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Old 01-16-2013, 08:39 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by Moose Malloy View Post
I've been telling you that fact for years & you just seem to ignore it every time the AO is discussed, which is strange since you seem obsessed with 'points' when dealing with the importance of current events(Olympics, WTF, etc)
do you have the numbers ?
(i don't have anymore the formula for the bonus points so i can't easily remove them !)
Originally Posted by Moose Malloy View Post
Yes, the tournament was big in, say, 1990. But not nearly as big as it is today(check how many top 30/50/100 players didn't play it that year, that sort of attendance would be unthinkable today. its not all about the top 4 or 5players. And I believe the attendance of the top 50 was better in '95 than '90 as well)
but wasn't it a bit the same for all the slams ? (to a different extent, of course)
i mean... lots of players were skipping wimbledon too, for instance.

it would be interesting to have a chart with the evolutions, with time, of the % attendance (for direct entries) for each slam...
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