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Now THAT's A Tennis Court...  
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11955 posts, RR: 46
Posted (9 years 9 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4221 times:

Move over wimbledon, have a look at the tennis court Andre Aggasi and Roger Federer played at recently:

http://gfx.dagbladet.no/pub/artikkel/4/42/424/424255/sp7068c4_Seri9.jpg

http://gfx.dagbladet.no/pub/artikkel/4/42/424/424255/sp706c2b_at.jpg
Aggasi plays a trick on Federers dog...  Big grin

http://gfx.dagbladet.no/pub/artikkel/4/42/424/424255/sp706c25_serie.jpg

http://gfx.dagbladet.no/pub/artikkel/4/42/424/424255/sp706c29_Art.jpg

If you haven't guessed it yet, the match was played on the Helideck at the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai. It was a 20 minute friendly match 211 meters above the ground. The winner of the match has not been announced.

http://gfx.dagbladet.no/pub/artikkel/4/42/424/424255/sp6d5d7a.jpg

Thom@s


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User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4135 times:

Just seen the pics in my paper - awesome !!


Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work
User currently offlineBoeing Nut From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4099 times:

Pretty damn cool.

Tiger Woods recently teed a few off of that platform as well.


User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4086 times:

World´s only 6-star hotel..

User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4070 times:

They are showing this as part of SportsCenter's Top 10 list this morning...pretty cool!

Greg



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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19258 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4060 times:

I am not a fan of heights - unless there's something protecting me from the edge - so I don't think I'd venture up there.  Wink/being sarcastic


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineOYRJA From Denmark, joined Feb 2007, 78 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 4054 times:

I really don't like the look on Federers face in picture 3.

Did anyone see Agassi walking down again with Federer?? Big grin
Or did he use the "fastlane"?  Big grin


User currently offlineKay From France, joined Mar 2002, 1884 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4047 times:

Sometimes the ball goes outside the court. A bit high, and one would have to walk outside the court, the other side of the fence, to pick it up. Here, it means 650 feet lower, swimming...

Kay


User currently offlineChris78cpr From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2822 posts, RR: 50
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4022 times:

Awesome! Now what about putting a skatepark up there!  Laugh out loud Big grin

Chris



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User currently offlineBRAVO7E7 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1840 posts, RR: 17
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3964 times:

Is this real? Do they really not have any side protections? Whats if the ball falls over? Can you make a reservation there if you are a guest?

User currently offlineUSAIRWAYS321 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1848 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 3952 times:

Bravo, that is the hotel's helicopter landing deck. It's not typically used as a tennis court, and was just converted for this match I believe.

User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12333 posts, RR: 18
Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3920 times:
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I saw it on TV last night and WOW, what a view. One wrong foot and bye bye

User currently offlineAirlinerfreak From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 3918 times:

Saw it on the News and Sports Center, now that was pretty cool.

User currently offlineMdsh00 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4130 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (9 years 9 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3894 times:

Call me a chickenshit if you like but I'm scared of heights if there isn't much to protect me from falling off.

Still awesome. That first picture looks almost unreal. I'm not a big fan of the Burj lobby but the outside is awesome.



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User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 1001 posts, RR: 51
Reply 14, posted (9 years 9 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3885 times:

Quoting BRAVO7E7 (reply 9):
Is this real? Do they really not have any side protections?


There are safety nets clearly visible in pictures 1, 2, 3


User currently offlineBRAVO7E7 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1840 posts, RR: 17
Reply 15, posted (9 years 9 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 3880 times:

Quoting DfwRevolution (reply 14):


There are safety nets clearly visible in pictures 1, 2, 3


Sorry, I meant vertical ones.


User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11955 posts, RR: 46
Reply 16, posted (9 years 9 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 3831 times:

Quite. If Aggasi were to stumble he better grab on to something...

...like Federer's hair.  Laugh out loud

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineEspion007 From Denmark, joined Dec 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 3807 times:

Well you can forget about cashing the ball now Big grin


Snakes on a Plane!
User currently offlineNUAir From Malaysia, joined Jun 2000, 1181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 3790 times:

With Aggasi's great serve it looks like the 10 balls the brought up would be enough for about 5 points. Did they actually play or was it just for a new Nike ad?

Where are the masks?



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User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5569 posts, RR: 36
Reply 19, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3775 times:

Quoting NUAir (reply 18):
With Aggasi's great serve it looks like the 10 balls the brought up would be enough for about 5 points.


Don't forget Federer's returns  Big grin


User currently offlineTeva From France, joined Jan 2001, 1875 posts, RR: 15
Reply 20, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3743 times:

This exhibition has been made as advertising for the Dubai tennis turnament. It is part of the strategy to attract more and more people to Dubai.
And apparently, it works. Free advertising all around the world, plus discussions on forums...
Teva



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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3733 times:

I saw a short report about this match yesterday in the night news, the location of the tennis court is simply awesome!

Patrick


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