Yeah, there were some empty VIP seats. That's the way life is - some tickets go to corporate officers, politicians, etc. who don't bother to show up. But overall the arena was packed and he (his agency) made a nice profit.
The Davis Cup final is even a bigger event and will be probably even more profitable. The only drawback is that they had to pay some compensation to the organizers of the dance show that had been originally scheduled for the O2 arena.
On the other hand, let's give the guy some credit. He is one of the reasons why the Czech tennis system is probably the most effective in the world on per capita basis. Besides the FedCup & DavisCup success, no other country was represented at the recent WTA and ATP finals in all four disciplines.
Agreed Petronius (though I'm sure the Czech school/Phys Ed system has something to do with it as well). Csernosek, just takes the best candidates and molds them at his facility. And it should stay that way.
The problem is, he's got his hand in the cookie Jar in too many places (development, management, coaching decisions and politics). And what's always best for him, is not always best for Petra. That's the problem.
There's no excuse for Petra not having a regular hitting partner, doctors that take three years to find the proper inhalers, senior advisers, tennis specialist, etc. We been through all this.
On top of that: Now we know why Martina Navratilova complains on Tennis Channel why Petra doesn't contact her. She's probably forbidden.
The bottom line is this: If you're a tennis player, and you can't get the best people (but can afford it/have access), because of your Manager---who's so expendable--it's a conflict of interest. I couldn't care less what he does in the Czech Republic. That's another issue/argument. God Bless him.
And he's not even a coach. The Czech Republic has a rich tennis history, and I'm sure if he didn't own the facility, someone else would (or someone else in the Government would hook some one else up).