!!More people to watch Tsitsipas than Either of the top4 seeds!!!

Am I right??


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Deleted member 688153

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Yeah it's actually not easy to blow Simon in particular out like that, this guy has a future

I was very impressed by Nick's opening match too though it's probably another false dawn
 
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The son of Zeus is ready.

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Rafa4LifeEver

G.O.A.T.
Absolute demolition of a quality opponent that’s been around for the longest time. Good performance.
What I'm most surprised about is the number of spectators turning up to watch him outnumbered those for nole, rafa, thiem and Medvedev. What's the deal in Australia, sir??
 

Aussie Darcy

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What I'm most surprised about is the number of spectators turning up to watch him outnumbered those for nole, rafa, thiem and Medvedev. What's the deal in Australia, sir??
Melbourne has the second largest Greek population in the world outside of Athens. Huge Greek fans. Djokovic is just frankly unpopular after all that's happened. Thiem, Medvedev and Rafa draw crowds. I will note this year is different as most Melbournians aren't attending the tennis due to worrying about a positive Covid case resulting in 14 days quarantine. Most sessions have been not sold out which is very rare but it makes sense given what's going on.
 

Bartelby

Bionic Poster
A statement often made, but not quite accurate. Melbourne comes after Athens and Thessaloniki. It might even come after Patras, and of course Nicosia.

It does seem to be the largest Greek population in the world after Greece and Cyprus. It might be fifth largest city overall, but city limits are shifting entities.

And beyond all that the census would not count Greeks born in Australia as Greeks so who knows what including those with one Greek parent would do for numbers.

Krygios has, for example, one Greek parent but was born here. He is Greek Orthodox so Greek enough for the Melbourne population, I'm sure, as is Tsitsipas.

Melbourne has the second largest Greek population in the world outside of Athens. Huge Greek fans. Djokovic is just frankly unpopular after all that's happened. Thiem, Medvedev and Rafa draw crowds. I will note this year is different as most Melbournians aren't attending the tennis due to worrying about a positive Covid case resulting in 14 days quarantine. Most sessions have been not sold out which is very rare but it makes sense given what's going on.
 

zipplock

Hall of Fame
Melbourne has the second largest Greek population in the world outside of Athens. Huge Greek fans. Djokovic is just frankly unpopular after all that's happened. Thiem, Medvedev and Rafa draw crowds. I will note this year is different as most Melbournians aren't attending the tennis due to worrying about a positive Covid case resulting in 14 days quarantine. Most sessions have been not sold out which is very rare but it makes sense given what's going on.
I noticed the very small crowds. I was expecting 50% capacity. Looks more like 10%.

I don't mean this as a dig, but this seems very similar to the FO. Small crowds and masks. Maybe this will change as the tournament progresses.
 

Third Serve

Talk Tennis Guru
I shall never forget those wise words.
Let them be them, let us be us. All we do is think about the feelings that we hide, as we look towards the sky. Just keep breathing and seek what sets your soul on fire, it’s all about desire. In a relatively demanding world take time to gravitate towards sharing emotion as a flexion towards perfection with minimal deception. Once you fail, don’t stop to sail, take the adventure that’s good to avail moments that knot your breath and, label your commitment to solidarity of choice in which you are to prevail. Whether connected or not, the discipline of the gratification remains resilient and forceful to provide empathy and lust. I’m tired of made up stories that stash allegories, grieve, so that you can be free and feel the existent marvel of tranquility in which human variety presents a chance for a new beginning.
 

Backspin1183

Talk Tennis Guru
What I'm most surprised about is the number of spectators turning up to watch him outnumbered those for nole, rafa, thiem and Medvedev. What's the deal in Australia, sir??

Evening sessions compared to morning will always draw more crowds especially on weekdays.
 

Bartelby

Bionic Poster
It's also not on during the school holidays, so parents coming as a family group just can't happen.

I noticed the very small crowds. I was expecting 50% capacity. Looks more like 10%.

I don't mean this as a dig, but this seems very similar to the FO. Small crowds and masks. Maybe this will change as the tournament progresses.
 

ibbi

G.O.A.T.
Well, Nadal and Djokovic were day matches. I think Medvedev was too. Thiem, I forget but night matches will always have bigger crowds, especially during the week. That and the Greek thing too.
 

clout

Hall of Fame
He's a social media/YouTube influencer so he's found a way to get new fans who have never previously watched tennis
 

daggerman

Hall of Fame
Djokovic's match vs Chardy seemed just as well-attended as the Tsitsipas match.

Nadal, Medvedev, and Thiem all played day session matches, so it's not a fair comparison.
 

Phoenix1983

G.O.A.T.
Strong performance by the Philosopher. Some cultured volleys thrown in there.

Simon was pretty bad though, let's be honest.
 
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Red Rick

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Let them be them, let us be us. All we do is think about the feelings that we hide, as we look towards the sky. Just keep breathing and seek what sets your soul on fire, it’s all about desire. In a relatively demanding world take time to gravitate towards sharing emotion as a flexion towards perfection with minimal deception. Once you fail, don’t stop to sail, take the adventure that’s good to avail moments that knot your breath and, label your commitment to solidarity of choice in which you are to prevail. Whether connected or not, the discipline of the gratification remains resilient and forceful to provide empathy and lust. I’m tired of made up stories that stash allegories, grieve, so that you can be free and feel the existent marvel of tranquility in which human variety presents a chance for a new beginning.
Where's this from?
 

Druss

Hall of Fame
Watched the match live at RLA: Tsitsipas looking very strong. i‘ll be surprised if he doesn’t make a deep run. The ‘old man‘ Simon was absolutely helpless.
 
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