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guy in sf
08-29-2006, 07:12 PM
I can't believe that it's only the second day of the open with a gazillion matches to broadcast to viewers and USA network is already doing a replay of the Agassi/Pavel match, so pathetic! This worship fest of Agassi is making me wanna puke so bad! Hope he goes out pretty bad to Badgdatis in the 2nd round so I don't have to endure this.

Athy
08-29-2006, 07:17 PM
the match finished late last night so a fair amount of people might not have seen it, this is andre's last slam, and there's a rain delay today...what were you expecting? :confused:

rod99
08-29-2006, 07:19 PM
give the man the respect he deserves. the match didn't finish until close to 1 am last night and most people didn't get to see it. what did you think they're going to show, a replay of the roddick match which was over in like an hour?

Naranoc
08-29-2006, 07:21 PM
^ True. Stop whining already, it's only the second day :rolleyes: There ARE no matches to broadcast yet, as the drizzle hasn't finished.

Yappa
08-29-2006, 07:25 PM
I can't believe that it's only the second day of the open with a gazillion matches to broadcast to viewers and USA network is already doing a replay of the Agassi/Pavel match, so pathetic! This worship fest of Agassi is making me wanna puke so bad! Hope he goes out pretty bad to Badgdatis in the 2nd round so I don't have to endure this.

:sad:

IDJ49
08-29-2006, 07:26 PM
I can't believe that it's only the second day of the open with a gazillion matches to broadcast to viewers and USA network is already doing a replay of the Agassi/Pavel match, so pathetic! This worship fest of Agassi is making me wanna puke so bad! Hope he goes out pretty bad to Badgdatis in the 2nd round so I don't have to endure this.
Perhaps you don't realize that it's been raining ALL DAY?

i love paradorn
08-29-2006, 08:01 PM
"guy in sf", i hope you don't reach the SF

Jlee
08-29-2006, 08:56 PM
What the heck is wrong with you? It's the man's last tournament, they would do the same for any 8-time GS champion who played an entertaining first round match and won.

I guess you'll only be happy when Andre is gone. Looks like your wish isn't a long time coming.

Volcanic Tennis
08-29-2006, 08:58 PM
It was a good match and all, but there are other matches they could show... that weren't broadcast, you know? :\ I understand why they're doing it, but, well, yeah. He's going to play again, and there are other matches that weren't broadcast. :\

I was pleased they showed Rubin/Vaidisova, though ^____^

Yappa
08-29-2006, 09:20 PM
So, guy in sf. Now that some ppl replied...anything you want to say?

brent-o
08-29-2006, 09:58 PM
I can't believe that it's only the second day of the open with a gazillion matches to broadcast to viewers and USA network is already doing a replay of the Agassi/Pavel match, so pathetic! This worship fest of Agassi is making me wanna puke so bad! Hope he goes out pretty bad to Badgdatis in the 2nd round so I don't have to endure this.

Agassi or not, it was a fanastic match (well, depending if you like tennis or not) and it deserves to be replayed for those who missed it. It's not like they're going all Tennis Channel and are going to show this on rerun on every second of every day. It's not like they can show any live tennis because of the rain delay anyway so would you rather watch that or some boring one-sided women's match?

R.Federer
08-29-2006, 10:04 PM
Cut them some slack. This is the home slam of a world champion, playing his last ever tournament. This is not the USO as usual, there is an additional element and he is the biggest story

gillian
08-29-2006, 10:20 PM
I can't believe that it's only the second day of the open with a gazillion matches to broadcast to viewers and USA network is already doing a replay of the Agassi/Pavel match, so pathetic! This worship fest of Agassi is making me wanna puke so bad! Hope he goes out pretty bad to Badgdatis in the 2nd round so I don't have to endure this.

That's lame. I mean, why don't they show Blake/Agassi from last year?

atpSUPERMAN
08-29-2006, 11:16 PM
I hope they show Agassi's 1994 and 1999 victory during a rain delay.

twahumboldt06
08-30-2006, 12:47 AM
at least this morning they did broadcast the vadisova rubin replay in its entierty, since it wasnt on tv last night. at least it was something different.

gusman890
08-30-2006, 12:52 AM
blake agassi now

ive seen it once, i know the outcome so its not as entertaining as before, but still good.

Kristen
08-30-2006, 03:09 AM
It will all be over with soon enough :hug:

Scotso
08-30-2006, 03:39 AM
What the heck is wrong with you? It's the man's last tournament, they would do the same for any 8-time GS champion who played an entertaining first round match and won.

Yeah, right. Keep telling yourself that.

zicofirol
08-30-2006, 07:13 PM
The Mauresmo match just finished we have Nablandian 5-5 in 4th, Hewitt was serving for set, now in 3rd and they decide to fucking interview agassi...

Show us some tennis, the bastards cant even give us an update.

rofe
08-30-2006, 07:24 PM
The Mauresmo match just finished we have Nablandian 5-5 in 4th, Hewitt was serving for set, now in 3rd and they decide to fucking interview agassi...

Show us some tennis, the bastards cant even give us an update.

It is the Blake story from last year all over again. Sigh.

rmb6687
08-30-2006, 07:25 PM
Thankfully direct TV is being cool about it and has coverage on all the major mathches.

federated
08-30-2006, 07:28 PM
The Mauresmo match just finished we have Nablandian 5-5 in 4th, Hewitt was serving for set, now in 3rd and they decide to fucking interview agassi...

Show us some tennis, the bastards cant even give us an update.

Yep. ludicrous. Thank god for the internet.


Come on, Fat Dave! Vamos in the 5th!

zicofirol
08-30-2006, 07:28 PM
Thankfully direct TV is being cool about it and has coverage on all the major mathches.
what is this directv package? I tried looking for it on their website and found nothing? what channels is it on.

zicofirol
08-30-2006, 07:34 PM
what is this directv package? I tried looking for it on their website and found nothing? what channels is it on.

OH shit I found it, is this free?
Lol I got all excited like a 5 yr old on christmas.

I hope this is free and the coverage does not go black in like 10 minutes.

Channel 680-685 on direct tv if anyone has it...

BlakeJamitis
08-30-2006, 07:44 PM
Yea, the directv thing is bananas (good for those who don't understand).
It's similar to the NFL football package. I love it.

ugotlobbed
08-30-2006, 08:33 PM
wtf is that no respect for federer showing a bunch of random matches comon we wanna see roger u bunch of incompetant bitches *#@$*#@%

Johnny Groove
08-30-2006, 08:36 PM
No we dont. Id much rather watch the last few points of Tojo-Grosjean or Monfils-Russel than watch Federer **** Jimmy.

Naranoc
08-30-2006, 08:37 PM
Too true :lol: He's serving up a bagel at this very minute.

Dusk Soldier
08-30-2006, 08:55 PM
wtf is that no respect for federer showing a bunch of random matches comon we wanna see roger u bunch of incompetant bitches *#@$*#@%Get Direct TV :shrug:

Fumus
08-30-2006, 08:59 PM
boring.

Would you be bitching it was Roddick crushing some QF? Oohh...that's right you would be...saying that they only show the american matches on the big courts...shut up!! USA can't show everyone's favorite player(s) all the time but they can show the good matches and I have been happy with their coverage so far.

lalaland
08-30-2006, 08:59 PM
A that's the very reason I like USA. Not afraid to choose exciting action over snoozing match played by the stars. What a fun tiebreak by Monfils and Russell.

magnoliaewan
08-30-2006, 09:09 PM
I agree with the original poster, I was all pumped up to watch Roger after waiting until Wednesday to see him. Instead, they kept showing Monfils. Crap!

I guess it all depends if you're a Fed fan or anti-Fed .

r2473
08-30-2006, 09:14 PM
I agree with the original poster, I was all pumped up to watch Roger after waiting until Wednesday to see him. Instead, they kept showing Monfils. Crap!

I guess it all depends if you're a Fed fan or anti-Fed .

I like to watch Fed play, but I have a suspicion that he will be playing (and televised) in later rounds.

