I went to the semifinals yesterday and while it was enjoyable in it's own way, I find that I much prefer watching tennis on television as long as it's live like it has been this past week.
I had what most people would consider very good seats (right at courtside on the baseline three rows back) but frankly I perfer to be a bit higher up and more on the sidelines.
But the person who bought our tickets took the "best available" so I shouldn't complain too much.
But you simply cannot see as much live as you can on television. For example I had no idea that Venus almost broke down when she had to retire yesterday. She was out of our sight but apparently the camera picked that up.
Also I like the ESPN spot cam. It really shows that the linespeople are usually right on in their calls.
Then again, it could be the venue. I enjoyed being live at Manhattan Beach far more than I did at the Staples Center. Maybe I just don't like seeing tennis in a cavern. On the other hand, what's a bigger cave than Ashe Stadium? But you do have sky above you there rather than sky boxes.
That being said, I will continue to go to live tennis when I can if for no other reason than to support the WTA tour.
Sometimes duty calls.