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First Ever New York Open Sees Sparse Crowds

The newest ATP tennis tournament held at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum did not get the rousing reception from the tennis fans. The first day of the event saw just about 50 fans in attendance. This is a tennis event that did not grab the attention of the tennis fans in the area. This might be due to the fact that there were no big guns like Roger Federer or Nadal takes part in the tournament.

Most of the matches were played during the day when people were busy at their workplace or schools and colleges. Apart from this, there was the Winter Olympics and the baseball spring training going on to keep the fans busy. This gives the new, unknown tennis event a great challenge to draw the crowds to the center court.

The Sunday’s final was beaten Sam Querrey and Kevin Anderson. Top seed Kevin defeated 2nd seed Sam 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (1). There were just 2,111 tennis fans to witness this battle. The event has shifted from Memphis to Uniondale in New York after 40 years.

Josh Ripple, the tournament director, said that the organizers had expected this turn out for the first year. They are happy that over 6,000 people had attended the event over the week.

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