Lee
08-30-2006, 09:14 PM
I guess it all depends if you're a Fed fan or anti-Fed .

It depends if you're a Fed fan or a tennis fan.

ugotlobbed
08-30-2006, 09:17 PM
im a hardcore federer fan

nobama
08-30-2006, 09:18 PM
They did show the majority of Nadal's match though. Didn't see as much switching around then. But rest assured once Serena hits the court you won't see anyone else. :lol:

lalaland
08-30-2006, 09:20 PM
I guess it all depends if you're a Fed fan or anti-Fed .


Oh great. And now I'm anti-Fed bcos I failed to enjoy his match with a 6-1 6-0 scoreline. I guess those matches like the final in Toronto when I cheered my gut out for him doesn't really count. How can a true Fed fan enjoys a tennis match if it's not played by Fed, right?

lunahielo
08-30-2006, 09:27 PM
I am a tennis fan and a die hard Fed Fan and I've got all of you beat!! :(

20 minutes ago my entire USA channel went out! (All other channels are working)

I called the company and they *said* they are out in the field fixing it (so it's on my end, not in NYC)~~And it will be about an hour!

So~~~~~~~~~Already it is a very interesting week!

It will probably come back on so I can see Serena. Whoopee! Not! :(
Just felt like venting.
sorry
luna
PS. yep...it just returned for Serena's game! :mad:

But as someone (I think, Socket, said yesterday~~It's not the end of the world. Glad Lleyton won and hope his knee holds up.

Phunkadelicious
08-30-2006, 09:31 PM
im a hardcore federer fan
Thanks for clearing that up. The first post wasn't really clear enough.

Sparko1030
08-30-2006, 10:06 PM
Overall I think USA has far superior coverage than ESPN (who has better coverage than the networks NBC and CBS). I'm not a huge Fed fan so it was nice to see some players who don't usually get as much air time. Roger will get his share before the USO is over. ;) (and I'm certain it will be more than my faves will get :lol: )

Deboogle!.
08-30-2006, 10:06 PM
And the Fedfans whine AGAIN :yawn:

zaboomafoo
08-30-2006, 10:16 PM
i would have prefer a scissors, paper, stone match over this

neenah
08-30-2006, 10:18 PM
My family doesn't own a tv, I don't get to see any tennis at all :sad: Except tomorrow when I go to the Open :D

Lee
08-30-2006, 10:18 PM
I am close to fall asleep with the Serena/Dominiquez Lino match. :p

neenah
08-30-2006, 10:18 PM
Also of course except when I make them take me somewhere with a tv :) But I would be glad to see anything tennis-related!

Deboogle!.
08-30-2006, 10:30 PM
oh please, compared to what ESPN does, this is fantastic. Can't believe people are whining about USA's coverage :rolleyes:

fedpras
08-31-2006, 12:02 AM
I'm as big a Fed fan as anyone, but I'd rather see a fifth set between ToJo and Grosjean or the deciding tiebreaker between Monfils and Russell than Fed crushing Wang. There will be plenty of time to see Federer throughout the next two weeks.

There are a few things that USA has done that annoy me, but overall I like USA's coverage much better than ESPN's.

World Beater
08-31-2006, 12:11 AM
well, one thing is for sure, if serena or roddick were playing there would be no switching of courts no matter how uninteresting the match.

With that said, i saw a bit of the fed match, and it was positively sleepy. There was no intensity in fed. He wasnt serving big. It was like a practice match. So yes i am glad they changed. But the double standard still exists.

brent-o
08-31-2006, 01:37 AM
I've been pretty satisfied with their coverage so far. They show a lot more tennis than ESPN2. But one thing that annoyed me was when they cut from Hingis's 1st round match to show Monfils-Russel. I mean, wtf who cares?

nobama
08-31-2006, 01:47 AM
Well I'd rather be watching live tennis right now than this filler in between the Shreikapova/Roddick matches. They keep talking about all the "live" tennis happening but they're not showing us anything other than Maria and Andy. :(

celia
09-01-2006, 12:16 AM
because they have no belief that Andre will go any further.

they think that Marcos will crush him like a bug tonight.

so just in case, let us all enjoy his small moment of victory. against such a formidable opponent as Pavel. :rolleyes:

because you know the Greek can't be bought. it's game over for Andre.

which is why we've seen that Pavel match at least 5 times already.

poor Andre. :sad:

Pea
09-01-2006, 12:31 AM
Cos that will be his last victory.

Kalliopeia
09-01-2006, 01:49 AM
If it was his last it was a good one, and he can go out proud. Not that he couldn't have anyway, as far as I'm concerned.

The Baghdatis match is about to start. This really shouldn't be so stressful. :scared:

Flibbertigibbet
09-01-2006, 02:33 AM
Nice jinx.

croat123
09-01-2006, 02:34 AM
they've shown it 6 times (it was their 2am match of the day)

if he beats baghdatis, we are gonna see it at least 10 times before his next match

cartmancop
09-01-2006, 03:50 AM
They even showed it a couple of times when live tennis was going on. (like last night) The match wasn't THAT great...

croat123
09-01-2006, 06:07 PM
looks like the most exciting men's match by far and they haven't mentioned it. it's 8-7 in the second set tiebreak and they are showing fed vs. tim

Warrior
09-01-2006, 06:13 PM
Because they're morons.

*Ljubica*
09-01-2006, 06:17 PM
It is indeed a good match - I'm watching it as I type this - and Moya just took his shirt off too :drool:

ChloeLove
09-01-2006, 06:23 PM
I know! The network completely overlooks half the matches that go on in the early rounds, honestly, Moya took his shirt off, c'mon now.

*Ljubica*
09-01-2006, 06:25 PM
I know! The network completely overlooks half the matches that go on in the early rounds, honestly, Moya took his shirt off, c'mon now.
I am a mere mortal woman - and I enjoyed it :angel:

embellish
09-01-2006, 06:26 PM
I am a mere mortal woman - and I enjoyed it

I think we all did ;)

connectolove
09-01-2006, 07:16 PM
I ´ve read that the spectators at Moya´s match gave him a standing ovation on some point bc he was playing wonderfully. The US cares mostly about their player but when they see something good they celebrate.

cloudeleven
09-02-2006, 01:58 AM
As predicted, the "instant classic" of last night is already being repeated on USA, almost in its entirety (they started it at the beginning of 2nd set). With Ernesto moving in, we'll be looking at Billy Jean King in her 1970 miniskirt by Sunday morning. :rolleyes:

Viken01
09-02-2006, 02:08 AM
we only got the 5th set here ;)

Andre♥
09-02-2006, 02:20 AM
In portugal, we are having Federer vs Henman. It's 5-5 in the third.

But I know Baghdatis vs Agassi is coming... :mad:

I want to see Agassi vs Federer from last year or some classic match!

Viken01
09-02-2006, 02:23 AM
yeah the other day they showed agassi - connors, that was great

kapranos
09-02-2006, 04:42 PM
That's even worst than showing his match against BAG. :tape:

:help:

henree
09-02-2006, 04:45 PM
I think it is their 1996 match. I am glad they decided to dip into the archive.

henree
09-02-2006, 04:49 PM
I think its great. At least its not the 2002 USO final. :mad:

Tennis Fool
09-02-2006, 05:14 PM
I hate to say it, but since I don't have cable and didn't see any of Agassi's matches this week, I would mind the rerun.

Tennis Fool
09-02-2006, 05:21 PM
Sorry, nobody wants to see that crap :p

lordmanji
09-02-2006, 05:25 PM
i just saw the last two games of that rerun, which is the final at the 95 USO. What struck me most is how much of a change there has been for the worst in Agassi's movement in that final and in the last two years. In 95, he was agile, almost bounced around the court, and his footwork on his forehand was especially better putting his right leg out and weight into it whereas now he's stretching not so nimbly chopping at the ball.

