haha thats too good.Is that you Craig Tiley?
Amen to the Qualies comment... It was Bullshit After Economidis On Friday I had to wait through another 2 matches to watch Dokic. and for the final round I usually stay the whole day but I only stayed for the 1st to matches (WTA ).I was originally hesitant about the changes to the qualifying schedule, but I didn't have a major problem. I'm happy to have all men on one day, but on the other days [rounds 2 and 3] perhaps we could mix the schedule around a little in terms of WTA and ATP matches, instead of having all of the men play in the first 2 matches of the day, followed by women. That caused me a few problems.
Court change is not a big deal for me, Lleyton still lost on it I would probably prefer them a little faster though. It is nice to see my players win sometimes, but then maybe I'm just looking for an excuse.
The new 'buy Vodafone tickets to get into vodafone' was a little crap. Although I had tickets for the first 2 days, it wasn't the same without the big section of Swedes cheering their lungs out. Granted, there was only one MD Swede, and the Swedes were still there chanting... but they were way back =(
- Also, Frosty Fruits should not be $2.50 (?) a pop
- Promo Parade should not be between Garnier World and Court 4 as there are always huge 'pedestrian traffic' problems.
- Garnier World should not even be there. But I understand sponsorship is what makes the event possible. If only it could be put somewhere near the front of RLA, and issue passouts to the twits who want to line up for the duration of a womens match to get a stupid looking, crooked braid in their hair.
- Bring back the old scoreboard near court 9 and 12!!
PS. Those Jacobs Creek guys were
What is this always the case, of people buying tickets for vodafone and they never end up being able to attend the sessions on vodafone?I third (?) the comment about Garnier World. Actually, why don't we have all the "fun" stuff (eg Garner World, retail shops) all on the one side (say, where courts 16 to 21 are now).... and then all the actual tennis stuff on the other? That will save us heaps of time walking from one end to another.
Just Vodafone tickets are evil - stop pretending you're giving ground pass holders a great deal (by not increasing the price) while taking away the ability to get into Vodafone.
And finally >> thanks Adelaide, it was a nice tournament. But I'm biased, and have expectations for the new one. It'll have a shiny new stadium which I have no idea what sort of public transport will get there!
security was excessive, and paranoid... needless to say i'd had a nasty experience and that's only because i had a camera lens that looked big for 200mm
also what's the point of setting attendance records, when it simply gets more and more crowded every year, without any improvement in facilities. we still had to roast on every outside court without shade, and there never were enough seats for food, or areas for a break (from heat exhaustion)
and yes i hated having to fight the crowds outside that garnier place!
and has anyone noticed that security around the 'stars' at practice courts was getting more and more ridiculous? was it like 5 or 6 guards to escort them, as if they would be attacked by crazy fans? people simply acted more crazy when players were so much harder to approach.