US Open, Saturday News

US Open, Saturday News

Post by Candy Heis » Sun, 25 Aug 1996 04:00:00


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> In the US, CBS showed a two-hour preview on Saturday
> afternoon, and they had live new and gossip coming in.

> Unfortunately, Kafelnikov's injury is pretty serious and
> therefore withdraws from the tournament. Moreover, Muster
> is still very angry for being demonted to the 3rd seed.
> Apparently he is considering withdrawal, as he did at
> Wimbledon. Some players are still demanding re-doing the
> seeds strictly based on rankes and do the men's draw
> AGAIN, for the 3rd time.
> I am getting really tire of controversy over seedings. USTA should have

never changed the seedings.  But enough is enough.  The players still
have to win seven matches for US Open title. Muster can prove USTA wrong
by winning and beating Agassi in the quarters.  What's the point of
withdrawing?
 
 
 

US Open, Saturday News

Post by VICTORIA BUR » Sun, 25 Aug 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
>Wimbledon. Some players are still demanding re-doing the
>seeds strictly based on rankes and do the men's draw
>AGAIN, for the 3rd time.

O.K. y'all.  What's the probability that Edberg will draw a seed 3 times
in a row?

Aaaa-a-a-a-aahhhh!  No!  No!  I didn't mean it!

vwburns.

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US Open, Saturday News

Post by Mei-Ling L » Sun, 25 Aug 1996 04:00:00



Quote:
>> I am getting really tire of controversy over seedings. USTA should have
>never changed the seedings.  But enough is enough.  The players still
>have to win seven matches for US Open title. Muster can prove USTA wrong
>by winning and beating Agassi in the quarters.  What's the point of
>withdrawing?

I am sorry but saying enough is enough is plain wrong.  The reason
why there is lingering ill feeling is that the grievances have
not been addressed.  The draw is at the heart of a tennis tournament
and if you diddle with it you change the complexion of the whole
thing.  And in this case, the obvious reason for the manipulation
of the seeding is so blantant and unjust that I wholeheartedly
support Muster's position.  It's no a matter of who beats whom,
but the game's integrity is at serious stake here.

If you think winning a grand slam is just a matter of winning 7
matches, you fall right into the trap of the USTA/CBS: Before long
they will stage just that for their chosen ones.

   M. Liu