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I don't get something . . . how does Taylor Dent get to play on Ashe while Hewitt (a Grand Slam winner and fmr US Open Champ) is going to be on Armstrong . . . they've got Moya on Court 11 . . . the court assignments are so f****ed up.

I just don't get it . . . does anyone have a clue? Is it just American bullshit at its best??
 

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Ashe is the biggest court. -> Biggest court brings most ticket money -> American players get more audience in America -> Americans get chosen for the Ashe court :) Simple, really. And not bullshit at all.
 

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Nadal was on Ashe on Monday, Federer on Tuesday, Hewitt was on Wednesday and Agassi on Thursday.

So you want Hewitt on Ashe today again?

I'm not a big fan of Dent but it's not a real big deal that he's on Ashe and yes, probably because he's American. I believe Grosjean, etc French players who have never won a GS were featured in Chatrier too.
 

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Lee said:
And was Murray on Centre court during Wimbledon?
Not for the 1st 2 Rounds which was a bit surprising. I can't tell you when Timothy was last on a court which wasn't centre, must've been about 5 years ago!

*my previous post wasn't having a go at the decision to put the Americans on Ashe, I was just stating a point*
 

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adee-gee said:
Not for the 1st 2 Rounds which was a bit surprising. I can't tell you when Timothy was last on a court which wasn't centre, must've been about 5 years ago!

*my previous post wasn't having a go at the decision to put the Americans on Ashe, I was just stating a point*
I know, I only want to further my point ;)
 

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I think the court decisions are odd . . . I am all for patriotism but this is a global sport. I think the scheduling has been a little off. Monday was awful. There is a disconnect here that I cannot articulate or pinpoint . . . and yes I would put Hewitt back in Ashe over Dent . . . even McEnroe commented the other day that the court assignments didn't make a lot of sense to him.
 

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OK, a global sport, yes.

This morning on Ashe, there are 2 Americans, one Spaniard, one Russian, one German and one Italian. If the matches finish early enough, a Belgium and a Japanese will be playing there. How global you can get?
 

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mitalidas said:
Whoever can sell the tickets better will surely get the bigger stadiums. It all comes right back to cold hard cash issues
in slams, selling tickets arent the issue :eek:

comes down to TV.
 

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Mirza will sell a lot of tickets (there are so many Indians in NYC and they show up in enormous numbers to support her). Next match, she will likely play Sharapova. No doubt where and when that match will take place
 

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in slams, selling tickets arent the issue :eek:

comes down to TV.
Oh I disagree. I think both things matter. It is one thing to fill 100 seats of Court 6's 1000 seats and a separate matter to fill 100 of a 25000 stadium
 

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Oh I disagree. I think both things matter. It is one thing to fill 100 seats of Court 6's 1000 seats and a separate matter to fill 100 of a 25000 stadium
so you telling me there's still 20000 tickets sold every day ???
 

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so you telling me there's still 20000 tickets sold every day ???
Did you not understand the previous post? If even 5000 people show up to watch a particular match, they are not going to fit on Court 4,5,6. Filling 5000 of 25000 seats nets more revenue than filling 1000 of 1000 seats and having 4000 other people disinterested in buying a tickcet for a match they are not interested in
 

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Did you not understand the previous post? If even 5000 people show up to watch a particular match, they are not going to fit on Court 4,5,6. Filling 5000 of 25000 seats nets more revenue than filling 1000 of 1000 seats and having 4000 other people disinterested in buying a tickcet for a match they are not interested in
it dont matter if they put Dent on Ashe or not

at 11am there's gonna be around 50 people watching.

so court size doesnt matter.
 

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it dont matter if they put Dent on Ashe or not

at 11am there's gonna be around 50 people watching.

so court size doesnt matter.
Sorry I was there 2 days ago and there were about 10 times as many people there as you say, for an 11am match. From wherever you are watching TV coverage you might not be able to see clearly how many people are there --especially the cheap tickets in the bleachers
 

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Whoever can sell the tickets better will surely get the bigger stadiums. It all comes right back to cold hard cash issues

But the tickets are sold in advance . . .

and on the global thing . . . it just bugs me that they put Dent out there - who is just not impressive to me - 'cause it is all they (USTA) got.
 

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But the tickets are sold in advance . . .

and on the global thing . . . it just bugs me that they put Dent out there - who is just not impressive to me - 'cause it is all they (USTA) got.
Huh? You are kidding me. I stood in line and bought a ticket (I have also bought them online previously), but there is a HUGE block of tickets that are sold right at Flushing
 
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