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Monday OP - scheduling the ESPN-friendly way!

Deboogle!.
03-28-2004, 11:20 PM
Looks like ESPN US's coverage during the day will be Serena and Andre and at night, taped, Andy.

Schedule of Play for Monday, March 29, 2004

Stadium - 11:00 AM Start

1. Paola Suarez (ARG) [9] vs Jill Craybas (USA)
2. Serena Williams (USA) [1] vs Maria Sharapova (RUS) [17]
3. Max Mirnyi (BLR) [28] vs Andre Agassi (USA) [4]
4. Carlos Moya (ESP) [5] vs Dominik Hrbaty (SVK) [27]

Stadium - 7:00 PM Start

1. Jonas Bjorkman (SWE) [26] vs Andy Roddick (USA) [2]
2. Francesca Schiavone (ITA) [15] vs UNKNOWN

Grandstand - 11:00 AM Start

1. Todd Reid (AUS) vs Agustin Calleri (ARG) [20]
2. Radek Stepanek (CZE) vs Vincent Spadea (USA)
3. Eleni Daniilidou (GRE) [25] vs Tatiana Golovin (FRA)
4. Juan Monaco (ARG) vs Paradorn Srichaphan (THA) [9]
5. Guillermo Canas (ARG) vs Xavier Malisse (BEL)

Court 1 - 11:00 AM Start

1. Tommy Robredo (ESP) [19] vs Jan Hernych (CZE)
2. Jennifer Embry (USA)/Mara Santangelo (ITA) vs
Martina Navratilova (USA)/Lisa Raymond (USA) [4]
3. Bob Bryan (USA)/Mike Bryan (USA) [1] vs
Amer Delic (USA)/Todd Martin (USA)
4. Nathalie Dechy (FRA) [21] vs Gisela Dulko (ARG)
5. Cara Black (ZIM)/Rennae Stubbs (AUS) [5] vs
Alicia Molik (AUS)/Magui Serna (ESP)

Court 2 - 11:00 AM Start

1. Nadia Petrova (RUS) [8] vs Alicia Molik (AUS) [24]
2. Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) [10] vs Karolina Sprem (CRO) [29]
3. Elena Dementieva (RUS) [5] vs Jelena Dokic (SCG) [12]
4. Maret Ani (EST)/Libuse Prusova (CZE) vs
Nadia Petrova (RUS)/Meghann Shaughnessy (USA) [6]
5. Nicolas Kiefer (GER)/Rainer Schuettler (GER) vs
Mahesh Bhupathi (IND)/Max Mirnyi (BLR) [2]
6. Ruxandra Dragomir Ilie (ROM)/Samantha Reeves (USA) vs
Jelena Dokic (SCG)/Dinara Safina (RUS)

Court 3 - 11:00 AM Start

1. Paul Hanley (AUS)/Fabrice Santoro (FRA) [4] vs
Sargis Sargsian (ARM)/Nenad Zimonjic (SER)
2. Kristina Brandi (PUR)/Alexandra Stevenson (USA) vs
Laura Granville (USA)/Asa Svensson (SWE)
3. Mariusz Fyrstenberg (POL)/Marcin Matkowski (POL) vs
Rafael Nadal (ESP)/Tommy Robredo (ESP)

Court 6 - 11:00 AM Start

1. Martin Garcia (ARG)/Mariano Hood (ARG) vs
Wayne Black (ZIM)/Kevin Ullyett (ZIM) [8]
2. Mark Knowles (BAH)/Daniel Nestor (CAN) [5] vs
Fernando Gonzalez (CHI)/Feliciano Lopez (ESP)
3. Virginia Ruano Pascual (ESP)/Paola Suarez (ARG) [1] vs
Magdalena Maleeva (BUL)/Katarina Srebotnik (SLO)

Court 8 - 11:00 AM Start

1. Leander Paes (IND)/David Rikl (CZE) [7] vs
Jared Palmer (USA)/Pavel Vizner (CZE)
2. Arnaud Clement (FRA)/Sebastien Grosjean (FRA) vs
Lucas Arnold (ARG)/Agustin Calleri (ARG)
3. Jiri Novak (CZE)/Radek Stepanek (CZE) vs
Jonathan Erlich (ISR)/Andy Ram (ISR)

T.B.A.

