Fans are so important to any sport, but the fans of tennis are in a class of their own.
Much like the photo above, they have such an influence on the sport, "almost like holding the game in their hands as this fan holds this gigantic Aussie Open tennis ball."
Tennis fans are very vocal in expressing their support and enthusiasm for their favorite player or players, as well as their displeasure and dislike for those players they're not so fond of on the court.
They can be so critical in those moments when a player is grasping for that second wind or needing some encouragement when a match has come down to the wire.
Though every player has their support, some players have what could only be deemed as dedicated followers.
And of course, please share your thoughts. Your feedback is encouraged and appreciated after your read.
Let's take a look at 10 of the most vocal and loyal fanbases in tennis. And don't forget to check them out at this year's Australian Open.