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ATP Zagreb - worst tournament on calendar.

KaiserT
02-04-2010, 01:07 PM
The majority of matches are played to about 10 fans, the atmosphere is utterly insipid.

The quality of tennis is utterly appalling, probably a mixture of the field, the date of the event, the lack of atmosphere...... everything.

It's just a horrific event all in all, good for fixing and little else.

RIboy
02-04-2010, 01:19 PM
The majority of matches are played to about 10 fans, the atmosphere is utterly insipid.

The quality of tennis is utterly appalling, probably a mixture of the field, the date of the event, the lack of atmosphere...... everything.

It's just a horrific event all in all, good for fixing and little else.

yesterday was around 5000 spectators on Cilics match

Ilovetheblues_86
02-04-2010, 01:23 PM
3 events after AO seems too much, 2 events would make a stronger field for them, and Zagreb should go to another week perhaps.

KaiserT
02-04-2010, 01:24 PM
yesterday was around 5000 spectators on Cilics match

They turn up for the local hero, great.

Most matches have had seemingly under 50 paying spectators.

oranges
02-04-2010, 01:30 PM
A) I doubt it's the worst in any of the aspects B) Practically all 250 events, except those before AO and Wimbledon, have become akin to a strong challenger since they gimped them with the 500/250 split and the rules for top 30 players, especially those in the second part of the season when most of these players have more than enough points from two such events not to bother overcrowding their schedule any more. Jog your memory about most of 250 series in 2009.

TennisOnWood
02-04-2010, 01:31 PM
Poor as Belgrade and bunch of others

Action Jackson
02-04-2010, 01:36 PM
First event after a Slam and indoor events that lead to nothing at all.

Not the worst, not every IS event can be like Bĺstad, Buenos Aires or Umag.

Doomach777
02-04-2010, 01:43 PM
For me best event ...
tommorow watch matches from zagreb, Ill be there and Im sure u will hear me!!

Tom Paulman
02-04-2010, 01:48 PM
Johannesburg and Newport are much worse.

Prostejov challenger has better field than these two.

LucasArg
02-04-2010, 02:03 PM
A) I doubt it's the worst in any of the aspects B) Practically all 250 events, except those before AO and Wimbledon, have become akin to a strong challenger since they gimped them with the 500/250 split and the rules for top 30 players, especially those in the second part of the season when most of these players have more than enough points from two such events not to bother overcrowding their schedule any more. Jog your memory about most of 250 series in 2009.

Buenos Aires is an incredible tournament, almost everytime is packed.

JMG
02-04-2010, 02:07 PM
Johannesburg is a cult event at least.

Dini
02-04-2010, 02:10 PM
Delray Beach was so dull last year. http://imgsrv2.tennisuniverse.com/wtaworld/images/smilies/yawn.gif

KaiserT
02-04-2010, 02:10 PM
This tournament has no soul.

Ad Wim
02-04-2010, 02:13 PM
Such a contrast with the great Umag, also played in Croatia. But there the tourists make the tournament.

tennishero
02-04-2010, 02:20 PM
A) I doubt it's the worst in any of the aspects B) Practically all 250 events, except those before AO and Wimbledon, have become akin to a strong challenger since they gimped them with the 500/250 split and the rules for top 30 players, especially those in the second part of the season when most of these players have more than enough points from two such events not to bother overcrowding their schedule any more. Jog your memory about most of 250 series in 2009.

queens club is packed.

this place is empty, one of the worst attendances iv ever seen and the place looks horrible lol.

oranges
02-04-2010, 02:23 PM
Buenos Aires is an incredible tournament, almost everytime is packed.

You have to admit that is an exception rather than a rule. Besides, it has a nice spot in the calender ;) Most have been seriously gimped. Look at the Marseilles draw last year and the years before, for instance.

oranges
02-04-2010, 02:25 PM
queens club is packed.


You don't say, with so many tournaments available for warm up for Wimbledon, they have a tough time attracting top notch field, as well as appropriate audience :haha:

Smoke944
02-04-2010, 04:26 PM
Johannesburg and Newport are much worse.

Prostejov challenger has better field than these two.

Newport gets good crowds, though. Not to mention it has the HOF Ceremonies going on.
I agree with the thread starter. Zagreb is extraordinary uninspiring.

croat123
02-04-2010, 04:34 PM
the 5pm matches gets good attendance. i'd say better attendance than most tournaments in the early rounds. you guys seem to forget the people have jobs and can't spend 11am on a wednesday watching tennis.
as far as the field goes, there's some pretty solid indoor players there + a top10 player ( :woohoo: ). can't expect must given it's the week after a slam--both croatian tournaments have really bad scheduling

columbus
02-04-2010, 04:54 PM
look at this Ljubicic idiot, lose his home tournament. this person should retire from tennis finally.

Dini
02-04-2010, 05:07 PM
look at this Ljubicic idiot, lose his home tournament. this person should retire from tennis finally.

He lost in a final set tiebreak. Anything can happen in those.

Denaon
02-04-2010, 05:12 PM
Does attendance only matter or the entry list too? :shrug:

saniapower
02-04-2010, 08:29 PM
ATP Zagreb - worst i dont agree

saniapower
02-04-2010, 08:30 PM
If Cilic reaches the final the stadium will be packed with people

Iluzionista
02-04-2010, 09:12 PM
I'm sure there are worse. :shrug:

Dunno, but I heard last year was a similar situation at Serbia open, the stands were full when Serbian players played and empty or half-empty on other matches. But I suppose you can forgive us, since it's something new for Serbia and Belgrade. :umbrella:

Horatio Caine
02-04-2010, 09:21 PM
the 5pm matches gets good attendance. i'd say better attendance than most tournaments in the early rounds. you guys seem to forget the people have jobs and can't spend 11am on a wednesday watching tennis.


...but that doesn't stop other events (e.g. Queen's Club) from attracting a good early afternoon crowd. ;)

Doha is always pretty grim as well.

You have to wonder how some of these events stay in business.

Dini
02-04-2010, 09:23 PM
Doha is always pretty grim as well.

You have to wonder how some of these events stay in business.

$$$$$$$$$$ especially in the case of Doha. Don't think they would have got last year's lineup (Nadal, Fed, Murray, Roddick, Monfils) without the cash moooonies. :p

croat123
02-04-2010, 09:28 PM
...but that doesn't stop other events (e.g. Queen's Club) from attracting a good early afternoon crowd. ;)

Doha is always pretty grim as well.

You have to wonder how some of these events stay in business.
queens club is in a great minority. watch the doha or IW day sessions. miami gets a lot of people, but the average age in the audience is 73 :p

Horatio Caine
02-04-2010, 10:00 PM
$$$$$$$$$$ especially in the case of Doha. Don't think they would have got last year's lineup (Nadal, Fed, Murray, Roddick, Monfils) without the cash moooonies. :p

Sure, in the case of Doha, for example, as you say.

But I wonder how a tournament like Zagreb would stay afloat. :angel: Or maybe I really shouldn't ask... :o :tape:


queens club is in a great minority. watch the doha or IW day sessions. miami gets a lot of people, but the average age in the audience is 73 :p

Where are the 73-year old Croats then? Surely you have a few of those tucked away somewhere. :p

Action Jackson
02-04-2010, 10:35 PM
Costa da Sauipe has no crowds, but that is a location thing.