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tennisbum79
Jun 11th, 2010, 01:23 PM
In my social circle and at work, the World Cup is by far the most talked about event.
Lot of curiosity about the cup being held for the first time on the continent of Africa, Didier Drogba, etc..

I would even say it is overwhelming Wimbledon.

How about your social cicrle?

Kworb
Jun 11th, 2010, 01:26 PM
The World Cup is taking over everything as usual. :shrug: And tennis is not huge like soccer. Wimbledon would be a non-event in my social circle with or without the World Cup.

Umberella
Jun 11th, 2010, 01:27 PM
World Cup for sure!

Soccer is a more popular sport among the people I hang out with. Not to mention the World Cup is so much bigger - it happens once every *something* years, but there are 4 grandslams a year, so Wimbly isn't as significant. The only GS with mass publicity around here is the Aussie Open (or French with Sam).

Legend1
Jun 11th, 2010, 01:27 PM
The World Cup is taking over everything as usual. :shrug: And tennis is not huge like soccer. Wimbledon would be a non-event in my social circle with or without the World Cup.

This :yeah:

Mary Cherry.
Jun 11th, 2010, 01:27 PM
Yes. If sport was a high school - football would be the jock and tennis would be the fat loner. That's how unpopular tennis is compared to football.

mr_burns
Jun 11th, 2010, 01:28 PM
soccer World cup is bigger than olypmpis, so of course it does

personally I follow both

still the newspapers have place left for wimbledon coverage, it's not on free tv anyway here in germany

Kipling
Jun 11th, 2010, 01:28 PM
Barely a blip here in the US.

tennisbum79
Jun 11th, 2010, 01:43 PM
Barely a blip here in the US.
Myabe not in the general press, but in some ethnic neighborhoods, there is big push by small businesses to capitalize on it.

Restaurants and bars are promoting special events (associated with the world cup) in their establishment to attract customers.

JamieOwen3
Jun 11th, 2010, 01:51 PM
:lol: US and their football/soccer problem they have other great sports that have great big events like the superbowl.

n e way for me no wimbledon always is number 1 but i will still be watching the world cup at times tennis ftw! ;)

Kipling
Jun 11th, 2010, 01:51 PM
Myabe not in the general press, but in some ethnic neighborhoods, there is big push by small businesses to capitalize on it.

Restaurants and bars are promoting special events (associated with the world cup) in their establishment to attract customers.

Well, that's what I meant. There's far more press about Tiger and the USO next week than about the World Cup. Where Wimbledon slots in, I dunno, but soccer in the US is a second class sport to the casual observer. I try to follow it a bit whenever there's a WC, but I confess, it really isn't my cup of tea and it isn't marketed or hyped here much at all outside of those ethnic neighborhoods you mention.

Wiggly
Jun 11th, 2010, 01:55 PM
Well, World Cup starts today and Wimbledon in a week so people aren't even thinking of tennis yet.

But the World Cup will be much bigger.
Nobody really follows that sport but everyone is cheering for a team.:lol:

mure
Jun 11th, 2010, 02:00 PM
Barely a blip here in the US.

i applaud the americans for not falling at the trap of this horrible boring sport.:worship:

Kipling
Jun 11th, 2010, 02:04 PM
i applaud the americans for not falling at the trap of this horrible boring sport.:worship:

Well, I definitely recognize that we are the oddballs. I mean, it's huge pretty much everywhere else. Why soccer never caught on here as in other places I have no idea, but it just doesn't seem to be ingrained in our culture....

Srodgers
Jun 11th, 2010, 02:05 PM
Americans really don't care much about tennis or soccer to be honest :shrug:

Vanity Bonfire
Jun 11th, 2010, 02:07 PM
i applaud the americans for not falling at the trap of this horrible boring sport.:worship:

Yet they avidly watch baseball and American football. OK, the football isn't so bad, but baseball is the most boring 'sport' ever created.

dsanders06
Jun 11th, 2010, 02:13 PM
In Britain, no-one's talking about Wimbledon yet.

