vs Murray in heavy, heavy wind; conditions clearly favor the 'big 4' player (who plays a much lower risk game) so let's see the match out. Djokovic vs Ferrer, the non-'big 4' player has adapted to the conditions better and is winning, so let's stop this shit asap.

I'll happily retract my statements if during a big Slam match in the near future there are unusual conditions favoring a non top 4 player and the match is allowed to be played. But we all know that's not going to happen since big 4 finals bring in more $$$ so screw everyone else.



Thanks man, much appreciated ;)

You are absolutely right. Berdych was screwed just as much.
And now since it's stopped raining in NYC, they COULD have scheduled Nole and Ferrer to finish, but instead we are going to waste an evening of pretty decent weather and wait until tomorrow. They literally cancelled an entire night full of tennis for a storm that was to last a mere hour. It's already over, but everything is already cancelled.
Bunch of fucking idiots that run this US Open. They could learn a thing or two from the other slams as well as most of the Masters 1000 tournaments... as well as challengers and futures :facepalm:

incognito
09-08-2012, 11:09 PM
Clearly, they shouldn't even have put Djokovic-Ferrer on court today given the fact that they were expecting a storm/hurricane. Now, Djokovic will have to begin the match 2 breaks down, however I still expect him to pull this off tomorrow...

Rumour
09-08-2012, 11:10 PM
Farcical decision. As long as it was possible, Berdych and Ferrer were never going to be allowed to be in the final because they are not members of the 'Big 4'.
Agreed and fair of you to adknowledge Ferrer got screwed too :p
:eek:

Shows how bad it is when even Lenders supports Ferrer to an extent!
Indeed - looks like the only thing the USTA has managed successfully so far is bringing MTF together in agreement over their typically idiotic decision-making :o

The real problems are the Super Saturday format, the lack of a roof and the spreading out of the men's first round over 3 days.
QFT - all have been mentioned here before obviously but still worth repeating.

Il Primo Uomo
09-08-2012, 11:14 PM
Disgusting.

Mark Lenders
09-08-2012, 11:15 PM
You are absolutely right. Berdych was screwed just as much.
And now since it's stopped raining in NYC, they COULD have scheduled Nole and Ferrer to finish, but instead we are going to waste an evening of pretty decent weather and wait until tomorrow. They literally cancelled an entire night full of tennis for a storm that was to last a mere hour. It's already over, but everything is already cancelled.
Bunch of fucking idiots that run this US Open. They could learn a thing or two from the other slams as well as most of the Masters 1000 tournaments... as well as challengers and futures :facepalm:

Yeah, pretty much. Djokovic is one of my favorite players and I want him to win the tournament given the players left, but let's not kid ourselves here: if Djokovic was winning, those two would still be playing right now.

Other big tournaments are far from an example though; they are less blatant than the USO but there are endless examples of them catering to the top players at the expense of everyone else as well. It's been going on for at least as long as the media started shoving this Big 4 nonsense propaganda down our throats. I'd make a thread about it, but CBA and with the forum filled of tards of the aforementioned players it'd have no effect anyway.

ssj100
09-08-2012, 11:19 PM
Nice to see Ferrer looks likely to at least take a set off Joker.

I'd like to see a Murray-Ferrer final, with Ferrer winning his first Grand Slam. That would be incredible.

Coolio_Jack
09-08-2012, 11:22 PM
I know that this set today doesnt say much, but Ferrer is actually more able to hit winners past Djokovic then someone like Delpo who hits way stronger, but does it from one meter behind the baseline. Ferrer is actually working with angles, takes him few shots, but gets the job done.

Thunderfish8
09-08-2012, 11:23 PM
Yeah, pretty much. Djokovic is one of my favorite players and I want him to win the tournament given the players left, but let's not kid ourselves here: if Djokovic was winning, those two would still be playing right now.

Other big tournaments are far from an example though; they are less blatant than the USO but there are endless examples of them catering to the top players at the expense of everyone else as well. It's been going on for at least as long as the media started shoving this Big 4 nonsense propaganda down our throats. I'd make a thread about it, but CBA and with the forum filled of tards of the aforementioned players it'd have no effect anyway.

That's a good point. None of the slams have really shined in the organization department. If the organization at the other slams was like a dying animal, the organization at the US Open is like a family of deer getting run over by an 18-wheeler, only to be squashed by the animal control ambulance that arrived to clean up the mess, and then blown up once a drunk driver hits the animal control vehicle and the engines go boom.

