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Mateo Mathieu
Aug 30th, 2003, 04:19 PM
They decided to show Paradorn match instead Asagoe-Pierce and Dementieva-Frazier?! What a joke!! :mad:

Rising Sun
Aug 30th, 2003, 04:22 PM
OMG, what a joke. :mad:

You would think they'd show Pierce vs Asagoe since Hewitt plays right after that.

Kerryn Pratt must have decided to sleep in today. :rolleyes:

Mateo Mathieu
Aug 30th, 2003, 04:29 PM
We better call Channel 9 in morning :mad: The number is 9906 9999 and tell them what you have complaint for!! :mad:

I'll do it on TTY (Telephone Typewriter) in morning!! :mad:

Rising Sun
Aug 30th, 2003, 04:30 PM
We better call Channel 9 in morning :mad: The number is 9906 9999 and tell them what you have complaint for!! :mad:

I'll do it on TTY (Telephone Typewriter) in morning!! :mad:
Do you think they'll take any action? :confused:

Channel 9 is free-to-air... :(

bionic71
Aug 30th, 2003, 04:38 PM
what a joke.

Mateo Mathieu
Aug 30th, 2003, 04:39 PM
Do you think they'll take any action? :confused:

Channel 9 is free-to-air... :(
Give a try and see what happen ;) LOL!

xin_hui
Aug 30th, 2003, 05:12 PM
just one live match of paradorn cant be that bad, i've been getting every second of all his matches live!

Rising Sun
Aug 30th, 2003, 05:20 PM
just one live match of paradorn cant be that bad, i've been getting every second of all his matches live!
I know how you feel.

We've been getting every second of Hewitt & Philippoussis. Just as bad. :fiery:

xin_hui
Aug 30th, 2003, 05:22 PM
I know how you feel.

We've been getting every second of Hewitt & Philippoussis. Just as bad. :fiery:

i'd rather watch hewitt and phillipousis. it is not only having to survive his matches, what;s worse it listening to the commentators going on abt how well paradorn is playing, how impressive he is.... :fiery:

Mateo Mathieu
Aug 30th, 2003, 05:33 PM
Finish it off, Paradorn!! :mad: I want see Amy v Elena soon!! WITH LIVE NOT REPEAT!!

TS
Aug 30th, 2003, 05:38 PM
Channel 9 coverage is an absolute joke. Sucks goat bollocks to be honest. The commentary team is crap, although I don't mind Kerryn Pratt (to a degree...she just states the bleeding obvious most of the time).

I knew it was all going to shite when they decided to bore us with Wayne Fucking Arthurs the other night :rolleyes:

Yawn.

Rising Sun
Aug 30th, 2003, 05:44 PM
Channel 9 coverage is an absolute joke. Sucks goat bollocks to be honest. The commentary team is crap, although I don't mind Kerryn Pratt (to a degree...she just states the bleeding obvious most of the time).

I knew it was all going to shite when they decided to bore us with Wayne Fucking Arthurs the other night :rolleyes:

Yawn.
I agree. Kerryn knows what she's talking about, but she lacks that extra 'spice' if you know what I mean.

Newk is way too biased for my liking. :rolleyes:

Oldies like Stolle & Trabert should retire and go on the pension. :p

As for Woodie, I find his voice extremely irritating. :o

Mateo Mathieu
Aug 30th, 2003, 05:47 PM
WTF?! Paradorn match was over now but they show Hewitt match now?! :mad: They should show Dementieva-Frazier which is not finished yet!! :fiery:

TS
Aug 30th, 2003, 05:50 PM
John Newcombe. LOL. He should not be allowed anywhere near a microphone, especially when his precious Lleyton is playing. The bias is ridiculous. Fred Stolle is going senile...have you seen how he stuffs up the most obvious player facts etc? Poor guy, needs to be put out to pasture.

Also, considering Fred has lived in America for years and years I get the feeling he doesn't give a flying hooey about Lleyton but puts on a 'face' for good ol Newk...lmao.

I find it hilarious when they keep reminding us Hewitt is coming up...and that we won't miss a second of it. Can't wait :rolleyes:

Edit - Alex...they will never show Dementieva (or anyone for that matter) over Lleyton. You should know that by now...so it's no use complaining. It's elementary my dear Watson :D

Rising Sun
Aug 30th, 2003, 05:55 PM
John Newcombe. LOL. He should not be allowed anywhere near a microphone, especially when his precious Lleyton is playing. The bias is ridiculous. Fred Stolle is going senile...have you seen how he stuffs up the most obvious player facts etc? Poor guy, needs to be put out to pasture.

Also, considering Fred has lived in America for years and years I get the feeling he doesn't give a flying hooey about Lleyton but puts on a 'face' for good ol Newk...lmao.

