Is anyone else PISSED at ESPN/NBC?
This is ridiculous. It's the SEMIFINALS of Wimbledon, and the TV stations act like nothing is going on at all, except for the men's quarterfinals of course.
So, first we have Marion Bartoli vs. Justine Henin. Correct me if I'm wrong, but they only show parts of this match twice. once when Marion wins the second set, and then Marion's last game to serve it out. Way to show us only the very very very end of the BIGGEST upset of the year. But noooo, it's all about Roddick and Gasquet, a match that's about 4 hours long, where its basically service winner after service winner. Couldn't they bother to flip flop matches, given that its the SEMIFINALS?
So, some may argue that Justine and Marion isn't the biggest blockbuster match, so what about the next semifinal, Venus vs. Ivanovic? Way to ruin the god damn suspense NBC, becuase they just showed that Venus won 6-2, 6-4. A huge part of watching Venus' matches are about the suspense, especially against a new and upcoming talent like Ana Ivanovic. So why ruin it for the audience? If you're going to show it on tape delay, DON'T MENTION THE WINNER. Now I'm happy Ill be able ot watch Venus' match later to appreciate the play, but where's the fun when I already know the result?
I know some may not agree with me, but this is just borderline ridiculous. Treating the two SEMIFINALS in the tournament like they don't even matter for the sacrifice of showing us a 5 hour mens match. You could fit a women's match in the middle of a men's match and still get to see 3 hours of Roddick/Gasquet, etc battling it out on court. And as far as Venus Williams, it's like telling me a really really good movie is about to come on, and then right before telling me EXACTLY what's going to happen.
Let's see if they'd ever the give same coverage to a match like (12) Dementieva vs. (3) Jankovic, the same as (12) Gasquet vs. (3) Roddick. Bullshit. I wouldn't doubt that they interrupt the ladies' final to show some men's semis. With the way they are going this year, wouldn't shock me at all if we just get the highlights.