Bottom line: if the Agassi of 2005 w/ the movement from 95 had played Federer, the man dancing on air, it would've been alot closer in the final set of their USO final.

thrust
09-02-2006, 05:45 PM
If Agassi had the movement of 1995 in 2005, he would have defeated Roger, probably in 3 or 4 sets

kapranos
09-02-2006, 05:46 PM
Agassi at 25 is better than Agassi at 35, duhhhhhh.

wimbledonfan
09-02-2006, 05:55 PM
I personally think that 2001 match was the highest quality tennis match that i've seen .

I forgot how great Pete Sampras was .

thrust
09-02-2006, 05:59 PM
Great atheltes are better at 25 than 35, except, perhaps golfers. Anyone who has played tennis will tell you that. How many great tennis players have won a Slam at 35? As far as I know only Rosewall has won a couple past 35. Laver, Connors, Lendl, Agassi, MacEnroe, Borg, Gonzalez etc., never came close!

uNIVERSE mAN
09-02-2006, 06:13 PM
watching any sampras match is like watching shit hit the fan.

wimbledonfan
09-02-2006, 06:15 PM
How so ?

dmit424
09-02-2006, 06:19 PM
Yeah this is nice, Andre keeps losing all the matches they're showing and they keep commentating (McEnroe, Carillo, and the other dude are providing sort of a point-things-out type of commentary for all the re-runs) by making remarks about Sampras... Sampras is great, Sampras moves amazingly well, Sampras is similar to Federer, no Sampras is different, Sampras moves like Federer, no but Sampras is bigger and moves different actually, Sampras has a great forehand, Sampras has an all-around game, Sampras has a great serve, Sampras is one the last players that serve and volleyed, Sampras went on to play Hewitt in the Finals, it is so difficult to break Sampras... It's hilarious because it becomes obvious that these guys love/respect Sampras much more, I guess.

Veronique
09-02-2006, 06:28 PM
Hehe. Yes it's been a Sampras tribute so far!

zimzim
09-02-2006, 06:41 PM
watching any sampras match is like watching shit hit the fan.Liar!

guy in sf
09-02-2006, 09:39 PM
Just watching Sampras play back then, not sure if he would be able to beat a good Federer. What do you guys think?

scoobs
09-02-2006, 09:42 PM
Sky Sports is showing the Sampras vs Agassi QF from US Open 2001.

What vintage Agassi match is YOUR tv channel showing? :)

celia
09-02-2006, 09:48 PM
and now the Baghdatis match will also get the repetition treatment -- for the same reason. like pea said, they expected it to be his last victory. and it almost was. Andre almost humiliatingly lost to a guy with a bum left hand and two cramping legs.

Maxpowers
09-02-2006, 11:09 PM
I think they should show the 2 US Open finals that Agassi won instead of showing him to lose to Sampras.

lordmanji
09-03-2006, 12:03 AM
Great atheltes are better at 25 than 35, except, perhaps golfers. Anyone who has played tennis will tell you that. How many great tennis players have won a Slam at 35? As far as I know only Rosewall has won a couple past 35. Laver, Connors, Lendl, Agassi, MacEnroe, Borg, Gonzalez etc., never came close!

I'd say that Agassi's game has matured for the better w/ age, that is post-25. Look no further than his French, US, and Australian open wins when he was 29-30. Even last year, he made it to the finals of the USO which shows how smart he is on court. IMO, the Agassi of 99, which I consider his prime, would beat the 95 Agassi. However, 95 Agassi still had better movement over 99 as most 25 year olds do.

Rafa Fantastic
09-03-2006, 12:11 AM
They are currently showing the 2001 match - Agassi V Sampras here in the UK, is that the same one you are all watching.

Rafa Fantastic
09-03-2006, 12:18 AM
Sampras deserves a lot of respect for what he has acheived, it's just shame more people don't realise what a legend he is and appreciate how amazing his talent was.

Maxpowers
09-03-2006, 12:40 AM
Sampras deserves a lot of respect for what he has acheived, it's just shame more people don't realise what a legend he is and appreciate how amazing his talent was.

I appreciate how amazing his talent was, I just don't enjoy watching him play. I found his style to be very boring. That's beside the point though. I just think if they are paying a tribute to Agassi they should show matches where he wins. It would be nice to see some of his major victories, and since he's at the US Open I'd like to see those finals.

angiel
09-03-2006, 12:53 AM
Just watching Sampras play back then, not sure if he would be able to beat a good Federer. What do you guys think?

He would have make mince meat of Roger. :worship: :worship: :worship:

angiel
09-03-2006, 12:56 AM
watching any sampras match is like watching shit hit the fan.

Liar, liar your pants are on fire, :devil: :mad: :o

atpSUPERMAN
09-03-2006, 01:17 AM
The 2000 Australian Open Agassi defeats Sampras Semi-Final is my favorite Ag-Samp match.

Also good is the 1995 Aust Open Agassi defeats Sampras in Final.

uNIVERSE mAN
09-03-2006, 01:22 AM
Nalby/Safin, Nadal, Federer. None of them will be televised, while we puke on this fucking Agassi, Roddick shit day after day.

Tennis Fool
09-03-2006, 01:24 AM
Did we need another thread for this?

cloudeleven
09-03-2006, 01:24 AM
So even the UK's coverage is American-centric?

khanazam
09-03-2006, 01:28 AM
i know man. i def dont mind blake moya on arthur ashe. but safin nalbandian should definitely have been on center court. instead we see agassi vs a nobody. does anyone know of some internet site that will show us safin nalbandi instead.

Tennis Fool
09-03-2006, 01:29 AM
The full schedule for tomorrow is now on the USOpen site.

Deboogle!.
09-03-2006, 01:30 AM
Wow, another whining thread. :haha:

MarieS
09-03-2006, 01:48 AM
Wow, another whining thread. :haha:
You can never have enough, no?

Though I love how the safin/nalby match went from the ashe night match to 2nd on at armstrong to 1st on at grandstand. If it keeps raining, we'll have safin vs. nalbandian on practice court 7 three or four weeks from now.

Johnny Groove
09-03-2006, 01:50 AM
Holy Shit! Another whining thread made by a Eurotard about how America sucks! How original! :rolleyes:

embellish
09-03-2006, 01:54 AM
I personally didn't mind the replays but on Eurosport they replayed all the but the Agassi match I wanted to see! I don't have Skysports so have still not seen Agassi/Baghdatis :sobbing:

nobama
09-03-2006, 02:05 AM
You can never have enough, no?

Though I love how the safin/nalby match went from the ashe night match to 2nd on at armstrong to 1st on at grandstand. If it keeps raining, we'll have safin vs. nalbandian on practice court 7 three or four weeks from now.They're not playing on grandstand, Lindsay Davenport is. Last time I checked, she's American. ;)

*Viva Chile*
09-03-2006, 02:09 AM
Nalby/Safin, Nadal, Federer. None of them will be televised, while we puke on this fucking Agassi, Roddick shit day after day.
Universe Man, the "Kiefer" of MTF :worship:

tangerine_dream
09-03-2006, 02:09 AM
Can all of you whiners please stick to one thread and quit junking up GM with your crybaby nonsense? Thank you.

Clara Bow
09-03-2006, 02:12 AM
I do wish that I had Direct TV for tommorow, I will admit. Failing that, I wish that tomorrow was covered by USA. There are just a lot of matches that I am interested in such as Safin/Nalby, Djokovic/Hewitt, Murray/Gonzalez and Tursunov/Berdych that I am afraid I will not get to see much of on CBS. Please feel free to call me a whiner or crybaby.

That stated, I sometimes think that the term "whine" or "whiner" is used a little bit too much. What is wrong with a tennis fan wishing that they would be able to see some of what could be potentially great matches? What is wrong hoping/wishing that CBS will give a peek of exciting matches that may not be on AA? I will admit, I am a greedy tennis fan- I want it all and I would love to have the most complete coverage as possible. :) I don't view that as being a whiner or crybaby, but as a tennis fan in lalaland who wishes they could have the ability to peek into a number of matches, but I am sure that many of you will disagree. ;)

MarieS
09-03-2006, 02:19 AM
They're not playing on grandstand, Lindsay Davenport is. Last time I checked, she's American. ;)
Hadn't seen the new schedule, my bad.

