Alexandr Dolgopolov recently talked about his win over Bernard Tomic at the Shanghai Masters and how weird it was to play in front of so few people.
“For sure it’s a bit weird,” he said. “It’s the third round of a Masters Series. You don’t feel that atmosphere a bit, but still you need to make yourself play. It was pretty tough because the court is a bit faster, bounces are different. So it was really tough to stay out there and be motivated and try to play your best tennis.”
Its sad to see that all event apart from Grand Slams are getting such few big crowds. The sport needs to change a great deal and make it a lot more appealing to the general audience to attend.