Some tennis players are such huge stars that they manage to fill an entire stadium wit fans, who are there only to see them practicing! That is what happened with Novak Djokovic some days ago, when a video was released and shared on social media, showing the Serbian athlete training before the commencement of the 2023 US Open.
Some of the fans went there just to enjoy the legendary player doing his practice. Some other fans went there to see with their own eyes, the dedication and commitment of the most technical and self-regulated and self-controlled tennis player of all.
Some others went there for the pure excitement of watching how he plays and some others went there to accumulate as much betting edge as possible before they place their vedonlyönti netissä on Djokovic to steal the title from his lately-strong rival, the Spanish Carlos Alcaraz.
But the truth is this is not a very common phenomenon. Not all tennis players get to attract the interest and the attention of fans even during their training sessions. In fact, not all tennis players are able to attract so much attention even in their match-ups and rivals in qualifying rounds or the following rounds in the tournaments.
There are a few big names in tennis who manage to fill entire stadiums and sell tickets like crazy to visitors and spectators. These are the few big stars who also dominate the picks of fans when it comes to outright winners of major tournaments and Grand Slams.
Well, apparently Novak Djokovic is one of those big names in tennis. Everytime he plays a tennis match – no matter whether it is for the round of 64, the round of 32 or the round of 16, the stadium is full of people who want to see a perfectly orchestrated game performed by the 23-times Grand Slam Serbian champion.
The closer to the title he gets, the more thrilled fans are and we have seen semifinals and final matches reaching a full capacity of the courts.
Rafael Nadal could not but be in the same vein as Novak Djokovic. Every appearance he makes, becomes an instant hit and every match he plays, becomes the absolute event to watch live.
Maybe it’s because Nadal is giving stunning performances and unique moments that write history in tennis. Maybe it’s because he is an entirely different category of tennis player or maybe it’s because he just can’t stand to miss a ball while on court! Everything about the Spanish Rafael Nadal is staggering!
Roger Federer is the third on our list. Federer left tennis last year. He ended his 24-year professional tennis career, after winning 20 singles Grand Slams. But we can’t omit him from the list with the tennis players getting stadiums filled, because he had done it all those years massively.
The Swiss player gave unforgettable moments to the world of tennis and he created an entirely new style – the Federer style – that is apparent in so many players of the new generation. Roger Federer is greatly loved by fans and while he was still in tennis, he used to have stadiums with absolutely no empty seats!
Nick Kyrgios, the Australian tennis player who hasn’t won a singles Grand Slam -but a doubles Grand Slam with Thanasi Kokkinakis – is also a man who fills stadiums everytime he is in a match.
In fact, Kyrgios who is considered to be the ‘bad boy’ of tennis, has become extremely popular for his extraordinary talent and his hot temper at the same time. Kyrgios gives a show and he is doing it perfectly. This is why everybody either loves him or loves to hate him. But either way, everybody wants to see him play right in front of their eyes.
The thing with Nick Kyrgios – just like John McEnroe in the past – is that there is always something to wait for. Whether this will be one of his technical stuff when playing tennis, in line with his unique style or it will be an outburst against the umpires, his opponent or even the crowd, it really doesn’t make so much difference. People want to see a spectacle and they get to see one, when Kyrgios is on.
Carlos Alcaraz is a relatively new entry in the world of extremely popular tennis players, but nobody can deny the fact that he is one of a kind. One of a kind when we think about talent, but one of a kind when we also think about performance. He is just like Roger Federer, who absorbs everyone who is watching.
The number one seed, Alcaraz, is becoming more and more hyped, but the thing is that he is here to stay. His amazing and staggering performances in these last two years, have placed him at the top of fans’ preferences when they want to attend any tennis championship event!
And then we have Serena Williams, America’s favorite tennis player. Although she has now retired as well – just like Roger Federer – Serena still dominates the hearts of those who appreciate good tennis and love the sport.
The absolute fairytale, the girl that managed to reach the top against all odds and against the rising talent of her sister, Venus Williams. Serena Williams gets everybody on foot when she is playing. It’s not uncommon to see everyone standing up their seats, cheering for her or watching absolutely stunned Serena doing her things!
Well of course there are more tennis players who manage to get a full stadium when they are on, but the interesting thing about those six – Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Nick Kyrgios, Carlos Alcaraz and Serena Williams – is that they manage to do it every time. Maybe it’s their talent, maybe it’s their style or maybe it is simply that they have that something that makes everybody want to watch them while playing!