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L'affaire Olya vs Sascha is really blowing up, big time!

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Speaking of getting crushed...

US Open not doing well with admissions. Ticket prices are rock bottom, as low as $6!! After a year of no spectators allowed, I guess it's not exactly a stampede for seats.

US Open better start preparing for the next phase of the ATP/WTA Tours without the mega-stars that guarantee butts in seats.

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25 minutes ago, DramatistDreamer said:

Speaking of getting crushed...

US Open not doing well with admissions. Ticket prices are rock bottom, as low as $6!! After a year of no spectators allowed, I guess it's not exactly a stampede for seats.

US Open better start preparing for the next phase of the ATP/WTA Tours without the mega-stars that guarantee butts in seats.

$6?? Nosebleed section? 

I want to go next year to see Dominic Thiem.  I was also eyeing Indian Wells of next year.

 

Its really bad that ESPN is trying to sell this year's open. Last year they pretty much said it was garbage even though it was the same field minus Thiem the winner.

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On 8/28/2021 at 4:56 PM, Faulkner said:

Mikael Ymer is getting absolutely crushed.

Did he even get on the board?  I fell asleep during the repeat.  

1 hour ago, DramatistDreamer said:

Speaking of getting crushed...

US Open not doing well with admissions. Ticket prices are rock bottom, as low as $6!! After a year of no spectators allowed, I guess it's not exactly a stampede for seats.

US Open better start preparing for the next phase of the ATP/WTA Tours without the mega-stars that guarantee butts in seats.

You would think they would have stopped stanning the 40 years olds and put more focus on the younguns.  

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I guess no one saw the qualifying last week? 

Pimping Sasha left and right along with Tsisitpas and how hard it was going to be for Novak to win the grand slam and how he needed to up his game to win future majors.. Yeah whatever!

 

Tennis Channel not at the US Open? They're at their LA studios. I'm surprised.

And Dominic Thiem live on the show!!?? Damn shocked again!

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12 minutes ago, ChitHappens said:

Did he even get on the board?  I fell asleep during the repeat.  

You would think they would have stopped stanning the 40 years olds and put more focus on the younguns.  

What personalities are they working with??? The ones who win the most lack them and the ones who do have attractive personalities don't consistently win enough.

Also, matches are not being televised on regular broadcast television nearly enough, so people have to make efforts to actually find these matches (assuming they want to pay for TC, TC+, ESPN, ESPN+. Not enough people want to pay for all these subscriptions  strictly to watch tennis when they can subscribe to Disney+ and HBO Max and Netflix and get first run movies that everyone is talking about.

Tennis folks just don't get how any of this works. When you imply that one of your most attention-grabbing players is lazy, how will that draw view new viewers? Nothing against a player who just puts her head down and "goes to work" and plays matches, but how does this draw in viewers? 

Folks forget that sports are supposed to be entertainment. Yes, tennis needs to promote players other than stars, but let's be real, in the early days of their career, nobody was promoting Venus and Serena except their father, Richard Williams.  Only hardcore tennis fans knew who Roger Federer was until he upset Pete Sampras at Wimbledon. And most people outside tennis knew little about Rafael Nadal until that [email protected] match where he beat Federer at Wimbledon in darkness, with only television cameras to light the courts.

Tennis matches need to be back on regular television where you can watch a match with a regular ole' antenna, even a half dozen matches per year on CBS, NBC and ABC could make a big difference. When even PGA/LPGA has more matches on CBS than tennis, you know there's a problem. 

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Yikes.  I turn on the TV and some of these 1st round match pairings look like (by the names) they could have been Quarterfinals or Semis.  To me that says the whole tournament is going to stink as far as quality goes...

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3 minutes ago, Fevuh said:

Yikes.  I turn on the TV and some of these 1st round match pairings look like (by the names) they could have been Quarterfinals or Semis.  To me that says the whole tournament is going to stink as far as quality goes...

I'm already bored. The matches are dull and the fans are few. ESPN wasted half an hour talking about the same thing they chatted about all last week. ESPN has dreadful coverage.

At least I'll get my Dominic Thiem fix daily on TC Live this week!

10 minutes ago, Faulkner said:

Didn’t expect her to go down to a rusty Halep like that. I guess the second set was tight.

Giorgi kept going for too much. She plays better when her dad is not around.

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