Oh yes it could be helpful - I would just be surprised to see it happening.They simply don't want to play these tournaments indoors so wishful thinking about the weather usually prevails.
Well, the desire to maximize revenue makes perfect sense. However, whenever the weather was prohibitive, there would be no big delay if they had those other courts available--PLUS the players wouldn't miss out on grass match play.
IIRC, it used to be that the UK had the ONLY tour grass events, but now there's Rosmalen and Mallorca. Players will tolerate lousy weather for Wimbledon becuse the prize makes it worthwhile. In contrast, I can see lots of them, increasingly, forsaking Nottingham and Birmingham for better climatic options in the future, and THAT means weaker MDs and, most likely, less of a revenue draw for the UK events. I can't recall how rainy Eastbourne is, but if it ever had to compete with a grass-court tune-up in, say, Greece...then lots of players would prefer the more scenic Greek event.......
You're 100% right, though, that tradition tends to perpetuate the status quo, especially in tennis
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