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Old 06-18-2003, 06:52 PM   #1
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it was a 1.7. Last year was a 2.8

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Old 06-18-2003, 06:59 PM   #2
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Both finals on the men's and women's side were really struggling without any star power. And unfortunately, not many people are going to wake up at 7am to watch a final with nobody they've ever heard of.
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Old 06-18-2003, 09:32 PM   #3
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And I wonder why the Americans have never heard of those belgians? Oh yeah, cause were supposed to be hero-worshipping LD, RodDICK, Agassi, Blake, JCap, and the Sisters....what do they all have in common, you ask? Take a wild guess!
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Old 06-25-2003, 06:12 PM   #4
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Rtael is precisely correct.
This is nothing new..
Europeans and the rest of the world watched with interests the semi finals and finals. In fact in European newspapers such as L'Equipe and Gazzetto Dello Sport, you could read pages and pages of interviews and articles. Because they love the sport and not a few action heros hyped by the media.

Martin Verkerk on the men's side created great drama. The Belgian girls brought freshness to the Slam scene.

But in the USA if it's not Roddick, Agassi or the Williams sisters all the sports figures do is to use rhetorics like "Who cares?"..
Well the answer is: the rest of the world.
And then we wonder and get mad why the US TV can't even show some Grand Slam finals live...

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Old 06-26-2003, 11:03 AM   #5
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Some American tennis fans watched both finals. I did. I love tennis. But they were 2 terrible finals!
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