According to the Roger's Cup website, the women's final starts at 1:30 PM ET. ESPN2 isn't scheduled to show the final until 3:00 PM ET. What is the logic surrounded this? Not a minute of live tennis all week??
The US Open Series has a rule -- no competition among events. The ATP takes priority so the WTA airs after it. Since these two events are in the same time zone, the women's coverage for many of the past years has been shown on tape delay.
You would think that the US Open Series tournaments would organize/collaborate a way to air the semifinals in such a way in order the air them all live. Such as 1pm Men's Semifinal, 4pm Women's Semifinal, 7pm Men's Semifinal, 9pm Women's Semifinal. Something like that. That would require intelligence, though so no wonder.
What I hate especially is how for something like Ree-Lena ESPN isn't covering it until 4EST but instead of just picking up where they will be at 4 (probably the second set) they'll act like it's live and show the commentators arguing over who will win and the players warming up and blah blah blah an hour behind instead of live tennis .
ESPN2 is taking a page from NBC, and airing LIE-ve tennis.
I would expect their US Open coverage to be mostly live, but I bet there'll be some taped coverage snuck in. Especially if they're carrying Roddick live while one of the other American men, like Querrey, is also playing. Then they'd probably show the other match on tape, but pretend it's live. Patrick McEnroe will have to get to cover his "chickens' (as Drysdale calls them).
I wonder if we'll actually get scores of matches in progress at the Open, or if they'll try to pretend nothing else is going on. Oh to have a dish and the multi-channel feed.
There should be a requirement to post a message that says "taped" or "previously recorded" in the corner whenever they return from commercial. Just not having the word "live" is deceptive. Sort of like the TV networks did with repeats-- they now label the new stuff as "new", and leave reruns unlabelled, implying that they aren't repeats.
And if the networks aren't going to carry matches live, at the very least, they should carry them "as if" live. In other words, start the match normally, and keep all changeovers the normal 90 seconds. None of that padding it out to give away if the match is a straight set win. Or worse, breaking on even games, a la NBC.
Starting in 2009, the Rogers Cup will become a "1000-level" series event, replacing the Masters Series title. As a "1000-level" event, the Rogers Cup will attract a mandatory player field and is backed by new rules and sanctions. The women's tournament will also go under major changes, that will...
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