Still, I expect once England are knocked out by Germany in the 2nd round, the masses of Britain will begin to convince themselves that Murray is the country's saviour and start descending on SW19 en masse.

meteor
Jun 11th, 2010, 02:52 PM
wimbledon hasn't even started yet, so hold your horses :lol:.

Olórin
Jun 11th, 2010, 02:55 PM
:weirdo: Why would anyone be talking about a tournament that's over a week away and that happens in the same way every single year.

And no-one has started talking about the World Cup that much as far as I'm concerned because most of my friends and family aren't that interested in football. We would probably watch it if England got to the quarters or further - but that's about it.

Natalicious
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:02 PM
since i currently live in the us i figured that really nobody here is interested in the worldcup..
in austria it would probably be all over the press (atleast it used to be like that the last couple times a big soccer event happened)

Kipling
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:09 PM
Yet they avidly watch baseball and American football. OK, the football isn't so bad, but baseball is the most boring 'sport' ever created.

Well, baseball is probably a sport better played than watched. It's not an "action" sport, but it's a lot like chess. I don't generally watch many games during the season, though I follow it in the paper. But the playoffs and World Series are great theater. Pitchers' duels can be very exciting.

I think it's a more intellectual game than American football, basketball, hockey or other team sports.

Vanity Bonfire
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:27 PM
Well, baseball is probably a sport better played than watched. It's not an "action" sport, but it's a lot like chess. I don't generally watch many games during the season, though I follow it in the paper. But the playoffs and World Series are great theater. Pitchers' duels can be very exciting.

I think it's a more intellectual game than American football, basketball, hockey or other team sports.

Do you mean ice or field?

NadalSharapova
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:29 PM
well obviously, needless to ask. Thats why I think wimbledon should be delayed until july 12th

Kipling
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:34 PM
Do you mean ice or field?

I was referring to ice hockey. Field hockey is another sport that's largely unknown here, except maybe at some prep schools or Ivy-league type colleges.

spencercarlos
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:42 PM
The World Cup is taking over everything as usual. :shrug: And tennis is not huge like soccer. Wimbledon would be a non-event in my social circle with or without the World Cup.
This!

Direwolf
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:48 PM
how can something thats already taking place
TAKE OVER
something that hasnt happen yet??/

its
i live in a

SOCCER>BASKETBALL>AIRSOFT>TENNIS
city

Polikarpov
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:49 PM
Nobody gives a fuck about football and tennis here. But we do have whole day coverages for each sporting event. The only sport people care about here is basketball and boxing.

vejh
Jun 11th, 2010, 03:56 PM
In the US I've been hearing about the WC (of course more than tennis) surprisingly. Of course if I was back home in Ja I would know all the teams and their football players by now.lol.

Talula
Jun 11th, 2010, 04:03 PM
This :yeah:

Ditto, unfortunately. The year Amelie won Wimbledon I was at college and there was a couple of gay students in my class who hadn't even heard of her and didn't know she had won!

I also remember speaking to someone who watches football, cricket, rugby etc at the time Justine was winning everything and she had just won the French - he hadn't a clue who I was talking about!

So the World Cup will have no large affect on the lack of interest in tennis amongst the masses - it will only confirm it!

Break My Rapture
Jun 11th, 2010, 04:05 PM
Yes, unfortunately. :o

Talula
Jun 11th, 2010, 04:08 PM
:weirdo: Why would anyone be talking about a tournament that's over a week away and that happens in the same way every single year.

And no-one has started talking about the World Cup that much as far as I'm concerned because most of my friends and family aren't that interested in football. We would probably watch it if England got to the quarters or further - but that's about it.

I think there may be cultural issues there - I bet you are not white working class straight male living with a white working class family outside London in a provincial city/town? Where I am at the moment all the post room men, porters, facilities and maintenance guys, accounts clerks and canteen staff etc are talking about nothing else!

tennisbum79
Jun 11th, 2010, 04:13 PM
:weirdo: Why would anyone be talking about a tournament that's over a week away and that happens in the same way every single year.

