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Live: 2014 Australian Open - Day Two

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  • No free-to-air multi- channel coverage of the tennis? In 2014,to not have this sort of broadcast is pathetic and somewhat embarrassing.

    Commenter
    Ted
    Location
    Tinling
    Date and time
    January 14, 2014, 12:17PM
    • i was saying the same thing to ms insomniac yesterday. with multiple digital channels why can't channel 7 show more than one match at once.

      Commenter
      insomniac
      Date and time
      January 14, 2014, 2:28PM
    • Ted its on channel 7, however they're showing the exact same matches as foxtel - pathetic

      Commenter
      liz
      Location
      melbourne
      Date and time
      January 14, 2014, 2:37PM
    • Apologies Ted, have just noticed the "multi" in your comment. Still pathetic though

      Commenter
      liz
      Location
      Melbourne
      Date and time
      January 14, 2014, 2:47PM
    • why don't you guys go to the tennis?you can watch any game you like;)

      Commenter
      den3ng
      Location
      Melbourne
      Date and time
      January 14, 2014, 2:56PM
    • They can't show the Tennis on 7two, they have the very important job of showing movies from the 60's and then showing old soapie reruns, this is very important.

      Commenter
      Jimmy D
      Location
      Melbourne
      Date and time
      January 14, 2014, 3:02PM
    • Don't be silly Ted - That would interfere with their telemarketing... Hair Product Hair Product - Oi! Oi! Oi!

      Commenter
      Chris J
      Location
      Melbourne
      Date and time
      January 14, 2014, 5:10PM
  • Its hard to watch womens Grand Slam tennis, in the age of equality here is a glaring example of anything but. Men play out 5 sets the women 3 (it can be won in 3 and 2 respectively).
    There is no value for money in a womens final quite often over in 30minutes. When Steffi Graf first started launching her serve at speeds similar to men the game changed. The fitness level of the women/girls competing is the same as the mens on the tour.The paying public want equality as well.
    This would change the game for the women for the better, the big heavy hitting units probably can't last as long as the smaller but just as fit girls.
    Lets put it this way when did you see a muscle bound giant win any mens Grand Slam-never- to much weight for a 5 set 3-4 hour marathon.
    Come on 5 set Grand Slams for everyone lets get some equality or stop paying the same prize money.

    Commenter
    The Judge
    Location
    City
    Date and time
    January 14, 2014, 1:27PM
    • 'muscle bound giants' ! I take it this is meant as an insult to one of the greatest women players of all time. And 'girls' - I take it is a way of demeaning all the women in the tournament. Your comment is not really about equality at all is it?

      Commenter
      andy
      Location
      Melbourne
      Date and time
      January 14, 2014, 10:56PM
  • If Channel 7 paid so much money for the rights to show centre court, then there should be a clause in that contract that says it shows centre court whether an Australian is on it or not! This is worse than pathetic. This is an insult to people who are objective about sport and enjoy watching their preferred sport no matter who is playing! Channel 7 restricts what Foxtel can show so we end up with the same match on both channels. I don't understand and of course Channel 7 will do what it pleases. Welcome to free choice (not!)

    Commenter
    foodie65
    Location
    Mosman
    Date and time
    January 14, 2014, 2:57PM
    • Yep its the same every year. The media(sports especially) think we are all "aussie,aussie,aussie.O,OI,OI ah it never gets old.Look a what was televised last night a 200ish ranked because he was Australian.The best viewing is normally the second week when all the Aussies are out.But you still have to listen to the sulky but well informed 7 commentators.

      Commenter
      den3ng
      Location
      Melbourne
      Date and time
      January 14, 2014, 3:59PM
    • Completely agree - except for tonight - as im looking forward to Rafa handing Bernie Tomic a free tennis lesson.

      Commenter
      Chameleon
      Date and time
      January 14, 2014, 5:18PM
    • You left wing hippies are all the same…..

      If we went to war you'd probably back the invading country because it isn't cool being patriotic anymore.. You make me sick.

      Commenter
      Dank
      Date and time
      January 14, 2014, 7:30PM
    • Hahaha so true. Why should the public miss quality matches simply because an aussie is playing? Do they think we watch sports cos of Aussies or because we have an interest in the sport. I've lived in many countries and it seems like only here they do this and make you feel unpatriotic if you're not watching the aussie.

      Commenter
      Tony
      Date and time
      January 14, 2014, 8:55PM
    • Sheesh! If you enjoy watching the tennis no matter who is playing, what difference does it make who is playing where? Unless it's not just about the sport, and just about watching centre court?

      Commenter
      micko
      Date and time
      January 14, 2014, 10:36PM
  • Wouldn't you think they could put the flag of the other player on the screen too, and by the way are any women playing today? Really I'm feed up with seeing Aussie players. They all should be made to wear a hat in that best it crazy even playing.

