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I seems that Kim vs Amelie and Lindsay vs. Paola are scheduled BEFORE the two incompleted round of 16 matches. What are these people thinking? :rolleyes:
 

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Yeah I never understood why the tournys do that. Only rational I can give is that the players were already out late the night before, maybe it gives them somewhat of a break to not come right back.
 

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I think they are doing what they are suppose to do. They complete the match on the same court and play the 2nd match of the day. Isn't that what all the Grand Slams do.
 

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Jarrett said:
I think they are doing what they are suppose to do. They complete the match on the same court and play the 2nd match of the day. Isn't that what all the Grand Slams do.
The same court? I thought that Myskina-Pierce started their match on Grandstand and Sugiyama-Schiavone - on Armstrong..
 

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They played tonight on those courts
 

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but jarrett many matches are scheduled as third. this tennisrule reminds me of my own chaotic mind and that's no compliment :p
 

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M_pIeRcE14 said:
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I seems that Kim vs Amelie and Lindsay vs. Paola are scheduled BEFORE the two incompleted round of 16 matches. What are these people thinking? :rolleyes:
Well looks like it's going to be Capriati vs. Henin-Hardenne semi-final anyway so we may as well skip those matches. :tape: j/k
 

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The real dilemma for us Americans is whether we will see the Clijsters/Momo match over American Lindsay Davenport's match. I want to see Clijsters personally.
 

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It's so the men don't have to go to bed at 2am then get up again early, I think. Certainly other slams have done it as well. I hope they get on though - some of them will have been sitting around for 3 days to play one match!
 

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they should make the men's game best of three up to the fourth round and then best of five sets from quarterfinals to finals. This way, much time will be saved and that men competing in the finals have fresher legs to produce a great match.:)
 

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The Myskina, Pierce, hewitt, Coria match all of them can't go on first cause if you are playing late at night you can't be first up the next day under the rules.

If it is a huge rain dealy like today and the players don't get on court till 5 or 6pm again expect a schedule change with all the matches that have already started to be shuffled up the order and they go on first, like what happended today when the QF got cancelled till wednesday.

Kim-Mauresmo will so be on aussie Tv, I just know they will show it, cuase Hewitt isn't on at the same time :p and I know they will show Kim-Mauresmo over Davenport-Suarez
 

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Personally I think they need to ger the womens and mens forth round out the way before the QF's if it starts raiing again today Mary/Ana may not have eben finnished thier match.
 

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Well all I can say is that Kim, Lindsay and Capriati have it cake compared to Myskina, Sugiyama, Pierce and Schiavone.
 

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Originally posted by Knizzle

The real dilemma for us Americans is whether we will see the Clijsters/Momo match over American Lindsay Davenport's match. I want to see Clijsters personally.
There are some really good matches scheduled right now, including Kim/Amelie. I have no doubt that the organizers will get every match played. But, today's continual rain and the dismal forecast means bad news for the American TV audience. Tonight was a prime example - Ai made a big come back in the first set, was on cruise control serving for the match when she hiccupped. This weather has messed up Mary's game and she was about to be squeegied out of the tournament. That's pretty exciting stuff! But, we barely heard about it because three American men were in action and one was on deck. Those were compelling matches, also. You know Paradorn/Lleyton was hot and Coria was giving another clinic on Outer Mongolia court.

All of this rain has me a little more concerned about the health and the quality of performance the players are able give on a start-stop basis, too.

I would personally sit up all night to watch all the matches on tape. But, I can't see the network investing that kind of time and I don't know how many fans would be interested.

It may or may not rain again today. But, all I can do is set my VCR and keep my fingers crossed.
 

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Well all I can say is that Kim, Lindsay and Capriati have it cake compared to Myskina, Sugiyama, Pierce and Schiavone.
Don't forget Justine. She and Jen have had the easiest draws and now get the added advantage of having their opponents playing 3 days to play 1 match.
 

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Yes, they have to delay the people who played at night...but Coria/Bjorkman is the third match on one of the courts!! They are just trying to han Agassi the title.
 

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I don't know about that unfair advantage to the Americans idea. It's more like they want to make sure they get Americans on TV the way the U.K. did Tim in Wimbledon in 2001. I guess BBC ratings were more important than getting a male champion after a 60 year drought. Holding Agassi over for the CBS coverage during the first rain delay couldn't have been a move designed to help him. After his battle with Lleyton in last year's semis, he had nothing left for the next day final. Now if the conspiracy is to burn the old man out so that Andy can win, I guess that's a possibility. On the womens' side, it looks like Justine's insistence that she play is helping her the most.
 

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It's tournament policy, for some reason, to play a match before completing the ones held over from the day before. What I DON'T get is why they put Ferrero vs T. Martin T/F as the last match on Armstrong. That's a crock of shit; no way will they be able to finish that match today, even if it wasn't raining :rolleyes:

At this point I don't see any other alternative than extend the tournament. 2 1/2, almost 3 full days rained out. Maybe the USTA will start listening to people who tell them to find a better system than having 100 kids on the court with towels! :rolleyes:
 
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