I hate to put down tournaments that I go to, but honestly this is my second year going, and just like last year, this year was pretty sucky. I went this year, because it seemed as though higher quality players would be playing...like Roddick, Agassi. This year, again, most of the top players withdrew before or during their matches. So today, Wednesday, I get there and what matches do I see? Only two singles matches (on a 2nd round day). One of which included Ricardo Mello vs. Hadad?!?! The other was Hrbaty vs. Hernych. Was excited to see Hrbaty, but I mean he steam rolled Hernych of course so that was over in no time lol>
Furthermore, this tournament only has two courts...a stadium, and a grand stand...period! Compared to other So. Cal. tournaments that have several courts, and at least a few practice courts. This one only has one practice court, and it is fenced in! The only time I saw Agassi today was during his 2:00 or so practice, and basically he was swarmed by everyone so you couldn't see him anyway...not that the fence helped either
I mean, if they even had like three practice courts and I could just sit and watch some of my favorites practicing, it would be ok. But just one measly practice court? Quite a joke.
So, basically this post is just to let out my frustrations
. Quite frustrated in myself for taking the time to drive two hours to a tournament I didn't particularly like last year, but gave another chance this year (since I had free tickets). I hope those that I gave some of my free tickets to here had a good time, I mean at least it was free.
Lastly, no other tournament I've been to have I seen tickets for the night session cost more than tickets than a day session. Are you serious?!? I mean, somebody paid $40 just to see Haas vs. Malisse and the Brian Twins play doubles? Sure I like Haas, Malisse and the twins are ok, but paying $40 just for two matches on a 2nd round day...
I guess i'm picky, now that I've been to so many events in California. I guess it's good in that it is the only exclusive men's event here, but....So, for now on, I'm sticking to just the Pacific Life Open for seeing the men in California.