I don't get the whiner accusation, either. Since AA is on, there's virtually no chance of seeing any other match including the safin/nalby one which 2 days ago was good enough to be the night match on ashe. I think that's a fair complaint and not necessarily whining.

Skyward
09-03-2006, 02:19 AM
I do wish that I had Direct TV for tommorow, I will admit. Failing that, I wish that tomorrow was covered by USA. There are just a lot of matches that I am interested in such as Safin/Nalby, Djokovic/Hewitt, Murray/Gonzalez and Tursunov/Berdych that I am afraid I will not get to see much of on CBS. Please feel free to call me a whiner or crybaby.



:yeah: I second that.

Deboogle!.
09-03-2006, 02:36 AM
That stated, I sometimes think that the term "whine" or "whiner" is used a little bit too much. What is wrong with a tennis fan wishing that they would be able to see some of what could be potentially great matches? What is wrong hoping/wishing that CBS will give a peek of exciting matches that may not be on AA? I will admit, I am a greedy tennis fan- I want it all and I would love to have the most complete coverage as possible. :) I don't view that as being a whiner or crybaby, but as a tennis fan in lalaland who wishes they could have the ability to peek into a number of matches, but I am sure that many of you will disagree. ;)When people start a new thread every single time they're displeased with something, it starts to get annoying. There are already so many threads complaining about scheduling and the various TV Coverage qualms. I just think it all could be kept in one place. :shrug:

Stronger
09-03-2006, 02:37 AM
I don't think DirecTV does the second week :tears:

I wish it did, and checking scores during the match is the ultimate time-saver!!!

Clara Bow
09-03-2006, 02:48 AM
I just think it all could be kept in one place.

I agree that it can be kept in one place. :) But my main point was just that I don't think that all who are wishing that they can see certain matches are whining. I'm not saying that you were saying that, but sometimes I think "whining" and "tard" can be a bit overused. Kinda like the phrase "jump the shark" on Television Without Pity. ;)

WF4EVER
09-03-2006, 03:11 AM
I can't wait for this debaucle to be over. This has been a joke from beginning to end. And gratefully from here to Europe again so no more Agassi slobbering; I'm sick of it, but hey, I've been sick of Agassi for a long, long time.

I get my best tennis coverage when the tournaments are played in the USA, but continuous coverage of the same Americans over and over, and that includes Screamapova, and Roger and Nadal (most of the time) is tiresome. During three days of rain delays all they've shown is Agassi. At least on ESPN Deportes I was able to see Mathieu/Moya, Gonzo/Querrey and a little of Gaudio. The American coverage has been pure crap. And the Agassi ass-kissing love fest is sickening.

atheneglaukopis
09-03-2006, 03:13 AM
They're not playing on grandstand, Lindsay Davenport is. Last time I checked, she's American. ;)The schedule keeps changing--they were scheduled for Grandstand for a while. Or it was a common hallucination...

atheneglaukopis
09-03-2006, 03:14 AM
I do wish that I had Direct TV for tommorow, I will admit. Failing that, I wish that tomorrow was covered by USA. There are just a lot of matches that I am interested in such as Safin/Nalby, Djokovic/Hewitt, Murray/Gonzalez and Tursunov/Berdych that I am afraid I will not get to see much of on CBS. Please feel free to call me a whiner or crybaby.

That stated, I sometimes think that the term "whine" or "whiner" is used a little bit too much. What is wrong with a tennis fan wishing that they would be able to see some of what could be potentially great matches? What is wrong hoping/wishing that CBS will give a peek of exciting matches that may not be on AA? I will admit, I am a greedy tennis fan- I want it all and I would love to have the most complete coverage as possible. :) I don't view that as being a whiner or crybaby, but as a tennis fan in lalaland who wishes they could have the ability to peek into a number of matches, but I am sure that many of you will disagree. ;)We had that at Wimbledon; it was nice. I hope eventually (like next year, asap) all the slams get Mediazone(-esque) streaming and full recorded matches.

SAtennis
09-03-2006, 04:49 AM
I can't believe they put Federer in the Armstrong instead of the Ashe stadium tomorrow. Fine. The US players are important for this tournament. But what about Sharapova? Only because she sells more tickets? No respect for the two time champion?? Very depressing...

LCeh
09-03-2006, 04:54 AM
What's so depressing? It is very possible that more people want to see Sharapova than Roger. I am a Roger fan myself, but this doesn't really bother/surprise me. Sure, he is not on center court, but what can you do? At least he will get his match over with tomorrow if it doesn't rain.

Sjengster
09-03-2006, 04:54 AM
He can play out in the boondocks on Court 18 if he wins the matches as far as I'm concerned.

JW10S
09-03-2006, 04:56 AM
I'd wager he's not too concerned he's not on AA. I'd also wager that the rain outs and subsequent rescheduling had something to do with it.

nobama
09-03-2006, 04:59 AM
http://www.menstennisforums.com/showthread.php?t=84928

njorker
09-03-2006, 05:00 AM
Yeah, what's the big deal?!

He could very well play in the middle of Times Square and still win a straight-sets match.

_pyromatic
09-03-2006, 05:07 AM
So this is the obligatory thread for when Federer is put on anything besides center court? How dare the USTA put anyone else on Arthur Ashe when they just missed an entire day of tennis! Bastards.

SAtennis
09-03-2006, 05:12 AM
[QUOTE=_pyromatic]So this is the obligatory thread for when Federer is put on anything besides center court? QUOTE]

Yup.

Skyward
09-03-2006, 05:28 AM
It's fine. I wouldn't mind if they put him somewhere indoors. It's important to stay on schedule.

R.Federer
09-03-2006, 05:38 AM
It's not like he was put out on Court 10 or even Grandstand (where you can stretch out and shake hands with the players, it's that intimate). Armstrong is not AA but it's a big stadium, and Roger has not and will not play all/most of his matches there
Lets not make a big deal out of this, I'm sure he's cool about it

Langers
09-03-2006, 08:40 AM
Sharapova on Arthur Ashe while Federer plays on Armstrong. Seems a little odd? I don't really care, but still it's a strange decision.

A_Skywalker
09-03-2006, 08:41 AM
Sharapova on Arthur Ashe while Federer plays on Armstrong. Seems a little odd? I don't really care, but still it's a strange decision.

What is the strange ?

DrJules
09-03-2006, 08:45 AM
Sharapova on Arthur Ashe while Federer plays on Armstrong. Seems a little odd? I don't really care, but still it's a strange decision.

And Federer is playing an American :eek:

Other than pseudo-American Maria all matches on Arthur Ashe court involve an American. Has any other grand slam had the main show court so dominated by home players?

Langers
09-03-2006, 08:47 AM
What is the strange ?
Because they're both playing at night; at the same time.

So therefore they're saying Sharapova is more of an attraction than Federer (which I actually agree with). ;)

scoobs
09-03-2006, 11:02 AM
We do this EVERY slam.

Highlights of the French Open include:

"My GOD, Roger has to play on Lenglen!!!"

Highlights of Wimbledon include:

"Holy MACKEREL, Roger's been scheduled for Court 1!!!"

And now

"Saints ALIVE, Roger's been scheduled on Armstrong!!!"

I wasn't using this site during this year's AO so someone could tell me if he was scheduled off Rod Laver at any point this year? Then he could have completed the grand slams of some of his fans whining about what court he has to play on.

I'm pretty sure he doesn't give a damn.

tennisace
09-03-2006, 02:22 PM
I was there the last time Labor Day weekend was a wash out (2002) and they put Sampras on Armstrong. If it was good enough for him is good enough for Roger.

uNIVERSE mAN
09-03-2006, 02:41 PM
I was there the last time Labor Day weekend was a wash out (2002) and they put Sampras on Armstrong. If it was good enough for him is good enough for Roger.

