:lol: So the real reasoning behind your post comes out.PamV said:Doesn't fact that Federer's racquet getting twice as much as Agassi tell us that maybe the big crowds were there to see Federer more than Agassi?
I don't know about Roger having as many fans in the stands as Agassi did during their final match. He did have plenty of fans during his other matches (especially at night when I watched them) in the earlier rounds.PamV said:Doesn't fact that Federer's racquet getting twice as much as Agassi tell us that maybe the big crowds were there to see Federer more than Agassi? I noticed that all of Federer's night matches were packed.
I'd bid on Federer's shorts if those were up for grabs.
In auction theory this is known as the Winner's Curse- the fact that if you think Good Y is worth $X, then it is in your interest to bid as close to $X as possible but shaded slightly lower, to maximize your profits. But if this is a public good (a good with publicly recognized value) then everyone wants to get there. Ultimately, the winner buys it at $X minus perhaps an infinetisemally small amount, and is cursed with zero $ profitDoris Loeffel said:Hmmm nice amount - there's just one thing I don't understand with this bid - (I never joined one tht's maybe why why do bidders top their own bids?
There is a new championship racket every year. I think someone wants a piece of Federer history. Why is it so hard to believe they are buying because of who it belongs to?R.Federer said:Sports museum might be ones bidding on such things. In that case, they want to display U.S.O 2005 Champion racket, not so much who it is belong to.
Or it could be a rich person in Europa where Roge is more popular or equal popular as andre, compared to U.S
I think he was pretty popular. The stands were packed for his night match against Santoro. During the final people naturally wanted to see a close match, but there was plenty of cheering for both guys.1sun said:if they were to see federer then he would have had alot more support in the final
Why do you assume Federer doesn't have any rich fans within the US? I noticed Tony Bennett there watching during two of his matches. Other celebrities are Fed fans as well.R.Federer said:Or it could be a rich person in Europa where Roge is more popular or equal popular as andre, compared to U.S