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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?

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7 Responses to “US Open breaks all time record for first week attendance.”

  1. Deep South Girl said

    As you mentioned in Paragraph #4…or are more subsequently affluent enough to gravitate towards…a nfwe years ago I realized that the commercial brands that are advertised in different sporting events reflect the viewers’
    spending power: Football (American style)
    NASCAR, and deer hunting shows generally advertise beer, and other things that uneducated men gravitate towards whereas tennis and golf advertise luxury products. I think that’s so interesting but I guess from a marketing point of view it isn’t.

  2. Kevin said

    The weather has been a huge factor!!

  3. Mausi said

    Hello everyone,
    I am a new comer for the comment on this site. Definitely not because of the new No.1 and 3. Do you remember the final Wimbledon was the highest rating TV show on that night so I truely believe it continues to the USO.

  4. Sol said

    “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?”

    Are you kidding?? Have you heard the crowd cheering on Roger’s every point and every word coming out of his mouth. How about the fact that he lost his ranking so it just became more interesting to see if he can make a come-back? Remember, we all love and need heroes.

  5. SaRaH said

    The Bryan brothers and one the Williams sisters have a GREAT CHANCE of winning this year. And Andy is playing his best tennis.

  6. Anonymous said

    Sarah- I hope you are talking about Andy Murray.

    Welcome, Mausi. LOVE your name.

  7. Mausi said

    Dear Anonymous,
    Thank you for the warm welcome. I like saying your name also.
    All in all I’m sure people want to see the beauty of Federer (tennis) in REAL! I wish I could.

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