Only 1,000 spectators per day at RG

merlinpinpin

Hall of Fame
Down from 5,000 (which was already down from 12,500, down from 20,000) as things are steadily getting worse again in France.

No spectator at all still possible when the event starts next week, of course--we'll see.
 

ND-13

Hall of Fame
Sensible decision.

At first, I thought Big 3 will have lot of pride in not playing to empty stadiums. But Djokovic and Nadal played to 0 fans at USO/Rome. I guess they dont care.
 

USO

Banned
Sensible decision.

At first, I thought Big 3 will have lot of pride in not playing to empty stadiums. But Djokovic and Nadal played to 0 fans at USO/Rome. I guess they dont care.
For Djokovic it doesn’t change anything at all... For Nadal and Federer it will be a big adjustment because they are used to people cheering for them very loudly, almost like in a soccer world cup final
 

ND-13

Hall of Fame
For Djokovic it doesn’t change anything at all... For Nadal and Federer it will be a big adjustment because they are used to people cheering for them very loudly, almost like in a soccer world cup final
Federer feeds off the cheers

Djoker feeds off the jeers

We will have to see how both perform in the final stages of a major.
 

jm1980

G.O.A.T.
Because they have now more cases than in the spring when they cancelled it.
Where I live we are seeing just as many cases as we did in March/April but the number of deaths and hospitalisations is much lower. The same pattern as many other places around the world. It's going to be fine
 

Sudacafan

Talk Tennis Guru
Where I live we are seeing just as many cases as we did in March/April but the number of deaths and hospitalisations is much lower. The same pattern as many other places around the world. It's going to be fine
Yes, same trend in many parts of the world, more cases and lower lethality. Virus mutating to a more benign strain?
On top of that, lots of people that took the test had the virus, shown by the antibodies but no symptoms.
I believe there are lots of people walking down the street that had the virus and did not feel it.
Or maybe not.
 
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Deleted member 743561

Guest
None of these threads seem to last long.

Roland-Garros remains in the news.

Possibly for the wrong reasons, though. :unsure:
 
Lots more young people going out than older people or people with chronic disease. Also there may be as many 10 times the reported numbers who have actually had the virus and so are immune. These numbers will keep going up as more kids go back to school across the world. RG will not close.
 

JasonZ

Professional
For Djokovic it doesn’t change anything at all... For Nadal and Federer it will be a big adjustment because they are used to people cheering for them very loudly, almost like in a soccer world cup final
no one cheers for nadal in paris. people are sick of him winning.
 

Sudacafan

Talk Tennis Guru
no one cheers for nadal in paris. people are sick of him winning.
Yes, things like that happen quite often. Wimbledon was the only canceled slam in 2020 because they wouldn’t digest Nole winning it three times in a row.
 

Tennisfan339

Semi-Pro
How are they picking these 1K people? I have already gone to Indian Wells to watch tennis a few times, I buy the tickets at least 1 month in advance. The tournament is starting on Sunday (4 days from now) and it goes from 5K to 1K? Tennis is a very popular sport in Europe, I'm sure tens of thousands of fans would attend the FO if they could. I just wonder how they determined the 1K people who are allowed to have a ticket and watch the matches... Anyone knows how it works?
 

Raul_SJ

G.O.A.T.
Allow 1000 spectators in after raising the ticket prices 20X while also requiring all spectators sign off on a death waiver that completely indemnifies Tournament organizers from any liability.

That is how it works.

 
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duaneeo

Legend
For Djokovic it doesn’t change anything at all... For Nadal and Federer it will be a big adjustment because they are used to people cheering for them very loudly, almost like in a soccer world cup final
Disagree. Having loudly cheering crowds seems to be a disadvantage to the older Federer. It seems it make him feel more pressure to satisfy them and to deliver, and he's failed more often than not in the big matches (2014/2015/2019 Wimbledon finals and the 2015 USO final). OTOH, Nole seems to feed off the adverse-cheering crowds, and enjoys giving them the 'TAKE THAT!' on championship point. Having no crowds (if this continues to be the new normal) might more benefit Federer.

That said, I'm hoping this is all meaningless because the NextGens will now dominate.
 

Sudacafan

Talk Tennis Guru
Allow 1000 spectators in after raising the ticket prices 20X while also requiring all spectators sign off on a death waiver that completely indemnifies Tournament organizers from any liability.

That is how it works.

Yep. Basic economics.
 

EdSWright

Professional
Down from 5,000 (which was already down from 12,500, down from 20,000) as things are steadily getting worse again in France.

No spectator at all still possible when the event starts next week, of course--we'll see.
Doesn’t make sense to me. A crowd is a crowd, whether it’s 5000 or 1000. Is the decision that they’re comfortable for it to spread a little bit?
 

Raul_SJ

G.O.A.T.
NYC Bubble had zero spectators in a stadium of 25,000, despite cases and deaths being far lower than Paris. Did not want to risk any spectators going home and spreading it to the vulnerable population.

The NYC Bubble was a resounding success. Why deviate from what has already proven to be successful?

Has Paris learned nothing from the NYC nursing home scandal? It is quite baffling indeed.
This indicates that the French are happily willing to sacrifice a few people in order to provide a bit of crowd atmosphere to the tournament.

This 1000 spectator number may ultimately drop to zero. But the fact that the French officials are indecisive on the number is very concerning. It is very clear what needs to be done. Follow USO tournament as the model for best practices. Respect the Bubble.

Virus infections and deaths in French nursing homes are on the rise again. Nearly half of the 31,000 people confirmed to have died in France with the virus were nursing home residents.​

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Bartelby

Bionic Poster
Fatality rate is very high, and Britain with a similar rate has never really shut down.

In any event, Swedes are a very bright and small nation. You can't expect the same in a large and unruly nation.

Sweden looking smarter and smarter every day for not shutting down.
 

Raul_SJ

G.O.A.T.
Fatality rate is very high, and Britain with a similar rate has never really shut down.

In any event, Swedes are a very bright and small nation. You can't expect the same in a large and unruly nation.
Every American is capable of following simple safety instructions just as well as any Swede. We do not need your authoritarian Nanny State, thank you very much.

A wise man once told us, "Do not let the cure be worse than the problem!".
 
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blablavla

G.O.A.T.
For Djokovic it doesn’t change anything at all... For Nadal and Federer it will be a big adjustment because they are used to people cheering for them very loudly, almost like in a soccer world cup final
Is Federer playing RG 2020?
 
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