    Commenter
    Amro
    Date and time
    January 14, 2014, 4:18PM
    • Yes why don't they have the flag of the other player showing? It is bizarre!

      Commenter
      Dank
      Date and time
      January 14, 2014, 7:16PM
  • It doesn't matter what channel you watch, and whether it is sport or anything else it is all about the ratings. Pretty pathetic that they can't show other matches on 72 or 7mate.

    Commenter
    Ramjet
    Date and time
    January 14, 2014, 4:26PM
    • Don't worry about the Channel 7's obsession with Australian players, they'll be gone in a couple of days.

      Commenter
      Waltzing MAtilda
      Location
      Sydney
      Date and time
      January 14, 2014, 4:43PM
      • Here I was thinking I'm the only one who was not enjoying the sole focus on Aussie players. I mean, it's understandable, but I watched that match with Matosevic, and it was a slog to watch, you could see he hasn't got the mental ability to keep cool and focus. Anyway, as you say, some Aussies will stay, but not many. At least Stosur got through.

        Commenter
        Rhubarbapple
        Date and time
        January 14, 2014, 8:26PM
    • If it is all about ratings the question is what do Australians want to watch?
      Do they want to see Aussie wannabees or hasbeens or do they want to watch the best players in the world? For me the AusOpen is about the best players in the world playing each other, not about seeing as many Australian players as possible.

      Commenter
      DutchCourage
      Date and time
      January 14, 2014, 4:59PM
      • What about the ladies cricket - who does that?

        Commenter
        Avril
        Location
        Melbourne
        Date and time
        January 14, 2014, 5:15PM
        • Who would watch it Avril? Most Ladies can't stand cricket and they wear too much for men to bother watching it!!! LOL

          Commenter
          TheGimp
          Location
          Perth
          Date and time
          January 14, 2014, 7:06PM
      • I cannot wait till the Winter Olympics start and we are forced to watch mediocre Australian athletes finishing in 56th. place, then explaining that it was their PB.
        Someone should tell Lleyton that he is too old to be playing tennis, and that the peak of his hat should go in the front.

        Commenter
        Thepres
        Date and time
        January 14, 2014, 5:58PM
        • Hey Pres, someone needs a hug.....Hewitt deserves a medal. Why this guy, apart from a few C'Mons, isn't liked or even respected for what he has done in this sport for this country is beyond me. Anyone else would have soved off to England and played for them. Typical Aussie Tall Poppy Syndrome where if someone isn't exactly like Pat Rafter and Rod Laver we hate them!!!

          Commenter
          TheGimp
          Location
          Perth
          Date and time
          January 14, 2014, 7:30PM
      • What incredible comments!!! They don't show other matches because no-one will watch them bar a few tennis fanatics. Like hockey, tennis is only interesting to the majority when Aussies are playing it. It would be like channel 9 broadcasting the West Indies V's Sri Lanka cricket matches on GEM whilst they broadcast the Aust match on 9.....those same people commenting here would go nutso!!!!

        Commenter
        TheGimp
        Location
        Perth
        Date and time
        January 14, 2014, 7:12PM
        • As everyone is saying there are some of us who DO NOT want to watch Australians play...I hope 7 realises there are other players from other countries..and I thought the Oui,Oui,Oui crap had finished..(yes I am Aussie) but enough is enough 7...

          Commenter
          Kami
          Location
          Sydney
          Date and time
          January 14, 2014, 7:14PM
          • If you are really that interested and want to watch players from other countries a plane ticket to Melbourne is $200 max, so for $400 you can watch until your heart's content!!!

            Commenter
            TheGimp
            Location
            Perth
            Date and time
            January 14, 2014, 7:33PM
            • "Hewitt takes game to five sets" says the front page. Get it right you hacks. It's a match not a game.

              Commenter
              maximus editus
              Date and time
              January 14, 2014, 7:39PM
              • cmon, Lleyton!

                Commenter
                cmon, Lleyton!
                Date and time
                January 14, 2014, 7:47PM
                • Im not a big fan of Hewitt, but you have to give the little bugger great credit, hes a fighter, never gives up, two sets down, nearly pulled it off, and he has done it several times before. Real fighter.!

                  Commenter
                  Piesnchess
                  Location
                  Mt evelyn
                  Date and time
                  January 14, 2014, 8:09PM
                  • Does anybody really want to
                    Listen to post match "interviews".

                    Commenter
                    Malty
                    Date and time
                    January 14, 2014, 8:35PM
                    • Rafter was never going to play doubles with anyone in 2014

                      Commenter
                      RTP.
                      Location
                      Sawtell
                      Date and time
                      January 14, 2014, 8:58PM
                      • are Joanna Griggs and Basil Zempalis the same person????

