Usually called the happy slam, the Australian Open is loved by players and fans alike. Unfortunately this year it was crippled by Djokovic’s vaccine deportation debacle, where is Peng Shuai t-shirt outrage and horrendous viewing problems in America.
Tennis fans have long learned to navigate the labyrinth of networks, streamers and illegal channels. But ESPN, AO tv rights holder, pushed most of the slam to their pay site, ESPN+. And Tennis Channel fumbled the ball with their re-airings. Too many matches, even in the later rounds were not shown in their entirety. Can you believe the women’s final was not shown in full. This has ruined the experience for old and new fans alike! Imagine NBC only airing the second half of the Super Bowl! Blasphemy!
Is this the beginning of the end for tennis?
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Will Haggerty’s Proposal Improve Our Davis Cup Experience?
There is nothing like the atmosphere at a Davis or Fed Cup Rubber! It is fandom and nationalism at its peak. The venue is packed. The music is loud. The fans cheer, boo, chant and dance with flags, signs and in their country’s gear. This … Continue reading Will Haggerty’s Proposal Improve Our Davis Cup Experience?
Top Five Moments in Tennis This Week (7-8-16)
Thankfully the business end of Wimbledon, week 2, has not been plagued by torrential rains. The slam has been dominated by the women’s matches. The best match thus far has been Radwanska/Cibulkova, though the Serena/Kerber final may just turnout to be the match of the … Continue reading Top Five Moments in Tennis This Week (7-8-16)
Top Five Tennis Moments (6-25-16)
While most of the WTA and ATP players were off the courts this week, some used the Boodles Exhibition and Nottingham and Eastbourne tournaments to prepare for Wimbeldon.
French Open Week 2: Top 5 Tennis Moments
5. Doubles continues to receive much deserved airtime from Tennis Channel and NBC in America. Following the Women’s Final, the Mens’ Double Final was presented. The Bryan’s lost to Spain’s Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez 4-6, 7-6, 3-6. The match was thrilling as the Lopez’s … Continue reading French Open Week 2: Top 5 Tennis Moments
French Open Week 1: Top 5 Tennis Moments
5. Rafael Nadal withdrew on Friday, May 27th, with a wrist injury. This fell his quest for his tenth French Open. On the heels of Federer’s absence from this tournament, fans are reeling from the rapidly changing face of the ATP. These departures have buoyed Richard Gasquet. He demolished Kyrigios … Continue reading French Open Week 1: Top 5 Tennis Moments