And no-one has started talking about the World Cup that much as far as I'm concerned because most of my friends and family aren't that interested in football. We would probably watch it if England got to the quarters or further - but that's about it.

I think there may be cultural issues there - I bet you are not white working class straight male living with a white working class family outside London in a provincial city/town? Where I am at the moment all the post room men, porters, facilities and maintenance guys, accounts clerks and canteen staff etc are talking about nothing else!
I was surprised that a poster from England, which is soccer crazy would post that.
Then, again I don't live there, so...

Olórin
Jun 11th, 2010, 04:16 PM
I think there may be cultural issues there - I bet you are not white working class straight male living with a white working class family outside London in a provincial city/town? Where I am at the moment all the post room men, porters, facilities and maintenance guys, accounts clerks and canteen staff etc are talking about nothing else!

No. :lol: I can understand why many people do talk about it. A few of my friends are really into football, so naturally I avoid them while the world cup is on.

While I was at university my housemates were pretty into football, fortunately I managed to exert my influence so that there was always as much tennis on TV and talk of the WTA as football.


I was surprised that a poster from Englang, which is soccer crazy would post that.
Then, again I don't live there, so...

Football is the country's national sport, no doubt. Doesn't alter the fact that there are many millions of us who don't give a hoot. Not everyone in Britain necessarily loves football, listens to the Beatles everyday and prepares for a rainy summer. :p

ce
Jun 11th, 2010, 04:17 PM
yes

RND
Jun 11th, 2010, 04:20 PM
Wimbledon for me ;), but soccer is sure a nice bonus. :bounce: Go Korea!

miffedmax
Jun 11th, 2010, 04:57 PM
Yet they avidly watch baseball and American football. OK, the football isn't so bad, but baseball is the most boring 'sport' ever created.

Well, what do you expect from a game that's based on the girl's version of cricket?

My immediate circle of friends are all first-generation U.S. soccer players (i.e. from the '60s when NASL first took it to the suburbs) or second generation so we're all excited about it.

I love tennis, too, but NOTHING is as big as the World Cup.

Patrick345
Jun 11th, 2010, 05:02 PM
No. :lol: I can understand why many people do talk about it. A few of my friends are really into football, so naturally I avoid them while the world cup is on.

While I was at university my housemates were pretty into football, fortunately I managed to exert my influence so that there was always as much tennis on TV and talk of the WTA as football.



Football is the country's national sport, no doubt. Doesn't alter the fact that there are many millions of us who don't give a hoot. Not everyone in Britain necessarily loves football, listens to the Beatles everyday and prepares for a rainy summer. :p

So are you of Indian or Pakistani descent. J/k. :tape::lol:

I´m in the David Nalbandian camp as far as Wimbledon is concerned. :p

shega
Jun 11th, 2010, 05:08 PM
Seriously guys, you cannot ask of people to pay more attention to Wimbledon than the World Cup, because this is not the first time each event has happened (or is going to happen) and it's always been "advantage World Cup". Cuz football is the most popular sport in the world, not only in England as people believe, but even in my country, where we never qualify although we have a thousand leagues and almost every boy plays football for a team. It's all about the football. It's the World Cup, the amount of money that's spent for it kinda confirms the fact that it's better and stronger than Wimbledon. It happens once in four years and the country who wins it, makes the history of the world...so come on.

Olórin
Jun 11th, 2010, 05:10 PM
So are you of Indian or Pakistani descent. J/k. :tape::lol:

I´m in the David Nalbandian camp as far as Wimbledon is concerned. :p

If we're going by sporting stereotypes, absolutely not because if I tolerate football - I hate cricket! :lol:

On a serious note, the only sports that do anything for me are tennis, rugby, swimming and track events at the Olympics. Everything else is pretty bleh and if someone starts talking about it I will switch off usually.

meteor
Jun 11th, 2010, 05:30 PM
Well, what do you expect from a game that's based on the girl's version of cricket?

