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Fedex and Hewitt should be up first. It's an absolute travesty what the USTA has gotten away with here. I'll be the #49409490th person to say that I do not think their seeding system is random. The USTA is doing all that it possibly can to ensure that Agassi have the advantage tomorrow or that he can compete at his highest possible level and that's NOT THEIR JOB TO DO.

Why shouldn't Agassi and Ginepri follow Federer ? Why should Federer & Hewitt be the dessert of the afternoon ? Because, the USTA is hoping that Hewitt will somehow drain Fedex ... take him to 5 sets ... while Andre sits in his hotel room popping cortisone shots and feeding his face for tomorrow's final ... honestly ... this is looking very odd & suspicious.

I heard Dick Enberg state that Andre had "requested" to be the 1st match up, oh, so great. Now, Czar Agassi is running the USO. What's next ? Will he be calling his own matches? This is such a joke.

Also, I'm curious why Hewitt deserves to be on Roger's side and Andre doesn't ? Shouldn't the roles be switched ? This is very amusing, Hewitt, Safin, Nalbandian and Federer all on one side of the draw.

Agassi, Roddick and Nadal (his forte is the clay, not the hard stuff), which draw would you pick ? I mean, give me A BREAK. Agassi owns Roddick. The only reason Nadal ended up being on a separate side of the draw is simply this: He was the #2 seed, you cannot have a #1 and #2 seed on the same end of the draw.

Funny, also, that the USTA decided to schedule Federer's first match during the day and Agassi's match at night. What disrespect, yep, you're the champion but enjoy your 2nd day, 11am matchup. Lesser champions would be outraged.
 

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Wow, US Open sucks at doing schedules... :eek::eek:
The fact best of 5 semis are played on saturday is simply :cuckoo::retard:
 

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Yes, I'm sure the great atmosphere that was generated for Agassi's 3, 3 and 1 demolition of Sabau would have been even better for Federer's triple breadstick whitewash of Minar earlier in the day.

The top half has played second from the beginning of the tournament, so it makes sense for Federer and Hewitt to be the second SF. I don't think it'll have an effect tomorrow anyway, both men are fit and while Hewitt has had two five-setters, I don't think the winner of this encounter will be fatigued tomorrow unless it becomes an utter four-hour marathon, which I don't expect either way.
 

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The semi scheduling was done that way also because Andre gets people in the seats earlier than if they were to start with the Fed-Hewitt beatdown.
 

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The semi scheduling was done that way also because Andre gets people in the seats earlier than if they were to start with the Fed-Hewitt beatdown.
If that were true then they would never have random WTA matches played first in the evening schedules, before the men's match.

There is no doubt about the source of the sudden schedule change-- it is completely consistent with their wanting to favor the US players.

In any case, the benefit to agassi from playing first is STILL bigger than the loss to Fed/leyton from playing second. In the end, I don't think it will make a whole heap of difference to whoever emerges from the second match for the final.
 

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Myskinalover, the draw was donw according to the rules of the ATP and ITF. The first and second seeds are place at the top and bottom, the rest are placed according to a random draw. Same for every slam, and the USO used the current rankings without tweaking them according to surface results.

As for the scheduling, players can and do make requests of tournament directors regarding their match times at every tournament (yes, even Roger does this). The TV networks make requests as well. Its the tournament director's decision whether to take that into consideration or not. CBS wanted Agassi on second, rumor is that Agassi wanted to be on first. What law says that Roger had to be the first semi?
 

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My only complain with this tournie is plz stop with the scheduling of 1st round matches over 3 days, and play the semi 2 days before the final. Oh well I cant change the rules
 

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Myskinalover, the draw was donw according to the rules of the ATP and ITF. The first and second seeds are place at the top and bottom, the rest are placed according to a random draw. Same for every slam, and the USO used the current rankings without tweaking them according to surface results.

As for the scheduling, players can and do make requests of tournament directors regarding their match times at every tournament (yes, even Roger does this). The TV networks make requests as well. Its the tournament director's decision whether to take that into consideration or not. CBS wanted Agassi on second, rumor is that Agassi wanted to be on first. What law says that Roger had to be the first semi?
The pissed off feelings coming out from many are because it was announced earlier on air and to Federer that he would play first, agassi being the marquee draw. This was the case until very late the night before last. Then there was a sudden change and that's the problem --that due to pressure from the honchos at CBS on in camp agassi, the other players who don't really have a voice because they are not US, get the short shrift. There is no law, otherwise there would be a lawsuit. This is like the 12 minute injury timeout --perfectly legal and in bad taste.
 

