.....we keep getting the final on monday? If the reasoning is to put the matches during the weekend, isn't it counterproductive when the finals gets pushed to the dreaded M day? Why do they insist on Super Saturday, is there a reason?
Yet they continue this greedy experiment which leads to horrible tennis.1984 was the first Super Saturday, and it was a huge success, with the men's over 35 final (Newcombe vs. Smith), 2 men's semi finals (Lendl vs. Cash, McEnroe vs. Connors) and the women's final (Navratilova vs. Evert), all going to deciding sets.
Since then, none of the others have come close to replicating 1984. I wonder what would have happened had the first (1984) been a dud?
+1000. Winston-Salem/New Haven are useless.If they moved the USO up one week, they could have the final on the Labor Day Monday holiday, and thus still get "weekend" TV ratings in the USA. This would also solve the current problem with the mens finals competing with the opening week NFL football games.
Are you moving forward one week ? In which case you reduce time between Cinci and the USO, no ?If they moved the USO up one week, they could have the final on the Labor Day Monday holiday, and thus still get "weekend" TV ratings in the USA. This would also solve the current problem with the mens finals competing with the opening week NFL football games.
Well, the USO folks obviously think they can go toe-to-toe with the opening week NFL Sunday games, so I don't think those other sports are going to be that big a deal if they went a week earlier. Just another NASCAR race on Labor Day weekend, like every other NASCAR race for ten months of the year. The Deutsche Bank Championship for the golfers. These are nothing compared with programming against the first regular-season games of the NFL season, as the USO does. How many more TV viewers might they get if the USO finals were this weekend instead of next weekend?Isn't the USO timing also dependent on other things like NASCAR/F1/Golf or other sports ???