However, we are in luck because Federer and Nadal both only have about 4 years of "Big 4" play left in them, if even that. I think the "Big 4" is coming to an end. Other guys are finally starting to creep in and break the stranglehold.
However, it really is ridiculous how obsessed these tournaments are with the top 4 guys. They would rather suck each others' dicks than let a non-top 4 player be in the final.

incognito
09-08-2012, 11:25 PM
Yeah, pretty much. Djokovic is one of my favorite players and I want him to win the tournament given the players left, but let's not kid ourselves here: if Djokovic was winning, those two would still be playing right now.
Except for your "gut feeling", do you have any concrete evidence of the organizers breaking all play of the day just to favor Djokovic? Or any evidence of organizers in general favoring Djokovic? I can't think of any such case, but I could think of many examples to the contrary... Either way, Ferrer wasn't winning the match, he was merely on the way to winning the first set, primarily thanks to Djokovic's headless strategy of either rushing to the net or parking himself behind the baseline and waiting for Ferrer to take the initiative. Djokovic would have made some adjustments by the 2nd set. Ferrer still has a 2 break lead, it's not like he hasn't got a decent chance to serve out the 1st set tomorrow. If he doesn't manage to serve the set out, then he didn't deserve it either way...

Orange Wombat
09-08-2012, 11:26 PM
That's a good point. None of the slams have really shined in the organization department. If the organization at the other slams was like a dying animal, the organization at the US Open is like a family of deer getting run over by an 18-wheeler, only to be squashed by the animal control ambulance that arrived to clean up the mess, and then blown up once a drunk driver hits the animal control vehicle and the engines go boom.

However, we are in luck because Federer and Nadal both only have about 4 years of "Big 4" play left in them, if even that. I think the "Big 4" is coming to an end. Other guys are finally starting to creep in and break the stranglehold.
However, it really is ridiculous how obsessed these tournaments are with the top 4 guys. They would rather suck each others' dicks than let a non-top 4 player be in the final.

:worship: :worship: :lol: May I include this epic quote in my signature?

SheepleBuster
09-08-2012, 11:28 PM
Djokovic was saved today. He was not going to win the first or second set with that way of playing

Andi-M
09-08-2012, 11:29 PM
Hold on a minute why was Berdych so screwed again? The guy won the 1st set and had a set point to win the 4th would Berdych have been sooo screwed had he won in 5?

Thunderfish8
09-08-2012, 11:40 PM
:worship: :worship: :lol: May I include this epic quote in my signature?

of course. I'd be honored to be in somebody's signature

never accomplished that before :wavey:

alypen
09-08-2012, 11:43 PM
Yeah, I heard Mcenroe during Murray match questioning why other semi wasn't played at the same time when they knew weather will be shit.

To be fair, it's not as if the USO is the only slam not to have done that. I was asking the same thing back in 2001 at Wimbledon when it was obvious the weather was going to be dreadful for days on end and yet the Rafter semi had to be finished before the Ivanisevich/Henman could start (how many days did that one take, in the end?), rather than one of them being moved to Court No. 1. Who knows what the result might have been if they'd played simultaneously?

Anyway, re this match, I'm assuming normal service will be resumed tomorrow. It might make a nice change to have a new GS champion, though.

swebright
09-08-2012, 11:52 PM
NY was hit by two twisters ..........

Sophitia36
09-08-2012, 11:56 PM
And now, the Spanish federation is angry because in case Ferrer makes it to the final and has to play on Monday, then it will be a problem for him to play the Spain vs US SF of the Davis Cup...

http://www.marca.com/2012/09/09/tenis/us_open/1347147208.html

Well, I'm sorry Spain, but I still would prefer if he DID make the final :D

Corey Feldman
09-09-2012, 12:06 AM
finally god evening out what he did to Henman at Wimbledon... through Murray

Brick Top
09-09-2012, 12:07 AM
finally god evening out what he did to Henman at Wimbledon... through Murray

There is no god..

TigerTim
09-09-2012, 12:08 AM
finally god evening out what he did to Henman at Wimbledon... through Murray

that can never be evened out :crying2::sobbing::tears::bigcry:

johnny tsunami
09-09-2012, 12:17 AM
i would have liked to see the set finished, but people saying that nole had influence in the matter of stopping the match are idiots they would have done the same thing if nole was up 5 2. anyway i live here in maryland and the storm is pretty bad, we had tornado warnings.