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MTFers and their never-ending paranoia about the USO :lol:

Andre could have a week off and Roger would still beat him in the final. Don't get your panties in a twist folks, JesusFed will save you from the evil American tomorrow. :cool:
 

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The pissed off feelings coming out from many are because it was announced earlier on air and to Federer that he would play first, agassi being the marquee draw. This was the case until very late the night before last. Then there was a sudden change and that's the problem --that due to pressure from the honchos at CBS on in camp agassi, the other players who don't really have a voice because they are not US, get the short shrift. There is no law, otherwise there would be a lawsuit. This is like the 12 minute injury timeout --perfectly legal and in bad taste.
The CBS crew admitted today that Agassi requested to play first and they granted his request. Initially I wanted Agassi to win, but with all the ass kissing by the commentators on tv I'm pulling for a Ginepri upset now.
 

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Why are people making such a big deal about this? Clearly done to favor Agassi, but it's not such a big difference. It's not like they scheduled Federer for midnight. The difference between the matches is only a couple of hours and somebody has to play first. It might help Agassi, but I don't think it matters to Fed/Hewitt one bit.

Anyway, Fed earlier this week said he hates playing 11 Am matches, as he stays up to 2 or 3 in the morning usually, so the schedule is probably to his advantage.
 

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What difference does it make to play 2 or 3 ho.... oh oh oh yeah....is myskinaLova guys... that explains pretty much everything
 

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Myskinalover, the draw was donw according to the rules of the ATP and ITF. The first and second seeds are place at the top and bottom, the rest are placed according to a random draw. Same for every slam, and the USO used the current rankings without tweaking them according to surface results.

As for the scheduling, players can and do make requests of tournament directors regarding their match times at every tournament (yes, even Roger does this). The TV networks make requests as well. Its the tournament director's decision whether to take that into consideration or not. CBS wanted Agassi on second, rumor is that Agassi wanted to be on first. What law says that Roger had to be the first semi?
Oh, no law says that Roger has to be first ... he's just the #1 player in the world and he's received no respect from the USTA throughout this tournament. Oh well. I'm sure he doesn't care, much like ESPN chooses to televise horrible Roddick matches over Federer's, we will all see on Sunday who the real champion is. You know what, Americans are very clueless about tennis because they lack exposure to true talent. How can one not grow tired of the media trying to turn Agassi into this super human entity and blow Roddick up ? Roddick is exposed, year in and year out ... at Wimbledon ... by Federer ... nobody even knew who Fedex was until he wiped Roddick out ... the average American turned on the television and saw Roger dismantling Andy ... thought ... wow ... who is this guy ? It's true and it's sad, the USTA should try doing a better job to promote tennis and not it's own players.
 

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Anyway it does make sense that Fed/Hewitt would be second because the top half of the draw has played a day after the bottom half throughout the tournament. A commentator may have theorized that Andre would be the marquee second match, but no official decision was made, and then reversed.

Look, a tournament has a right to make the scheduling. These guys are getting paid an outrageous amount of money to hit a yellow ball around.

The saturday semis might be a bit ridiculous, but it can't be said to be favoring the Americans -- in this case, it definitely is a disservice to the Americans, especially Agassi.
 

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Roger did play three marquee matches at night -- more than any other player. To the Open those are the big matches, as that's when the real money is spent on boxes, corporates seats, etc...
 

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Anyway it does make sense that Fed/Hewitt would be second because the top half of the draw has played a day after the bottom half throughout the tournament. A commentator may have theorized that Andre would be the marquee second match, but no official decision was made, and then reversed.

Look, a tournament has a right to make the scheduling. These guys are getting paid an outrageous amount of money to hit a yellow ball around.

The saturday semis might be a bit ridiculous, but it can't be said to be favoring the Americans -- in this case, it definitely is a disservice to the Americans, especially Agassi.
Actually, the scheduling is a disservice to everyone-tournament staff included.
 

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MTFers and their never-ending paranoia about the USO :lol:

Andre could have a week off and Roger would still beat him in the final. Don't get your panties in a twist folks, JesusFed will save you from the evil American tomorrow. :cool:
To tangerine_dream: who will you vote for tomorrow? You appear to be a fan of Roge's and also andre's, no? Or you not care who wins?
 
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