Friday, April 26, 2013

Quotes on the Global Rise of Tennis

On the Global Rise of Tennis in the Face of Economic Recession

*Attendance at ATP is 4.4 million fans since 2009
*Television audience is 800 million viewers in 2012
*ATP Official Website has 4 million visitors per month
*Commercial revenues from tennis, according to ATP, increased 165% since 2009
*ATP and its 62 tournaments now generating half-billion dollars annually

"We are in the strongest financial position ever, and we have the biggest and best group of corporate partners ever in the game."
--Brad Drewett, ATP Chairman

"Tennis has a long history  . . . You have great stars in the truly international sport, not based on one continent, and whether you are from Asia, Africa, the Americas or Europe, you have your favorites."
--Boris Becker, Six-time Grand Slam Champion

"Tennis has this golden opportunity with the players you have at the top of the game [Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal, the invincible "Big Four"]. We didn't have that five years ago . . . [And] the fact is that women's tennis [also] has two iconic figures at the top in Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova -- it's a potent combination."
--Neil Harman, Tennis Correspondent, Times of London

For more, see:
How Tennis Aced Austerity, Paul Gittings,

Video: Beyond Gold - The Rise of Tennis in China

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