EliSter
09-09-2012, 12:22 AM
Mandytards :lol: Ferer will be still destroyed tomorrow and Mandy will recive his 5th GS plate :awww:

cmoss
09-09-2012, 12:23 AM
In US America,anything can happen.:wavey:

SheepleBuster
09-09-2012, 12:30 AM
Mandytards :lol: Ferer will be still destroyed tomorrow and Mandy will recive his 5th GS plate :awww:

What do you think Mandy will do if he loses again? He might try to steal the trophy or something. lol.

EliSter
09-09-2012, 12:32 AM
What do you think Mandy will do if he loses again? He might try to steal the trophy or something. lol.

He should do plastic operation and play by different name and change game in process . Would save world from watching his face.

munZe konZa
09-09-2012, 12:34 AM
why was this match started at all?
Because that's the only way that Ferrer had a chance?
It's ridiculous and scandalous

EliSter
09-09-2012, 12:38 AM
Scandal really, start a match that would be stoped in like 20 mins. They should have move both matches in sunday and play in normal conditions. This is the only chance that Mandy can win a slam title. :o

rocketassist
09-09-2012, 12:39 AM
Scandal really, start a match that would be stoped in like 20 mins. They should have move both matches in sunday and play in mnrlam conditions. This is the only chance that Mandy can win a slam title. :o

They didn't start it knowing they'd stop it though.

This would have been irrelevant if they'd put it on Armstrong instead of pandering to freaking CBS or CBA as they should be renamed.

EliSter
09-09-2012, 12:42 AM
They didn't start it knowing they'd stop it though.

This would have been irrelevant if they'd put it on Armstrong instead of pandering to freaking CBS or CBA as they should be renamed.

Anyways this all is a bullshit, SF matches should have been played yesterday and final in sunday and all this shit wouldnt happend....they ruined slam.

BroTree123
09-09-2012, 12:44 AM
Congrats Mugray :o :facepalm:

Fuck tennis.

rocketassist
09-09-2012, 12:47 AM
Anyways this all is a bullshit, SF matches should have been played yesterday and final in sunday and all this shit wouldnt happend....they ruined slam.

Yaaaah US Open is a clown slam this is nothing new and if Murray does win wouldn't be first to benefit from favoured scheduling, Roddick had some extremely biased scheduling in his USO 03 (always being on first and out the way with while Nalbandian and Ferrero played back to back to back)

cmoss
09-09-2012, 12:48 AM
Nole fans are jinxing,lol.

Mark Lenders
09-09-2012, 12:48 AM
That's a good point. None of the slams have really shined in the organization department. If the organization at the other slams was like a dying animal, the organization at the US Open is like a family of deer getting run over by an 18-wheeler, only to be squashed by the animal control ambulance that arrived to clean up the mess, and then blown up once a drunk driver hits the animal control vehicle and the engines go boom.

However, we are in luck because Federer and Nadal both only have about 4 years of "Big 4" play left in them, if even that. I think the "Big 4" is coming to an end. Other guys are finally starting to creep in and break the stranglehold.
However, it really is ridiculous how obsessed these tournaments are with the top 4 guys. They would rather suck each others' dicks than let a non-top 4 player be in the final.

This. It is why tennis needs Djokovic to win the final on Monday. Murray joining the Slam club would only add legitimacy to this Big 4 nonsense and make tournaments suck their dick and cater to their every need at the expense of everyone else even more.

Bako
09-09-2012, 12:54 AM
lucky Djoker , surely there was enough time to get 1st set done before rain . he will likely lose first set but expect fight from him.
perfect scenario for Muzza . he gets day off rest so does Ferrer after 5 seta and whoever wins 2nd SF will face rested Muzza on Monday

Thunder Hoad
09-09-2012, 12:55 AM
CBS wouldn't care how many matches were played. After starting late, it was clear the first match would fill CBS's time slot for today. And, now, with the schedule change, which they had to anticipate, the second match won't be aired on CBS at all. It's going to be switched to ESPN2. There's no place to squeeze it in with their packed line up tomorrow..the NFL opener and the men's(now women's final)

Did Cronin clear this up? CBS isn't in the business of caring about fairness to the competitors. They want to squeeze maximum value out of the money they spend on the tv rights.

rinnegan
09-09-2012, 12:57 AM
He should do plastic operation and play by different name and change game in process . Would save world from watching his face.

