How bout Seperate Mens Tennis on Tv from Womens Tennis??

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Misiti99

Guest
How annoying is it when your watching a slam...and you know a great match is going on....like Gustavo Kuerten vs. Roger Federer ..or a better example is @ Miami this past year Nadal was playing Ferrer in I think the semis....

and then they're showing Sharapova ripping someone like 1-1 and I was so pissed...
Nothing agasinst WTA...but I notice many people on these boards don't watch Womens tennis....so does anyone think there could ever be a seperation of channels
Mens Tennis Us Open on one channel for instance
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Women on another
(ESPN and ESPN2)

I know this is highly unlikely.....but I find they show you the matches THEY want you to see..and most likely you're gonna see Andre Agassi for the 9348045th time..followed by Sharapova or one of the dumb Williams sisters....
and thats there coverage
I'd rather watch IVO KARLOVIC then that.....
anyone with me..or is this a wasted thread?
 

Titanfan2003

New User
I agree completely, but I dont think it will ever happen because we barely get to see professional tennis on one channel. It sucks when there is a huge match like the Nadal vs. Coria, and ESPN obviously doesnt care enough to show any of it, or the rest of the tournament for that matter.
 

VamosRafa

Hall of Fame
Get The Tennis Channel, then you won't have to worry about it.

I'm not a huge fan of the WTA, except when what they do is more noteworthy than what is going on in the ATP. And that does happen at times.

But TTC is showing lots of coverage of the men's and women's events right now.

It would be great if we could all get this type of coverage all year around.
 

Docalex007

Hall of Fame
I believe we should organize a cou d'etat overthrowing the ESPN hierarchy.

First of all, i don't like WTA at all. But if its the only tennis on i'll watch it, just because i'm tennis deprived as it is with no tennis channel. I move all the time so there's no point for me to get it unless the place already has it (rare).

One shouldn't need to buy an extra channel to watch a major worldwide sport.
 
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Misiti99

Guest
Im moving in 1 month about 10 minutes away..and I will then get tennis channel...is that hilarious..it takes a move to get to see some damn European tournaments
 

Camilio Pascual

Hall of Fame
Misiti99 said:
I know this is highly unlikely.....but I find they show you the matches THEY want you to see..

I'd rather watch IVO KARLOVIC then that.....
anyone with me..or is this a wasted thread?
Wrong, they are showing us the matches WE (as in the US TeeVee audience, not the TW board) want to see in order to maximize profits.
Many more people in the US want to see Venus, Maria, or Serena play than Ivo Karlovic in this country.
I am disappointed at times, too, with what they show, but I find it understandable why they make the decisions they do. The tennis universe does not revolve around people like you and me, we won't always get our way.
 

amarone

Semi-Pro
What would be very interesting (but will never happen) is if the grand slam tournaments sold TV rights to men and women's tennis separately. Then we would see which earns the most income and prize money can be set accordingly - using market forces.
 

Camilio Pascual

Hall of Fame
amarone said:
What would be very interesting (but will never happen) is if the grand slam tournaments sold TV rights to men and women's tennis separately. Then we would see which earns the most income and prize money can be set accordingly - using market forces.
Not really interesting if you are stating your true reason, the ATP would. Do you seriously think it would be the WTA?
Heck, I'm a big WTA fan and I don't think they could outdo the men. The unusual circumstances we had during the Kournikova era and the Williams' sisters initial rise is most unlikely to happen again.
 

amarone

Semi-Pro
Camilio Pascual said:
Not really interesting if you are stating your true reason, the ATP would. Do you seriously think it would be the WTA?
Heck, I'm a big WTA fan and I don't think they could outdo the men. The unusual circumstances we had during the Kournikova era and the Williams' sisters initial rise is most unlikely to happen again.
I doubt it would be the WTA, but it might be possible at times. The Williams' era was one example. Maybe when there was a big rivalry between Evert & Navratilova. Maybe if the ATP ended up with a series of number ones of the likes of Nalbandian, Gaudia, Coria, Canas, Henman (just to pick the top 5 in the entry rankings that the general US sports fan will not know much about).

But in general I think the ATP would get more money and therefore the men would be paid more. Yes, that is how I think it should be. If there happen to be times when the WTA attracts more money, then at those times the women should be paid more.
 

norcal

Hall of Fame
amarone said:
But in general I think the ATP would get more money and therefore the men would be paid more. Yes, that is how I think it should be. If there happen to be times when the WTA attracts more money, then at those times the women should be paid more.
The men are paid more. Have you ever seen the men's top 100 earners vs the women's? Quite a difference.
 

scoot

Rookie
Camilio Pascual said:
Many more people in the US want to see Venus, Maria, or Serena play than Ivo Karlovic in this country.
I agree that if its between a Maria v. Serena 3 set slugfest vs. a 5 set Karlovic-Federer slugfest more Americans would rather watch the former. But dont you think if its between a Serena vs. journeywoman 6-0 6-1 vs. a Karlovic-Federer marathon more people would rather see the latter? I think ESPN is underestimating the American public.
 

Camilio Pascual

Hall of Fame
scoot said:
But dont you think if its between a Serena vs. journeywoman 6-0 6-1 vs. a Karlovic-Federer marathon more people would rather see the latter? I think ESPN is underestimating the American public.
That's a toughie. I think maybe today they would rather see Serena pound a hapless player. If Federer gets Becker/Borg type of status, no question it would be Karlo-Fed. However, Becker/Borg got their status by playing and beating Americans.
 
In Australia at least, the non-tennis-playing viewers (which is a far greater number than the tennis-playing viewers) want to see Australians win. (empasise full stop)

The non-tennis-playing viewers don't care about close matches, great tennis, rivalries e.t.c they care about their national sporting icon win.

I would geuss it is similar in America.
 

Camilio Pascual

Hall of Fame
Something else we overlook is that people in foreign countries want to see Americans. To root for or against. Many foreigners know me and virtually all of them tell me that when Americans are involved in a sporting contest, interest rises. There are a few exceptions for long standing rivalries, such as in soccer.
 
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