Crowds - Everyone loves to hate them

GhostOfNKDM

Hall of Fame
All of us seem to have issues with crowds these days.

Sometimes it because they're Aussie, or French or American. Other times it's because Federer is playing or Djokovic or Meddy. Or because it's RL arena, or AA or Susanne Lenglen

It's because they're 'casual' tennis fans. Or too drunk. They don't know to keep quiet or they're just corporate free-loaders too distracted to enjoy the show.

They're bad because they boo. They're bad because they keep shouting one player's name. They're low IQ, they're a disgrace.

My question to TTW's infinite wisdom - what is there realistically to be done? What can us non-paying, irrelevant-to-the-organizers-but-full-of-good-sense internet fans do to avert this travesty?

Perhaps put in a petition to -

Stop beer sales? Eject more people? Have half the crowd root for the underdog by instructing them to do so?

Let us put on our collective thinking hats and come up with "If I were commissioner for a day" solutions. :cool:
 

TimHenmanATG

Hall of Fame
A lot of this is just snobbery and gate-keeping.

Grand Slam tournaments are significant cultural events in each city, so crowds are not entirely going to be made up of tennis purists.

As long as they are largely respectful, and enjoy the occasion, then it's not really something to get too hung up on, imho.
 

TomTennis495

Professional
A lot of this is just snobbery and gate-keeping.

Grand Slam tournaments are significant cultural events in each city, so crowds are not entirely going to be made up of tennis purists.

As long as they are largely respectful, and enjoy the occasion, then it's not really something to get too hung up on, imho.

that was the problem. They were not respectful. If anyone cheered for daniil the crowd hissed them.Thete is without a doubt a racially biased fan base against Eastern European players. Does it help meddy and Novak act poorly at times? Not at all.
 

MurraysMetalHip

Hall of Fame
It’s a shame that the polite, balanced and knowledgeable Wimbledon crowd can’t be transported around the world. Even Medvedev will receive polite applause.
 

Wooly

Rookie
My question to TTW's infinite wisdom - what is there realistically to be done? What can us non-paying, irrelevant-to-the-organizers-but-full-of-good-sense internet fans do to avert this travesty?

mhhhh ... if i look at a normal Day here at TW, i don´t think the crowds at the slams are a really bad bunch ...
 

TimHenmanATG

Hall of Fame
that was the problem. They were not respectful. If anyone cheered for daniil the crowd hissed them.Thete is without a doubt a racially biased fan base against Eastern European players. Does it help meddy and Novak act poorly at times? Not at all.

Melbourne has a large population of people who are descended from Eastern Europe. Maybe not Russia specifically, but I don't think it's fair to say that they were antagonistic for xenophobic reasons.
 
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Deleted member 629564

Guest
My question to TTW's infinite wisdom - what is there realistically to be done? What can us non-paying, irrelevant-to-the-organizers-but-full-of-good-sense internet fans do to avert this travesty?
Let's bring 2020 US Open standards back.
No crowd, no problem.
Seriously.

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Fedinkum

Legend
The Australian crowd has a small portion but very vocal idiots who love stirring shiiit up and lead the crowd to go along with it. i think 50% of the crowd are embarrassed by these fuxkwits.
 

phl92

Hall of Fame
My opinion is that its a shame how crowds behave especially Aussies and its sad to see Tennis becomes like an average soccer stadion fan wise but at the end of the day the nowadays player have to deal with it the same way athletes always have had to deal with it for ages. The younger generation is just used to get their ‘all loves you’ dopamin kick in Instagram every 30 minutes which is not possible in a near 6 hour Gs final withoit smartphones and other digital stimulation. Thats the problem
 

travlerajm

Talk Tennis Guru
In basketball, the opposing crowd whistles and waves towels to try to distract the free-throw shooter.

If Medvedev had devoted more mental energy to focusing on stepping up his shot selection and execution, and less on pleading for the umpire to step up to quiet the crowd, he probably would have won the title today.
 

reaper

Legend
It's a sporting event not a library. Watching on TV it was hard to tell anything wrong, except from Medvedev's perspective they were one sided against him. He really should have concentrated more on the tennis, less on the atmospherics.
 
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TheNachoMan

Guest
A lot of this is just snobbery and gate-keeping.

Grand Slam tournaments are significant cultural events in each city, so crowds are not entirely going to be made up of tennis purists.

As long as they are largely respectful, and enjoy the occasion, then it's not really something to get too hung up on, imho.
The Aussie crowd were far from respectful.
 
These guys need absolute silence to hit a rubber ball, and god forbid the crowd makes noise after the point.

Meanwhile, member of gen weak according to TTW experts, Joe Burrow...

Allow the crowd to be as loud as it wants at all times, and boom the shot clock actually becomes a clock!
 

Rovesciarete

Hall of Fame
Well the Aussie crowd was definitely one of the very worst I have heard and seen.

Perhaps it was the lack of the International Tennis public...
 

intrepidish

Hall of Fame
that was the problem. They were not respectful. If anyone cheered for daniil the crowd hissed them.Thete is without a doubt a racially biased fan base against Eastern European players. Does it help meddy and Novak act poorly at times? Not at all.

So by racially biased you clearly mean the crowd preferred the lighter skinned Medvedev to the darker complected Nadal.

I agree...that's an outrage! Especially when we consider what a punk Medvedev was all tournament!
 
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