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LA better than Munich ? At least the public is the same - noone is there

What a shock this is. Isn´t it that they promised sell out crowds even in the morning ?! I know about the early matches and problems to get a capacity crowd in every part of the world, but with what they promised and how it was promoted here and how they badly criticized US for not showing up - what is THIS ?

This is a bad joke, sorry to say that.

Tonight, crowds will be there, for sure, but what makes the difference then.
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hey, in Munich the crowd was much better!
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You can find $10K's with better attendance.

I'm not too keen on the color scheme either. It doesn't signal the special status of the tournament, looks like an average European indoor set-up with the green and the blue.
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But we lack that entusiasm regarding local players I suppose that was the only reason. With the Belgians, Slovakian and Russian girls coming up, same as Amelie and Nathalie Dechy, leaving the event in Europe/Munich was one thing, having lost Huber was another thing. I think it´s good bringing it to the US but with all the hype they caused, some bitterness at least is necessary that the job we did the same as now - it´s all about business reasons therefore, not a lock of our support for the event.
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I prefer the tourny in LA. Selfishly. The matches are live when I'm in. The Munich matches were on when I was at work. Except the Final and that wasn't even played.
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the only aspect where L.A. is better than Munich to me, is because the matches are in a time more suitable to see for the people who lives in the American continent (as is my case).
I don't see another differences
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How many sour grapes threads does this make? (I've lost count).
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I'm laughing to death, there were more ppl in Leipzig for the quali this is a joke, poor Kim!
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Maybe it is the time of year. I do not know about you, but does anyone really care who wins this tournament? It almost seems like an exhibition to me. But MSG always looked full. Maybe NYC just has more tennis fans.

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hey man it was the "nearly" the same in NY, the MSG looked often empty tpp, but well it's much bigger I know...maybe the tix are too expensive. I would never go to a Masters, just to the stars...
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DoubleFault, do only you in America count ?

Seles vs Davenport is at 4 in the morning here in Europe, there will always be parts of the world where the match schedule will be the factor.
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DoubleFault, do only you in America count ?
ChrisGermany. I could ask you the same thing. Do only you in Germany count? Of course I was speaking for myself ONLY. That's why I said "selfishly"

Last BUT NOT LEAST I'm not even in the USA. You assume too much my friend.
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concerning this title, people in the usa don't really use the term "the public" but this seems to be popular in Europe. I think people in the USA would say "people" or "everybody" or maybe "society". sorry that was just on my mind as Hingis and other European players also seems to like to use this word when referring to people in the open in general.
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i like it. it was the first day. big deal. the staples center is huge. even with it half full it will look empty. its just the venue. and i think that it seems like 'just a tournament' because of the crowd. don't worry, itll get MUCH better

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There is no way that they promised sellout crowds.
The Staples Center is huge. In the past 2 years the total attendance was

2001 Munich: 36,500
2000 NYC: 93,133

Staples Center capacity is almost 20,000. This year's attendance will probably be somewhere in between those of Munich and NYC.
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