He had 5 night matches on AA.

tennisace
09-03-2006, 02:52 PM
He had 5 night matches on AA.

So? Roger has been on AA all week - albeit in the day - but my point is it's no biggie that he's on Louie today. I've also seen Andre, Monica, Venus, etc. over Labor Day weekend on Armstrong before. It's not that outrageous a scheduling choice.

nobama
09-03-2006, 03:44 PM
I thought it was normal for the #1 player to have one match not on the main "center court". I know at RG and Wimbledon Roger played one of his matches and it was NOT on PC or center court. They obviously are trying to do something for the fans as it's the first time they've scheduled a night match on LA. At least Roger was never scheduled on AA at night. Nalby/Safin and Nadal were and both those matches got moved to LA. Lindsay Davenport was too and she got shafted to Grandstand.

croat123
09-03-2006, 03:50 PM
for people saying that everyone plays at least one match on armstrong, i will bet anything that roddick and agassi will be on center court every match they play

nobama
09-03-2006, 04:11 PM
for people saying that everyone plays at least one match on armstrong, i will bet anything that roddick and agassi will be on center court every match they playHopefully you're right. ;)

zicofirol
09-03-2006, 04:17 PM
Seriously, they are fucking showing Davenport, over Safin-Nalbdandian match, WTF :mad:
Shit the only match I really wanted to see and we get stuck with this shit and the agassi match :mad: :mad:
At least CBS could do the double coverage thing on satellite since they have more than one channel their or use UPN the other viacom channel for double coverage of the US open :rolleyes:

tripb19
09-03-2006, 04:18 PM
I don't know what they are showing here yet. I'll report back.

rod99
09-03-2006, 04:19 PM
you expected them to show safin/nalbandian over agassi in agassi's last tournament? what planet are you from?

BD006
09-03-2006, 04:24 PM
Seriously, they are fucking showing Davenport, over Safin-Nalbdandian match, WTF :mad:
Shit the only match I really wanted to see and we get stuck with this shit and the agassi match :mad: :mad:
At least CBS could do the double coverage thing on satellite since they have more than one channel their or use UPN the other viacom channel for double coverage of the US open :rolleyes:

You're actually surprised?

tripb19
09-03-2006, 04:26 PM
They are showing Agassi's match.

*lets out a long, weary sigh*

I was waiting three days for Nalby.

zicofirol
09-03-2006, 04:38 PM
you expected them to show safin/nalbandian over agassi in agassi's last tournament? what planet are you from?
Didnt expect it, off course but its still pisses me of, they cant even give us a score update.

Clara Bow
09-03-2006, 04:48 PM
Seriously, they are fucking showing Davenport, over Safin-Nalbdandian match, WTF

To be fair, that match has been delayed as long as the S/N match, they only showed one game, and this could very well be Davenport's last USO.

In fact- I feel a bit bad for Davenport, she is a former champ who is likely to retire and if this is her last match, CBS could very well only show a couple of games.

FieryFederer
09-03-2006, 04:51 PM
Eurosport also showing the Agassi vs becker match :mad: .. i want to see safin match :sad:

FelipeMIA89
09-03-2006, 05:00 PM
whats the link for the davenports match??

qzziestevo
09-03-2006, 05:07 PM
wtf is going on with safin/nalb :confused:

Clara Bow
09-03-2006, 05:12 PM
whats the link for the davenports match??

I'm just a having to check in on the scoreboard- I don't know if there is a link.

It is one set apiece.

LLeytonRules
09-05-2006, 03:21 AM
I hate to say it but its the truth, has anyone seen the schedule?Its so pro-american, its not even funny!!!They schedule the Federer vs Gisquel match for the evening, right after the Davenport match, wtf!!!!Meanwhile, Blake vs Berdych is an afternoon match, the blake vs berdych match is a nightly match, not Federer vs Gisquel!!!!!Once again, a crooked schedule!!!There wont be any tennis in the evening because of rain tomorrow!

Whistleway
09-05-2006, 03:25 AM
Not looking good at all. they want roddick in at all cost?

http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=10001&hourly=1&yday=247&weekday=Tuesday

Scotso
09-05-2006, 03:35 AM
It is a little odd that they put Federer vs. Gicquel as the night match. :confused:

mishagirl
09-05-2006, 03:36 AM
The schuedule for tomorrow looks fair to me. Federer has yet to play a night match on Ashe, its kinda overdue. Besides, James played there last night. Two nights in a row is pushing it.

Tennis Fool
09-05-2006, 03:42 AM
Good thing he kicked Ollie's ass and Haas had to play 3 sets. Still not nice to put him up so early, unless he requested it.

scoobs
09-05-2006, 03:43 AM
He'll be delighted he got through today in just over 1 1/2 hours - 3 days running is tough. Haas went 5 long sets today but he wasn't playing on Sunday.

croat123
09-05-2006, 03:43 AM
safin vs. haas should have been the night match as a courtesy to the players (although blake vs. berdych makes more sense cause of the crowd)

RickDaStick
09-05-2006, 03:54 AM
blake berdych should have been the night match but instead its gona be a boring Fed match

swissfed
09-05-2006, 03:54 AM
Hass must be tired at the moment, Marat, probably not, and he is going to BEAT Haas, he is thirsty with the TITLE,

Pigpen Stinks
09-05-2006, 04:00 AM
Shouldn't matter much as it sounds like tomorrow will be a wash.

I agree that Safin probably should have been granted the night match, but with the weather and the backlog they were probably more concerned with trying to get his match in.

At any rate, I think it's more fair to have him play back to back on Sunday and Monday, and then on Wednesday and Thursday, as will probably be the case if there's a rain out tomorrow.

Pigpen Stinks
09-05-2006, 04:04 AM
It doesn't really matter. Tomorrow sounds like a complete wash anyway. Plus, Roger was slightly bitching that he hadn't been scheduled on Ashe at night. I wouldn't worry about tomorrow. The more interesting schedule will be Wednesday's, after tomorrow's rain.

~*BGT*~
09-05-2006, 04:10 AM
It is a little odd that they put Federer vs. Gicquel as the night match. :confused:

That's because he's been begging for one since the uso began. :rolleyes:

Skyward
09-05-2006, 04:39 AM
That's because he's been begging for one since the uso began. :rolleyes:

Federer and mirkaland are not related. :p

~*BGT*~
09-05-2006, 04:52 AM
Federer and mirkaland are not related. :p
:lol:

robinhood
09-05-2006, 05:22 AM
So the rain out for the entire day, or just the night session?
I don't care when he plays, as long as he gets his match in by a reasonable hour.

haas'luv
09-05-2006, 05:32 AM
im worried about tommy:(he must be very tired-_-!!!

rmb6687
09-05-2006, 06:39 AM
Is it really going to rain tomorrow? Damn...

Either way....DAVAI MARAT!!!

marcelwks
09-05-2006, 06:48 AM
I think Safin will win because he is playing better and better .

16681
09-05-2006, 06:53 AM
This is what happens when the rain comes and the schedule gets all messed up :(

Jimnik
09-05-2006, 06:54 AM
Haas is the one who was taken to 5 sets today. This could work in Safin's favour.

Jimnik
09-05-2006, 06:55 AM
Shouldn't matter much as it sounds like tomorrow will be a wash.Oh well.

Adler
09-05-2006, 07:11 AM
The one with a cooler head this day will win

drf716
09-05-2006, 07:23 AM
rain, anyone?

DrJules
09-05-2006, 07:33 AM
That's because he's been begging for one since the uso began. :rolleyes:

That still does not explain why the obvious night match; Berdych vs. Blake is not a night match. Maybe to give Blake more time to recover before he plays Federer?

Any predictions which semi-final will be first on Saturday; I pick match with Roddick to give him more time to recover before final :lol: :lol: :lol: .

