Some people seem to think that because it's called the Tennis Channel, it should be covering live tennis 24/7. That would be great, but it costs money to do this, and TTC doesn't have the budget. Be grateful for what you're getting and change the channel whenever Murphy Jensen's mug appears on your screen.
I'd love to be able to change the channel, but my cable provider DOESN'T EVEN OFFER the tennis channel. So I basically don't get to see much of anything. So my gripe lies with the ATP and tournaments for selling the rights to a network that has such a restricted availability. I actually saw a lot more tennis before TTC existed because the major networks and ESPN covered more events. As it is now, I don't get to see any Davis Cup or European MS events and only the last couple of days of the masters series events in the US when TTC turns it over to ESPN. And they wonder why tennis can't generate a bigger fan base.....arghhhhh! At least the networks are still showing most of the slams. I can only pray that TTC doesn't get their hands on those rights.
But even though I don't have it, I do believe that if TTC is going to grab the rights to events, they should be showing live coverage of the bigger tournaments. Seriously, it makes no sense to be showing years old fluff pieces on Nadal and Navrotilova when the "fifth slam" is going on in the home country of TTC. I don't think anyone expects them to cover 52 weeks a year with live feed but certainly the masters series events should be worthy of more coverage. If they can't afford to pay commentators, just place a camera on the court and show live play. Fans don't need the running patter from the booth to appreciate a good match. And if they can't afford to provide that, then let ESPN cover the whole thing for the US like they seem to do for other countries (ESPN in Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, and Africa). I'd rather see that anyway since I would actually get to see some tennis if it were on ESPN!