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You are ABSOLUTELY CORRECT!!! I am an idiot!!!
For some reason, my DVR (actually Windows Media Center running on my HTPC) chose to schedule the noon version of the program on ABC, rather than the 6AM version on ESPN. I suspect it's because both shows have THE IDENTICAL TITLE in the Guide, so it was a "tie" of multiple airings and a decision about which one to record had to be made, in order to avoid a duplicate.
And I have two tuner types in my HTPC... one is a Ceton card for cable channels, and the other is a Hauppauge HVR-2250 for OTA/ATSC (roof antenna) recording of local network channels. Since TWC/LA re-compresses the local OTA network channels it carries (to reduce bandwidth requirements, since after all "nobody can tell the difference"), I have my OTA/ATSC tuner set up as having "preference" over the cablecard tuner, if there is ever the same program carried on both sources.
In today's situation, "2013 Wimbledon" as the title appeared to be a "duplicate" carried on both ESPN and ABC (later, but not described as "repeat"), so WMC must have "broken the tie" by picking the OTA/ATSC tuner channel 7.1... i.e. the delayed noon airing, rather than the cablecard ESPN tuner channel 424.
I can't believe I didn't notice that before now, or pre-check my "upcoming recordings" just to be sure all was well for this morning. If I'd done that, I would have clearly re-scheduled things to record the 6AM live broadcast on ESPN.
My fault. I'm an idiot! Nevertheless, ABC couldn't show those first three games of set 3 in their delayed broadcast? I guess they had a fixed size time slot and that was all they could fit, given the festivities and excitement that followed the match.
My own fault.