Action Jackson
09-05-2006, 07:37 AM
It doesn't really matter. Tomorrow sounds like a complete wash anyway. Plus, Roger was slightly bitching that he hadn't been scheduled on Ashe at night. I wouldn't worry about tomorrow. The more interesting schedule will be Wednesday's, after tomorrow's rain.

If that is the case Pigpen, then it will be all fun and shenanigans for sure :p

rofe
09-05-2006, 07:41 AM
I think the schedule is ok (for Fed anyway). If he plays on Wednesday, he will get rid of Marc within two hours which should give him plenty of time to recover before playing on Thursday. I am assuming that he is given the 11am slot on Wed and the late afternoon or night slot on Thursday.

atheneglaukopis
09-05-2006, 07:43 AM
It doesn't really matter. Tomorrow sounds like a complete wash anyway. Plus, Roger was slightly bitching that he hadn't been scheduled on Ashe at night. I wouldn't worry about tomorrow. The more interesting schedule will be Wednesday's, after tomorrow's rain.
From Yahoo! Weather:

Tomorrow: Considerable cloudiness. Occasional rain showers developing later in the day. High near 70F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Tomorrow night: Periods of rain. Low 66F. Winds NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Rainfall near a half an inch.
Wednesday: Rain early...then remaining cloudy with showers in the afternoon. High 71F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.So rain may play havoc with Wednesday's schedule too.

bokehlicious
09-05-2006, 07:49 AM
This schedule sucks !!

Mistaflava
09-05-2006, 07:51 AM
I hate to say it but its the truth, has anyone seen the schedule?Its so pro-american, its not even funny!!!They schedule the Federer vs Gisquel match for the evening, right after the Davenport match, wtf!!!!Meanwhile, Blake vs Berdych is an afternoon match, the blake vs berdych match is a nightly match, not Federer vs Gisquel!!!!!Once again, a crooked schedule!!!There wont be any tennis in the evening because of rain tomorrow!


what language was that in? So far I have understood that Blake plays in the afternoon and at night, it will be raining and the tournament is so not funny. This is some confusing shit dude...

dmit424
09-05-2006, 08:08 AM
what language was that in? So far I have understood that Blake plays in the afternoon and at night, it will be raining and the tournament is so not funny. This is some confusing shit dude...


And here I was being impressed by Canada's excellent 99% literacy rate.

Mistaflava
09-05-2006, 08:12 AM
And here I was being impressed by Canada's excellent 99% literacy rate.


Whitler...seed this AC.


:haha:

Action Jackson
09-05-2006, 08:16 AM
Whitler...seed this AC.


:haha:

:haha: :haha: I am doing the culling of the lists as we speak and at least the tournament I am running will run more effiicently than the US Open :)

dmit424
09-05-2006, 08:23 AM
Lol, tramps.

MariaV
09-05-2006, 08:28 AM
Maybe if it starts raining only later in the evening it's good Fed's the evening match as he can dispose of Giquel pretty fast and others will be done already. Marat vs Haas or Berdy vs Blake would take longer.

croat123
09-06-2006, 12:39 AM
just announced on usa

Jlee
09-06-2006, 12:40 AM
Ugh :ras:

R.Federer
09-06-2006, 12:40 AM
Sucks

Daniel
09-06-2006, 12:41 AM
:fiery:

adee-gee
09-06-2006, 12:43 AM
:D

Bad luck Federer :p

cloudeleven
09-06-2006, 12:46 AM
I just hope Marat gets at least 15 minutes of TV airtime here in the states during these 2 weeks. We're about 8 minutes short of that right now. :unsure:

keqtqiadv
09-06-2006, 12:52 AM
:yawn:

NaDALiTa
09-06-2006, 12:55 AM
:sobbing: always the same........

Princess Zelda
09-06-2006, 01:12 AM
So sick and tired of rain it ain't even funny.

TFan1156
09-06-2006, 01:21 AM
It shouldn`t be an issue as all the slams should have stadiums with roofs... :rolleyes:

Sunset of Age
09-06-2006, 01:22 AM
Blegh.

adee-gee
09-06-2006, 01:26 AM
It shouldn`t be an issue as all the slams should have stadiums with roofs... :rolleyes:
It would cost about $100 million to get a roof over Arthur Ashe apparently :o

Foosimoo
09-06-2006, 01:46 AM
Llama

croat123
09-06-2006, 02:04 AM
It would cost about $100 million to get a roof over Arthur Ashe apparently :o
that stadium is gigantic...way too big for tennis. i had to sit all the way at the top one year and it's better just to watch on tv.

Johnny Groove
09-06-2006, 02:06 AM
http://www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/schedule/index.html

Holy shit! the USO organizers actually did something smart! :eek:

they put Marat up first!

They also scheduled it so that Blake/Berdych, Murray/Davydenko, and Federer/Gicquel will all finish their R16 matches before the QF's start!

Logic prevails!!!! :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:



:secret: There is also a chance that it rains tomorrow and screws everything up, but lets not go there :tape:

Whistleway
09-06-2006, 02:10 AM
Here's the weather for tommorow
http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?hourly=1&query=11368&yday=248&weekday=Wednesday
http://www.weather.com/weather/hourbyhour/11368?begHour=9&begDay=249

croat123
09-06-2006, 02:13 AM
:eek:

there's got to be a first time for everything...let's just hope that it doesn't rain tomorrow

keqtqiadv
09-06-2006, 02:25 AM
Nadal and Federer on Armstrong again :D :p

Action Jackson
09-06-2006, 04:50 AM
http://www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/schedule/index.html

Holy shit! the USO organizers actually did something smart! :eek:

they put Marat up first!

They also scheduled it so that Blake/Berdych, Murray/Davydenko, and Federer/Gicquel will all finish their R16 matches before the QF's start!

Logic prevails!!!! :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:



:secret: There is also a chance that it rains tomorrow and screws everything up, but lets not go there :tape:

It has only taken so long.

Seriously I wouldn't be surprised with another washout. I can see someone playing 3 or 4 days in a row their singles matches.

16681
09-06-2006, 05:34 AM
The weather had been good in New York, but something about when the U.S. Open starts so does the rain :ras: But more people than ever before have been at the Open when it wasn't raining :rolleyes: And also TV rating are up :D It proves to me people will watch tennis when it is on TV. The problem is getting it on TV :eek:

Deboogle!.
09-06-2006, 04:14 PM
I know it's not just US TV coverage that's doing this, but why are we getting Davydenko/Murray instead of SAFIN AND HAAS.

Well never mind, with Safin and Haas still warming up and Davydenko already up 2 breaks, hopefully we'll get the best of both worlds :lol:

Kalliopeia
09-06-2006, 05:35 PM
I know it's not just US TV coverage that's doing this, but why are we getting Davydenko/Murray instead of SAFIN AND HAAS.

Well never mind, with Safin and Haas still warming up and Davydenko already up 2 breaks, hopefully we'll get the best of both worlds :lol:


Yeah but now they switched from Safin/Haas to Safina/Mauresmo. Boo. Who do we have to kill to get to watch an entire Safin match?

When they were showing the Safin match, one of the commentators was going on about how great the Safin/Nalbandian match was and all I could think was "Yeah, we didn't really get to see it so stfu!"

Yappa
09-06-2006, 06:26 PM
When they were showing the Safin match, one of the commentators was going on about how great the Safin/Nalbandian match was and all I could think was "Yeah, we didn't really get to see it so stfu!"

:lol: I know how you feel.

Kalliopeia
09-06-2006, 08:17 PM
It looks like the Blake vs Berdych fourth round match is going to go on right around the same time as the Nadal vs Youzhny quarterfinal. I wonder if we'll have to watch Blake's fourth round match instead of Nadal's quaterfinal match, just because Blake is American? I have a feeling we will. Come on, USA...prove me wrong.

Balerion
09-06-2006, 08:21 PM
It looks like the Blake vs Berdych fourth round match is going to go on right around the same time as the Nadal vs Youzhny quarterfinal. I wonder if we'll have to watch Blake's fourth round match instead of Nadal's quaterfinal match, just because Blake is American? I have a feeling we will. Come on, USA...prove me wrong.

