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AO Disgrace.

Putting Schnyder-Dechy on a deserted outside court, and putting doubles on Centre.

What disrespect to the players. No wonder Dechy complained. Putting one of the two key womens matches of the day on a deserted court s unforgivable.

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Yeah I can't believe they had the men's doubles on centre court.




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that is just disgusting i bet that they never would do that to the mens tennis. and you saw how many persons where where seeing it?! MG how can WTA not complain about it? oh right WTA is more worried on money than actually help the players

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post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old Jan 26th, 2005, 10:01 AM
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the reason they put mens doubles on centre court is bcos it was australia day and the greatest doubles player of all time todd woodbridge (an aussie) was playing. he is a much bigger drawcard for the aussie public than the low seeds dechy and schnyder.
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Yes, the 'general' Aussie tennis public. Thankfully that doesn't include me.

I know what I'd rather watch and it's not a little piss ant playing a meaningless doubles match, which I might add, he lost. Thank Christ.
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Yes, the 'general' Aussie tennis public. Thankfully that doesn't include me.

I know what I'd rather watch and it's not a little piss ant playing a meaningless doubles match, which I might add, he lost. Thank Christ.
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Ease up on Woody
It does seem a hard call putting the singles QF out on MCA....but what I think was more interesting was allowing Safin/Hrbaty to be played yesterday in the cool under the RLA roof while earlier Serena/Amelie and Maria/Sveta had to battle it out in the heat along with poor old Davydenko/Roddick today..seems a bit unfair considering the difference in temperatures between the times of the matches was only 1 or 2 degrees
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MCA isnt exactly a deserted outside court anyway. it is the third biggest court and second biggest at the moment bcos vodafone arena isnt used in the second week.
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dechy said something about this, didn't she?

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MCA isnt exactly a deserted outside court anyway. it is the third biggest court and second biggest at the moment bcos vodafone arena isnt used in the second week.

I watched the 3rd set tape delayed and it was empty!

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MCA would have been empty because they played it at the same time as the Molik match, which 99% of Aussies would rather watch. If they really had to put it on MCA they should have at least put it at a different time to the Molik match so ppl could have seen it too, but no, they had to ensure no one watched it! It is disrespectful to put a mens doubles QF on RLA instead of womens singles SF. The doubles match was so boring too. And they didnt even show the Dechy match on tv
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Ease up on Woody
It does seem a hard call putting the singles QF out on MCA....but what I think was more interesting was allowing Safin/Hrbaty to be played yesterday in the cool under the RLA roof while earlier Serena/Amelie and Maria/Sveta had to battle it out in the heat along with poor old Davydenko/Roddick today..seems a bit unfair considering the difference in temperatures between the times of the matches was only 1 or 2 degrees
They were probably thinking about getting Safin thru so they could have their dream SF line up with the top 4 seeds. It was pretty obvious that a closed roof would heavily favour Safin, and Hrbaty was not happy and made clear his preference that he wanted the roof open, but they closed it even though it was past the hottest stage of the day and the previous two matches had been in the heat.
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Well...don't be surprised if the Aussie's get a crappy schedule and
courts at Roland Garros this year.

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Here's an extract from Eurosport article today:

DECHY SLUMS IT IN THIRD CLASS

It was the crowning achievement of Nathalie Dechy's career so far, so why did the Frenchwoman have to play her first major championship quarter-final on Margaret Court Arena?

Not even the second biggest court at Melbourne Park... but the third!

While Davenport and Molik fought out a tense battle in front of thousands on centre court, Rod Laver Arena, Dechy and Patty Schnyder had to settle for steerage class.

"That wasn't scheduled very nicely," Dechy said afterwards.

"You feel really disappointed because you just think that nobody cares too much about this match, and it's still a quarter-final of a grand slam."

Surely, the order of play committee could have started singles matches earlier that 03:00cet?
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At Wimbledon they sell the showcourt stadium tickets separately so that both main stadiums have a good crowd and good rota of matches.

The AO was disrespectful to the players putting them in an empty arena to make way for a doubles match. So Eurosport was reduced to showing repeats of Last 16 matches rather than live tennis Dechy v SChnyder.

I also agree about the stadium roof. Masha suffered in 90 degree heat for two hours, then they close the roof and switch on the cooling for the men players! I see Maria is scheduled for a 2.30 start today again, while the men get the night session. I hope they close the roof this time if its that hot.

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