He should try badminton or chess.

pray-for-palestine-and-israel
09-09-2012, 12:58 AM
berdych & ferrer got screwed

so USTA can sell most final tickets as possible

rocketassist
09-09-2012, 01:01 AM
berdych & ferrer got screwed

so USTA can sell most final tickets as possible

Correct.

When I've complained about homogenized courts and been laughed off, they were made that way for the same reason so the Cash Cow 4 won't get knocked out early on.

Remember Charlie Pasarell (IW TD) celebrating like a madman when Nadal levelled the match against Nalbandian???

Johnny Groove
09-09-2012, 01:01 AM
Airing the men's final at 4 pm has nothing to do with making a better time slot for Europeans to watch, it's because CBS televises Monday night football starting at 7 pm. It makes no sense that they didn't schedule the final at 2 or 3 pm as allowing only 3 hours for the match isn't enough --- could well go 4+ hours (even without rain delays), with millions of very annoyed football fans --- who'll never understand how a final Slam tennis match could ever preempt a routine early season football game.

:smash:

I remember in 2010, they moved the match to ESPN2, and if Rafa didn't finish in 4, they would have had to move it to ESPN Classic! A channel less than 1% of the population has! :smash:

Imagine, having to watch a 5th set of a grand slam final on a fucking livestream! :facepalm: Dear God, I hope this doesn't happen this year.

In US America,anything can happen.:wavey:

The USTA, where logic goes to die.

It takes a real arseclown move to unite MTF in opinions and make this place seem like a bastion of logic and reason. The USTA has outdone themselves this year.

cmoss
09-09-2012, 01:04 AM
berdych & ferrer got screwed

so USTA can sell most final tickets as possible

This.:D

ibreak4coffee
09-09-2012, 01:06 AM
Disgusting scheduling... the defending champion should have played first and had the chance to finish when it was clear from this morning a full day's play would never happen. Somehow US tennis sucks and they decided to adopt Murray as their own in recent years. Too bad - you shouldn't get advantages until you've proven you deserve them

EliSter
09-09-2012, 01:07 AM
berdych & ferrer got screwed

so USTA can sell most final tickets as possible

Berdych did lose by playing in this conditions, but how can u be sure Ferrer would win a match just cause he started well? Berdych won first set too until Mugray adapted his game. Birdshit is mindless ballbasher with no second plan, while Nole is 5 time slam winner who would find a way to edge Ferrer.

Mark Lenders
09-09-2012, 01:11 AM
Correct.

When I've complained about homogenized courts and been laughed off, they were made that way for the same reason so the Cash Cow 4 won't get knocked out early on.

Remember Charlie Pasarell (IW TD) celebrating like a madman when Nadal levelled the match against Nalbandian???

True, it's disgusting really. Under normal conditions, I'd not mind Murray winning this Slam, he probably deserves one. However, I'd even prefer Ferrer to take this one as Murray joining the Slam club would only give legitimacy to this 'Big 4' marketing gimmick and further make the ATP cater for them at the expense of everyone.

I'm all for new Slam winners, but not when only one player will be allowed to join the Slam club.

Sunset of Age
09-09-2012, 01:15 AM
I really don't know what to think of this, but oh boy, it stinks...

Executive Money Grabber #1: "Cash Cow Favourite is behind! HELP! What are we to do!?"
Executive Money Grabber #2: "Don't worry - we can always blame it on the... weather."

And so it apparently happened. :angel:

NB: just joking - as long as that presumed tyfoon won't appear, I will maintain my opinion. :wavey:

Money Talks, and Shit Walks.

And bloody hell, it's disguting, but has anyone a clue to what to do about it? :mad: :shrug: :sad:

EliSter
09-09-2012, 01:15 AM
True, it's disgusting really. Under normal conditions, I'd not mind Murray winning this Slam, he probably deserves one. However, I'd even prefer Ferrer to take this one as Murray joining the Slam club would only give legitimacy to this 'Big 4' marketing gimmick and further make the ATP cater for them at the expense of everyone.

I'm all for new Slam winners, but not when only one player will be allowed to join the Slam club.

Lenders, mate is that you posting this? :eek:

pray-for-palestine-and-israel
09-09-2012, 01:18 AM
In US America,anything can happen.:wavey:

except politicans doing whats best for the country and not their lobbyist masters

Mark Lenders
09-09-2012, 01:20 AM
Lenders, mate is that you posting this? :eek:

Yes, it is :p I want Djokovic to win the tournament, of course, by a huge distance over the other two.