1. Eleni Daniilidou (GRE)/Maria Vento-Kabchi (VEN) vs
Daniela Hantuchova (SVK)/Corina Morariu (USA)
2. Maria Sharapova (RUS)/Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA) vs
Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS)/Elena Likhovtseva (RUS) [2]

SuperRevelation
03-29-2004, 01:45 AM
Good luck Todd Reid and Fernando Gonzalez in doubles :)

Billabong
03-29-2004, 01:46 AM
GO ANDRE:D!!!!!!!!!

Scotso
03-29-2004, 04:38 AM
good luck:

Paola Suarez
Dominik Hrbaty
Todd Reid
Vincent Spadea :D
Tatiana Golovin
Juan Monaco
Tommy Robredo :D
Martina Navratilova/Lisa Raymond
Nathalie Dechy :D :D
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Elena Dementieva
Nicolas Kiefer/Rainer Schuettler
Ruxandra Dragomir Ilie/Samantha Reeves
Laura Granville/Asa Svensson
Rafael Nadal/Tommy Robredo :D :D
Fernando Gonzalez/Feliciano Lopez
Virginia Ruano Pascual/Paola Suarez :D
Arnaud Clement/Sebastien Grosjean
Daniela Hantuchova/Corina Morariu
Svetlana Kuznetsova/Elena Likhovtseva

claudine140
03-29-2004, 05:29 AM
good luck moyke!!!

claudine140
03-29-2004, 05:35 AM
good luck moyke!!!
Moya stings like a bee, glides like an eagle, and will fight to the bitter end.
prediction from Nick Bolletierri: moya against hrbaty: moya three sets
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J. Corwin
03-29-2004, 05:48 AM
Well time-wise, looks like they could probably show Venus v. Francisca live for the night time slot. Or maybe they would show Andy's taped match over a live Venus one?

Tricky_Forehand
03-29-2004, 07:02 AM
Yea, I like how they strategically scheduled the two daytime matches :rolleyes: . I don't mind those two matches but with potential good matches on the outside courts I would hope that in the four hours they would at least jump to the grandstand. But I'm still remembering the way ESPN used to be. If only I had short-term memory I would be better off :p

Good Luck to:

Tommy R. :D
Vince :)
Max :)
Carlos :)
Xavier :D
Jonas :)

Mark & Daniel :)
Gonzo & Feli :)
Rafael & Tommy :D
Arnaud & Sebastien :D
Jonathan & Andy (Ram) :)
Nicolas & Rainer :D
Max & Mahesh :)

TheBoiledEgg
03-29-2004, 08:13 AM
good luck to :)

Max Mirnyi (BLR) [28]
Carlos Moya (ESP) [5]
Jonas Bjorkman (SWE) [26]

Agustin Calleri (ARG) [20]
Paradorn Srichaphan (THA) [9]
Xavier Malisse (BEL)
Tommy Robredo (ESP) [19]


i bet the 1st womens match takes 3 hours, meaning that they probably wont have time to show Moya vs Chipmunk :mad: on Sky

look who we get 1st Reid vs Calleri followed by
Horseradish vs Spudea :help:

is there a less appealing match anywhere in the world ??

Maia
03-29-2004, 12:17 PM
Finally, Andy & Jonny, Good luck!!!! Tough match, Stepanek already beat them this year...

oooh Todd vs Agustin, I like both of them, but I'm gonna go with Agustin, Vamos! and Vamos Guille (Canas)

Deboogle!.
03-29-2004, 01:19 PM
Well time-wise, looks like they could probably show Venus v. Francisca live for the night time slot. Or maybe they would show Andy's taped match over a live Venus one?