My immediate circle of friends are all first-generation U.S. soccer players (i.e. from the '60s when NASL first took it to the suburbs) or second generation so we're all excited about it.

I love tennis, too, but NOTHING is as big as the World Cup.

actually, max, baseball is derived from the irish sport hurling (i think that's what it's called). and, if you don't follow it, you really cannot comment on it; it is completely fascinating and is followed not just in the u.s., but the world over, including vast swathes of central america, south america, the caribbean, and the far east (it is huge in japan and south korea). i'll put it you this way: if you must compare it to cricket, then baseball is like two grandmasters going at it in chess, whereas cricket is like two guys playing checkers for the first time.

i'm a bit surprised by this rather simplistic declaration on your part. i've been reading your other posts and, normally, you seem better informed.

meteor
Jun 11th, 2010, 05:32 PM
Well, baseball is probably a sport better played than watched. It's not an "action" sport, but it's a lot like chess. I don't generally watch many games during the season, though I follow it in the paper. But the playoffs and World Series are great theater. Pitchers' duels can be very exciting.

I think it's a more intellectual game than American football, basketball, hockey or other team sports.

i agree completely :)! what's your team, and please don't tell me it's the fricking yankees. mine are the red sox (al) and the braves (nl).

stangtennis
Jun 11th, 2010, 05:44 PM
i applaud the americans for not falling at the trap of this horrible boring sport.:worship:
But instead they have a big following for one of the world's most boring ball sports, baseball. Probably only cricket is a more boring ball sport.

tennisbum79
Jun 11th, 2010, 05:53 PM
But instead they have a big following for one of the world's most boring ball sports, baseball. Probably only cricket is a more boring ball sport.
Is cricket really a sport?
Just look at the way they are dressed, they look like they are going to a picnic

Some of my co-workers are Indians. They tell me some criket game can last 2 days.

Patrick345
Jun 11th, 2010, 06:18 PM
Is cricket really a sport?
Just look at the way they are dressed, they look like they are going to a picnic

Some of my co-workers are Indians. They tell me some criket game can last 2 days.

I can watch every sport in the world and after one or two hours I have a fairly decent idea of the goals and rules. I just don´t get cricket. :lol:

LightWarrior
Jun 11th, 2010, 06:33 PM
Tell me about it. Every 4 years it's the same :(

HenryMag.
Jun 11th, 2010, 06:36 PM
There's nothing to take over here, tennis or any other sport besides football is irrelevant...

OneSlamWonder
Jun 11th, 2010, 07:51 PM
In the bigger social circle yeah, but with inner it's really the opposite. All of my closest friends will watch Wimby :worship:, while only few World Cup.

The Witch-king
Jun 11th, 2010, 08:02 PM
:weirdo: Why would anyone be talking about a tournament that's over a week away

IKR. What's the point of this thread??

mirzalover
Jun 11th, 2010, 08:22 PM
I really shocked at how many posters are saying tennis isnt that big in their country. I know soccer is number 1 in the world but I thought tennis was at least somewhere between 2-4 in pretty much every country except US, Canada, Mexico, and some latin american countries and african countries

tennisbum79
Jun 11th, 2010, 08:30 PM
I really shocked at how many posters are saying tennis isnt that big in their country. I know soccer is number 1 in the world but I thought tennis was at least somewhere between 2-4 in pretty much every country except US, Canada, Mexico, and some latin american countries and african countries
Tennis is not that accessible to the majority of people in many countries.


It takes lots of family sacrifices for tennis players to be successful
In third world countries tennis is usually in country club only for the elites... kind of how Wimbledon started.
And those who have easy and ready access are NOT hungry enough to play professional and competitive tennis.

Inger67
Jun 11th, 2010, 08:32 PM
In America no one really cares about soccer at all. Maybe it's just around me because everyone knows I love tennis, but I feel like tennis is more talked about.

goldenlox
Jun 11th, 2010, 08:43 PM
Clijsterskim (http://twitter.com/Clijsterskim)

I dont really have a favorite because Belgium isn't in... Who do you think will win between England - USA! Score???

