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Actually show up for some of these matches.

The stands have been deserted, save for Agassi's match yesterday. What's going to happen when Agassi retires? Who will the tennis fans watch then?

I hope the stands are packed soon, it just doesn't look good with all those empty seats.

I mean, how many people showed up the Safin match the other day? Three? Geez.

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Re: I personally invite the Roland Garros crowd to...

I think it's because some people prefer to watch the players on the outside courts: more intimate, you see the players better, also better atmosphere (there is way more cheering on them, more relaxed)! I was there yesterday and the smaller courts had line-ups, as people like Ferrero, for instance, were playing on them
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I know when I attend the slams i prefer the outside courts. I was almost sitting next to Gisela Dulko at the Aussie Open during a mixed doubles match.

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Actually, they've had record crowds!

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Actually, they've had record crowds!

http://www.rolandgarros.com/en_FR/ne...038489158.html
Then the attendance bar must have been set very low. Tangy's right - it doesn't do much to inspire more people to get involved in tennis if it looks like (and it may only be the perception) people can't be arsed to show up.
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there's a simple way to get more people in: lower those ticket prices
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the stands were packed during the gasquet match I think

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Re: I personally invite the Roland Garros crowd to...

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Actually show up for some of these matches.

The stands have been deserted, save for Agassi's match yesterday. What's going to happen when Agassi retires? Who will the tennis fans watch then?

I hope the stands are packed soon, it just doesn't look good with all those empty seats.

I mean, how many people showed up the Safin match the other day? Three? Geez.
What do you expect tangerine, the matches scheduled for chatrier have been crap to say the least. The schedule for lenglen has also been dreadeful (court 1 is ok but nothing special). So everyone is probably using their brain and going to the non televised courts where the good matches are.
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What do you expect tangerine, the matches scheduled for chatrier have been crap to say the least. The schedule for lenglen has also been dreadeful (court 1 is ok but nothing special). So everyone is probably using their brain and going to the non televised courts where the good matches are.
Yeah, that's true! I still don't understand why Federer and Gaudio were not scheduled to play in the main court today!
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Yeah, that's true! I still don't understand why Federer and Gaudio were not scheduled to play in the main court today!
Gaudio was shafted on court two the other day lmao, disgusting! Ferrero was on court 7 or something stupid too
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I think that this is a little bit like onde de Godo, Barcelona, a social event more than anything else. People go there to see and be seen.
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Yeah, that's true! I still don't understand why Federer and Gaudio were not scheduled to play in the main court today!
Federer was playing in a main court, and if Gaudio would have been playing on Chatrier, the stadium would have been even more empty than it was.

Stands are often deserted the first days, it's ALWAYS the same. It's not really a "problem", it's just the way it is. There is tennis from 11 a.m. to 9 pm, so we can't expect people to sit there all the time + the majority of people prefer to walk around all day and stay on smaller courts.

It has nothing to do with lowering ticket price... It's always sold out.

Wimbledon is about the only tournament you can expect the stadium to be full the first days.
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Stands were packed during Gasquest's, Rafa's and Roger's matches. Gotta say, the atmosphere was amazing during the Rafa/Malisse match

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Re: I personally invite the Roland Garros crowd to...

they will come in masses to Rafa vs Gasquet match. that's for sure.
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Re: I personally invite the Roland Garros crowd to...

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Wimbledon is about the only tournament you can expect the stadium to be full the first days.
Arthur Ashe is almost always full for the night matches and pretty full for the day matches on days 1-3. Again, depends on who's playing but overall, I have seen attendence go way up for the USO.
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