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Slammer7
Feb 20th, 2009, 04:34 PM
You just knew because it wasn't going to be on TV in the U.S that this match was going to be a doozy. You really did the sport proud Tennis Channel:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:(just in case you didn't know I'm being sarcastic)This would have been an instant classic for my tape collection!
signed: A fuming tennis fan, whose sick of the bullsh*t!!!:fiery::fiery::fiery:

Rocketta
Feb 20th, 2009, 04:42 PM
yes because this is the first time they have played and probably the last time in history... :eek:

:cuckoo:

spiceboy
Feb 20th, 2009, 04:49 PM
LOL - bring on the drama :haha:

MaBaker
Feb 20th, 2009, 04:56 PM
In the history of all histories :sad:

Slammer7
Feb 20th, 2009, 05:21 PM
In the history of all histories :sad:

Not in the history of all histories, but in the small and rather inept history of TTC.

yes because this is the first time they have played and probably the last time in history... :eek:

:cuckoo:

No but it the best and most passionate match they have ever played, and at 28 and 27 years of age how many times are we going to see them compete at this level? Also, this match will out live the controversy of the last week and TTC decision will not mean anything in the history of this sport. Their decision was incredibly short side and only punished the fans in the U.S. TTC only airs in the U.S (as far as I know) and the U.S only makes up a small percent of the worlds tennis audience any way, so who did they really hurt but the subscribers who pay for the 70% of Crap that they put on the air each month. Tell me this, When in the history of broadcasting has a television network pulled out of broadcasting a sporting event in "Protest"?????

InsideOut.
Feb 20th, 2009, 05:22 PM
You didn't miss anything. It wasn't high-quality at all.

Slammer7
Feb 20th, 2009, 05:26 PM
You didn't miss anything. It wasn't high-quality at all.

I watched it on line and passion, athleticism, effort,determination and drama are pretty high on my "Quality" meter.

Slammer7
Feb 20th, 2009, 05:28 PM
Oh, and how many 7-6 in the third matches are "poor quality"?
And the crowd giving them a standing ovation at the end seemed pretty pleased to me.

InsideOut.
Feb 20th, 2009, 05:30 PM
Oh, and how many 7-6 in the third matches are "poor quality"?
And the crowd giving them a standing ovation at the end seemed pretty pleased to me.

:spit: at quoting yourself. Loads of 7-6 matches are low quality, really. Tight match -> not equal to good match.

MrSerenaWilliams
Feb 20th, 2009, 05:33 PM
It was a matter of principle. It's the same reason Serena and her sister don't play Indian Wells even if Serena could have won 3 (or 4) more of them by now :shrug:

tennisbum79
Feb 20th, 2009, 05:36 PM
TC tends many archive matches.
Since they boycotted this match, does it means theyr will never show it?

Would there be in some kind of legal trouble, if after having condemned the tournament organizers, they show this match few years from now.
Either excerpts as part of documentaries or the full length match.

Just wondering

Slammer7
Feb 20th, 2009, 05:49 PM
It was a matter of principle. It's the same reason Serena and her sister don't play Indian Wells even if Serena could have won 3 (or 4) more of them by now :shrug:

That fine but a an individual not usually a (corporation) has principles. Again why don't those principles extend to the Men's tourney. This is TTC not providing a service it was given payment for. Say you go to a restaurant and order your meal and pay for it, waiting for it to be served to you the waitress comes out and says she objects to the chef and won't serve you your food. How would you feel if that was the only restaurant in town and they wouldn't give back your money and wanted you to agree with the waitress and just go hungry.You didn't have anything to do with the dispute but you are experiencing the consequences.

Calypso
Feb 20th, 2009, 05:50 PM
You didn't miss anything. It wasn't high-quality at all.

You hardly have anyone supporting this view:tape:!

I'll accept, Serena played total rubbish the first set, then Venus herself let her level drop from the first set, but nowhere near Serena's poor first set play.

The 3rd set was certainly competitive, with some amazing rallies, excellent volleying from Vee and great fight by both players to erase break points.

Oh well, to each his/ her own.

Slammer7
Feb 20th, 2009, 05:51 PM
:spit: at quoting yourself. Loads of 7-6 matches are low quality, really. Tight match -> not equal to good match.

You ever heard of a computer glitch?:rolleyes:

Uranium
Feb 20th, 2009, 05:53 PM
The third set was really good, while the other 2 sets were alright. I am still mad at TTC's decision on this, but at the same time glad they did what is right and stand up for Shahar.

cehowardrx7
Feb 20th, 2009, 06:20 PM
You didn't miss anything. It wasn't high-quality at all.

That's not the point. The point is how chitty the TTC acted!!

Mynarco
Feb 20th, 2009, 06:24 PM
Alright....there are TONS of free livestream, on the net.
Get a life.

cehowardrx7
Feb 20th, 2009, 06:24 PM
That fine but a an individual not usually a (corporation) has principles. Again why don't those principles extend to the Men's tourney. This is TTC not providing a service it was given payment for. Say you go to a restaurant and order your meal and pay for it, waiting for it to be served to you the waitress comes out and says she objects to the chef and won't serve you your food. How would you feel if that was the only restaurant in town and they wouldn't give back your money and wanted you to agree with the waitress and just go hungry.You didn't have anything to do with the dispute but you are experiencing the consequences.

Principles?? what principles does the TTC have??

They slammed a country (Dubai) for not admitting a citizen/soldier of a country that just slaughtered 437 children. And the TTC ain't said BOO about that. All this did was moan and groan about PEER not being admitted. If the TTC had ONE ONCE OF SCRUPPLES they would have tried to get into GAZA and see WHY Dubai is not letting in a citizen of that country..

Frankly, I wouldn't give the TTC as much chit as they could eat. History will record all of this. Just like when the German were eterminated the Jews. The Germans were trying to play sports like any other country.

Slammer7
Feb 20th, 2009, 06:38 PM
The third set was really good, while the other 2 sets were alright. I am still mad at TTC's decision on this, but at the same time glad they did what is right and stand up for Shahar.

If they were standing up for Shahar why haven't they interviewed her on their air, why haven't they done a "special report" addressing the controversy? Why didn't they show one of her matches at the time the tourney would have aired? Why haven't they offered to pay for her expenses or something to her next event? Why haven't they canceled the men's telecast? Why haven't they sent a correspondent or asked to interview an official on their air, Larry Scott has been all over
TV and print media this week. Why wasn't he on TTC? If TTC was really standing up for Peer then why haven't they spent any damned money and why haven't they put something about all of this on the air?:fiery::fiery::fiery: