Bring on the sleepless nights!

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  1. rovex

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    for those of you in Europe that is.:twisted:
     
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    And the junkies on the east coast in the US. :)

    What are the chances dasco gets past denko rovex?
     
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  3. MurrayisBEAST

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    What is this thread about? :p
     
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  4. [Z]engin

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    As long as Roger wins AO,

    I'm fine with watching the highlights afterwads. :)
     
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  5. meg0529

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    US- East Coast has to be worse!
     
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  6. rovex

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    Where I am matches start at 1 AM

    wooooooohooooo!!
     
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    Yep, but I welcome it. I work till 10pm and get home at 11 so this is actually the slam with the best coverage time for me.
     
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    i live in new jersey. and let me tell you something. it might sound horrible, but some of my best tennis memories come from stayin' up at 4, 5, 6 in the morning watching amazing tennis. i really think every slam final should be scheduled for 3 am. nothing but you, a lack of sleep, and a good match.
     
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  9. Hood_Man

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    Same. I was also hoping to stay up and see Federer play, but I don't think he'll be on until about 5am GMT.

    Now tomorrow night is a different story, since I'm off work on Tuesday and can stay up drinking coffee all night to my hearts content.

    I'll be off down the chemists for some Nytol I think...
     
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  10. dandelion_smiley

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    At least the night session is not that bad - starts around 9 a.m.

    Federer's playing today at 3am-5am dunno if its better to go to sleep now or wake up at 5. Ah well, might as well sleep some other time.
     
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  11. Li Ching Yuen

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    There are hardly any worthy matches in the first 3-4 hours of the schedule, just a lot of WTA rubbish and some lesser mens matches. The real deal starts in the afternoon Aussie time, which is early morning my time.

    Manageable. Us Open is much worse.
     
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    Are you German/Swedish/Serbian/Italian/Polish/Slovakian? Cause the matches start here at 1 am as well
     
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    Many important matches (including the final) are in the morning, and that's awful for those who have to go to work/school.
     
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    Well in my country Kaia Kanepis match starts 2.00 AM and Roddick's ~4.00AM and school starts 8.00 AM. -.-
     
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    I'm always optimistic As you already know, last time they met was at the
    Aus last year and it was a 5 set epic. I'm thinking if verdasco is on tobasco he can get the W.
     
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  16. Mustard

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    Oh yes. Unlike the US Open where we stay up to see the night session, we stay up to see the start of day's play at the Australian Open.
     
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  17. babbette

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    Sigh this is the part I hate!! And when Murray and Rafa are scheduled to play at the same times because BBC will broadcast murray
     
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    I know right! That's exactly how it was for Nadal-Verdasco :)
     
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  19. rovex

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    Thankfully I've got a little thing called a recorder at my disposal :mrgreen:
     
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  20. meg0529

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    You actually make a splendid point, except, it also makes me quite useless during the day. Walking around like a zombie. lol.
     
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  21. joeri888

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    This thread will be some sort of digital pyjama party?

    Cool. count me in. Looking forward to this tournament A LOT.
    Hope we get to enjoy awesome tennis, instead of stupid rivalries ruining our knowledge and love for the game itself.

    First rounders I'm looking at: Hewitt-Nalbandian, De Bakker-Monfils, Haase-Berlocq. Dimitrov-Golubev could be a match between two rising stars. Also I'm a bit curious how Tursunov is doing and whether he can trouble Troicki tonight.

    Tomorrow I think Gulbis-Becker could be good, as well as Petzschner-Tsonga.
     
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    GMT +1 for the win? :):shock:
     
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    0000GMT for UK fans.
     
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  24. Hood_Man

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    British. Now that you mention it I'm pretty sure I got my maths wrong, I think matches start at midnight here in the UK, not 1am.

    [EDIT]

    What Batz said.
     
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  25. babbette

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    What's a recorder?

    To be honest for the past 2 years, as i'm getting older, i've slept half way through most matches. Hyper when it begins, snoring with drool by the end of the first set. Vamos Aus open :mrgreen:
     
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  26. Telepatic

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    For me, day matches start at 1AM and I get energy drink, sometimes eat some snacks and prepare for sleepless night..And night session is somewhere in the morning for me (9 AM) so I either skip boring Day s. or I'm very sleepy :D..

    Ever since I'm a student, it's much easier to choose when I got my duties unlike back in high school so I'm fine.. ^^
     
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    Roddick's playing at 2, school starts 8:10, it's a matter of priority here.
     