Well ESPN says they're going to show Andy, so :shrug:

It's scheduled as taped coverage, so why would they bump that for live coverage? I mean..... come on now. LOL

Deboogle!.
03-29-2004, 03:36 PM
Play's begun!

Calleri's up a break on Reid and Hernych is up a break on Robredo

Neely
03-29-2004, 03:52 PM
Hernych will destroy Robredo

Deboogle!.
03-29-2004, 03:56 PM
well he took the first 6-3 so he's on his way lol

The scores all just said "Play Suspended" for a minute but then went away... it is supposed to rain off and on all day so hopefully all the matches can get in.

TennisLurker
03-29-2004, 04:01 PM
calleri, what an idiot!!!
serve for set!!

he cant get his first serve in,he is serve and volleying on second serves and making drop shots from 2 meters behind the baseline on set points, with no success at all, and now the australian kid has breakpoint!!

TennisLurker
03-29-2004, 04:02 PM
now with an ace calleri wins the first set after his fourth set point.

Deboogle!.
03-29-2004, 04:03 PM
you're watching on tv I take it? lucky!!!

joeb_uk
03-29-2004, 04:04 PM
me too ;) now they have swtiched to robredo. sky sports has great coverage of masters series, like 6 hours a day. and i think it covers all 9

TennisLurker
03-29-2004, 04:17 PM
omg, a guy (an old man) in the crowds just fainted during the calleri match.
I hope it is nothing serious like a heart attack.

Deboogle!.
03-29-2004, 04:22 PM
ohmygosh!! It's not THAT hot there so it's not sunstroke or anything like that. Have they stopped the match or something?

Neely
03-29-2004, 04:23 PM
Hernych blows... Robredo's serve was too hot to handle in the 2nd set

3rd set coming now

TennisLurker
03-29-2004, 04:24 PM
they stopped that match for 2 minutes, but the old guy recovered, it was not serious, now the old man left the court and they started playing again.

TennisLurker
03-29-2004, 04:28 PM
it is raining, bye bye tennis.

Deboogle!.
03-29-2004, 04:28 PM
yeah.... storms are forecast on and off all day. Should be one of those things where they move through pretty fast (we can hope!)

Deboogle!.
03-29-2004, 04:29 PM
hmmm the website is still updating scores... have they definitely stopped?

joeb_uk
03-29-2004, 04:38 PM
no still playing

joeb_uk
03-29-2004, 04:39 PM
ahhh tennis looks so much better on my 32" flatscreen tv, with my 5.1 setup :D sound on dolby pro logic

joeb_uk
03-29-2004, 04:41 PM
damn, play stopped

TennisLurker
03-29-2004, 04:41 PM
now it is raining cats and dogs

joeb_uk
03-29-2004, 04:43 PM
lurker, does argentina have good coverage of tennis?

Neely
03-29-2004, 04:49 PM
ahhh tennis looks so much better on my 32" flatscreen tv, with my 5.1 setup :D sound on dolby pro logic

lol, didn't know dolby is important for tennis... :haha:
no way, I've never ever seen a tennis match being broadcasted in dolby :eek:

but the big flatscreen TV is good! :yeah:

TennisLurker
03-29-2004, 04:50 PM
Yes, excelent, what is bad is that there is no wta coverage, since Sabatini retired there is no wta coverage.

But the atp coverage is excelent, I can see (atp) tennis on tv every week.

joeb_uk
03-29-2004, 05:02 PM
yeah, im very happy with my tv :) 100hz too. sound is better than watching on my tv speakers, but its not important :D
i have my tv connected to my 5.1 reciever through an rca 2 phono, so thats how i have dolby pro logic.

yeah, here in england we get wta tennis on eurosport. dont think there is any on sky sports

joeb_uk
03-29-2004, 05:03 PM
i am happy now, i get to see replay from chela coria match, as we didnt get the first week on tv :)

star
03-29-2004, 05:06 PM
Details on the Coria match would be greatly appreciated.

