Thursday, September 08, 2011
US Open scheduling in disaray?
If only back in the mid 1990s instead of building worlds largest tennis stadium, the Arthur Ashe at Flushing Meadows they had listened to the likes of John Mcenroe who argued at the time they should have a roof like Melbourne Park has had for Australian Open since 1988! Then there would not be the rain messing up scheduling. Now they cant afford a roof as it would cost a bomb to stick on top of Arthur Ashe Stadium and USTA instead has to invest in its future tennis stars!
Now it looks like another mens Monday final (Mens semis to be played on Saturday). But even more surprising is the crazy scheduling of the womens matches the semi finals will be on a Saturday EVENING :shock: and then play their final the next day on a SUNDAY! Already there has been players complaining of scheduling this week! Isn't that a bit of an insult for womens tennis to not have a break like the mens! Plus why dont they use covers for the courts when it rains rather than mops and towels. If anyone wanders I am not anti US Open, I happen to be a fan of the event and you cant beat the lovely evening matches, esp this all Serbian tussle between Djokovic and Tipsaervic going on as I write this entry.