racko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4857 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2073 times:
Great for Murray, he deserved his slam. I feel bad for Djokovic though, he got really screwed by the organizers, having to play the day before while Murray gets a day's rest. Something like that really shouldn't happen.
us330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 3871 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2066 times:
Quoting racko (Reply 3): I feel bad for Djokovic though, he got really screwed by the organizers
He didn't get screwed by the organizers--he got screwed by the weather. It sucks, but short of putting a roof on Ashe (which apparently is cost prohibitive and the land itself at flushing meadows couldn't support the weight), there's not much they could do unless they decide to play both semis at the same time.
scbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12568 posts, RR: 46
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2064 times:
Quoting racko (Reply 3): Something like that really shouldn't happen.
In a perfect World, no. Unfortunately, we live in a imperfect World where nature can intervene in outdoor sports events and you're trying to schedule a tounament of matches and you don't know how long each will last. Even tournaments played indoors can have scheduling issues when a match lasts much longer than expected.
I'm sure Djokovic will cry all the way to the bank.
[Edited 2012-09-11 04:43:41]
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NAV20 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 9909 posts, RR: 35
Reply 9, posted (2 years 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2022 times:
Truly one of the best contests I've ever seen. Not, perhaps, in terms of the quality of the tennis, but certainly in view of the courage, perseverance, and plain old-fashioned 'endurance' shown by both players.
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