:kiss: :kiss: in advance.

joeb_uk
03-29-2004, 05:07 PM
details as in what?

star
03-29-2004, 05:15 PM
How Coria is playing... what happened in the second set where Chela won... any spectacular points... etc.

J. Corwin
03-29-2004, 05:17 PM
damn the rain

Deboogle!.
03-29-2004, 05:21 PM
hey at least they showed a bit of highlights from some of the matches from yesterday!

Hopefully the showers will pass through :(

Tricky_Forehand
03-29-2004, 05:32 PM
Would it kill ESPN to actually show Rafi vs. Roger from last night?? This Serena vs. Elena match wasn't exactly edge of your seat Tennis :rolleyes: .

Or even if they don't want to show Roger & Rafi there were better matches than this one. Shoot, I almost fell asleep sitting up watching it the first time :p .

Deboogle!.
03-29-2004, 05:34 PM
Katherine, I don't think they CAN. the little clips from yesterdays matches that they showed had the TTC logo and scoreboard on them.... so TTC would have the rights to them, preventing ESPN from showing more than just a highlight.

Based on the radar from almost an hour ago, i'd say the rain should be done relatively soon. As if I'm a meteorologist or something :p

TennisLurker
03-29-2004, 05:35 PM
espn latin america is showing taped nadal federer

Deboogle!.
03-29-2004, 05:36 PM
They just updated the radar again from about 25 minutes ago... it's definitely moving through. maybe in a half hour or hour? *fingers crossed*

tennis_spider
03-29-2004, 05:48 PM
espn latin america is showing taped nadal federer


Can you please record it & make mpeg file & post it on suprnova !!

Tough task ! lol ! Hope someone will do this..... :)



RAIN still ??? When games will resume ??

tennis_spider
03-29-2004, 06:06 PM
MATCH resumed >>>>>!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Maia
03-29-2004, 06:13 PM
yay! *runs to the NASDAQ site*

Maia
03-29-2004, 06:22 PM
:banghead: Rain again...

tennis_spider
03-29-2004, 06:24 PM
Play Suspended,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, :mad:

Tricky_Forehand
03-29-2004, 06:40 PM
Katherine, I don't think they CAN. the little clips from yesterdays matches that they showed had the TTC logo and scoreboard on them.... so TTC would have the rights to them, preventing ESPN from showing more than just a highlight.

You're right. I like how ESPN is trying to take things away from TTC and vice versa though. I know it's about business and money but would it hurt these two networks to occasionally work together for the good of the sport :rolleyes: .

I don't know who else read that article on (I think) http://www.tennis-ontheline.com but it sure explained a lot why TTC viewers got screwed out of Scottsdale SFs and a few other things.

BTW, I had to call Comcast for something this morning and decided to put in a request for TTC again. I was told that no one had requested that in a long time, I told the lady that "we" (with Comcast) were starting to give up...lol.

Tricky_Forehand
03-29-2004, 07:01 PM
Wanted to let everyone know that Grandstand and court 1 are back in action.

Tommy is at Deuce and 4-3, up a break on Jan. Go Tommy!!

Maia
03-29-2004, 07:19 PM
and Agustin beat Todd Reid 6-4 7-6 :)

Maia
03-29-2004, 07:22 PM
Tommy has mp

Deboogle!.
03-29-2004, 07:23 PM
yay Tommy won too!! Looks like order has been restored at the Nasdaq-100 :)

Maia
03-29-2004, 07:23 PM
and he takes it in 3 sets (and 2 rain delays)

Deboogle!.
03-29-2004, 07:24 PM
I don't know who else read that article on (I think) http://www.tennis-ontheline.com but it sure explained a lot why TTC viewers got screwed out of Scottsdale SFs and a few other things.


I did read that the other day...very interesting.

So I guess on this one, we can't quite blame ESPN lol

Tricky_Forehand
03-29-2004, 07:26 PM
Tommy :bounce:

Too bad the chances of seeing Max vs. Andre are getting slimmer :sad:

Deboogle!.
03-29-2004, 07:29 PM
they might keep the coverage on?

