US Open breaks all time record for first week attendance.
Posted by tennisplanet on September 2, 2008
How come? Are you telling me that tennis has become gained more popularity than Connors, McEnroe, Sampras and Agassi days? Or has the population just exploded to keep the percentage steady?
Has it something to do with the new No. 1 and 3 on the tour? Then should we have requested Federer to fall earlier for this boost? Or is this just the force of impetus provided by Federer driving the numbers?
If this keeps up, shouldn’t we be thinking of an even bigger stadium to accommodate the surge? Or this US Open venue is as big as it can get for tennis?
Or are the American players like Roddick, Blake, William sisters, who still have a slim chance of winning it, peaking the interest? Or are more people getting educated and subsequently affluent enough to gravitate towards tennis? Remember the stat I posted earlier about how tennis fans are more likely to be highly educated and better off financially?
Or has the stupidity of game fixing at NBA, the steroid BS at baseball and the dog fighting rings at football driving fans to tennis by default?
Or is the city so starved of an EVENT, that this is it? It’s more of a social vent than the fondness of tennis? It’s just become the hip place to be?
WHAT? WHAT? WHAT?