One of the facts that make basketball such an interesting and thrilling sport is the rapid emotional changes it causes . Many games are determined by a shot just a few moments before the final buzzer sounds. Close games always raise interest for the sport and are a big challenge even for athletes and coaches.

Undoubtedly, playing away from home always adds an extra difficulty in team sports. The home advantage is commonly accepted across fans and athletes. Terms for expressing the importance of the home crowd in an exhibition, such as the 12th man (Football) or the 6th man (Basketball), are widely known. But can the same be anticipated for individual sports, too? Do the home fans hold a major role in the performance of an athlete?