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US Open Super Saturday Is Dead [CONFIRMED]

Thunderfish8
09-09-2012, 02:48 PM
US Open Will Scrap the Super Saturday Model
(http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/09/sports/tennis/us-open-tennis-will-scrap-the-super-saturday-model.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all)
It was only a matter of time before a disaster such as the one yesterday forced the guys running the schedule to set things right.

There will be no more super saturday... ever.

It says that the men are being given a choice. They can either play semis on friday and final on sunday or semis on saturday and final on monday
likewise, women will play semis thursday and final saturday or semis friday and final sunday

Tennis Wins
USTA loses (that's what you get for being mug of the month every september)

Thank the lords.

Comments?

Sanya
09-09-2012, 02:52 PM
Tennis wins.

Garson007
09-09-2012, 02:52 PM
Super Monday all the way!

Action Jackson
09-09-2012, 02:53 PM
As I said in the US Open schedule thread it was coming. No more Stupid Saturday.

Only 30+ years too late but a positive.

TigerTim
09-09-2012, 02:54 PM
Vamossssssssssssssss

rinnegan
09-09-2012, 02:57 PM
Finally

iriraz
09-09-2012, 02:57 PM
Certainly the players would go for Friday semis and Sunday finals.Lots of players are also in Davis Cup the following week so playing Monday is always problematic.
Also hopefully no more 3 days for R1 matches unless they start like the French on Sunday

SheepleBuster
09-09-2012, 02:59 PM
But the US open lives. Now that is a shame. We need to move this f ing tournament out of this F'n country. Capiche?

Deathless Mortal
09-09-2012, 02:59 PM
Are they still going to play R1 over 3 days? :o

Looner
09-09-2012, 03:01 PM
Thank f for that. It only took 30 years.

asmazif
09-09-2012, 03:01 PM
thank fucking fuck.

Freak3yman84
09-09-2012, 03:02 PM
:banana:
http://www.wtfshots.com/uploadedpics/3408624PeaceOut.png

GOATsol
09-09-2012, 03:02 PM
The USTA finally doesn't mug something up.

bobbynorwich
09-09-2012, 03:02 PM
US Open Will Scrap the Super Saturday Model
(http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/09/sports/tennis/us-open-tennis-will-scrap-the-super-saturday-model.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all)

It says that the men are being given a choice. They can either play semis on friday and final on sunday or semis on saturday and final on monday
likewise, women will play semis thursday and final saturday or semis friday and final sunday


What if both men and women want to play semis on Friday and final on Sunday? Obviously that won't fly. Maybe they could alternate years for the much preferred Sunday final.

Johnny Groove
09-09-2012, 03:04 PM
R1 over only 2 days, Friday SF, Sunday Final, is it really that difficult?

EliSter
09-09-2012, 03:04 PM
Well needed 30 years and Mugray winning slam to change, the prospect of Mandy winning slam cause of their mistake was horible enough to change Stupid Saturday asap, but well alas tennis is damaged enough now.

quarter
09-09-2012, 03:04 PM
when you can't find a single soul to miss the stupid saturday, you can only wonder why it took so long (not really, but still ..)

Lurking
09-09-2012, 03:05 PM
This has been semi confirmed for a while...

selyoink
09-09-2012, 03:11 PM
Are they still going to play R1 over 3 days? :o

Probably depends on what day the mens final is. Monday final and they probably will keep R1 over 3 days. A sunday final and most likely not.

Fed=ATPTourkilla
09-09-2012, 03:25 PM
How did it take them so long to realise this was a stupid idea?

Calling it 'Super Saturday' just added insult to injury.

BroTree123
09-09-2012, 03:38 PM
Took them long enough :stupid:

They're still gunna win MOTM next year though. They'll find a way to defend their September title :o

Sophitia36
09-09-2012, 06:54 PM
How did it take them so long to realise this was a stupid idea?

Calling it 'Super Saturday' just added insult to injury.

Lol yeah :lol:

Glad that they're changing this.

