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Schedule change

September
2

The women’s quarterfinal between No. 2 Jelena Jankovic and No. 29 Sybille Bammer, which was originally scheduled to start now at Arthur Ashe, has just been moved to Armstrong and will start at 8:30.

The reason is that Roger Federer is in a dogfight with Igor Andreev that no one outside of Russia anticipated, and coming off Novak Djokovic’s five-set win, the day session has run way over.

Andy Roddick-Fernando Gonzalez will begin on Ashe after the Federer match ends and the stadium crowd can be turned over, which will take awhile.

Without this change, Roddick might not have seen the court until after 11. Still, I’d be interested to hear if anyone on here had a night ticket for Ashe and now will only see one match instead of two.

This entry was posted on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008 at 7:33 pm by Harold Gutmann. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
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This is the time of year the tennis world descends upon New York. Jane McManus, Harold Gutmann and Josh Thomson will be sending dispatches from the courts and corridors of Arthur Ashe Stadium. Come back for advice on tickets, parking and whether to go for the hot dog or the lobster roll.
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Harold GutmannHarold Gutmann Harold Gutmann joined The Journal News in 2002 after graduating from Duke University. He currently focuses on high school sports — he has covered state championship games in 10 different sports. READ MORE
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