                        Commenter
                        Steve Quatermaine
                        Location
                        a stool somewhere
                        Date and time
                        January 14, 2014, 9:00PM
                        • Tomic is suffering nadalitis

                          Commenter
                          AntNom
                          Location
                          Sydney
                          Date and time
                          January 14, 2014, 9:04PM
                          • Grade A wussbag.

                            Commenter
                            Neilt
                            Date and time
                            January 14, 2014, 9:31PM
                            • Pathetic Tomic. Hewitt would have played with a broken leg.

                              Commenter
                              Gavlar
                              Date and time
                              January 14, 2014, 9:32PM
                              • Does anyone really believe Tomic was injured. That has to be the worst acting I've ever seen. IMO he never had any intention of playing out the match and losing to Nadal. Poor sport all round. He needs to grow up (he can't be 'the kid' his entire life) and find a bit of fighting spirit.

                                Commenter
                                kesa
                                Date and time
                                January 14, 2014, 9:35PM
                                • I agree. I called it before the game even started, and he performed right on cue. I admire those who give him the benefit of the doubt, but as far as i'm concerned if he was any more transparent, the guy would be invisible.

                                  Commenter
                                  Sarah
                                  Date and time
                                  January 15, 2014, 9:08AM
                              • Leyton, Lion Heart
                                Tomic-Pea Heart

                                Commenter
                                jimmy
                                Date and time
                                January 14, 2014, 9:39PM
                                • Not a Tomic admirer but if he is injured he deserves sympathy not criticism. Fair go.

                                  Commenter
                                  plugger
                                  Date and time
                                  January 14, 2014, 9:47PM
                                  • Why am I not surprised? One set down and no ticker, what else could a pretender do but be injured? What a poor add for Australia to follow Lleyton Hewitt. One legend followed by one pretender.

                                    Commenter
                                    RTP.
                                    Location
                                    Sawtell
                                    Date and time
                                    January 14, 2014, 9:49PM
                                    • Commiserations Tomic. As for those putting him down, really? Or is it that he isn't 'Aussie' enough for you?

                                      Commenter
                                      Froggy
                                      Date and time
                                      January 14, 2014, 9:55PM
                                      • Tomic now has his excuse for losing in the first round. Much easier than facing reality.

                                        Commenter
                                        Jessica
                                        Location
                                        Mosman
                                        Date and time
                                        January 14, 2014, 10:06PM
                                        • Hahaha what a cat Tomic is...

                                          Commenter
                                          AlligatorSister
                                          Date and time
                                          January 14, 2014, 10:15PM
                                            • What a great sportsperson you are. I bet you were shouting about Australia beating a pathetic English cricket team, the minute someone gets into trouble and pulls out of a game , he or she is classed as a cat or loser. If he was injured he did Australia proud by taking 4 games off the world number 1.Are you saying Ash Barty is not very good because she got beaten?

                                              Commenter
                                              Taffy
                                              Location
                                              Ingleburn
                                              Date and time
                                              January 15, 2014, 12:09AM
                                          • Is Stosur out too? that would make our day complete

                                            Commenter
                                            Ray
                                            Location
                                            Auckland
                                            Date and time
                                            January 14, 2014, 10:23PM
                                            • Federer runs like a swiss Ѱatch

                                              Commenter
                                              Frankewalt
                                              Location
                                              Burgenhoff
                                              Date and time
                                              January 14, 2014, 10:25PM
                                              • Why do we have to watch the tennis in low definition (576i) on channel 7....surely all tennis (and sport for that matter) should be broadcast in full HD (1080i for TV stations)....how on earth will they ever get up to 4K level if we're still getting fed 576i grainy rubbish!

                                                Commenter
                                                BD
                                                Location
                                                Grafton, NSW
                                                Date and time
                                                January 14, 2014, 11:08PM
                                                • Why do we have to watch the tennis in low definition (576i) on channel 7....surely all tennis (and sport for that matter) should be broadcast in full HD (1080i for TV stations)....how on earth will they ever get up to 4K level if we're still getting fed 576i grainy rubbish!

                                                  Commenter
                                                  BD
                                                  Location
                                                  Grafton, NSW
                                                  Date and time
                                                  January 14, 2014, 11:11PM
                                                  • Maybe Tomic had SHM, or what is commonly known as Strained Heart Muscle.

                                                    Commenter
                                                    Cracked Nail
                                                    Date and time
                                                    January 15, 2014, 8:39AM
                                                    • There is a reason women only play best of 3 sets. It would be torture to watch them play best of 5. It is however very unfair that women work half the time, produce a product of inferior quality and still get paid the same as men.

                                                      Commenter
                                                      Matthew
                                                      Location
                                                      Lane Cove
                                                      Date and time
                                                      January 15, 2014, 9:37AM

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