Once again a good attendance at the Indian Wells event in the two weeks of the tournament among qualies and main draw matches. 439.261 people attended the event, a slightly higher number than 2016 (438.058). The 2015 record, 456.672 spectators, wasn't beaten.
Anyway, it makes the Indian Wells event the most attended Masters 1000 and the third in the World ahead of Roland Garros and behind only Wimbledon and Australian Open. It was a positive first year as tournament director for Tommy Haas, who told New York Times that he enjoyed the experience so far.
'Coming to somewhere you can call your office, I really like it', the 38-year-old German player said. 'And you can leave your tennis stuff here, because you have courts around the corner, and one of the best facilities in the world to actually go out and hit some balls every once in a while.
I’m really liking it.'
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A massive THANK YOU 🙌 to the 439,261 fans that streamed through the gates of the #BNPPO17 this year.
YOU. ARE. THE. BEST! 🙏 #IndianWells pic.twitter.com/jbO3Rw6K4j — BNP Paribas Open (@BNPPARIBASOPEN) 20 marzo 2017