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Date: 20 Jan 2009 14:32:19
From: Whisper
Subject: Breaking news : air temp drops from 40 degrees to 28


Cool change coming.




 
Date: 20 Jan 2009 02:41:25
From:
Subject: Re: Breaking news : air temp drops from 40 degrees to 28
> > Given we only have 1 player worth shit (& he's ranked 70) I don't see it
> > as an issue.
>
> it's not an issue in terms of affecting the outcome of the event (hewitt
> doesn't have any better chance of winning than you do), but it's the
> principle of the thing.
>
> it's one thing for rinky-dink local ATP events to favor the local guys,
> but slams are world-class events that should be above that sort of thing.

I don't think Tim Henman ever had to play a singles match at Wimbledon
on any court except Centre Court - even Federer etc had to play one or
two on Court 1, and of course Sampras was stuck out on Court 2 when he
lost to Bastl ...






  
Date: 20 Jan 2009 22:42:28
From: Edward McArdle
Subject: Re: Breaking news : air temp drops from 40 degrees to 28
In article
<7d5119dd-9447-4469-9e6a-9e4daf2ff79f@r15g2000prd.googlegroups.com >,
gregorawe@hotmail.com wrote:

>> > Given we only have 1 player worth shit (& he's ranked 70) I don't see it
>> > as an issue.
>>
>> it's not an issue in terms of affecting the outcome of the event (hewitt
>> doesn't have any better chance of winning than you do), but it's the
>> principle of the thing.
>>
>> it's one thing for rinky-dink local ATP events to favor the local guys,
>> but slams are world-class events that should be above that sort of thing.
>
>I don't think Tim Henman ever had to play a singles match at Wimbledon
>on any court except Centre Court - even Federer etc had to play one or
>two on Court 1, and of course Sampras was stuck out on Court 2 when he
>lost to Bastl ...

I think there is a small problem when a player drops out at the last
moment. It is a bit hard to suddenly import someone from overseas, and all
those foreigners who failed to qualify have generally gone home. So a
couple of locals usually sneak in to fill sudden gaps.

But our local players have generally played up to the standard in the
first round, with some of them winning!

--
Edward McArdle


   
Date: 20 Jan 2009 15:16:39
From: Sakari Lund
Subject: Re: Breaking news : air temp drops from 40 degrees to 28
On Tue, 20 Jan 2009 22:42:28 +1100, mcardle@ozemail.com.au (Edward
McArdle) wrote:

>I think there is a small problem when a player drops out at the last
>moment. It is a bit hard to suddenly import someone from overseas, and all
>those foreigners who failed to qualify have generally gone home.

The players who lose at last round of qualifying don't go home, there
is a good chance they can get in as lucky losers. Like Dancevic for
example.


 
Date: 20 Jan 2009 00:32:53
From: Carey
Subject: Re: Breaking news : air temp drops from 40 degrees to 28


stephenj wrote:
> Whisper wrote:
> > stephenj wrote:
> >> > Whisper wrote:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> Cool change coming.
> >>
> >> the announcers on US television keep saying "the tourney wanted hewitt
> >> to play at night, but he wanted to play in the heat .. the tourney
> >> wanted the roof closed, but hewitt wanted it open" ...
> >>
> >> the AO embarrasses itself the way it cravenly favors Aussie players.
> >> All slams do a little of that, the USO sometimes too much (e.g.,
> >> sampras and night matches), but the AO is way overboard with it.
> >
> > Given we only have 1 player worth shit (& he's ranked 70) I don't see it
> > as an issue.
>
> it's not an issue in terms of affecting the outcome of the event (hewitt
> doesn't have any better chance of winning than you do), but it's the
> principle of the thing.
>
> it's one thing for rinky-dink local ATP events to favor the local guys,
> but slams are world-class events that should be above that sort of thing.

Don't you mean "world-class events should 'appear to
be above that sort of thing'"? These are the ways of Capitalism,
m'boy... (W C Fields said that- or would have)


 
Date: 19 Jan 2009 22:43:01
From: stephenj
Subject: Re: Breaking news : air temp drops from 40 degrees to 28
> Whisper wrote:
>
>
> Cool change coming.

the announcers on US television keep saying "the tourney wanted hewitt
to play at night, but he wanted to play in the heat .. the tourney
wanted the roof closed, but hewitt wanted it open" ...

the AO embarrasses itself the way it cravenly favors Aussie players. All
slams do a little of that, the USO sometimes too much (e.g., sampras and
night matches), but the AO is way overboard with it.

--
The Constitution does not prohibit legislatures from
enacting stupid laws.

- Thurgood Marshall


  
Date: 20 Jan 2009 15:45:27
From: Whisper
Subject: Re: Breaking news : air temp drops from 40 degrees to 28
stephenj wrote:
> > Whisper wrote:
>>
>>
>> Cool change coming.
>
> the announcers on US television keep saying "the tourney wanted hewitt
> to play at night, but he wanted to play in the heat .. the tourney
> wanted the roof closed, but hewitt wanted it open" ...
>
> the AO embarrasses itself the way it cravenly favors Aussie players. All
> slams do a little of that, the USO sometimes too much (e.g., sampras and
> night matches), but the AO is way overboard with it.
>



Given we only have 1 player worth shit (& he's ranked 70) I don't see it
as an issue.



   
Date: 19 Jan 2009 22:52:18
From: stephenj
Subject: Re: Breaking news : air temp drops from 40 degrees to 28
Whisper wrote:
> stephenj wrote:
>> > Whisper wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> Cool change coming.
>>
>> the announcers on US television keep saying "the tourney wanted hewitt
>> to play at night, but he wanted to play in the heat .. the tourney
>> wanted the roof closed, but hewitt wanted it open" ...
>>
>> the AO embarrasses itself the way it cravenly favors Aussie players.
>> All slams do a little of that, the USO sometimes too much (e.g.,
>> sampras and night matches), but the AO is way overboard with it.
>
> Given we only have 1 player worth shit (& he's ranked 70) I don't see it
> as an issue.

it's not an issue in terms of affecting the outcome of the event (hewitt
doesn't have any better chance of winning than you do), but it's the
principle of the thing.

it's one thing for rinky-dink local ATP events to favor the local guys,
but slams are world-class events that should be above that sort of thing.

--
"the purpose of the Russian campaign is to reduce the Slavic
population by 30 million".

- Heinrich Himmler, 1941