The Roger Federer effect: record attendance in Rotterdam

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The Roger Federer effect: record attendance in Rotterdam

The 45th edition of the ABN Amro Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam turned out to be a very special one for the director Richard Krajicek with Roger Federer taking a wild card and then bringing the trophy home. The record attendance has been set, with 122,846 spectators.

'I am happy that spectators trust the tournament and once again a record number was reached', said Krajicek. 'The fact that Roger could become No.1, was quite special. I would rank this as one of the best for over the last years.

The whole experience was unbelievable.' Krajicek also praised the runner-up Grigor Dimitrov: 'Last night he got sick. He obviously wasn't at a hundred per cent. He apologized to me several times. I thanked him for finishing the final.

That is classy.' In 2019 the event will take place from 14 to 20 February, the goal is to bring in many top players again. ALSO READ: Best Ad ever? Nike pays tribute to Roger Federer