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When did they change Super Saturday and why ?

The women's final used to be sandwiched between the 2 men's semis.
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The women's final used to be sandwiched between the 2 men's semis.
what planet have you been on? The women's final have been in prime time from 2000

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Are you some redneck on meds or what ? Thanks for the info though.
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Re: When did they change Super Saturday and why ?

How about the women had no idea what time their GRAND SLAM FINAL would start?

Or the ATP complained as the 2nd semi had to wait for the women to finish.

Or CBS wanted to show the final in primetime
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How about the women had no idea what time their GRAND SLAM FINAL would start?

Or the ATP complained as the 2nd semi had to wait for the women to finish.

Or CBS wanted to show the final in primetime


But I still don't understand why they have this Thursday such a nothing day tenniswise. Why not have the women play the semis on Thursday and the final on Saturday? Seems dumb.
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I am wondering, have the semis and finals always been back-to-back? I really do not like this. I think the tennis often suffers from a lack of recovery time for some or both players.
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Started in 2001. Men and the women wanted more comfort with knowing when their matches would be played. Plus, women's tour was peaking and CBS wanted to take advantage of a weak night (Saturday) and put a spectacle on. At the time, it was a great idea. It looked as though Venus and Serena would be playing all the time. Too bad we've had some shit finals recently.

With the news of the finals moving, getting rid of the Saturday night final seems likely.
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Started in 2001. Men and the women wanted more comfort with knowing when their matches would be played. Plus, women's tour was peaking and CBS wanted to take advantage of a weak night (Saturday) and put a spectacle on. At the time, it was a great idea. It looked as though Venus and Serena would be playing all the time. Too bad we've had some shit finals recently.

With the news of the finals moving, getting rid of the Saturday night final seems likely.
There's much more atmosphere during a night session.
If both Serena and Maria win tomorrow, the ratings will be massive even if the public knows it will be a massacre.
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Started in 2001. Men and the women wanted more comfort with knowing when their matches would be played. Plus, women's tour was peaking and CBS wanted to take advantage of a weak night (Saturday) and put a spectacle on. At the time, it was a great idea. It looked as though Venus and Serena would be playing all the time. Too bad we've had some shit finals recently.

With the news of the finals moving, getting rid of the Saturday night final seems likely.
That's right is was 2001... 2000 (Venus vs Lindsay) ended up in prime time , because of rain delay...

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Started in 2001. Men and the women wanted more comfort with knowing when their matches would be played. Plus, women's tour was peaking and CBS wanted to take advantage of a weak night (Saturday) and put a spectacle on. At the time, it was a great idea. It looked as though Venus and Serena would be playing all the time. Too bad we've had some shit finals recently.

With the news of the finals moving, getting rid of the Saturday night final seems likely.
What is the news of the finals moving exactly? Are you talking about the men's final being pushed to Monday and the women on Sunday? Has that been decided?
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Re: When did they change Super Saturday and why ?

I wonder why the women's SF's aren't played at night like that one year.
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What is the news of the finals moving exactly? Are you talking about the men's final being pushed to Monday and the women on Sunday? Has that been decided?
Nothing is set in stone but that's the most likely. It's all about TV and I doubt they'll be able to take the men's semifinals off Saturday. So to give them a day off, they'll put the men on Monday - likely at night. CBS airs reruns, they might agree to that.

The women's final would then be Sunday at 4pm.

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I wonder why the women's SF's aren't played at night like that one year.
I know! That was an incredible night. Because of all the rain, they had to play all the men during the day and create a new session for the women on Friday night. Even Kim beating Lindsay easily was fun - it felt great to watch two important matches back to back. Obviously Jen and Justine dazzled us all and may be unfairly modifying our opinion of a doubleheader night semifinal session.
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Re: When did they change Super Saturday and why ?

In the Zone, had it not been for the rain delays, the women's final would have been played Saturday night, right?
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Re: When did they change Super Saturday and why ?

I like the womens final at night. I think its so much fun and epitomizes NYC so much. I do think they need to make changes. They should cut the mens 1R down to 2 days and then have the men play SF on Friday night. They should either have the women SF on Thursday night or keep them at Friday afternoon. But I dont like the idea of a Sunday final. No slam has a final on Sunday and I dont think the open should have one either.
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In the Zone, had it not been for the rain delays, the women's final would have been played Saturday night, right?
Huh? The women's final is still slated for Saturday night. They are talking about the future to have the final on Sundays permanently and to move the men to Monday to allow the men to have a day off in between matches. Aka, whiners Federer and Nadal.

The 08, 09, and 11 finals were on Sunday due to rain.
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