Re: Gstaad R1: Crivoi d. Kohltanker 64 60
Yeah, have to agree (even though this was very profitable!). Bad for tennis - imagine you paid for a ticket. It's also why so few broadcasters buy the rights for early rounds, which is a pretty vicious circle: no tv coverage, no prizemoney, worse players enter.
Gstaad is especially bad for this because most players need to turn up early and acclimatise to the altitude. You get a lot of these 2nd set collapses as players get frustrated at constant groundstrokes mistiming, and the inability to get any serves in.