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Djokovic Calls For Dropping Super Saturday







2012 Daily Tennis News Wire -
After being forced to win a weather-affected two-day match to finally book his place in the US Open final, Novak Djokovic has added his influential voice to those calling for the abolition of the outdated "Super Saturday"  scheduling which has led to half a decade of delayed Monday men's finals.

Djokovic had to come back on Sunday to beat Spain's David Ferrer in four sets after their semi-final was abandoned a day earlier to due severe weather which forced the evacuation of the 23,000-seat Armstrong stadium.

Like other dis-satisfied players, the world No. 2 Serb says enough is quite enough. The Open is the only one of the majors which does not program in a rest day between semis and finals, instead adhering slavishly to three decades of American television demands to play two men's semis and the women's final all on the same Saturday.

That concept has not worked as advertised since 2007.

"If I'm not mistaken, this is the fifth Monday final here in US Open," said Djokovic. "I'm not so sure about this Super Saturday any more. I really hope that the tournament will consider changing things for next year.

"I'm not speaking in the name of myself only, I think most of the players will agree.  Every Grand Slam has a Friday/Sunday, last couple of days.  This is the only Grand Slam that has Super Saturday.

"Eventually playing back to back five sets with the top rivals, top guys - it's ridiculous from the players' perspective."


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