Roger Federer gets a packed crowd wherever he goes, and the Rolex Paris Masters made no exception. On Thursday night for his third round match against Fabio Fognini, which marked the Swiss' first appearance at the tournament in three years, 14,000 people were on the grounds.
Interviewed by L'Equipe, the French Tennis Federations ticketing sale chief Matthieu Bosquet admitted that sales quickly increased thanks to Federer. But also Rafael Nadal, who was committed to play in Paris until Wednesday when he withdrew, Novak Djokovic and Alexander Zverev contributed to selling tickets.
'The sales at the beginning of the tournament were already growing.' Paris Masters is set to break their record attendance which is on 134,100 units back in 2012. 'We are going through a clear progress since last year', Bosquet admitted.
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