Oh, come on. Blake-Berdych has the potential to be a great match. I hope and expect them to go back and forth between the two matches, but they have plenty of reasons to highlight the Blake-Berdych match and it's not just because Blake is an American.

Kalliopeia
09-06-2006, 08:26 PM
Maybe so, but him being an American is the only reason they need. Any other tournament would focus the number two player in the world in a Slam quaterfinal.

Like I said, I'll be happy to be proven wrong.

tangerine_dream
09-06-2006, 08:38 PM
Not that this will stop some posters from screaming bloody murder but:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/06/sports/tennis/06tennis.html

Federer Waiting for Sun and Spotlight to Shine

Federer likes to control his schedule as much as possible in major tournaments, and though he was offered the chance by Open organizers to play his opening match last Wednesday night at Arthur Ashe Stadium, he preferred to play at the less electrically charged time slot of 11 a.m. in the hope of avoiding the rain.

It worked, and on Sunday night, he chose a sure start at 7:30 p.m. on the Armstrong court over playing the third match, with an indefinite start time, at Ashe.

Clara Bow
09-06-2006, 08:41 PM
Not that this will stop some posters from screaming bloody murder but:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/06/sports/tennis/06tennis.html

Federer Waiting for Sun and Spotlight to Shine

Federer likes to control his schedule as much as possible in major tournaments, and though he was offered the chance by Open organizers to play his opening match last Wednesday night at Arthur Ashe Stadium, he preferred to play at the less electrically charged time slot of 11 a.m. in the hope of avoiding the rain.

It worked, and on Sunday night, he chose a sure start at 7:30 p.m. on the Armstrong court over playing the third match, with an indefinite start time, at Ashe.

Interesting...thanks for posting.

I also think that the Blake/Berdych match will be the more entertaining one. But I do hope they have some looky-loos into Armstong for the Rafael/Mikhail match, in particular if it gets interesting.

RickDaStick
09-06-2006, 08:43 PM
hopefully USA wont stop their coverage at 5 i wana see Berdych spank Blake

rofe
09-06-2006, 08:44 PM
It looks like the Blake vs Berdych fourth round match is going to go on right around the same time as the Nadal vs Youzhny quarterfinal. I wonder if we'll have to watch Blake's fourth round match instead of Nadal's quaterfinal match, just because Blake is American? I have a feeling we will. Come on, USA...prove me wrong.

Blake/Berdych promises to be a much more interesting match.

Balerion
09-06-2006, 08:44 PM
Interesting...thanks for posting.

I also think that the Blake/Berdych match will be the more entertaining one. But I do hope they have some looky-loos into Armstong for the Rafael/Mikhail match, in particular if it gets interesting.

I've actually been fairly pleased with the match selection by TV this US Open. It hasn't been perfect, but I've felt they've done a much better job shifting away from lopsided matches featuring a top player. There have been a couple of times they've fairly effectively shifted back and forth between two matches; Blake-Berdych and Nadal-Youzhny seems like an ideal time to employ this strategy. I would be surprised if we didn't see a bunch of both unless one of the matches turns into a blowout.

Clara Bow
09-06-2006, 08:55 PM
I know that this is an ATP thread- but even though Lindsay was scheduled to play yesterday, I really wish that they had given her the night match at AA. This could be her last match against the favorite to win the tournament. I wish she could have had the night atmosphere instead of them givng Sharapova another night match.

If the crowd gets rowdy tonight during the Andy/Lleyton match, I would love it if Hewitt showed his old fiery self.

NicoFan
09-06-2006, 09:01 PM
Since I was at the US Open last week, I don't know how good or bad USA's coverage was then.

But today - it sucks.

Why are we being forced to watch Davenport and HH? This is why interest in tennis in the States is low. They have to opportunity to showcase an exciting player like Rafa - but no, gotta have on Davenport. Snooze City. I think I'll change the station to Oprah. ;) :lol:

Clara Bow
09-06-2006, 09:06 PM
Why are we being forced to watch Davenport and HH? This is why interest in tennis in the States is low.

I think Lindsay deserves it. She is a former #1, former USO champ and playing what is likely her last USO in a close second set.

I am more an ATP fan than WTA to be honest, but I can enjoy WTA. I would love to see the close Nadal/Youzhyny match- but can understand 100% why they are showing the Lindsay match at this juncture.

I

Deboogle!.
09-06-2006, 09:12 PM
Have you guys read the TV Coverage reports on Tennis Week?

They add up all the coverage and stuff, and if you are a Women's tennis fan, you are seeing a small % of the coverage. most of us here are a little biased as we prefer men's tennis, but when you look at the numbers, it's quite striking and, frankly, inexplicable. I am so glad they showed Lindsay, that was probably her last USO match and it would've been a slap in the face to her not to show it, IMO.

NicoFan
09-06-2006, 09:17 PM
Lindsey has been saying she's going to retire and become a mommy and play housewife for about 10 years now. ;) :lol: Okay - not 10 years - maybe 5. I'll believe it when I see it.

And I figured we'd get 5 minutes of Rafa when their match was over. But no, recaps are more important. And now we have the interviews and we'll see warmup for James' match.

Whoo hooo. :rolleyes:

Can anyone say live streaming? So we can watch the matches we want to see - not what I'm supposed to want to watch. Sorry to James but I'd rather see Rafa.

Scotso
09-06-2006, 09:18 PM
It's insulting they're not even showing a point of Rafa. They better do it during the warmup.

They're pretty much ignored him during this event.

But you can't expect more when Blake is about to play. They're so far up his ass...

Clara Bow
09-06-2006, 09:19 PM
And I figured we'd get 5 minutes of Rafa when their match was over. But no, recaps are more important. And now we have the interviews and we'll see warmup for James' match.

I agree with you here. It seems like there have been tight games with struggles to hold serves, but instead- we get Al. Bah! And worst of all, my lunchbreak ends with Al. Yuck!

NicoFan
09-06-2006, 09:21 PM
It's insulting they're not even showing a point of Rafa. They better do it during the warmup.

They're pretty much ignored him during this event.

But you can't expect more when Blake is about to play. They're so far up his ass...

It is insulting to Rafa.

I know the USTA wants us to love and worship only the Americans. But it isn't reality. From what I saw last week, the people at the US Open loved Rafa. Or maybe its only New Yorkers. Who knows.

And :lol: about the "so far up his ass" comment. Good one. :yeah:

OMG - they're going to show us 5 seconds of Rafa's match. Will miracles never cease. :lol:

Deboogle!.
09-06-2006, 09:23 PM
Well, I think it would've been even more insulting to Lindsay to not show her match. :shrug: it's all very subjective.

but seriously there have been some days when they have shown like 5 hours of men and 1 hour of women. I think showing one 6-4 6-4 match in its entirety, considering who was playing, is not slapping Nadal in the face. But whatever.

Balerion
09-06-2006, 09:28 PM
Rafael Nadal has played Mark Philippoussis, Luis Horna, Wesley Moodie, and Jiri Novak. They showed parts of the Moodie and Novak matches, and I'm not sure about the others. None of those matches were particularly interesting. I'd rather see a competitive match above all else. They did show a few of these non-competitive matches involving the world #2, as they should, but to show all of it at the expense of something more interesting isn't necessary, IMO.

Scotso
09-06-2006, 09:29 PM
Well, I think it would've been even more insulting to Lindsay to not show her match. :shrug: it's all very subjective.

but seriously there have been some days when they have shown like 5 hours of men and 1 hour of women. I think showing one 6-4 6-4 match in its entirety, considering who was playing, is not slapping Nadal in the face. But whatever.

What if they showed Davenport rather than Roddick?

Deboogle!.
09-06-2006, 09:29 PM
So now they're showing Rafa instead of Blake... where's the whining now? :lol:What if they showed Davenport rather than Roddick?in her last USO match? I'd be all for it. I'm capable of being objective, clearly unlike some people here.

Scotso
09-06-2006, 09:30 PM
None of those matches were particularly interesting.

