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WABI-TV begins coverage of U.S. Open men’s final after two sets

AP | Mike Groll
AP | Mike Groll
Rafael Nadal of Spain serves to Novak Djokovic of Serbia during the men's championship match at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York, Monday, Sept. 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)


CBS affiliate WABI-TV of Bangor chose to not show the start of the U.S. Open men’s final between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal that began Monday at 4 p.m. and did not air the final until after its local newscast ended at 6:30 p.m.

It picked up coverage of the Open final after two sets. Djokovic went on to win the title in four sets.

WABI posted on its website the following statement: “We regret to inform U.S. Open tennis fans that WABI will not air today’s delayed men’s final match as scheduled by CBS. Regular programming, including local news at 5 and 6 will be shown.”

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