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Why Are The Night Matches So Lame?

last night we had dellacqua. tonight we have stosur. meanwhile, the top 5 seeds continue to play in the day.

is this because they'd like to see aussie ladies in the evening? well, if that's the case, why don't they put the aussie men on at night as well? but no, last night we had federer and tonight it's rafa.

double standards, if you ask me.

and while i'm cribbing about scheduling, can you believe that vika (who just won brisbane) is out on court 13? that's just ridiculous.
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last night we had dellacqua. tonight we have stosur. meanwhile, the top 5 seeds continue to play in the day.

is this because they'd like to see aussie ladies in the evening? well, if that's the case, why don't they put the aussie men on at night as well? but no, last night we had federer and tonight it's rafa.

double standards, if you ask me.

and while i'm cribbing about scheduling, can you believe that vika (who just won brisbane) is out on court 13? that's just ridiculous.
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They care about the crowd more than international TV viewers, I guess.
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Its fair enough, why not support local talent during the first few days And as mentioned, its only for a bit so sit tight.

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They care about the crowd more than international TV viewers, I guess.
fair enough, but like i said, why not put the aussie men on at night as well? does the aussie crowd only care about the women and not the guys? i find that a little hard to believe.
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maybe because these AUS women (are seen to) have a greater chance of winning than their male counterparts?

tomorrow we'll probably have dokic

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fair enough, but like i said, why not put the aussie men on at night as well? does the aussie crowd only care about the women and not the guys? i find that a little hard to believe.
The reason that they don't have Aussie women FOLLOWED BY Aussie men is to please pains like you. There would be heaps of complaints flooding in if all the international fans were watching Dellacqua/Guccione, Stosur/Hewitt so they try and find a bit of a balance by putting some of the Aussie women on and putting the world's top men on afterwards.

In case you don't know both Stosur and Dellacqua are ranked higher than our No.1 man too.
Oh and don't be surprised if Dokic vs. Chakvetadze is the main RLA night match tomorrow
After all it is the AUSTRALIAN OPEN and these matches (at this stage of the tournament) are far more competitive than Williams vs. Yuan or Jankovic vs. Meusberger

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fair enough, but like i said, why not put the aussie men on at night as well? does the aussie crowd only care about the women and not the guys? i find that a little hard to believe.
Good point, they do seem to put more Aussie women on at night than Aussie men. Hewitt and Guccione are probably the male 'equivalents' to Dellacqua and Stosur, as the main Australian players that are well-known and would rouse up the crowd. So at the moment they wouldn't put people like Adamczak or Groth on at night, unless they were playing the world #1 maybe, when they could have a more recognised Aussie.

I'm sure we will see Hewitt on at night at some stage, if he's to beat Gonzalez. I guess because Federer and Nadal are so well known and recognised that they are always crowd pleasers, I guess that's why they've been chosen over any Aussie men for the first two nights.

Also a match like Jankovic-Meusburger on at night would be a total fizzer over and done with in an hour. So obviously putting an Aussie like Stosur or Dellacqua on will make for a much more exciting night atmoshpere.
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Re: Why Are The Night Matches So Lame?

Name-wise, Hantuchova vs Dellacqua was a good match for the night session. Hantuchova reached semi finals last season and Dellacqua fourth round, so no problems with that.

Also Stosur has a good game and these kind of matches use to be much more interesting than the Jankovic vs Meusburger or Serena vs Yuan. Kanepi vs Molik or Kostanic vs Stosur were good examples of how these matches can be actually entertaining.
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Because the top seeds arent playing anyone that is expected to challenge them.....The Australian women matches are expected to be close......

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why do we have to bear mugduck and flake on USO nights is beyond me too
its not that they are likely to ever win the USO again or for the first time

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