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Is it fair to Nadal as a higher ranked player? Or is it about ticket sales (Fed attracts more people)? It was also a night match for Fed. I was surprised Rafa fans are not whining yet.
 

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Fed is a bigger draw, a four time champion and won AO more recently than Rafa.
 

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Both Rod Laver and Hisense arenas have same surface so it's quite the same which court they are playing. Rod Laver Arena has more seats and Roger attracts more spectators, so AO organizers are wise and have Roger at Rod Laver Arena. Despite higher ranking, Rafa doesn't attract spectators as much so he'll play at Hisense. More important question than why Rafa plays at Hisense is why Roger attracts spectators more?
 

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one or the other had to play in the position they did so..... Federer is probably the greatest of all time! so I understand why they kept him at night on Rod Laver. Federer is also famous for his night time matches so it would not make a whole lot of sense to put Nadal there.

let's be realistic though, both Federer and Nadal are massively popular and it would be very tough to gauge which the crowd prefers to see or is more popular. Federer is the best player ever seen and Nadal is one of the most interesting competitors the sport has seen. both have about 9 million fans on facebook...

the court placement has nothing to do with demeaning Nadal or favoring Federer. if anything all it shows is they really really love their own, i.e. Tomic.
 

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The question is how is Hass not on RLA
 

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It's a total outrage to be honest.
 

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Who da fuck cares?
 

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nadal's style is foreign to the australian mentality and therefore forgotten very easily... no amount of sugar coating that fact can change the truth... for every tear fed let roll in 2009, there were a million more from the australian fans who witnessed a significant death in the game and in severe pity at the sight of a grown man crying...
 

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Considering these two guys play now on same days,at some point both guys will play on another court then RLA.Nadal will play in R1 match on Hisense and probably Federer will go there in R2.
If the organisers schedule only 2 men`s matches/day on the center court it will be impossible to see both Federer and Nadal there all the time.
With Tomic and other guys who might get a center court match either Nadal or Federer will have to go to the other court.
 

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one or the other had to play in the position they did so..... Federer is probably the greatest of all time! so I understand why they kept him at night on Rod Laver. Federer is also famous for his night time matches so it would not make a whole lot of sense to put Nadal there.

let's be realistic though, both Federer and Nadal are massively popular and it would be very tough to gauge which the crowd prefers to see or is more popular. Federer is the best player ever seen and Nadal is one of the most interesting competitors the sport has seen. both have about 9 million fans on facebook...

the court placement has nothing to do with demeaning Nadal or favoring Federer. if anything all it shows is they really really love their own, i.e. Tomic.
Nadal is very popular, but Fed is way, way more popular.
 

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Considering these two guys play now on same days,at some point both guys will play on another court then RLA.Nadal will play in R1 match on Hisense and probably Federer will go there in R2.
If the organisers schedule only 2 men`s matches/day on the center court it will be impossible to see both Federer and Nadal there all the time.
With Tomic and other guys who might get a center court match either Nadal or Federer will have to go to the other court.
Yep exactly.
I think it being the first day of the tournament, the organisers will obviously lean towards Roger in RLA. He is more popular, especially in Australia (not to say Nadal isnt popular, but Fed's popularity beats basically every other player's). Fed is only one ranking place below Nadal (who isnt Number 1 anyway!), but has won 4 titles to Rafa's 1. He is possibly the best AO player in the Open era. And anyway, he prefers night matches and Rafa likes day matches. And they HAD to put Tomic in RLA so makes sense why Rafa is in Hisense. Its not an insult. Both guy being on the same half of the draw will have to play a couple of the times on the second show court.
 

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Both Rod Laver and Hisense arenas have same surface so it's quite the same which court they are playing. Rod Laver Arena has more seats and Roger attracts more spectators, so AO organizers are wise and have Roger at Rod Laver Arena. Despite higher ranking, Rafa doesn't attract spectators as much so he'll play at Hisense. More important question than why Rafa plays at Hisense is why Roger attracts spectators more?
not last year:p

 

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they put nadal on a damaged court because they want him injured

bastards
 
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