Friday, September 11, 2009

Tennis Talk US Open Day 12

by Savannah


All I have to say is this.

They knew that this weather system was coming. It's not like some freak storm that just appeared out of the blue. Would it not have made better sense to move the Women's Doubles semi and the Mixed Doubles final to Armstrong yesterday, cancel the night session, and allow fans with tickets for the night session to attend an extended Day Session getting both men's matches in? They had enough time to get the word out so that fans would know what to do.

I'm sure ESPN wanted that night match but at some point someone has to tell these network people to fuck off, we're doing what's best for our players and fans.

It's been announced that Serena and Kim will play on Ashe, Rafa and Gonzo on Armstrong, and Yanina and Caroline on the Grandstand. All matches will start at 2:30p Eastern weather permitting.

6 comments:

TopSpin said...

"I'm sure ESPN wanted that night match but at some point someone has to tell these network people to fuck off, we're doing what's best for our players and fans."

Well said.

Weather did not permit and I'm sitting here watching replays of Kimmie's 2005 final with Mary Pearce. And wondering why they didn't go through with your suggestions.

Helen W said...

So they are going to move the Rafa-Gonzo match over to Armstrong -- in the middle of a second set tie-break no less.

Where is Kolya when we need him?

Same old, same old, same old.

Maru said...

I just loved Rafa's _____ (insert word of your choice here) face, he was not having any of it, he looked rightfully mad.

I've complained like insane about this, it's ridiculous that they are pretending to be concerned over this when the USO people brought this on them, they KNEW that it was going to rain, didn't they??

I feel ridiculous being bitter about this but it is all so freaking absurd.

oddman said...

Maru, absolutely loved your last sentence there. Describes exactly how I feel about all this. I'm past bitter back to absurdity and coming in close behind is utter indifference. Which probably is an emotional protective mechanism.

oddman said...

I, too, feel Rafa had alot to say about last night's match - like 'NO, we are done. I'm not playing till #$#@#$ 2 or 3 in the morning, or waiting around to see if the rain might stop.'

Good on ya, Rafa!

sG said...

It's quite frustrating. My dad and I were talking about it and he thinks the situation sucks.