I find it hilarious when they keep reminding us Hewitt is coming up...and that we won't miss a second of it. Can't wait :rolleyes:

Edit - Alex...they will never show Dementieva (or anyone for that matter) over Lleyton. You should know that by now...so it's no use complaining. It's elementary my dear Watson :D
LMAO, I totally agree! :p

You know who's the worst of the lot? Channel 7's Garry Wilkinson.

I feel like throwing up everytime I listen to his awful voice. :mad:

Mateo Mathieu
Aug 30th, 2003, 05:57 PM
But miss around 20 minutes won't hurt people or make them mad :rolleyes:

tennnisfannn
Aug 30th, 2003, 05:58 PM
At least you guys seem to be getting live coverage. I have to wait for a delayed telecast. I might as well go to bed now coz I was hoping I catch some women's tennis. :mad:

TS
Aug 30th, 2003, 06:00 PM
Alex...most of the viewers though do want to see Lleyton...we are the minority.

It sucks, but as a tennis fan for as long as I remember, I've been going through this for years and years...LOL.

Filadidas
Aug 30th, 2003, 06:01 PM
I was about to express my frustration about the ridiculous coverage on Channel 9, and didn't expect there would be heaps of people out there feeling the same.....

And the commentators... yeah..... did you hear how many times the commentators said something like "Paradorn will next face Hewitt" while Paradorn was playing and Hewitt was not even played yet... I really hope Stepanek will win.... and shut those old biased bastards mouths..... :mad:

I like Paradorn but I would like to see Dementieva vs. Frazier...

And I hope Sugiyama will destroy Nicole Pratt as quick as possible so that we can have more coverage of other matches before Agassi vs. Kafelnikov.... :(

TS
Aug 30th, 2003, 06:03 PM
I was about to express my frustration about the ridiculous coverage on Channel 9, and didn't expect there would be heaps of people out there feeling the same.....

And the commentators... yeah..... did you hear how many times the commentators said something like "Paradorn will next face Hewitt" while Paradorn was playing and Hewitt was not even played yet... I really hope Stepanek will win.... and shut those old biased bastards mouths..... :mad:

I like Paradorn but I would like to see Dementieva vs. Frazier...

And I hope Sugiyama will destroy Nicole Pratt as quick as possible so that we can have more coverage of other matches before Agassi vs. Kafelnikov.... :(

Will they show Pratt v Sugiyama? :confused: Well I disagree with you on the destroy Pratt part ;) LOL.

tennisfannn - I'm not watching it if it makes you feel better :p

danker - Garry Wilkinson. Oh my God. *shudder* Let us never speak of him again...

Mateo Mathieu
Aug 30th, 2003, 06:19 PM
LOL!! Why you want Nicole Pratt lost?! :confused:

Yes, TS, they will show up after moron Hewitt match.

Filadidas
Aug 30th, 2003, 06:19 PM
Oh Well... looks like I will be suffering from Hewitt's coverage a bit longer.... Such a sleepy play by Stepanek... 1-6 0-3..... Go back home!!!!

Rising Sun
Aug 30th, 2003, 06:25 PM
At least you guys seem to be getting live coverage. I have to wait for a delayed telecast. I might as well go to bed now coz I was hoping I catch some women's tennis. :mad:
Yes, but only the Eastern States get live coverage. The inferior West Coast gets the coverage 2 hours later... :rolleyes:

Speaking of Ai vs Pratty, Court 11 is taking forever! :fiery:

Mateo Mathieu
Aug 30th, 2003, 06:29 PM
Finish it off, Lleyton (I don't want to see his face again all night! :p) and Jonas so, I can see Nicole!

Mateo Mathieu
Aug 30th, 2003, 06:33 PM
YAY!! Hewitt wins by retired!! :devil: I can see other match if they decide to show women's match, of course!! :p

Filadidas
Aug 30th, 2003, 06:33 PM
Hooray!!! But I wanted the one defaulted from the match was Hewitt not Stepanek though!! :devil:

I think they might show JenCap vs. Loit now!!! ;)

TS
Aug 30th, 2003, 06:34 PM
I think I'll just tape it...I'm not going to wait up all night for it.

Hopefully tomorrow night's coverage will be a little more eventful.

Rising Sun
Aug 30th, 2003, 06:36 PM
Well hopefully they'll finally show some women's matches now. :rolleyes:

Hopefully Paradorn will kick Lleyton's ass in 4th rd. :devil:

Filadidas
Aug 30th, 2003, 06:37 PM
Bingo!!! :)

TS
Aug 30th, 2003, 06:37 PM
Good they're showing Jenny's match :)

Mateo Mathieu
Aug 30th, 2003, 06:37 PM
FINALLY!! :bounce: CAPRIATI v LOIT!! :D

tennnisfannn
Aug 30th, 2003, 06:38 PM
Guys on the East coast, who are they showing now that Hewitt's match is over. Schrichapan's match just started over here. I really hope they show Capriati/ Loit. I fear they may choose to complete Schrichapans.