Come on Paola, get the heck off the court lol

Neely
03-29-2004, 07:29 PM
Hernych :banghead: :banghead: what did you do? :banghead:

TheBoiledEgg
03-29-2004, 07:29 PM
i bet they move Carlos vs Chipmunk match :fiery:

Tricky_Forehand
03-29-2004, 07:30 PM
I did read that the other day...very interesting.

So I guess on this one, we can't quite blame ESPN lol

No, but they're there so... ;)

Believe me, I was going off at TTC last year when it became clear that they were the reason for NO clay court tournaments on TV. I'm always looking forward to clay court season on TV and now all that there is a highlight show of MS on ESPN (at least there was last year) and a few tournament finals on Fox Sports World. UGH!! :mad: :mad:

Deboogle!.
03-29-2004, 07:30 PM
they might keep the coverage on? There isn't much interesting on ESPN til 7... well we can hope? I'm in the library but taping...

Come on Paola, get the heck off the court lol

Deboogle!.
03-29-2004, 07:34 PM
If they don't show Andre's match live and then replace their night coverage with his match I'll be :fiery: :mad: :fiery: :mad:

Tricky_Forehand
03-29-2004, 07:38 PM
If they don't show Andre's match live and then replace their night coverage with his match I'll be :fiery: :mad: :fiery: :mad:

I agree with you, Bunk. Even though I'm rooting for Jonas & you for Andy ;) . I like the idea that this is a "preview" of DC although it doesn't sound like Mats will play Jonas in singles (which is a dumb idea for all the trouble he gives Roddick but anyway...).

Paola is almost done but there is less than 90 minutes of coverage left.

Deboogle!.
03-29-2004, 07:41 PM
Well you never know... if Jonas beats Andy tonight again I bet he'll play singles lmfao

I know there's less than 90 min... but maybe they'll leave the coverage on if Serena wins fast. Then again she's playing Sharapova so she might not actually win fast. OH well... I don't actually care that much about Andre's match since I like him and Max lol

This Suarez/Craybas match is hilarious though... at least they're both holding serve in the third pretty much lmfao

And actually what might happen is that either things are delayed so much by earlier rain, or more rain comes in later (which it very well could do), and we might even get something live on the night coverage *gasp*

Tricky_Forehand
03-29-2004, 07:52 PM
Well you never know... if Jonas beats Andy tonight again I bet he'll play singles lmfao

Probably ;)

I know there's less than 90 min... but maybe they'll leave the coverage on if Serena wins fast. Then again she's playing Sharapova so she might not actually win fast. OH well... I don't actually care that much about Andre's match since I like him and Max lol

I haven't seen Max play in a long time so that's why I'm being so impatient about wanting to see his match too. I'm looking forward to Maria's match but I want to see Max play more.

This Suarez/Craybas match is hilarious though... at least they're both holding serve in the third pretty much lmfao

What's really funny is that they're showing Capriati on tape and you hear cheering during points and it makes me wonder if ESPN thinks we're that stupid...lol.

And actually what might happen is that either things are delayed so much by earlier rain, or more rain comes in later (which it very well could do), and we might even get something live on the night coverage *gasp*

We can only hope!!!

Maia
03-29-2004, 07:54 PM
wait a minute now........is it raining again????

tennis_spider
03-29-2004, 08:00 PM
NO !! Games going on !

Tricky_Forehand
03-29-2004, 08:09 PM
ESPN actually switched to Grandstand for Vince's set point :eek: .

Hope they didn't hurt themselves...lol.

Tricky_Forehand
03-29-2004, 08:34 PM
Bad news, Bunk. We're getting screwed out of Jonas vs. Andy tonight. It'll be Andre vs. Max. :rolleyes:

Deboogle!.
03-29-2004, 09:30 PM
oh my fuckkkkkkkkkkkkkk they are unbelievable. :fiery: :mad: :fiery: :mad: