Well I guess as a tournament is he the "director" you'd want the top seed or top players to make it to the final, because they keep fans excited and attract the crowds.
That's true - but Krajicek really overdid it. Kept going on-and-on-and-on on how much he'd like to see a Rafa - Hewitt final (
who's THAT in modern tennis???)
I well remember an interview with Tursunov, saying that "Rafa is NOT the only player around over here - we are able to play quite a bit as well"
- clearly showing his annoyance to all that had the open mind to see it. Seppi said the same thing - and I'm sure they weren't the only ones who felt this.
Nothing against Rafa btw. He couldn't help this at all. Did his best - but failed, like all the 'top stars' do, once in a while. I'm sure the Rome organizers didn't appreciate Roger bolting out against Stepanek either...