Rumour
09-09-2012, 07:20 PM
It's about bloody time USO :rolleyes:

Personally I hope they go with Friday semis/Sunday finals and play the first round over two days, or at least start on Sunday if the tourny planners still want to stretch it over three.

manadrainer
09-09-2012, 07:50 PM
R1 over only 2 days, Friday SF, Sunday Final, is it really that difficult?

This x1000.

alypen
09-09-2012, 08:24 PM
Hoo-bloody-ray - if you'll pardon my French :)

R1 over only 2 days, Friday SF, Sunday Final, is it really that difficult?

Can't be if Wimbledon have been managing it for years, can it? After all, they must get longer rain breaks, being on grass, *and* they manage without playing the middle Sunday. *And* they don't routinely play late into the evening. Why's it taken this long?

Wonder what's going to happen to the mixed doubles? I couldn't believe how early that finished compared with everything else this year.

guga2120
09-09-2012, 08:35 PM
“Super Saturday has provided the greatest platform for tennis,” Chris Widmaier, a spokesman for the United States Tennis Association, said last week.

Yeah and Ashe is great place to play tennis.

Argenbrit
09-09-2012, 08:43 PM
YEEEEEEEESSSSS

Common sense wins. At last.

shotgun
09-09-2012, 08:46 PM
Friday night mens semis would be nice.

nole_no1
09-09-2012, 08:47 PM
Thank God

IOFH
09-09-2012, 08:55 PM
http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2rovliwTP1qiti2x.gif

Pusha T
09-09-2012, 08:59 PM
R1 over only 2 days, Friday SF, Sunday Final, is it really that difficult?
This.

tangerine_dream
09-09-2012, 09:00 PM
Super Saturday became an instant sensation in 1984, when the men’s semifinals were sandwiched around the women’s final. The event was not yet billed as Super Saturday, just as the championship game of pro football was not named the Super Bowl when it came along after the 1966 season.

That Saturday in 1984 is still considered one of the great tennis days. It began with a bonus match between two former champions, Stan Smith and John Newcombe, not long past their prime.

In the first men’s semifinal, Ivan Lendl outlasted Pat Cash in five sets, two of them tiebreakers, while Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert hung out together in the locker room, waiting.

Super Saturday was brilliant back it its day but the tennis has completely changed since then. Now, the players need that extra day between SF and F.

Chase Visa
09-09-2012, 09:20 PM
About bloody time!

Regenbogen
09-09-2012, 10:22 PM
I hope they just go to a normal major schedule and don't do permanent Monday finals or anything.

KarlyM
09-09-2012, 10:22 PM
I'm glad Super Sh!tty Saturday is finally getting the boot. :)

If the US Open officials have half a brain cell, they will do Friday/Sunday. The 2nd Monday of September is the traditional start of the daytime TV season in the US. Some CBS affiliates the last 4 years have not aired the Men's final, because they would rather air the new syndicated talk shows and crap they paid for. (I've had to watch online 2 of the past 4 years :rolleyes:). So, some affiliates not airing it + most people not being at home on a Monday = sh!t US TV ratings. I don't think that's what the US Open wants. :lol:

Orka_n
09-09-2012, 10:34 PM
About time.

LinkMage
09-09-2012, 11:36 PM
I absolutely hate Monday afternoon finals. I'm at work at that time.

Either they put the final on Sunday or then at least Monday night.

abraxas21
09-09-2012, 11:40 PM
good move

i think the final should be played at nightime, monday or sunday, i don't care.

TigerTim
09-09-2012, 11:43 PM
hurrah

allpro
09-10-2012, 03:22 AM
awesome.

n8
09-10-2012, 03:57 AM
Finally! With Davis Cup semi-finals scheduled immediately after the US Open, it makes sense to have a Monday final as the earliest players will be needed is Friday.

Topspindoctor
09-10-2012, 04:02 AM
Not good enough. They need a roof over AA stadium as well.

LoveFifteen
09-10-2012, 04:35 AM
Thank God. May the Lord grant us a damn Sunday final next year. We need it. :sobbing:

Mr. Oracle
09-10-2012, 05:02 AM
But the US open lives. Now that is a shame. We need to move this f ing tournament out of this F'n country. Capiche?

