Australian Open - Second Week Schedule

Australian Open - Second Week Schedule

Post by Ross Ma » Mon, 23 Jan 1995 22:58:47


I'll try and summarize the tentatitve 2nd week schedule for the AO, based on
the details at the Tennis Australia information booth at Flinders Park this
evening, and current draw standings

MONDAY (Day 8)

Completion of 4th Round matches for men and women:
Edberg v Krickstein                     Sancez v Habsudova
Eltingh v McEnroe                       Fernandez v Sawamatsu
Martin v Kafelnikov                     Novotna v Gavaldon
Rafter v Agassi                         Paulus v Werdel-Wittmeyer

The pressure of TV have been bowed to. Rafter v Agassi has been scheduled
for the evening session, with the added stipulation the it will not commence
before 8.30pm, the time live TV coverage begins here. I can handle that
stipulation, but the fact that Rafter will ahve played two consecutive
matches at night, and Agassi 2 out of 3 (on days when those in the day
session sweltered in heat wave conditions - yes, there is 30C forecast for
Monday) is just plain wrong and unfair to others in the draw.

Better be careful, or I'll start sounding like Micheal Stich....  :-)

TUESDAY (Day 9)

The men's and womens 1/4 finals will now both be split over two days, unlike
in previous years. Tuesday will see two of each. One of each will be played
in the day, and one of each at night. Presumably these will be between
todays victors, ie:
Sampras v Courier                       Zvereva v Pierce
Medvedev v Chang                        Davenport v Martinez

WEDNESDAY (Day 10)

Remaining 1/4 finals. Two womens and one mens will be played in the day
session. One mens 1/4 final at night. Presumably, these will be between the
winners of the MOnday matches.

THURSDAY (Day 11)
The 'exciting new' AO schedule really hits home. This is better than the US
Open!
Not two semi finals, but THREE semi finals are scheduled for this day!!!
Both women's, and one men's semi will be played!!
(No night session)

FRIDAY (Day 12)
The remaining men's semi is played, along with the women's doubles final,
and the 'Championships Doubles' final which will also be on Centre Court. I
think the Championship Doubles is a new politically correct name for the
men's over 45 doubles.....  :-)

SATURDAY (Day 13)
Some normalitly returns with Women's final, followed by mens doubles final

SUNDAY (Day 14)
Mixed doubles final precedes men's final.

All of the above is of course subject to change due to weather, Tennis
Australia whims and Channell 7 TV demands!

Enjoy!

Ross Mair

 
 
 

Australian Open - Second Week Schedule

Post by Mei-Ling L. L » Tue, 24 Jan 1995 03:04:08

Quote:

>I'll try and summarize the tentatitve 2nd week schedule for the AO, based on
>the details at the Tennis Australia information booth at Flinders Park this
>evening, and current draw standings

Ross, thanks and very good to hear from you again.

Quote:
>MONDAY (Day 8)

>Completion of 4th Round matches for men and women:
>Edberg v Krickstein                     Sancez v Habsudova
>Eltingh v McEnroe                       Fernandez v Sawamatsu
>Martin v Kafelnikov                     Novotna v Gavaldon
>Rafter v Agassi                         Paulus v Werdel-Wittmeyer

>The pressure of TV have been bowed to. Rafter v Agassi has been scheduled
>for the evening session, with the added stipulation the it will not commence
>before 8.30pm, the time live TV coverage begins here. I can handle that
>stipulation, but the fact that Rafter will ahve played two consecutive
>matches at night, and Agassi 2 out of 3 (on days when those in the day
>session sweltered in heat wave conditions - yes, there is 30C forecast for
>Monday) is just plain wrong and unfair to others in the draw.

Well, Agassi has stated that he prefers night matches.  Edberg,
on the other hand, is said to dislike night matches (although he
has played a few memorable ones).  So I think that's why Andre
has been getting mostly evening spots in most tourmanents he
plays, while Edberg very often is scheduled in the morning.  
The Agassi-Rafter match up is such a seller in Australia that I
instantly knew it would be the night match.

Quote:
>Better be careful, or I'll start sounding like Micheal Stich....  :-)

The Los Angeles Times has a littler blurb today that said that Stich
is suffering from burnout (from playing 52 consecutive tournaments
or some such).  It also mentioned that Becker's early exit may have
been due to his participation in the exhibition prior to the A.O.
But what Julie Cart didn't mention was that all of the big names
left (Sampras ,Agassi, Chang, Edberg, Courier) also played in
exhibitions at the same time.  End of theory.

     M. Liu