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Date: 28 Jan 2009 01:01:20
From: bg
Subject: Strange AO scheduling ...
The women who completed their QF matches today get the first semi
tomorrow. Not that it doesnt make much of a difference, but still,
havent seen this before.

bg




 
Date: 28 Jan 2009 08:29:24
From:
Subject: Re: Strange AO scheduling ...
In article
<b58e36a5-d274-4c96-a8da-4fd72413c1cf@k1g2000prb.googlegroups.com >,
ecy0004@gmail.com (bg) wrote:

>
> The women who completed their QF matches today get the first semi
> tomorrow. Not that it doesnt make much of a difference, but still,
> havent seen this before.

That's wacky.

I don't entirely love the AO's scheduling, but I do prefer it to
Wimbledon's madness because you get to see a lot more of the matches and
they're more spaced out. I particularly like having the quarter-finals
mixed up so you get to see both men's and women's matches every day.

wg


  
Date: 29 Jan 2009 07:45:24
From: DavidW
Subject: Re: Strange AO scheduling ...
wendyg@cix.compulink.co.uk wrote:
> In article
> <b58e36a5-d274-4c96-a8da-4fd72413c1cf@k1g2000prb.googlegroups.com>,
> ecy0004@gmail.com (bg) wrote:
>
>>
>> The women who completed their QF matches today get the first semi
>> tomorrow. Not that it doesnt make much of a difference, but still,
>> havent seen this before.
>
> That's wacky.

I thought the usual policy was to arrange them according to attraction value.
They used have the first one at 11.00, and that would be the "minor" one. Maybe
it's the other way around with the later start.





   
Date: 29 Jan 2009 10:18:19
From: Edward McArdle
Subject: Re: Strange AO scheduling ...
In article <glqg3h$2s8v$1@adenine.netfront.net >, "DavidW"
<no@email.provided > wrote:

>wendyg@cix.compulink.co.uk wrote:
>> In article
>> <b58e36a5-d274-4c96-a8da-4fd72413c1cf@k1g2000prb.googlegroups.com>,
>> ecy0004@gmail.com (bg) wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> The women who completed their QF matches today get the first semi
>>> tomorrow. Not that it doesnt make much of a difference, but still,
>>> havent seen this before.
>>
>> That's wacky.
>
>I thought the usual policy was to arrange them according to attraction value.
>They used have the first one at 11.00, and that would be the "minor" one. Maybe
>it's the other way around with the later start.

It's probably nothing to do with the weather, but...

All the tickets to the main arena (The Rod laver) are long sold, and
nobody is going in today that doesn't have to, because it is so hot. So
the order doesn't matter. What is surprising is that the women in one half
the draw get a two day break, the others only one - I think. But to some
extent I doubt that can be (mathematically) avoided.

In this mornings' paper Kuznetsova was unhappy that they stopped her
match, and possibly caused her to lose. Serena thought she was going to
win in three anyway, and Dementieva wondered why the roof wasn't closed
all the time, as they *knew* it was going to be roasting hot.

--
Edward McArdle


    
Date: 29 Jan 2009 15:21:52
From: Sakari Lund
Subject: Re: Strange AO scheduling ...
On Thu, 29 Jan 2009 10:18:19 +1100, mcardle@ozemail.com.au (Edward
McArdle) wrote:

>In article <glqg3h$2s8v$1@adenine.netfront.net>, "DavidW"
><no@email.provided> wrote:
>
>>wendyg@cix.compulink.co.uk wrote:
>>> In article
>>> <b58e36a5-d274-4c96-a8da-4fd72413c1cf@k1g2000prb.googlegroups.com>,
>>> ecy0004@gmail.com (bg) wrote:
>>>
>>>>
>>>> The women who completed their QF matches today get the first semi
>>>> tomorrow. Not that it doesnt make much of a difference, but still,
>>>> havent seen this before.
>>>
>>> That's wacky.
>>
>>I thought the usual policy was to arrange them according to attraction value.
>>They used have the first one at 11.00, and that would be the "minor" one. Maybe
>>it's the other way around with the later start.
>
>It's probably nothing to do with the weather, but...
>
>All the tickets to the main arena (The Rod laver) are long sold, and
>nobody is going in today that doesn't have to, because it is so hot. So
>the order doesn't matter. What is surprising is that the women in one half
>the draw get a two day break, the others only one - I think. But to some
>extent I doubt that can be (mathematically) avoided.

Well you can try yourself. If women's 1st round is played on Monday
amd Tuesday, and the final on Saturday in the second week, it must
mathematically happen that the players who start on Tuesday will have
to play two days in a row at some point.

But it was strange that they even made those players play the first
match today.


    
Date: 29 Jan 2009 12:21:42
From: Edward McArdle
Subject: Re: Strange AO scheduling ...
In article <mcardle-2901091018190001@192.168.1.6 >, mcardle@ozemail.com.au
(Edward McArdle) wrote:


>In this mornings' paper Kuznetsova was unhappy that they stopped her
>match, and possibly caused her to lose. Serena thought she was going to
>win in three anyway, and Dementieva wondered why the roof wasn't closed
>all the time, as they *knew* it was going to be roasting hot.

And I see that Nadal much preferred having the roof closed.

--
Edward McArdle