Indian Wells Final looks 1/3 empty.

#13
I was there a few years ago for the finals it was sold out. I don't think this year is any different. That tournament breaks attendance records every year.
 
#16
The Kerber/Sabalenka match was 80% empty.
Everyone always leaves after the 1st evening match(it was the 2nd evening match), particularly for a women's match. Old people need to get their sleep. We are Sabalenka fans, left when she was down 6-1 after the first set, also very cold at night, needed a blanket.
 
#18
Everyone always leaves after the 1st evening match(it was the 2nd evening match), particularly for a women's match. Old people need to get their sleep. We are Sabalenka fans, left when she was down 6-1 after the first set, also very cold at night, needed a blanket.
I only left in the 3rd when it appeared Sabalenka had it in the big and I was sad I did. Could have gotten Kerber's auto for sure.
 
#20
I was there. There were some empties in the upper deck but the stadium was 95% full. I've never seen a crowd depart their seats and stadium as fast as that crowd did.
 

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#23
That was driving me NUTS!!! Like when Rafa does it! You know both can step in and take balls earlier, but now Thiem is doing that "just get int the point" thing like Raf....grrrr....
And you don't think that's an optimal strategy against a big 140mph server like Raonic? (I believe that's a photo from the Ranoic match.)
 
#25
Tickets to the Finals are typically for men's and women's in the same afternoon. Two 3 set matches can be 5-6 hours in the afternoon sun of the desert. So it's no surprise some people bailed quickly. I've sat in the sun at the men's and woman's finals at IW and had to leave the action several times during play to get some shade and relief.
 
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