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  28. Legend of Borg

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    Precisely.

    Are you ready to unleash the power of the caffeine?

    BRING IT ON!
     
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    I'm a Joiseyite here (I noticed another one earlier!) and it looks like I can catch the Monfils first round match tonight at 8pm...that's not bad at all! Then Roddick's at 10pm and I think Roger's match is at 11 - thank goodness tomorrow's a holiday for us States folks.

    In the meantime, while waiting, the New England Patriots are trying to begin destruction of the Jets, who ain't goin' down easy:twisted:
     
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  30. Hood_Man

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    I've got work tomorrow :cry:

    It wouldn't be the first time I've had to work a full shift on only a few hours sleep, but it's a lot harder to be polite to a customer when you really want to go to bed :lol:

    Hopefully the Beeb keep their promise and show the Murray matches tomorrow night...
     
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  31. MAXXply

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    Now you know how it feels for Aussie fans watching the other three Slams:twisted:
     
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  32. rovex

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    LOL I was about to say, never heard you guys ever complain though
     
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  33. meg0529

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    It's 7pm by my calculations. Since matches start at 11 aussie time.

    Who you rooting for? jets or pats?
     
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  34. Legend of Borg

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    You know, Hafa doesn't like his fans to be drooling with boredom.

    Come on, you can do better than that!

    :lol:
     
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  35. joeri888

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    You still only stay up for Murrie?
     
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    Not everybody gets a day off for MLK holiday :( I still have to work!!

    I am planning to stay up till around midnight to watch....then I am willing to wake up at whatever time Fed is playing....or I'll adjust little bit maybe (sleep early *sacrifice early matches* then wake up 2am or 3am to watch Roger).

    I have to leave work at 6.15am, so I'm sure I'll be a bit cranky for the next couple weeks due to lack of sleep.

    And yeah, I am hoping the Patriots gives the Jets a good spanking....
     
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  37. joeri888

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    What time do you guys expect Federer-Lacko? 3 hours after play starts? 4 hours? 5 hours? I'm thinking 3 or 4...
     
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    I'm really a fly-by-night Steelers fan (once lived in Pittsburgh), but I think the Patriots would give us a run for our money if they win tonight. Could be a great game with those two! So I'm thinking the Pats.

    How about you?
     
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  39. Li Ching Yuen

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    4 hours is a decent estimation.
     
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  40. meg0529

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    Jets def! Going local! :)
     
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  41. Outbeyond

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    Yeah, you'd be knocked off otherwise in your neck of the woods, LOL.
     
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  42. Semi-Pro

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    I welcome the sleepless nights(live on the east coast), the AO is my favorite slam so totally worth it!
     
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    Wow! My best thread. The Oz Open has been the cause of SOOO many sleepless nights, destroyed days, missed/unproductive work and subsequent illness for me. Still, I just cannot NOT watch tennis LIVE especially in the second week of AO, where we have all the night matches. Recorded matches are useless IMO. There's something about the nail bitting and nervous anticipation during live matches. I tend to get very worked up while watching!
    I'm also a very light sleeper so my sleep schedule gets disturbed easily and takes weeks to recover. So in the second week of AO, I just forget about sleeping and load up on the coffee!

    I recall the AO 2009 final; I set an alarm to wake up at 3 AM; but I could hardly sleep and kept on dreaming about the match.

    EDIT: Here's something cool - Just did 1000 posts! Now I am a veteran on this forum! Amazing :)
     
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  44. meg0529

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    Haha, hey NYers are very accepting people!! I won't hold my breath for the jets though. The Pats are just too good. :(
     
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  45. Outbeyond

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    Your favorite, really? Why?:)
     
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  46. babbette

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    I've only slept through 3-4 of rafa's matches; 2 in Cincinatti including the one in Cicinatti against Lappenti when he got his number 1..I can't remember the other ones :oops: But they definitely weren't when he's playing at slams.
     
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  47. Outbeyond

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    The Pats are disgustingly good. We should hate them.

    Pats 3-0 1st quarter.
     
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  48. babbette

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    True dat true dat! Let's be strong y'all we can do it! *snores*
     
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    I really have no idea, I guess I just love to cuddle with the GF at night (she also loves tennis) watching tennis with a nice warm cup of cocoa!
     
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  50. meg0529

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    Lol you are so cute.
     
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