Gdsimmons
Jun 11th, 2010, 08:45 PM
If I see another facebook status about World Cup im blocking everyone!!

miffedmax
Jun 11th, 2010, 08:48 PM
In America no one really cares about soccer at all. Maybe it's just around me because everyone knows I love tennis, but I feel like tennis is more talked about.

Ummm, no. The World Cup will significantly outdraw ANY tennis tournament in the U.S.

In 2006, the World Cup final had 16 million viewers in the US, vs. about 2 million for the US Open finals. If it's any consolation, it also outdrew Game 7 of the NBA finals, and Game 5 of the World Series that year.

toby345
Jun 11th, 2010, 08:48 PM
Well the World Cup is THE topic in the press. Nobody will even notice Wimbledon if the German players do badly.

JamieOwen3
Jun 11th, 2010, 09:03 PM
people who aren't even football fans watch the world cup it's like the olympics but only for one sport :lol: but the same is also for wimbledon a lot of people i know who aren't tennis fans love watching wimbledon every year it's like a tradition. in the uk if england lose b4 or around thr QF and murray would by some mirracle win wimbledon on world cup year then only then wimbledon would be the victor. whatever Vamos Maria!! and i hope Laura Robson comes of age and gets a win or two ;)

The Witch-king
Jun 11th, 2010, 09:06 PM
@serenajwilliams Ok I am beyond excited for world cup! I can't wait! I LIVE for world cup! Go USA!!!

Inger67
Jun 11th, 2010, 09:08 PM
Ummm, no. The World Cup will significantly outdraw ANY tennis tournament in the U.S.

In 2006, the World Cup final had 16 million viewers in the US, vs. about 2 million for the US Open finals. If it's any consolation, it also outdrew Game 7 of the NBA finals, and Game 5 of the World Series that year.

Well I guess my opinion was biased then because I have never watched a soccer game before let alone the World Cup. I think that sport is a complete waste of time and so boring. But people say the same thing about tennis so to each his own.

SVK
Jun 11th, 2010, 09:08 PM
Slovakia is first time ever in the World Cup so of course here is football over Wimbledon

edificio
Jun 11th, 2010, 09:10 PM
The major sports network in the US is showing some matches (luckily there is Telemundo and some other Spanish networks), but they still include so many people on the network who denigrate the whole thing. They suck. I will watch, but I definitely won't choose it over Wimbledon. That's crazy talk.

i agree completely :)! what's your team, and please don't tell me it's the fricking yankees. mine are the red sox (al) and the braves (nl).

F!k the Red Sox and the Braves. ;)

Mets are it (maybe not this year, though).

The Witch-king
Jun 11th, 2010, 09:17 PM
Is cricket really a sport?
Just look at the way they are dressed, they look like they are going to a picnic

Some of my co-workers are Indians. They tell me some criket game can last 2 days.

I can watch every sport in the world and after one or two hours I have a fairly decent idea of the goals and rules. I just don´t get cricket. :lol:

:help: :o zzzz

SIN DIOS NI LEY
Jun 11th, 2010, 11:35 PM
Without Chile , the World Cup fills the newspapers

With Chile among the qualified teams , this is madness

meteor
Jun 12th, 2010, 12:02 AM
The major sports network in the US is showing some matches (luckily there is Telemundo and some other Spanish networks), but they still include so many people on the network who denigrate the whole thing. They suck. I will watch, but I definitely won't choose it over Wimbledon. That's crazy talk.



F!k the Red Sox and the Braves. ;)

Mets are it (maybe not this year, though).

maybe not ANY year, as long as the braves and the phillies are around :lol:.

toxina90
Jun 12th, 2010, 12:07 AM
My brother (the football fan) joked to me that World Cup coverage was replacing Wimbledon this year. For a moment, I believed him :spit:

Some of the ads, like with Adrian Chiles, are just embarrassing :rolleyes:

stangtennis
Jun 12th, 2010, 12:22 AM
Even the official WTA site is more about the FIFA World Cup than Wimbledon these days. I don't get why WTA has so many articles and pictures and videos relating to the World Cup, with WTA players asked about who they support, doing football keep up competitions etc. How about WTA focused on promoting tennis instead of football.

