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V.Melb
Jan 9th, 2008, 10:30 PM
.....................................plus about 20 other tournaments held in the Northern Hemisphere / Europe?!

Spoilt europeans. Try living in Australia! I am living in Europe at the moment, 1/2 train ride to watch major challenger events, Eurosport France covering more Tennis than any other channel I have ever seen! you have no idea how good you have got it. Yes, some night matches of the US Open and the morning matches of Roland Garros can be seen at practical hours in Australia, but we still don't have it anywhere near as good as in Europe.

It is good to hear that you also, have the experience of waking up at 1am to watch the slams, because we do it 3 times a year!

Keadz
Jan 9th, 2008, 11:23 PM
:) ARE OWN THREAD!

I have to use the video recorder :(

waratahsrock
Jan 9th, 2008, 11:35 PM
By depriving myself of sleep!

Josh.
Jan 9th, 2008, 11:37 PM
:lol:!!

agreed :)

svetaisthebest
Jan 9th, 2008, 11:40 PM
.....................................plus about 20 other tournaments held in the Northern Hemisphere / Europe?!

Spoilt europeans. Try living in Australia! I am living in Europe at the moment, 1/2 train ride to watch major challenger events, Eurosport France covering more Tennis than any other channel I have ever seen! you have no idea how good you have got it. Yes, some night matches of the US Open and the morning matches of Roland Garros can be seen at practical hours in Australia, but we still don't have it anywhere near as good as in Europe.

It is good to hear that you also, have the experience of waking up at 1am to watch the slams, because we do it 3 times a year!

I know Eurosport has so much tennis coverage:sad:

there's no Eurosport over here :mad:

tenn_ace
Jan 9th, 2008, 11:42 PM
they are more of us here than you there :ras:surprised how many of you took my thread so seriously :lol:

Ben.
Jan 9th, 2008, 11:46 PM
How do I manage to watch the other slams?

Basically I just watch them & usually drink a cup of coffee or tea to help me.

Huntress555
Jan 10th, 2008, 01:43 AM
By depriving myself of sleep!
:lol:

Thats pretty much it!!

aussie_fan
Jan 10th, 2008, 02:29 AM
Unless i'm on holidays during wimbledon where i can just go to sleep at 5-6am and sleep for most of the day then i just don't get a lot of sleep. If you don't have pay tv though, it's only for wimbledon, last few day of the us open and the davis cup.

DragonFlame
Jan 10th, 2008, 02:30 AM
thank god i have eurosport AND eurosport2. I couldn't live without it.:D:bounce::worship:

Harvs
Jan 10th, 2008, 02:31 AM
i get nocturnal... sleep during the day...

its hard:( haha

Michael_21
Jan 10th, 2008, 02:39 AM
no sleep is the way 2 go and to get any of the french and most of the usopen and more of wimbledon u need pay tv and we dont get any wta tour events only atp :fiery:

SvetaPleaseWin.
Jan 10th, 2008, 02:43 AM
Eurosport does have great coverage-British Eurosport is not so good and so I feel like I can complain :p

mboyle
Jan 10th, 2008, 02:43 AM
I think the US has it best. We can watch the whole Oz daytime session and still get to bed at a reasonable hour. We only have to wake up at like 7 to 8 to watch a whole day of Wimbledon and the French (and then can still go out at night if we want) and of course the US Open is perfect timing.

But...we have to suffer through really really special presidents, so...I guess it all evens out.

hectopascal
Jan 10th, 2008, 03:52 AM
How do Australian fans manage to watch US Open, Wimbledon, Roland Garros?

Unfortunately, since I don't have pay TV, I don't manage to watch the other grand slams (well, not until the quarter finals) :fiery: Since tennis was determined as the most 'popular' sport in Australia (to much outrage haha), I reckon us tennis fans deserve more!

mckyle.
Jan 10th, 2008, 03:56 AM
I think the US has it best. We can watch the whole Oz daytime session and still get to bed at a reasonable hour. We only have to wake up at like 7 to 8 to watch a whole day of Wimbledon and the French (and then can still go out at night if we want) and of course the US Open is perfect timing.

But...we have to suffer through really really special presidents, so...I guess it all evens out.

It's weird that the slam I (American) get the least coverage of is the US Open :lol:

All the other slams are good timing because French/Wimbledon are during summer and the Australian is at night. But the US Open is during school so I only watch weekends and nights. It stinks :(

Tennisstar86
Jan 10th, 2008, 04:15 AM
I think the US has it best. We can watch the whole Oz daytime session and still get to bed at a reasonable hour. We only have to wake up at like 7 to 8 to watch a whole day of Wimbledon and the French (and then can still go out at night if we want) and of course the US Open is perfect timing.

But...we have to suffer through really really special presidents, so...I guess it all evens out.

You're joking right? We get good GS coverage... but the rest of the tournaments suck....if you dont have the tennis channel which since its not available in most areas.....

Mikey.
Jan 10th, 2008, 04:17 AM
.....................................plus about 20 other tournaments held in the Northern Hemisphere / Europe?!

Spoilt europeans. Try living in Australia! I am living in Europe at the moment, 1/2 train ride to watch major challenger events, Eurosport France covering more Tennis than any other channel I have ever seen! you have no idea how good you have got it. Yes, some night matches of the US Open and the morning matches of Roland Garros can be seen at practical hours in Australia, but we still don't have it anywhere near as good as in Europe.

It is good to hear that you also, have the experience of waking up at 1am to watch the slams, because we do it 3 times a year!

Two words... Foxtel IQ :lol: