On Tuesday night, Australian tennis fans were delivered extensive coverage of Nick Kyrgios‘ round one Wimbledon match, instead of Ash Barty’s.
Despite Ash Barty being the women’s world number 1, Channel 7 made the decision Kyrgios, the men’s number 43 seed, would take precedence.
And fans were furious at the network.
Genuine question: Why is Channel 7 (7Two) broadcasting Nick Kyrgios – the world’s Number Whatever male player – when at the very same time Ash Barty – the world Number 1 female player – also an Australian – is playing? Seven, there is something seriously wrong with your judgment.
— John Lyons (@TheLyonsDen) July 2, 2019
— Sally Sara (@sallyjsara) July 2, 2019
So not only are we forced to watch #Kyrgios v Thompson in standard definition – a joke in 2019 – we now get only snippets of World No.1 #Barty in action at change of ends in the men’s match. Bizarre #Wimbledon coverage from @7Sport . #Wimbledon2019
— Rob Greenwood (@robgreenwood1) July 2, 2019