Or at least to Puerto Rico. Let the Mexicans run it!

Mr. Oracle
09-10-2012, 05:07 AM
Not good enough. They need a roof over AA stadium as well.

Negative. This would help Federer win another non-real event. Authentic tennis is played outdoors on the hard stuff.

iriraz
09-10-2012, 05:18 AM
R1 over only 2 days, Friday SF, Sunday Final, is it really that difficult?

They have a couple of options.They can do like at the French and have 3 days of R1 matches but starting Sunday;also they can do like in Australia and have the semis Thursday/Friday in the night session.As long as there is at least 1 day`s rest between semis and final,the players should be happy.

manadrainer
09-10-2012, 06:14 AM
Negative. This would help Federer win another non-real event. Authentic tennis is played outdoors on the hard stuff.

Right. That's why Fed is the all-time record holder of grand slams won on outdoor hard court. Oh wait...

Mr. Oracle
09-10-2012, 07:46 AM
Right. That's why Fed is the all-time record holder of grand slams won on outdoor hard court. Oh wait...

Most won in the weak era? I'm waiting...

retister
09-10-2012, 08:41 AM
About bloody time.

Or at least to Puerto Rico. Let the Mexicans run it!

wtf? :facepalm:

GOAT = Fed
09-10-2012, 11:26 AM
Finally it's beeb scrapped.

Would have been interesring to see how some USO finals would have turned out without stupid Saturday.

GOAT = Fed
09-10-2012, 11:28 AM
Most won in the weak era? I'm waiting...

Dear Mr. Oracle.

I've seen your useless ranting about supposed 'weak' and 'strong' eras since Nole came to prominence recently.

So tell us then; What is your definition of a 'strong' era.

DjokerFan3
09-10-2012, 11:33 AM
Finally...goodbye and good riddance to Stupid Saturday. :)

I'd prefer Friday to be mens semis and Sunday to be the mens final

Looner
09-10-2012, 11:43 AM
Sunday final is definitely preferable. I don't want to have to hurry back from work to watch the last GS final of the year :(. It's even worse for the US if it's played in the afternoon :(.

TigerTim
09-10-2012, 12:35 PM
Dear Mr. Oracle.

I've seen your useless ranting about supposed 'weak' and 'strong' eras since Nole came to prominence recently.

So tell us then; What is your definition of a 'strong' era.

It's obvious. 1998 and 2002 for sure.

n8
09-10-2012, 01:10 PM
^Moya's best two years were in strong era years. :worship:

Wing Man Frank
09-10-2012, 01:11 PM
Now they just need to get rid of 5th set tie-breaks.

As it stands, still easily the worst of the slams.

TigerTim
09-10-2012, 01:13 PM
^Moya's best two years were in strong era years. :worship:

:lol: :p

Silvester
09-10-2012, 01:46 PM
I was at super saturday. The sun was out, it looked like a great evening of tennis. I just got my beer and sat down, had a sip when they came out and announced play would be suspended because of weathing coming in the area in an HOUR. :( wasn't cool at all.

manadrainer
09-10-2012, 05:00 PM
Dear Mr. Oracle.

I've seen your useless ranting about supposed 'weak' and 'strong' eras since Nole came to prominence recently.

So tell us then; What is your definition of a 'strong' era.

Easy.

Fed wins a slam = weak era.

Fed loses in a slam = strong era.

Certinfy
09-10-2012, 05:11 PM
Hopefully they go for a day and night SF on Friday.

Singularity
09-10-2012, 05:19 PM
Djokovic won 1 HC slam during 2007 - 2011 and Federer won 4. Was that the weak era or the strong era?

manadrainer
09-10-2012, 05:25 PM
Djokovic won 1 HC slam during 2007 - 2011 and Federer won 4. Was that the weak era or the strong era?

If Fed won it, it's because of luck/facing chokers/easy draw.

Otherwise it's Spartans winning in a strong era.