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Or rather lack of this crowd. Why no-one cares in Shanghai about the tournament. It's really sad to watch those empty stadiums. Probably the worst attendance ever in such a prestigious tournament. I'm disappointed because I used to like watching Hamburg when it was Masters 9 tournaments

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they have better things to do than watching every top player retire.
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Or rather lack of this crowd. Why no-one cares in Shanghai about the tournament. It's really sad to watch those empty stadiums. Probably the worst attendance ever in such a prestigious tournament. I'm disappointed because I used to like watching Hamburg when it was Masters 9 tournaments
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And they want a 5th GS in China
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Shanghai's crowd only likes Federer and Roddick. Seeing as Roddick retired yesterday and Fed isn't there,

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Or rather lack of this crowd. Why no-one cares in Shanghai about the tournament. It's really sad to watch those empty stadiums. Probably the worst attendance ever in such a prestigious tournament. I'm disappointed because I used to like watching Hamburg when it was Masters 9 tournaments
If tickets were low-cost, it would be different.
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The atmosphere (especially on Grandstand) is so quiet you can fall asleep

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There is a chinese player on Grandstand, and it's still completely empty. Also, I love how every time Tsonga hits a crazy winner, you can hear the sounds of crickets in the background. But everytime zeng wins a point, even if it's a forehand dumped into the net by Tsonga, the five people there go crazy.
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The same can be said in Beijing. To think that China has a population of over a billion that a thousand or more could be expected at the stadium is almost impossible? Maybe tickets don't come cheap or they just watch when Fed or Rafa plays or a Chinese player is competing.
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The same can be said in Beijing. To think that China has a population of over a billion that a thousand or more could be expected at the stadium is almost impossible? Maybe tickets don't come cheap or they just watch when Fed or Rafa plays or a Chinese player is competing.
They didn't even care for the Chinese player today...

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They didn't even care for the Chinese player today...
Yeah, it's quite sad.
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The atmosphere (especially on Grandstand) is so quiet you can fall asleep
That's just Chinese culture.

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