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Is ESPN beginning to redeem itself?

Coverage of AO now starts at 7pm!! We used to have to wait til like 10 for coverage to start. yay

altho i afraid it might just mean that much more of roddick and agassi on tv...

ugh, why do they all suck????????
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YAY for the coverage but bbooo for the roddick coverage

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But they need to show more than roddick agassi davenport capriati and the williamses
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That's 9 am Australian time, and don't matches not begin until 10 or 11? We'll probably be treated to the tape delayed Roddick matches, for the tenth time.

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I'm pretty sure we'll see many more players other than the americans. What with Hewitt playing strong, Safin (ok don't count Hopman Cup) and others, as well as all the russians on the women's side. At least I hope.

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They dont show Danka is the sad thing.
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as long as every roger match is on and the good womens' matches are shown, im pretty happy.
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They dont show Danka is the sad thing.
Networks tend to not show sub-top 30 players unless they're playing a top seed.

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Networks tend to not show sub-top 30 players unless they're playing a top seed.
yep, unless it's anna k or someone returning from an injury or something.
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Coverage is only a couple of hours of days. In Tennis magazine it said they will still show Americans but show Roger,Myskina,Sveta,and Sharapova sometimes because they are the real deal. So there is some hope of not all Americans.

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yes the tennis week article (or tennis mag?) didn't seem to be very encouraging lol. it sounded like espn was using ratings as evidence that tape delaying matches is the way to do it

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yes the tennis week article (or tennis mag?) didn't seem to be very encouraging lol. it sounded like espn was using ratings as evidence that tape delaying matches is the way to do it
yep, that was tennis mag...

the one good thing is that it is anticipated that there will be a lot more coverage of Russian girls matches

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yes the tennis week article (or tennis mag?) didn't seem to be very encouraging lol. it sounded like espn was using ratings as evidence that tape delaying matches is the way to do it
yep... they cited the taped version of serena vs jenn at the french open being the highest rated part of the fortnight as the reason why live tennis isn't always the way to go.

now just imagine how high those ratings could have been if they showed the damn jenn vs serena match live.
you tend to be able to keep people when you come back from commercial and can say "now here's jenn and serena live". some ppl might be dumb enough to not notice when somethings not live considering that when it is live, a big deal is made out of it.
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its better than no tennis i guess
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