looking at the schedule of play at the US Open today there are 10 wheelchair events taking place but surprise, surprise not one of them is being video streamed on the official site. On most days up to this point there have been at least 3 live video streamed games to choose from but now we’re down to just one. Not everyone only wants to see the women’s semi-finals but apparently the USTA thinks there’s enough wheelchair coverage according to this from bleacherreport.com
NEW YORK — A New York judge has denied a filmmaker’s request
to shoot video of wheelchair division tennis matches at the U.S.
But the filmmaker learned later Wednesday that some of the
matches will be televised anyway.
Alan Rich, who’s a Brooklyn attorney and freelance journalist,
argued that since CBS, ESPN and the Tennis Channel don’t usually
air matches from the wheelchair tournament, he should be granted
access. A judge denied that request.
But USTA spokesman Chris Widmaier said some of the wheelchair
matches will air after all. He said a decision on when matches
would be aired was pending.
The wheelchair division, featuring 20 of the top players, begins
competition Thursday and ends Sunday.
Rich is making a film about the wheelchair players.
Thankfully this morning’s rain has stopped and the sun is out so staying in and watching the tennis for the rest of the day isn’t my only option 😉