But if he doesn't, at least Ferrer winning would be a huge slap in the face of $$$ obsessed people running men's tennis and the US Open. Murray winning a Slam would just be an all-around disaster for tennis; it'd only make situations like today's where non 'big 4' players are simply not allowed to win even more frequent.

motorhead
09-09-2012, 01:21 AM
Lenders, mate is that you posting this? :eek:

:haha::haha:

BroTree123
09-09-2012, 01:22 AM
Yes, it is :p I want Djokovic to win the tournament, of course, by a huge distance over the other two.

But if he doesn't, at least Ferrer winning would be a huge slap in the face of $$$ obsessed people running men's tennis and the US Open. Murray winning a Slam would just be an all-around disaster for tennis; it'd only make situations like today's where non 'big 4' players are simply not allowed to win even more frequent.

See how fucking amazing you sound when you talk some sense :p

rocketassist
09-09-2012, 01:23 AM
Yes, it is :p I want Djokovic to win the tournament, of course, by a huge distance over the other two.

But if he doesn't, at least Ferrer winning would be a huge slap in the face of $$$ obsessed people running men's tennis and the US Open. Murray winning a Slam would just be an all-around disaster for tennis; it'd only make situations like today's where non 'big 4' players are simply not allowed to win even more frequent.

Says it all that, when a Ferrer win here would make you the brunt of MTF jokes for years :p hah.

EliSter
09-09-2012, 01:30 AM
Says it all that, when a Ferrer win here would make you the brunt of MTF jokes for years :p hah.

Ferrer is cool, but he winning HC slam would be dissaster on so many levels. But Mandy winning it...i just dont wanna choose. :o

Mark Lenders
09-09-2012, 01:30 AM
Says it all that, when a Ferrer win here would make you the brunt of MTF jokes for years :p hah.

Yeah, I much rather that than having to waste my time watching more situations like today's where it seems the results are pre-determined. I'm sure even as a Murray fan you understand the adverse effects on the sport as a whole that Murray winning a Slam would have; it'd only increase the cash cow potential of the 'Big 4' and lead to more and more situations of organizers going to great lenghts to make sure they have those those 4 in semis and finals, today's events would become even more par for the course.

Besides, I can more than take being the butt of every joke around here. I'd make fun of myself as well :lol:

BroTree123
09-09-2012, 01:32 AM
Ferrer is cool, but he winning HC slam would be dissaster on so many levels. But Mandy winning it...i just dont wanna choose. :o

I'd choose anyone over Mandy.... any day :o

rocketassist
09-09-2012, 01:33 AM
Ferrer is cool, but he winning HC slam would be dissaster on so many levels. But Mandy winning it...i just dont wanna choose. :o

Muzzah winning would put me at eternal peace and then I will probably be the most neutral MTFer in Australia, not caring one bit who wins :lol: Probably rally behind Jo or Tomas if so.

EliSter
09-09-2012, 01:35 AM
I'd choose anyone over Mandy.... any day :o

Choice i would hopefully will never have to make :o Hope Djokovic snaps out and saves this goddam GS....

EliSter
09-09-2012, 01:37 AM
Muzzah winning would put me at eternal peace and then I will probably be the most neutral MTFer in Australia, not caring one bit who wins :lol: Probably rally behind Jo or Tomas if so.

He can take SW 19, as long im concerned, but for a sake of all good i hope he doesnt win this one. But well honestly his chances are like 70% atm depending of last SF result and Nole mugging it up.

rocketassist
09-09-2012, 01:38 AM
Yeah, I much rather that than having to waste my time watching more situations like today's where it seems the results are pre-determined. I'm sure even as a Murray fan you understand the adverse effects on the sport as a whole that Murray winning a Slam would have; it'd only increase the cash cow potential of the 'Big 4' and lead to more and more situations of organizers going to great lenghts to make sure they have those those 4 in semis and finals, today's events would become even more par for the course.

Besides, I can more than take being the butt of every joke around here. I'd make fun of myself as well :lol:

Had Murray won Wimbledon then yeah that would have been preferable to this. The USTA can blame CBS all they want, it was they who took Djokovic and Ferrer off court when they did.