Wojtek
Aug 30th, 2003, 06:38 PM
YAY!! Hewitt wins by retired!! :devil: I can see other match if they decide to show women's match, of course!! :p

Why Stepanek retired?

tennnisfannn
Aug 30th, 2003, 06:39 PM
Just a couple posts too late. Yipee! Ain't going to bed now! :bounce:

Mateo Mathieu
Aug 30th, 2003, 06:40 PM
Why Stepanek retired?
Hip, I think.

TS
Aug 30th, 2003, 06:42 PM
Alex, for a moment there I thought you said Lip ;)

Considering the size of his lips...an injury to them would be cause for concern methinks.

Vicky88
Aug 30th, 2003, 06:51 PM
Some of you seem to have totally unrealistic expectations. AS channel 9 is an Australian network they should be showing all the matches featuring Australians.

I am an Australian in the US and 99% of the matches shown are of the Americans. The others only get a look in when there is match point or when the American match is particularly boring.

AS to why they showed the Paradorn match, I think it is obvious. Mens tennis is a lot more exciting. Add that Paradorn has a personality and you have your answer.

Can anyone really say that the average Aussie would know who Asagoe, Frazier, Dementieva are?? Pierce is probably the only recognisable name out of the lot. Further lets face it, there has not been an interesting women's match so far. They have all been so one-sided that it makes a joke of the depth in women's tennis.

As for the person who wants Pratt to lose, I just love that attitude of support for all our Aussies. Until the girls start winning more often and getting higher profiles you aren't going to see more women's tennis on the telly.

Lee-Waters' Boy
Aug 30th, 2003, 06:59 PM
vicky quigley?

Fantasy Season
Aug 30th, 2003, 07:01 PM
They decided to show Paradorn match instead Asagoe-Pierce and Dementieva-Frazier?! What a joke!! :mad:
Like it or not, Paradorn is the biggest name out of that bunch now, and the men's side is being shown more since the women's side appears weak, at least to the media.

I like Dementieva, but I have no idea why they put that match on Ashe, and Justine on the Grandstand later in the day. Mary Pierce just isn't a big name anymore, and she was playing a no-name.

Experimentee
Aug 31st, 2003, 03:56 PM
Well i understand that they showed Paradorn since he is a big name top ten player, while the other girls were not, and also hes probably the most popular player out of all of them, except for maybe Pierce. I was also disappointed that they didnt show Pierce, but I enjoyed the Paradorn match anyway, it was good quality tennis.
I agree about the commentators though, cant stand them, but i dont mind Kerryn Pratt. Newk is ok when hes not calling Aussie matches, but once he does he is WAY too biased, it is sickening! Whenever Aussies do good shots, he yells out 'Yes, thats the way, come on!' :rolleyes:
And once he even tried to deny that Hewitt used bad language on court when Fred Stolle mentioned it :rolleyes:
I wish i had Foxtel, but its better for me this way, if i had it i probably wouldnt leave the tv lol.

Vicky88
Aug 31st, 2003, 07:54 PM
If you want to hear commentary that is going to make you puke, just come to the US and listen to the crap we have to put up with here.

If Tracey Austin says once more that the "draw has opened up for Jen" I think I'll put my foot thru the TV. No shit Sherlock, the draw has opened up for everyone. To hear them speak here it is a done deal that Capriati is going to win. Never any real mention of the Belgians having any hope at all even though they are the top 2 seeds.

Then on the mens side it is all Agassi and Roddick. Once again it is assumed that it is only a formality for these two to make it through. It's a joke how they slobber all over Roddick for things he does. If Lleyton did the same things they would be lambasting him. The biggest joke is they keep talking about how bad Hewett's year has been, blah blah blah. Gee I would like to have such a bad year, ranked 13 in the chase before this tournament. They have totally written him off.

All I can say is I watch these matches in the hope that one of these players goes down so these arrogant smarmy pro-Americans, blinkered to every other nation's players commentators, will hopefully be lost for words.

Mateo Mathieu
Aug 31st, 2003, 08:31 PM
Roddick-Pennetta over Likhovtseva-Suarez?! :rolleyes: Mark will play match AFTER Likhovtseva-Suarez! :mad:

I hate Channel 9 now!! :o

Messenger
Aug 31st, 2003, 08:40 PM
Fuck you, Channel 9.