Ready for the World Cup! http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/video/20100611/ready-for-the-world-cup_2256670_2068979

Sara Errani, Keep Up Champ http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/video/20100409/sara-errani-keep-up-champ_2256672_2020049

Keep Up: Errani Regains Lead With 208! http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/video/20100409/sara-errani-keep-up-champ_2256672_2020049
With the 2010 FIFA World Cup coming up in June, we asked the stars of the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour to show us their soccer skills.

How many times did they keep a soccer ball up in the air?
Check out the leaderboard and video evidence of the results!

NAME TOTAL WATCH THEM GO!
1 Sara Errani (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/Player/Info/0,,12781%7E10077,00.html?) 208 http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/javaImages/1c/13/0,,12781%7E5575452,00.gif Sara keeps up (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/video/20100409/sara-errani-keep-up-champ_2256672_2020049)
2 Sarah Borwell (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/Player/Info/0,,12781%7E10348,00.html) 112 http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/javaImages/1c/13/0,,12781%7E5575452,00.gif Sarah keeps up (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/video/20100319/sarah-borwell-keep-up-champ_2256670_1999553)
3 Roberta Vinci (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/Player/Info/0,,12781%7E8754,00.html?) 51 http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/javaImages/1c/13/0,,12781%7E5575452,00.gif Roberta keeps up (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/video/20100303/keep-up-vinci-vs-errani_2256670_1983375)
4 Flavia Pennetta (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/Player/Info/0,,12781%7E6578,00.html?) 23 http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/javaImages/1c/13/0,,12781%7E5575452,00.gif Flavia keeps up (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/video/20100223/tennis-stars-soccer-fans_2256670_1974936)
5 Francesca Schiavone (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/Player/Info/0,,12781%7E7820,00.html?) 12 http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/javaImages/1c/13/0,,12781%7E5575452,00.gif Francesca keeps up (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/video/20100223/tennis-stars-soccer-fans_2256670_1974936)
6 Lucie Safarova (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/page/Player/Info/0,,12781%7E9869,00.html?) 5 http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/javaImages/1c/13/0,,12781%7E5575452,00.gif Lucie keeps up (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/video/20100223/tennis-stars-soccer-fans_2256670_1974936)

Also see photos of the players showing support for the FIFA World Cup! (http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/gallery/20100331/tour-stars-soccer-fans_2256674_2011257) Several WTA plyaers on Twitter tweets more about the world cup than tennis at the moment too. Like Caroline Wozniacki (http://twitter.com/CaroWozniacki) and Kim Clijsters (http://twitter.com/Clijsterskim), and even Victoria Azarenka (http://twitter.com/vika7) who recently said she wasn't a football fan.

In Caro's and Kim's defense though, they both have fathers who were professional football players and Caro's brother is a professional football player too.

Joana
Jun 12th, 2010, 01:03 AM
LOL, that's not even a question. Even more so with Our Nole sucking royally as of late.

osseous
Jun 12th, 2010, 01:17 AM
Nobody gives a fuck about football and tennis here. But we do have whole day coverages for each sporting event. The only sport people care about here is basketball and boxing.

+1 :shrug:

gc-spurs
Jun 12th, 2010, 01:35 AM
No one really cares about Wimbledon/tennis here. Whereas our team actually qualified for the WC so definitely people following that more. Even if they weren't it would still be WC>Wimbledon.

Who cares about soccer though (jks), the All Blacks season kicks off tonight!!!