When TDs are cheering for top players publicly you know there's something there.

nick the greek
09-09-2012, 01:47 AM
No1e is fucking around too much.No1e, stop fucking around and save tennis.

hipolymer
09-09-2012, 01:48 AM
Airing the men's final at 4 pm has nothing to do with making a better time slot for Europeans to watch, it's because CBS televises Monday night football starting at 7 pm. It makes no sense that they didn't schedule the final at 2 or 3 pm as allowing only 3 hours for the match isn't enough --- could well go 4+ hours (even without rain delays), with millions of very annoyed football fans --- who'll never understand how a final Slam tennis match could ever preempt a routine early season football game.

:smash:

Don't worry it'll only take Nole 2.5 hours at worst.

finishingmove
09-09-2012, 01:58 AM
1. The exact time they would stop the match was known in advance. It would have been stopped even if someone was leading 6-0 6-0 5-0
2. Djokovic would have won today in pretty much the same way he'll win tomorrow.
3. He's gonna win the final too, although Murray is better than ever.

:)

EliSter
09-09-2012, 02:00 AM
1. The exact time they would stop the match was known in advance. It would have been stopped even if someone was leading 6-0 6-0 5-0
2. Djokovic would have won today in pretty much the same way he'll win tomorrow.
3. He's gonna win the final too, although Murray is better than ever.
:)

Stop drinking rakiju Arsen.

Topspindoctor
09-09-2012, 02:03 AM
Honestly, USO is probably the worst slam. How many times has it been ruined by scheduling (super saturday, playing well into AM hours :facepalm:), weather (wind, rain, frogs dropping from the sky) and manipulated by corrupt USTA officials to allow the player they favor to win (USO 2003 :o). It's high time players boycott this event until it's sorted out. Roof over AA, no more super sat. Either that or take away USO from yanks and give it to a country more deserving and more willing to invest money into tennis.

xargon
09-09-2012, 02:11 AM
Disgusting scheduling... the defending champion should have played first and had the chance to finish when it was clear from this morning a full day's play would never happen. Somehow US tennis sucks and they decided to adopt Murray as their own in recent years. Too bad - you shouldn't get advantages until you've proven you deserve them

Exactly, it's the tennis axis. Canada, Australia, US, Britain. They interchange talking heads too, this little club. They really shut everyone else out.

MinioNole
09-09-2012, 02:23 AM
These tournament organizers are fucking jokes. AO>>>>>>>> The rest of the slams.

Freak3yman84
09-09-2012, 02:32 AM
Honestly, USO is probably the worst slam. How many times has it been ruined by scheduling (super saturday, playing well into AM hours :facepalm:), weather (wind, rain, frogs dropping from the sky) and manipulated by corrupt USTA officials to allow the player they favor to win (USO 2003 :o). It's high time players boycott this event until it's sorted out. Roof over AA, no more super sat. Either that or take away USO from yanks and give it to a country more deserving and more willing to invest money into tennis.

This. The USO is horrible, coming from a yank. Why the hell isn't there a South American slam?!

finishingmove
09-09-2012, 02:42 AM
Move the US Open to Cancun

Greatness
09-09-2012, 02:43 AM
Lethargic Novak makes another appearance. I still don't understand how Novak can be so pumped up and intense like he was against Del Potro the other night and then be so passive and half awake against Ferrer today.

Novak has a winning record against all the players that were left in the semis and yet his body language is that of someone who lacks confidence.
Ferrer is an energizer bunny without weapons; Del Potro and Berdych have the serve and the powerful flat strokes; Murray has the defense, the return and the backhand.
How can Novak even struggle against Ferrer? Regardless of conditions Ferrer is simply nowhere near Novak's level.

Is Novak tired of tennis? Is he motivated? This is why I respect Rafa's determination more than any other player because during the second week of a grand slam, he simply doesn't fuck around; he will even do extra fist pumps and grunt extra hard to pump himself up and raise his intensity.

Novak just shows up like a freakin' slug who hasn't accomplished anything in his life. He should have the US Open in the bag considering there's no Federer or Rafa to deal with but instead he's going to mess around and be too tired to do anything.

If Murray doesn't win this tournament it would be a miracle. The conditions are perfect: Novak muggin', Federer gone, Ferrer with zero weapons to trouble him. He should win this USO easily.

Thirty All
09-09-2012, 03:03 AM
Hope Ferrer wins :(

Pusha T
09-09-2012, 03:12 AM
No surprise that Backboard was having trouble guiding the ball in the wind.

