Exhausted Channel 9 commentator James Bracey sleeps on the job as Australian Open motion hits the small hours – and is roasted by his colleague Tony Jones
- Exhausted 9 commentator James Bracey falls asleep on the job
- Tony Jones mocks his colleague for nodding
- The Australian Open is being broadcast within the early hours of the morning
Arduous-working Channel 9 commentator James Bracey has left his colleagues in stitches by falling asleep at his desk because the Australian Open is broadcast into the early hours of the morning.
Melbourne climate has thrown Australian Open scheduling into disarray attributable to each torrential rain and January warmth, with dozens of matches disrupted in the course of the week.
Lengthy hours behind the desk on the Australian Open took a toll on Channel 9’s James Bracey within the early hours of Thursday morning
The commentator turned the studio right into a bed room because the motion continued attributable to warmth and rain delaying the Grand Slam schedule.
Late nights are definitely taking their toll on 9 Sports activities presenter James Bracey after he was recorded within the 9 studio nodding off at his desk and sleeping on the ground.
Fellow tennis commentator Tony Jones fiercely roasted his colleague Thursday morning for his lack of professionalism.
‘James has bought to appreciate that the cameras are all the time watching him,’ Jones smiled as footage of Bracey nodding his head.
That is James Bracey’s professionalism. I do know he has a lot of late nights.
‘The worst factor was that it was solely 9 o’clock at night time. One out of ten on professionalism from James.’
As a result of disruption of the sport, the up to date schedule has been launched on the final minute, leaving the gamers and followers disenchanted.
The complete order of play on Wednesday was issued simply after midnight on Tuesday and a few gamers took to social media to complain.
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’11:50 pm.. I will not be one among them, however should you nonetheless haven’t got a schedule at the moment, how will you let gamers play at 11 am?’ Belgian doubles participant Kirsten Flipkens posted on Twitter.
Flipkens later replied to a fan: ‘I personally suppose most gamers cannot sleep figuring out whether or not you play at 11am or 8pm’.
Doubles participant Jamie Murray additionally expressed displeasure over the late discover.
’11 a.m. begin on the outer courts. Gamers arrive round 8-830,’ he stated on Twitter. The schedule was launched at 11.30 pm. Inappropriate.’
Australian Alexey Popyrin (pictured) performed into the small hours of the morning earlier within the week in his epic win in opposition to former world No. 1-ranked junior Tseng Chun-hsien
Australian Alexey Popyrin performed into the small hours of the morning earlier within the week in his historic win in opposition to former world No. 1-ranked junior Tseng Chun-hsien.
The grueling four-hour and 26-minute encounter, the longest of Popyrin’s profession, ended at 2.02 p.m.
The Australian Open isn’t any stranger to late matches – the most recent good match document in Grand Slam historical past was set when Lleyton Hewitt’s third spherical showdown with Marcos Baghdatis in 2008.
The match began at 11.47 pm on the Rod Laver Area and eventually ended at 4.34 pm.
The Aussie received 4-6 7-5 7-5 6-7(4) 6-3 in opposition to the Cypriot in a match that lasted 4 hours and 45 minutes.