Saturday, January 14, 2012

Schedule of Play Update

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The schedule of play for Monday is out, with David as part of the line-up for the first day of the Australian Open. But although I was expecting his match against Jarkko Nieminen to take place on one of the show courts, I wasn't necessarily expecting this: David gets to play his first match at Margaret Court Arena (pictured above), the third biggest court at Melbourne Park. In the night session, at 7pm local (8am GMT/3am EST/5am Argentina).
So a show court with coverage for us, a late start (as in playing in the evening) for David, which he will like, and an early start (as in playing on the first day) for Nieminen after Sydney. A nice schedule, indeed.

17 comments:

  1. Wow! That is great! I'm happy that he got a good court, hopefully he plays great.
    Probably they won't show his match on TV here because Roger is playing also, but we get a stream for sure with that court :-).

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  2. Is it possible that they will reschedule the match beetwen david and nieminen?It has been raining in sydney and Nieminen will play the final there in single and double ass well on sunday!A monday match could be to much for Nieminen!

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  3. Well, it's really unfortunate for Jarkko, that's true. But if the match was moved to Tuesday, the second round would still take place on Wednesday. And that wouldn't be great, either. I mean, they obviously tried to schedule the match as late as possible.

    Mina, yeah, there will be a stream for MCA. And I like that court. :)

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  4. as the French would say.... Magnific !!!

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  5. I'm not upset about this schedule... honestly it's pretty good news for David, in terms of hour.
    and for us, a stream for sure!!

    the least they could do is to put David in a big court, and I'm happy they did it!!!! :)

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  6. ok, the organisers owe David nothing... lol. But I'm so happy they put him on a big court on 1st round, even if it's not against Hewitt or any Top 10 guy!
    I was just thinking about how much we were frustrated when they put him on small courts on lots of tournaments... (though we know David is not entitled to big courts on each and every match lol). Now we can be happy!

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  7. It's still bucketing down in Sydney. What could happen if it doesn't stop? Could the first round match be postponed to accommodate?

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  8. The latest I've heard is that the rain has stopped now and that the final will soon begin.
    But as I've said, delaying the R1 match would mean no pause between R1 & R2. And that would be unfair to David.

    Mira, yeah, I know what you mean. :)

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  9. By the way, I'm reading that David practiced with Milos Raonic today. Not all that long ago, he didn't know who Raonic was... lol

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  10. Julia, am watching the Sydney final on TV, Nieminen is playing great tennis, both wings working great, hopefully hell be tired on Monday. Otherwise it would be a toe to toe match

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  11. Well, most of their past matches were close. It usually makes for nice viewing whenever they meet but Nieminen is not an easy match-up for David.

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  12. yea, it makes a very nice viewing, that lefty FH against David's BH

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  13. The forehand is not his strength, though. At least not traditionally. Seems to have improved it.
    But he plays a smart defense and forces David to come up with the goods.
    Apart from that, they've known each other since junior days...

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  14. So they wont start before 8am GMT?

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  15. 8am GMT. Or later, if the other matches take ages.

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  16. i thimk he can beat nieminem maybe in 4 sets but i am worried about the isner match i saw him playing in paris and in us open he can beat anyone with those big serves!it was a good idea to train with raonic today.

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  17. Well it's the scoreboard for me as usual during the Australian open. I'll be at work when he plays :(
    Enjoy the match guys!
    @ Miklos I know what you mean about Isner, he's not going to be easy but let's take it step by step, first Jarkko

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