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Australian Open ( tennis ) by johnnythemonkey on 17 January 2008 2:29pm
 
It's almost midnight in Australia and I'm watching live coverage of Baghdatis V Stafin. The match is in the 4th set, so they could be playing till 1am. I think this is a nonsense and places too much demand on players. It's obviously to suit the European and American television audiences.
What do the Aussies ( or anyone else ) think ?
 
Re: Australian Open ( tennis ) by kazzzz on 18 January 2008 1:03am
 
I think it's ace, was a fab match too.
We get extensive coverage and interviews with the players. I have been to the open 18 times.
The players LOVE coming to the Open, time after time again they say that it is one of their fave events on the tennis calender. They train for these events, are ultra fit, and are paid a FORTUNE!!! I don't hear them complaining!!! And I'm not either, I watch very little sport on telly but love the Open. Men's matches often go to 5 sets anyway.

"It's obviously to suit the European and American television audiences."

How do you come to that conclusion?


 
Re: Australian Open ( tennis ) by johnnythemonkey on 18 January 2008 10:35am
 
How did I come to that conclusion ? It's bleedin' obvious. If the match had started at a normal time of say 2pm local time, it would be 1am in the U.K. and most of us would be in bed.
What about those who attended the match ? Does anyone work in Australia ?
Anyway, it suited me, as I got to watch a great match !
 
Re: Australian Open ( tennis ) by kazzzz on 18 January 2008 11:11am
 
Er.... the matches start at 11am local time and go all day and into the evening depending on what time the earlier matches finish. Surprisingly, we don't live our lives here to fit in with you. Amazing eh?
 
Re: Australian Open ( tennis ) by johnnythemonkey on 18 January 2008 11:23am
 
It does fit in with us ! That is my point. I'm watching Mauresmo/ Dellacqua atm.
 
Re: Australian Open ( tennis ) by kazzzz on 18 January 2008 11:27am
 
Aren't you terribly clever then?
I DO apologise, we DO schedule the whole tournament around you so that you may view it at the optimum time, in optimum comfort.
What WAS I thinking?
 
Re: Australian Open ( tennis ) by johnnythemonkey on 18 January 2008 11:37am
 
Oh stop whinging and go and watch the match. It's just going into the third set. Btw, I should be painting the hall atm !
 
Re: Australian Open ( tennis ) by kazzzz on 18 January 2008 11:40am
 
I AM watching the match, I can argue with you at the same time ya silly Scottish git.

I soooo hope Lleyton Hewitt goes out in the next round.
 
Re: Australian Open ( tennis ) by peripatetically on 18 January 2008 2:39pm
 
Kaz, Ava needs changing, Dear!
 
Re: Australian Open ( tennis ) by kazzzz on 19 January 2008 1:05am
 
I can do that and argue at the same time as well, I'm very good at multi tasking :)
 
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