Originally Posted by jazz_girl
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.