How can you tell that from the three points they showed?

Scotso
09-06-2006, 09:30 PM
So now they're showing Rafa instead of Blake... where's the whining now? :lol:in her last USO match? I'd be all for it. I'm capable of being objective, clearly unlike some people here.

Considering we've seen nearly every point of Blake in this tournament...

Scotso
09-06-2006, 09:31 PM
And now that Youzhny finished the set, they'll show Blake from now on.

Balerion
09-06-2006, 09:35 PM
How can you tell that from the three points they showed?

1. They showed more than just a few games.
2. I can tell from the easy three-set victories he had. (Yes, I know he dropped a set to Horna)

And now that Youzhny finished the set, they'll show Blake from now on.

No they won't, they will go back and forth.

Though, it is a damn shame that we have to be subjected to a match between the #5 and #12 seed, one of whom is a hometown favorite and the other of whom is a rising 20 year old star.

Deboogle!.
09-06-2006, 09:37 PM
Though, it is a damn shame that we have to be subjected to a match between the #5 and #12 seed, one of whom is a hometown favorite and the other of whom is a rising 20 year old star.Yeah, damn, that sucks.

Scotso
09-06-2006, 09:37 PM
Though, it is a damn shame that we have to be subjected to a match between the #5 and #12 seed, one of whom is a hometown favorite and the other of whom is a rising 20 year old star.

Why the sarcasm? I was looking forward to this match, because Tomas is one of my favorite players. But, still, it will be hard to watch because the crowd will be horrendous.

NicoFan
09-06-2006, 09:39 PM
in her last USO match? I'd be all for it. I'm capable of being objective, clearly unlike some people here.

:lol:

Hmmm...sorry if I'm not convinced. I highly doubt if Andy was in an exciting match where it looked like he could be upset, and they showed Lindsey instead that you'd be jumping for joy.

And people have a right to whine and moan if they want to. Not all of us are as patriotic as you are Deb. ;) :lol:

Deboogle!.
09-06-2006, 09:42 PM
I really wouldn't care :shrug: I didn't say I'd be jumping for joy, just that i wouldn't mind or be upset over it. I think Lindsay's done enough to deserve to be shown, and it's not like she was playing a hack either. :shrug: Just b/c she's not as flashy as some of the other players doesn't mean she doesn't deserve due respect for all she's done. If that ends up to be her last USO match - and it seems VERY likely that it was - I would have been really sad to not have seen it. Rafa will play dozens more USO matches, I really think it's ok this time.

I don't think this has anything to do with patriotism, but whatever. I can't imagine any home network in any country in the world not showing one of their greatest players of the past decade in what was almost surely their last match, I really can't.

:shrug: http://www.sportsmediainc.com/tennisweek/index.cfm?func=showarticle&newsid=15929&bannerregion=

Pigpen Stinks
09-06-2006, 09:48 PM
Deb, why are you so convinced that Lindsay will retire? Do you think she's just had enough? Or is it that she doesn't think her body can handle anymore?

I think Nico has a point with the "she's been retiring for the last 5 years" bit. I mean it's nothing on the proportion of Martina retirements, but she's probably a pretty solid 2nd.

Balerion
09-06-2006, 09:50 PM
Why the sarcasm? I was looking forward to this match, because Tomas is one of my favorite players. But, still, it will be hard to watch because the crowd will be horrendous.

True, the US Open crowd does suck in some ways.

I was being sarcastic because I inferred from a number of people's comments that showing the Blake-Berdych match was solely a case of American cronyism, which I think is patently untrue.

In any case, I think the US coverage has struck a very good balance this year. Because they are catering to a US audience, they will tend to show Blake and Roddick more frequently. This is what their audience, by and large, wants to see. However, I think they've done a pretty good job mixing in other matches. Hopefully it will give casual American tennis fans what they want - i.e. seeing familiar American players while expanding their awareness of other top-notch foreigners who don't get any hype.

Deboogle!.
09-06-2006, 09:53 PM
Deb, why are you so convinced that Lindsay will retire? Do you think she's just had enough? Or is it that she doesn't think her body can handle anymore?I think it's all of the above. The commentators seem convinced this time, the injuries are getting more frequent and more serious, she's having more trouble competing with the Justines and similar players, and she really wants to have a baby. She only entered 2 tourneys after the USO and she has said many times that she does not want the big fanfare when she retires, she's going to just sort of stop playing. I'd be very very surprised to see her at the USO next year, and even if she is, the likelihood she won't be is high enough to warrant her match being shown, IMO.

Balerion
09-06-2006, 09:57 PM
Back to Youzhny-Nadal. It looks like they are switching back and forth to catch the last half of the each set of each match, although it's possible they'll go back to Berdych-Blake when the secon set starts.

Pigpen Stinks
09-06-2006, 11:30 PM
If this goes five, and they switch to even a few points of Sharapova, my foot may go through the screen.

Phunkadelicious
09-07-2006, 12:48 AM
It's insulting they're not even showing a point of Rafa. They better do it during the warmup.

They're pretty much ignored him during this event.

But you can't expect more when Blake is about to play. They're so far up his ass...
Do you ever stop bitching? Do you bitch in the shower? Perhaps on the toilet? "My own shit is so far up my own ass" perhaps?

Loremaster
09-08-2006, 10:35 AM
I think it is important who will play first of men's SF as final is next day.

What do you think ??

kundalini
09-08-2006, 10:43 AM
I think they are playing the women's final in the evening. Or at least that is what their schedule says. Men's semis are the day schedule.

http://www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/schedule/eventschedule.html

Loremaster
09-08-2006, 10:54 AM
yeah but they will both play on Arthur Ashe Stadium so someone must play first and it could be interesting who will play first , because if second match will be long and finish late winner will have no time to recover , so if both SF are going to be played on Ashe Stadium it is very interesting who will go first, beasuce winner of first SF will have more time

~EMiLiTA~
09-08-2006, 10:58 AM
my guess is that roddick v youzhny will be first

leahwurth
09-08-2006, 02:24 PM
anyone know if the men's semis will be an 11 am start or 1:30 pm like the women's?

Deboogle!.
09-08-2006, 03:22 PM
anyone know if the men's semis will be an 11 am start or 1:30 pm like the women's?Noon I believe.

The bottom half semifinal should be first, simply becaues they have had longer to rest. It'd be quite silly if they have 2 days to rest and then are also second.

Interestingly enough, the winning semifinalist who plays second has won the final 10 times since 1990.

Deboogle!.
09-08-2006, 08:20 PM
So, how can the USTA conspiracy theorists explain the fact that Andy's been put on second tomorrow?:wavey:

Pigpen Stinks
09-08-2006, 08:40 PM
They just think that Andy will pull a larger tv audience than Roger. Plus, I doubt that Andy requested the early start like Agassi did last year. I think he prefers to play to a fuller house, which the second semi will assuredly have.

TenHound
09-08-2006, 08:45 PM
TV Rules. Roger gets higher ratings in Europe if he plays first. AR gets higher ratings in xUS if he plays 2nd.

mangoes
09-08-2006, 08:52 PM
They just think that Andy will pull a larger tv audience than Roger. Plus, I doubt that Andy requested the early start like Agassi did last year. I think he prefers to play to a fuller house, which the second semi will assuredly have.

The decision as to who fills the time slots isn't decided by only US television ratings. European networks also want a strong pull for their best prime time slot. It works out for everyone for Roger to be on first to accomodate European networks and Andy last to accomodate US networks.

Deboogle!.
09-08-2006, 08:52 PM
Right. So money rules, not favoring the home player. Thanks for proving my point :)

mangoes
09-08-2006, 08:53 PM
Right. So money rules, not favoring the home player. Thanks for proving my point :)


:lol: :lol: :lol: Yes, Money determined the order of play:lol:

Pigpen Stinks
09-08-2006, 08:57 PM
I really doubt the European networks have any influence over the scheduling, just like the US Networks have no influence over the scheduling of the other majors.