I love tennis. Especially big events like the US Open or the Australian Open.
But, the shushing before every point by the umpires and stuff is super annoying and slows it down.
I just watched a great semifinal between Sloane Stephens and Venus Williams. And it’s super fun to me when people gasp and cheer during a great point.
I don’t want to see a chat fest, which I saw a lot last week at Arthur Ashe Stadium. But, allowing more cheering could make it more fun. Maybe give the linespeople microphones so you could still hear the calls.
There is still a bit of the country club about tennis, I think allowing more cheering would be a good thing.