A-Chak
Jun 12th, 2010, 01:37 AM
kind of. no one cares much about tennis here. you dont just go up to friends and be like "did you watch serena's match?"
people would think your weird or something

GeeTee
Jun 12th, 2010, 01:50 AM
Some of my co-workers are Indians. They tell me some criket game can last 2 days.
Try five days! ;)

Wiggly
Jun 12th, 2010, 02:46 AM
Even the official WTA site is more about the FIFA World Cup than Wimbledon these days. I don't get why WTA has so many articles and pictures and videos relating to the World Cup, with WTA players asked about who they support, doing football keep up competitions etc. How about WTA focused on promoting tennis instead of football.

Ready for the World Cup! http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/video/20100611/ready-for-the-world-cup_2256670_2068979

Sara Errani, Keep Up Champ http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/video/20100409/sara-errani-keep-up-champ_2256672_2020049

Keep Up: Errani Regains Lead With 208! http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/video/20100409/sara-errani-keep-up-champ_2256672_2020049
Several WTA plyaers on Twitter tweets more about the world cup than tennis at the moment too. Like Caroline Wozniacki (http://twitter.com/CaroWozniacki) and Kim Clijsters (http://twitter.com/Clijsterskim), and even Victoria Azarenka (http://twitter.com/vika7) who recently said she wasn't a football fan.

In Caro's and Kim's defense though, they both have fathers who were professional football players and Caro's brother is a professional football player too.

WTA Tour was adversising the FIFA EA Sports video game a little while ago. Something's wrong with that organization.

Serenus Christ
Jun 12th, 2010, 03:53 AM
I don't care that the World Cup is on, I'll still bring up Wimbledon scores and what not EVERYDAY to my friends.
Even though they don't watch it mwahahahahahahahahah

Yasmine
Jun 12th, 2010, 06:20 AM
Well in France it's dead simple. The World cup is on national TV, people watch it in cafés, they put a big screen near the Eiffel tower where people can go and watch. Wimbledon is on some cable tv, not everyone has. I have cable but refuse to pay the money they ask for a couple of extra channels, that includes the one showing Wimbledon :o.

young_gunner913
Jun 12th, 2010, 06:25 AM
Not really. We dont care about the WC that much here.

mckyle.
Jun 12th, 2010, 06:29 AM
Not really. We dont care about the WC that much here.

It's getting A LOT of hype. ESPN and Coca-Cola are trying their damn hardest to get us interested :lol: ;)

duhcity
Jun 12th, 2010, 07:08 AM
Let's be honest. Americans watch Football/Soccer because the media tells us too.

If they didn't do this advertising blitz, the ratings would suck.

The way USA-Britain is being hyped, it's almost as if Jesus will descend onto the field at some point during the game.

JamieOwen3
Jun 12th, 2010, 07:21 AM
^^^
the power of christ compels you :haha:

toxina90
Jun 12th, 2010, 02:04 PM
The way USA-Britain is being hyped, it's almost as if Jesus will descend onto the field at some point during the game.

That's interesting, I had no idea American media would talk about the England team :bounce:

honduran
Jun 12th, 2010, 04:39 PM
well here in New York City everyone but the Americans are following the world cup and that's quite a lot considering New York is a city of immigrants

JadeFox
Jun 12th, 2010, 05:02 PM
I think there is more buzz this year in the US because of the England clash that starts in less than an hour. And as miffedmax pointed out there IS a draw for World Cup in the US so I won't be surprised if the ratings are high this year.

Me? I'm definitely watching because I correctly predicted Italy's victory four years ago. I want to see if I can get it right again. :p

AdeyC
Jun 12th, 2010, 05:10 PM
Not in my house its not - have no interest in football - anyway Doctor Who's on the other side

tennisbum79
Jun 12th, 2010, 09:16 PM
well here in New York City everyone but the Americans are following the world cup and that's quite a lot considering New York is a city of immigrants
Ironically, ABC reported that more American fans made the trip to South Africa than any other country.

xan
Jun 12th, 2010, 11:02 PM
There's room for both. When WImbledon starts it will get ample publicity. The important (England) football matches only take place for 90 minutes every four days or so. That's barely two sets of tennis