Aussie Open Final time change:Why!!??

Discussion in 'General Pro Player Discussion' started by Kevin T, Jan 29, 2006.

  1. Kevin T

    Kevin T Hall of Fame

    Feb 21, 2004
    Too far from the Blue Ridge
    Why has the time of the men's final changed in the last couple of years? Ever since I was a youngster, the final was live on Saturday night at 10pm eastern time. For the last couple of years, though, the final has moved to 3:30am eastern time. Why the change? I don't really care. It's the Aussie's tourney and they can start it when they want, just wanting to know why there was a change. I can't think of any other slam that changed the final time by 5 hours. Thanks for any info. I'll be signing off soon to catch up on my sleep!
  2. West Coast Ace

    West Coast Ace G.O.A.T.

    Feb 11, 2005
    So Cal
    TV ratings in Australia. It's their tournament and their perogative to have a night match and maximize their ratings - and cash that the commercials generate.

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