Originally written on Tennis Grand Stand  |  Last updated 10/27/14

DOHA, QATAR - JANUARY 08: Viktor Troicki of Serbia in action against Rafael Nadal of Spain during the Semi- final match of the ATP Qatar ExxonMobil Open at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex on January 8, 2010 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)
Viktor Troicki crashed out to Radek Stepanek on Day 1 of the Australian Open on an untelevised court By Yeshayahu Ginsburg There was a lot of very good tennis scheduled and played on the first day of the Australian Open. Unlike other Slams, which split up the first round into three days, the Australian Open plays exactly half of the first-round singles matches on each of the first two days. That means 32 of each men’s and women’s matches on Day 1, with the same scheduled for Day 2. The problem with that, for myself and for every other fan not actually on the grounds in Melbourne, is that less than half of them are available to be viewed. The tournament uses 16 courts on each of these first two days for singles play. Of those 16, only 7 of those have television cameras. If you want to watch a certain player or match, the first thing you have to do is check what court he or she is playing on. Unless you go to Melbourne, you can’t see the match if it’s not on one of those courts (Rod L...
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