More offensive player Ferrer got screwed.

Slade
09-09-2012, 03:53 AM
Sickening, like some have said; I can't wait for the AO

Topspindoctor
09-09-2012, 03:56 AM
AO = best organized slam. Good schedule, RLA has lights/roof, no retarded super saturday. Plus almost always good, warm, sunny weather. Good for tennis and exposes no fitness mugs who can't play in heat.

BroTree123
09-09-2012, 04:01 AM
AO = best organized slam. Good schedule, RLA has lights/roof, no retarded super saturday. Plus almost always good, warm, sunny weather. Good for tennis and exposes no fitness mugs who can't play in heat.

Drawback: Hewitt on RLA prime time :o

tektonac
09-09-2012, 04:03 AM
AO = best organized slam. Good schedule, RLA has lights/roof, no retarded super saturday. Plus almost always good, warm, sunny weather. Good for tennis and exposes no fitness mugs who can't play in heat.

http://tinyurl.com/987wcyk

Topspindoctor
09-09-2012, 04:04 AM
Drawback: Hewitt on RLA prime time :o

Yeah, that's a huge negative - Hewitt will probably plague our main screens once again this coming AO and once he inevitably mugs out in the 1st round, he'll mostly likely be commentating for the rest of the tournament :o

Slade
09-09-2012, 04:04 AM
The only bad thing about the AO is the inevitable Tomug hype really :lol: :lol:

BroTree123
09-09-2012, 04:08 AM
That too :o

seattletennisguy
09-09-2012, 04:12 AM
Move the US Open to Cancun

So everyone can get shot by the drug cartel? Um, no.

But I do think they should move the USO to a city with a more consistent climate, like Miami or Las Vegas or San Diego.

I live in Seattle, and we have amazing summers. No rain for 45 days in a row this summer, no summer storms, no humidity. Move it here!

Regenbogen
09-09-2012, 04:26 AM
The only bad thing about the AO is the inevitable Tomug hype really :lol: :lol:

And the seagulls. They actually partly closed the roof for seagulls at least once, but then again they do have a roof to close.

belfordrocks
09-09-2012, 04:52 AM
The only bad thing about the AO is the inevitable Tomug hype really :lol: :lol:

QFT

Houstonko
09-09-2012, 04:53 AM
Honestly, USO is probably the worst slam. How many times has it been ruined by scheduling (super saturday, playing well into AM hours :facepalm:), weather (wind, rain, frogs dropping from the sky) and manipulated by corrupt USTA officials to allow the player they favor to win (USO 2003 :o). It's high time players boycott this event until it's sorted out. Roof over AA, no more super sat. Either that or take away USO from yanks and give it to a country more deserving and more willing to invest money into tennis.

and federror manage to win 5 in a row on super saturday :worship:

Mountaindewslave
09-09-2012, 04:54 AM
it is suspicious indeed, but fans need to realize that obviously organizers don't want to risk bad weather (rough winds, tornado's possibly) appearing and injuring players or audience and them getting sued!

It sucks because Ferrer clearly had the edge and was in his groove, let's just hope he still has his mojo tomorrow

johnny tsunami
09-09-2012, 04:55 AM
New York probably got the best of Nole. Can you blame him, haha he looks like he's half asleep and hungover.

emotion
09-09-2012, 04:57 AM
He can take SW 19, as long im concerned, but for a sake of all good i hope he doesnt win this one. But well honestly his chances are like 70% atm depending of last SF result and Nole mugging it up.

I really want Ferrer to win his semi but it could make for an amusing final, Murray's dismal Slam final play versus Ferrer's inevitable choking attempts

Cat9
09-09-2012, 05:47 AM
Ok, I was ready to crucify the USO leadership on this today but not one, but two tornadoes hit Brooklyn and Queens later in the day. I think they thought they had a window to get both men's matches in before the really bad stuff hit when the women's final would have played. So the canceled the women and stuck with both men's on Ashe. And, the weather when Djok started to play supported this decision as it was the best weather of the day. But, at that point tornado warnings were issued and they had to pull out of the second. Sure, in hindsight, putting both on at the same time should have happened but they hadn't anticipated freaking tornadoes. And, the bad weather they were expecting was scheduled to hit later.

Two Tornadoes Touch down in Queens, Brooklyn
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/tornado_hits_beach_off_coney_island_O8QHGmMoi04EUC FQFD333O