I think it was one of their best broadcast days I can ever remember. I left Fed's match about 3am EST. ESPN kept it commerical free, but I couldn't handle the emotional rollercoaster. I was shocked the Hewitt/Baggy match was playing live this morning.
ESPN should be proud of the coverage in the past 15 hours.
Between ESPN and Tennis Channel, I will honestly be able to say that I've been watching tennis for 24 hours straight around 1ish Pacific time today (minus some sleeping during the Venus match) and most of it was live.
It happens from time to time, especially at 2 AM Pacific time when ESPN knows its only about 12,000 insane tennis fans watching. There is nothing they could sell us at that point anyway, so why bother.
ESPN/Tennis Channel has been great! I have been (almost) watching non-stop tennis too from 8pm CST last night to 11:30am today. Missed the Venus-Sania match. Couldn't stay awake to support my country woman :sad:. Now I am watching Fed/Tipsy replay on ESPN .
I have to give big props to British Eurosport too for staying with the singles even though it fouled up their afternoon schedule a good-un, since they were supposed to show Biathlon from around lunchtime.