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01-14-2012 04:00 PM
gators0708
Re: WWW Sydney final: Benneteau vs. Nieminen?

Why won't they just flat out say right now it's cancelled has anyone seen today's forecast there, its worse then Yesterdays. Not fair on the players I'm sure both just want to get to Melbourne already.
01-14-2012 03:51 PM
shotgun
Re: WWW Sydney final: Benneteau vs. Nieminen?

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Originally Posted by Timariot View Post
Nonsense. Nieminen has almost always faced top calibre opponents and I think only once or so has been higher ranked in the final. Ditto for Benneteau.

You may want to compare to someone like Tursunov who is 7-2 on ATP finals, but his opponents have mostly been clowns.
The ranking of the opponent shouldn't matter much when it wasn't a problem for these guys in the matches they won to get to these finals.

No matter what you say there's no excuse for Nieminen with a sample of 11 matches - the only guy he managed to beat was Ancic who was a clown in finals himself - losing to the likes of Arthurs, Moodie and Dupuis.
01-14-2012 01:35 PM
MuzzahLovah
Re: WWW Sydney final: Benneteau vs. Nieminen?

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Of course TV bradcasters aren't now happy, but that is easy to say afterwards. If they had started earlier than planned and there hadn't been that rain, broadcasters would've been angry. So, in that sense starting earlier was no option. But considering the risk of match being moved to the following day and AO starting Monday, it'd be wiser to have the finals earlier meaning less risk for final date change.
They don't have weather forecasts in Australia? It seems obvious if there is rain on the forecast on the final day of your open air tournament, you want to get your matches on early before the rain washes things out.
01-14-2012 01:30 PM
MuzzahLovah
Re: WWW Sydney final: Benneteau vs. Nieminen?

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And TV broadcasters would've been happy had the final not been at the planned time, wouldn't they?
They could have just rerun the match from early that day Instead they had to play a rerun of some other match or show some rain delay montage, so it probably would have made them happier if the final was played on the correct day.
01-14-2012 01:17 PM
Xam'd
Re: WWW Sydney final: Benneteau vs. Nieminen?

Would be quite sad if neither of em got title, which doesn't even seem all that unlikely right now...
01-14-2012 12:28 PM
August
Re: WWW Sydney final: Benneteau vs. Nieminen?

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Originally Posted by Aenea View Post
Are they happy now as there is nothing to broadcast and if the final is not played they won't have anything to broadcast anyway. This stupid schedule just puts the players involved in this final at disadvantage for AO.
Of course TV bradcasters aren't now happy, but that is easy to say afterwards. If they had started earlier than planned and there hadn't been that rain, broadcasters would've been angry. So, in that sense starting earlier was no option. But considering the risk of match being moved to the following day and AO starting Monday, it'd be wiser to have the finals earlier meaning less risk for final date change.
01-14-2012 11:55 AM
Gillouthe best
Re: WWW Sydney final: Benneteau vs. Nieminen?

A pity that they rescheduled their match, because I tought Benny had a good chance of winning his first title.
01-14-2012 11:52 AM
nalbyfan
Re: WWW Sydney final: Benneteau vs. Nieminen?

Both of them are like clown Monfils, unlucky in finals...but I think Nieminen will win, in 2009 Nalby had some troubles to beat him in final, he's a very tough opponent who never gives up, he's mentally much stronger than Bennet. If Nieminen wins, he could pull out of AO 'cause his 1rst match is scheduled on Monday (night session) ???? It's only a possibility of course, he can decide to play AO
01-14-2012 09:59 AM
Aenea
Re: WWW Sydney final: Benneteau vs. Nieminen?

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And TV broadcasters would've been happy had the final not been at the planned time, wouldn't they?
Are they happy now as there is nothing to broadcast and if the final is not played they won't have anything to broadcast anyway. This stupid schedule just puts the players involved in this final at disadvantage for AO.

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now there is, at the moment I asked there was not.
01-14-2012 09:58 AM
August
Re: WWW Sydney final: Benneteau vs. Nieminen?

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Originally Posted by Aenea View Post
is the twitter the only source for this info since there is nothing on the ATP site nor on the official tournament site?

And Nieminen is scheduled to play AO Rnd1 vs Nalbandian on Monday at 7PM.
There is.

http://www.apiainternational.com.au/...inal-sun-10-am
01-14-2012 09:55 AM
August
Re: WWW Sydney final: Benneteau vs. Nieminen?

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Originally Posted by PsychoGulbis View Post
They will not play this final anyway...too much rain the next days,just cancel it and let the players prepare for AO...
Idiot guys in sydney,didnt rain there until the evening came,instead of playing it afternoon...
And TV broadcasters would've been happy had the final not been at the planned time, wouldn't they?
01-14-2012 09:52 AM
PsychoGulbis
Re: WWW Sydney final: Benneteau vs. Nieminen?

They will not play this final anyway...too much rain the next days,just cancel it and let the players prepare for AO...
Idiot guys in sydney,didnt rain there until the evening came,instead of playing it afternoon...
01-14-2012 09:50 AM
tjohansson
Re: WWW Sydney final: Benneteau vs. Nieminen?

Pretty dull final in my opinion.
01-14-2012 09:48 AM
Aenea
Re: WWW Sydney final: Benneteau vs. Nieminen?

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FFS rescheduled till tomorrow . Nice preparation for AO R1...
is the twitter the only source for this info since there is nothing on the ATP site nor on the official tournament site?

And Nieminen is scheduled to play AO Rnd1 vs Nalbandian on Monday at 7PM.
01-14-2012 09:42 AM
BroTree123
Re: WWW Sydney final: Benneteau vs. Nieminen?

Due to persistent rain, the men's final is tomorrow -- Sunday at 10am. Epic fucking fail.
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