there really should be a special rule for scheduling the finalists of the week before an event. happens so often that these players go out directly in the first round of the next event...Very good advertise for Australian Open Series. Scheduling Nieminen's match on Monday after two finals on Sunday in Sydney, showed it's not worth attending Sydney if you want to succeed at AO.
Yet, had the match been tomorrow and Nalby still winning it, Nalby wouldn't have had the rest day like Isner, just because of his opponent's final. But, maybe also Isner's match should've been scheduled for tomorrow.there really should be a special rule for scheduling the finalists of the week before an event. happens so often that these players go out directly in the first round of the next event...
The biggest scheduling fail was still Sydney. By scheduling a night final, they too a risk that rain postpones the match till Sunday. If rain postpones an afernoon final, they still have time to play in the evening. And, for Nieminen, playing in Sydney was understandable. He needs to play to get ranking points. If he gets to semis or final, the big number of matches is still accptable, he doesn't get that long too often.what happened was that nieminen focused on mickey mouse tournaments instead of the big one
the organizers were pricks with their scheduling but hey, he's got no-one to blame.
Yeah, as a fan I'm more happy of Sydney singles' title plus doubles' final and AO R1 than e.g. Sydney QF and AO R3. (which would've meant he would've needed to win Nalby and Isner) And also, Nalby could've won Jarkko even with better scheduling, but still, the scheduling was really poor.Scheduling was very poor indeed, but Nieminen chances were much better to win the Sydney Tournament than the A.O. anyway at least IMHO. So at least he picked up a title which it had been 6 years since he won his only other title. So he at least got another Tournament win