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All 3 of his matches in Toronto were night matches, and his R1 match in Cinci is at night. He does not like the heat of the day, and so he requests night matches and gets them. I find it completely unfair on his opponents, and players who get mid afternoon matches all the time. If I had played three 3 set matches in searing heat then had to play a fresher Sampras as he was allowed to play when its cooler all the time I wouldn't be the most impressed man in the building.

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I think the tournaments will kowtow to him because he brings in the fans (supposedly). I don't think it's fair, but I guess when you win 63 tournaments you have a little say in when you play.
 

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I understand why people don't like it...

But every single match he played in Toronto was packed.

Even round one. Everyone wanted to see Pete because we all knew that he might not be back.
 

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When Sampras' opponents win 13 slams and have been #1 for dozens of weeks, maybe then they'll get what they want.

Its no surprise that top players get what they want. And I'm sure a lot of it has to do with the promoters/directors wanting certain players to get further in the tournament than others.
 

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i think it sucks. i'd rather see him being forced to stick his tongue out in the midday sun...

then again, i'd rather not...:eek:
 

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:) on those last two comments...
 

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Pete is an old prick...he kept switching racquets...

"It's not the racquets that are making you suck Pete!"


:D I don't know what's going on with him..

They obviously want him to stay in the tournies longer.
 

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lol @ the racquets comment.

I must say, seeing him do his drama queen in person is rather amusing :eek:

He furrows his brows, and walks to the net and puts his head in his hands lol

After a while even the crowd was laughing a bit ;)
 

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Sonic, do you expect him to just fly in from Toronto and play a day match? I think not! ;)

And since Sampras is the greatest player of all time, sorry Rod Laver, they are going to have Pete play at night so the greatest amount of fans can watch him in person and on television. I trust that was the answer you were looking for. And when Pete's not playing the night match, Agassi will be! :D With Sampras and Agassi playing at night this week in Cincinati, it will be like legends week all week long! :bounce:
 

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In Cincy I don't have a problem with it cuz I don't get night coverage so I don't want my afternoon coverage to be covered with Pete :eek:

Seriously though I think it's unfair and the players (supposedly) had a problem with it in Toronto and I don't blame them. And not all the top players get what they ask for because Lleyton had asked to only play on Tuesday in TO cuz he had been sick and stuff but they refused his request and told him on Sunday night that he had to play Monday....
 

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Yes I have to say itz hillarious when he chucks a mental the solemn look he gets on his face and the looking up to the sky :eek: Then ventures to the net looks down wards some more, puts his hands on the net..lol! :p
 

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i've never seen Pete behave as much like a drama queen/biyatch as he did in Toronto. :eek: constantly harassing the Chair and querying line calls. he was a mess! it was so out of character. he's normally so sedate and business-like. but he seemed irritable in every match. i wonder if it's menopause...? ;)
 

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Sonic, do you expect him to just fly in from Toronto and play a day match? I think not!
I'm a little confused - fly in from Toronto? Do you mean fly in TO Toronto?

In either case, he didn't play late into the week before either tournament.

That, and its not like Toronto to Ohiol is a great venture lmao
 

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I wasn't 'looking' for an answer.

Its a little of the Anna K syndrome in a way, but I am doubting she asks for night matches each and every time. And if he played in the day it would be packed. Its him saying to the organisers, "Hey, give me an advantage against everyone please". And lets face it, right now he needs as many advanages as he can beg. I've always found it unfair that because someone has done something in the past, it means they deserve some special treatment no matter how they're playing right now. It'd be different if he didn't ask for it, for the crowd reasons etc, but I find it very unsavory.
 

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Where did you read that he "asked " for the night match??

Canas just played and won the final on Sunday. The match up Sampras/Canas deserves the night match spot IMHO.

At the LA tournament 2 weeks ago, Agassi played all the night matches.
 
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