Miami Open: Disappointed Tennis Fans Lash Out as Iga Swiatek Gets Brutally Snubbed for Nicolas Jarry

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Iga Swiatek continues to shine at the Miami Open after winning the Indian Wells tournament. She is ready for more success as she focuses on doubling her joy at the Sunshine Double. However, the spirit of the competition was foiled by a recent error by the Tennis Channel. Despite Swiatek’s progress to the round of 16, the tennis world was divided by the channel’s error, which ignored her match and other ATP matches in Miami.
Disappointed tennis fans raised their concerns about what they saw as discrimination, which apparently clouded the event. Let’s take a look at what they have to say about the huge blunder between the WTA and ATP match displays.
Tennis fans disappointed over the Tennis Channel skipping Iga Swiatek’s match
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Recently, when the WTA world number 1 achieved victory against Linda Noskova, the match at first was available live on the Tennis Channel, but midway through, things changed, and the channel streamed Nicolas Jarry‘s play against Thiago Seyboth Wild.
Looking into how the world number one’s match was cut off to showcase an ATP player’s match, tennis fans were left angry with the broadcaster for this not-so-good decision. Tennis fans took to their Twitter accounts to share their take on the concern.
A fan highlighted how, at first, they didn’t believe that it was the popular tennis update channel that left the Polish player’s match to cover the 22nd-seeded tennis player’s match.
On the other hand, another user displayed their disappointment by labeling the switch as ‘absolutely ridiculous’.
Moreover, repeatedly, tennis fans went on questioning the same thing again and again to get a clear answer from the Tennis Channel.
Subsequently, a fan shared their anger over the sudden and unwanted switch.
Lastly, another fan talked about how breaking away from Iga Swiatek’s third set to show another match is the most ‘bizarre’ decision they can ever remember from the Tennis Channel’s coverage.
This is not the only thing that has made tennis fans unhappy. During the Miami Open, the rain delay also caused a lot of chaos, because of which the Polish tennis player’s previous game was pushed beyond the time limit.
Rain delays made everyone upset
Tennis fans who were awaiting the highly anticipated matches at the 2024 Miami Open were left frustrated by the disruptions caused by the unceasing rain in Florida on Day 4. The bad weather made the organizers postpone the start time multiple times. Day 4 featured matches like Jannik Sinner vs. Andrea Vavassori, Aryna Sabalenka vs. Paula Badosa, Daniil Medvedev vs. Marton Fucsovics, Coco Gauff vs. Nadia Podoroska, and Iga Swiatek vs. Camila Giorgi.
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The start time was originally scheduled to begin no sooner than 12 p.m., but due to unforeseen circumstances, it was moved back to 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., and then 4:30 p.m. The fans were dissatisfied with the organizers’ lack of openness amid the continuous delays.
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Nevertheless, what is your take on Iga Swiatek getting snubbed by the ATP player, when it comes to broadcast? Do let us know in the comments section below.

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