07 July 2013

Are tennis matches too long?

Four hours and 43 minutes for Djokovic/Del Potro;  two hours 50 minutes for Murray/Janowicz (plus 30 minutes for roof closing).  It's a long time to watch telly.

I'm not concerned about the players who are young and fit enough to cope.  Nor for the spectators who, having paid the £600 or whatever, are looking for value for money (or special means of delaying calls of nature).

No, it is viewers like me who lack the powers of concentration.  Inevitably, I have to go walkabout at some point during the second set - a bit of ironing perhaps or a nice nap - before re-joining the match at the end of the third set.  Maybe I'm getting old ...


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