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jonas-the-ball-basher
02-22-2005, 10:37 PM
Check this:

http://www.atptennis.com/en/newsandscores/news/2005/dubai_helipad.asp

http://www.atptennis.com/en/players/gallery/

Agassi and Federer played on a 700ft helipad.

Deuce
02-22-2005, 10:44 PM
I saw it on TV.

Looked pretty dangerous - although I suppose there is some sort of fence to stop people from falling - it's a long way down to the ground.

aj_m2009
02-22-2005, 11:15 PM
You would think there would be a fence there but from the pics. it didn't look like there was. It just looked like they had that net thing around the court. But even if they did have a fence up there I personally still wouldn't play up that high. It just looks to dangerous, scary, and high for me.

aj_m2009
02-22-2005, 11:22 PM
I would be playing on one of the hard courts in the background of pic. 11, not on top of a building.

Marius_Hancu
02-23-2005, 12:33 AM
There's an older thread on this:

Amazing
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=42373
too bad it didn't have a more explicit title ...

activentures
02-23-2005, 03:54 AM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/photo_galleries/4289977.stm

baey
02-23-2005, 04:30 AM
I'm glad I'm not a ballboy at this match. Who won?

ChrisNC
02-23-2005, 05:31 AM
Imagine being up at the net and you get lobbed. Do you run back (towards that 700 foot drop) to try and get it, or do you just say "nice lob" and walk back for the next point?

eagle
02-23-2005, 05:34 AM
I take it this is a promo bit only and that the hotel will remove the net and the ground cover after the tourney?

r,
eagle

degreefanlindi
02-23-2005, 05:41 AM
I read this blurb on ATP's official site but failed to see who won...care to enlighten us?

sliceroni
02-23-2005, 05:47 AM
If Chela was playing Hewitt up there "Ok Lleyton I'm going to take a nice pic of you in your fist pump pose, now back up, more, more, ok good a little more" lol

Kaptain Karl
02-23-2005, 07:28 AM
Saw it on FOX. It wasn't a "match". It was a promo, only. (In fact the "court" was really scaled-down. Agassi could get from the Service line to the net in about three normal steps.)

Remember Mac and Steffi on the barge on the Thames? Same kind of promo....

- KK

jonas-the-ball-basher
02-23-2005, 07:33 AM
If Chela was playing Hewitt up there "Ok Lleyton I'm going to take a nice pic of you in your fist pump pose, now back up, more, more, ok good a little more" lolHas this got to do with an incident between them two in the past?

sliceroni
02-23-2005, 07:45 AM
c'mon buddy, just a lil joke

gully
02-23-2005, 08:51 AM
Still.... Cool!

Peter K.
02-23-2005, 09:16 AM
That photo of Federer and Agassi looking over the edge is pretty funny, with Agassi lying on his stomach. They look like a couple of kids whose ball went into the neighbor's yard.

polakosaur
02-23-2005, 09:44 AM
notice federer is committing a foot fault, something i picked up

Type40
02-23-2005, 10:58 AM
Imagine if they forgot how high up they were for a second a dived for a volley at the net, they could easily go voer the side fo that helli pad.

It's pretty scary just looking at the photo, never mind actually being up there, maybe when agassi and federer see the picture afterwards, they'll think twice about doing that again.

Appartently according to the bbc they had to stop after all the balls they had on hand went off the side.

Frodo Baggins
02-23-2005, 11:09 AM
They must be very very brave!!! to be up that high.. Just seen it on tv just now..Be wayyy to scary for me to be up that High...Just for fun.. I'll post the pic on here..

BreakPoint
02-23-2005, 11:23 AM
Remember Mac and Steffi on the barge on the Thames? Same kind of promo....


Actually, I think that was Johnny Mac and Monica Seles on that barge during last year's Wimbledon.

(I'm not sure if Mac and Steffi are still talking to each other after that 1999 Wimbledon mixed doubles fiasco.)

Chadwixx
02-23-2005, 04:44 PM
incase u dont goto yahoo

http://sports.yahoo.com/ten/photo?slug=are10502231138.dubai_tennis_are105&prov=ap

kinda scarey up there, the safty rail isnt big enough for me

Radical Shot
02-23-2005, 05:04 PM
This court is enough to make Aggasi reconsider his love of the base-line. Best for Serve / Volley tennis only

Radical Shot
02-23-2005, 05:14 PM
Can you image a freak gust of wind that just picks up Fed and hello Dubai dirt! Entirely possible. I wonder what their insurers thought of it?

Type40
02-23-2005, 05:59 PM
The way the hotel looks, and the tennis court on the helipad, It looks like something out of a Bond movie.

jeebeesus
02-23-2005, 07:11 PM
Yup same place Tiger Woods teed off in one picture i saw months back.

Prostaffer
02-23-2005, 07:17 PM
yes i saw that pic. if i'm not mistaken, that tee is part of an actual hole? at least that's the way i remember it.

bertrevert
02-23-2005, 08:43 PM
Imagine chairing that match - you're so high up you really would feel like God on those line calls.

Russell Finch
02-24-2005, 02:17 AM
I felt queasy just looking at the pictures.

USCfan
02-24-2005, 10:10 AM
This court is enough to make Aggasi reconsider his love of the base-line. Best for Serve / Volley tennis only

Agassi's fine... good thing he takes the ball early though.

Prostaffer
03-03-2005, 12:12 PM
i saw a video of them playing recently. they looked like they were playing at my half speed and who could blame them? those dubai boys must have really pulled one over on those two to convince them to do that.

Prince_of_Tennis
03-04-2005, 10:23 AM
Dangerously cool...Parachutes are needed!