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tkramer15
08-12-2009, 07:28 AM
As a big pro tennis fan since the mid '90s, I am really disappointed with the lack of any early round coverage of Montreal and Cincinnati. I think I understand why coverage has been cut. ESPN and the Tennis Channel paid tons of money to secure the rights to broadcast all of the Grand Slams, forcing them to cut back on other tournaments. Nonetheless, I still don't like it.

Montreal and Cincinnati are the premier warm-up tournaments for the U.S. Open and deserve to have more than just Thursday-Sunday TV coverage. I fully understand starting the TV coverage on Thursday or Friday at Indy, LA and Washington, but not the Masters tourneys. As everyone knows, there are all sorts of blockbuster early round matches in these events, all of which will go unseen this year. I remember back in the '90s when ESPN would show at least two hours of Cincinnati during the day and then come back for the featured night match -- every day of the tourney. I know that things change, but true fans cannot like this.

backhand winner
08-12-2009, 07:30 AM
The Tennis Channel showed all the action yesterday. It just wasn't on the schedule.

slicekick95
08-12-2009, 07:31 AM
Tennis Channel had coverage from 1-9 yesterday and it will have it today again. Its just not on the guide.

Jinx
08-12-2009, 07:33 AM
True fans would look high and low to stream these tournaments online =P

tkramer15
08-12-2009, 07:35 AM
Seriously? I checked at 11 AM and it wasn't on so I figured it wasn't being covered. I never heard or read that the Tennis Channel was showing anything until later in the week. Weird. Oh well. Maybe my post wasn't warranted after all.

tkramer15
08-12-2009, 07:37 AM
Yeah, I know that you can watch live coverage online through the site advertised on the ATP site, but at this point I'm not willing to pay that much.

batz
08-12-2009, 08:01 AM
Yeah, I know that you can watch live coverage online through the site advertised on the ATP site, but at this point I'm not willing to pay that much.

www.atdhe.net is your friend

slicekick95
08-12-2009, 08:08 AM
and Channelsurfing.net and fromsport.net

LeftyServe
08-12-2009, 10:41 AM
Seriously? I checked at 11 AM and it wasn't on so I figured it wasn't being covered. I never heard or read that the Tennis Channel was showing anything until later in the week. Weird. Oh well. Maybe my post wasn't warranted after all.

Your post was warranted, but be on notice that Tennis Channel often picks up tournament feeds seemingly at the last moment, and broadcasts them off-schedule with little or no advance publicity. Makes it hard for the DVR's.