Mateo Mathieu
Aug 31st, 2003, 09:11 PM
Fuck you, Channel 9.
:worship:

TheBoiledEgg
Sep 1st, 2003, 12:20 AM
Roddick-Pennetta over Likhovtseva-Suarez?! :rolleyes: Mark will play match AFTER Likhovtseva-Suarez! :mad:

I hate Channel 9 now!! :o


no wonder Roddick won so easily
Flavia won 7 games vs boddlehead ???

poor Flavia :sad: but she did great winning 2 rds on the Mens side when she only got 2 games vs Kuznetsova

WOW Pennetta ;) :tape:

DutchieGirl
Sep 1st, 2003, 03:49 AM
Some of you seem to have totally unrealistic expectations. AS channel 9 is an Australian network they should be showing all the matches featuring Australians.

I am an Australian in the US and 99% of the matches shown are of the Americans. The others only get a look in when there is match point or when the American match is particularly boring.

AS to why they showed the Paradorn match, I think it is obvious. Mens tennis is a lot more exciting. Add that Paradorn has a personality and you have your answer.

Can anyone really say that the average Aussie would know who Asagoe, Frazier, Dementieva are?? Pierce is probably the only recognisable name out of the lot. Further lets face it, there has not been an interesting women's match so far. They have all been so one-sided that it makes a joke of the depth in women's tennis.

As for the person who wants Pratt to lose, I just love that attitude of support for all our Aussies. Until the girls start winning more often and getting higher profiles you aren't going to see more women's tennis on the telly.

I'm sorry but WHAT did you say??? Mens tennis more exciting than the womens! :eek: Yes ok, they show Paradorn coz he's more well known - but WHY is he more well know??? Coz the only fuckin matches the tv stations here will play are the mens matches!!! IF the stations actually played some women's matches "avergae" people might know who the hell Frazier et al are!!!

Mateo Mathieu
Sep 1st, 2003, 04:30 AM
no wonder Roddick won so easily
Flavia won 7 games vs boddlehead ???

poor Flavia :sad: but she did great winning 2 rds on the Mens side when she only got 2 games vs Kuznetsova

WOW Pennetta ;) :tape:
LOL! :o

bello
Sep 1st, 2003, 04:37 AM
Im not that suprised, channel nine dont like womens tennis...i better see some capriati tonite!!!! or else!!!

Sharapova's_Boy
Sep 1st, 2003, 05:37 AM
I hate Channel 9 so much :mad: :fiery:

Sharapova's_Boy
Sep 1st, 2003, 05:38 AM
no wonder Roddick won so easily
Flavia won 7 games vs boddlehead ???

poor Flavia :sad: but she did great winning 2 rds on the Mens side when she only got 2 games vs Kuznetsova

WOW Pennetta ;) :tape:


LOL ;)

SM
Sep 1st, 2003, 07:19 AM
i just tape it each night and watch it the morning after...i dont bother staying up cos they never show anything remotely interesting

SpikeyAidanm
Sep 1st, 2003, 08:25 AM
The only genuine Channel 9 staff there is Ken Sutcliffe.

Experimentee
Sep 2nd, 2003, 05:06 AM
Can anyone really say that the average Aussie would know who Asagoe, Frazier, Dementieva are?? Pierce is probably the only recognisable name out of the lot. Further lets face it, there has not been an interesting women's match so far. They have all been so one-sided that it makes a joke of the depth in women's tennis.


The 'average aussie' doesnt stay up till 1am to watch the tennis. The only people watching this channel 9 coverage would be die hard tennis fans, who have heard of more players than just the Aussies and Paradorn.

Fantastic
Sep 2nd, 2003, 05:17 PM
I don't understand the complaining, especially from you AlexSydney. Strange how no one has called you out on it. I know you're very biased against Lleyton Hewitt, so I can understand you not wanting to watch him. In that case, turn the TV off.

The Channel 9 tennis coverage is by far the most comprehensive on Australian free-to-air TV. It's free, guys! That's nothing to complain about. Why not at least be thankful for that? And they're showing tennis! Tennis on Australian TV is rare outside of the four Grand Slams, the Davis Cup and the Masters. The coverage hours pale in comparison to the staple sports - AFL and Cricket.

Since it's Australian TV, expect them to show Australian players. That means Lleyton Hewitt, Mark Philippoussis, Wayne Arthurs, Scott Draper and Alicia Molik. Don't expect them to miss a minute of the Aussies in favour of any other matches. That won't happen. It's great that Channel 9 are patriotic towards the Aussies and support them all the way. Channel 7 is pretty much the same way.

As for showing more mens' matches than womens' matches, expect that to continue. The male players are more widely known and this is considered when deciding the daily program. The top women WILL be shown so you can definitely expect that to happen. I disagree that the late-night coverage is only for diehard fans. Aussies take their sport seriously - any sport - and they will stay up to catch it because they are sports enthusiasts, even if they can't tell the difference between Venus and Serena. But they will know Lleyton and Mark, and the coverage is for 'average viewers' like them.

anton
Sep 2nd, 2003, 10:23 PM
can americans use this thread for USA/CBS too?