Officials at the year's final grand slam have hung "Twitter Warning" signs throughout the grounds, telling players they are not allowed to tweet any information that could be deemed "inside info." Roddick, the favorite to some at this year's event, has gone to, what else, his Twitter to show his disgust.
i think its lame the US Open is trying to regulate our tweeting.. i understand the on-court issue but not sure they can tell us if we cant do it on our own time.... we'll seeThat response from the top-ranked American came after the signs told of "warn(ing) you of some of the dangers posted by Twittering as it relates to the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program Rules."
i definitely respect the rule about inside info and on court, but u would seriously have to be a moron to send "inside info" through a tweet ... not very subtle/smart ..... come on
Tournament spokesperson Chris Widmaier was told of Roddick's comments and actually agreed with Andy to a point.
"We agree with Mr Roddick that it would be 'moronic' to provide what might be construed as insider information. However, in the age of new media, it is imperative to ensure the absolute integrity of the game."So, basically, it's imperative to tell these people stuff because some of the athletes using this system might forget at times what is right and what is wrong. I don't see a huge problem with just asking that the players watch what they broadcast, but I do agree that asking the players to avoid communicating with fans on a daily basis, the power of the Tweet, is unattainable.
What have we seen from Roddick's account since the rules went down? Well, pretty inside stuff, sure to put off the powers of the Open. Andy's latest tweet -- "can anyone else not stand the sound of people chewing gum?" Expect his account to be closed any minute now.