Cincy Baby!

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  1. FEDERERNADAL13

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    Let's get the Cincy 2012 discussion going!!

    Who's all making the trip? What days?

    I'm pretty excited! :)
     
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  2. maggmaster

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    I will be there, first weekend hopefully.
     
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  3. FEDERERNADAL13

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    Cool!

    Is anyone else making the trip? :)
     
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  4. mel

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    I will be in Cincy Aug 14-17 and plan on watching day and night sessions on the 15th. If anyone wants to hit while out there, send me an email. The hotel I'm staying at near the Lindner Tennis Center has a couple courts. I'd describe my level as a streaky 4.0.

    mel.lamagna@gmail.com
     
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  5. fantom

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    I'll be there first weekend and throughout the week.
     
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  6. gully

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    Tuesday-Thursday for me and the family. What's the forecast? Do I need to start hydrating?
     
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  7. vegasgt3

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    I'll be there taking my kids for the first time, They are getting excited, me too!
     
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    I will be there for the day sessions on Thusday and Frday. Really looking forward to it.
     
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  9. HacknSlash

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    I live here :)

    Grew up 10 minutes from the courts, but never had any interest in tennis until this past year...

    Discovered tennis at the ripe age of 39..and low and behold...I love it!

    Pretty damn excited that these players are right up the street!
     
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  10. West Coast Ace

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    Masters 1000's are awesome. 1st day matchups - Baker v Kohl; Mathieu v Stan; Hewitt v Youzhny. Hope the weather holds up for all of you there in person.
     
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  11. vegasgt3

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    The Baker Kohl match was fantastic!!
     
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  12. Stroke

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    The Cincy tournament is one of the very best bang for the buck tournaments out there. I go every year, fly from Atlanta for a couple of days.
     
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    I'm flying out tomorrow with tickets for Friday (Day and Night) Saturday (Day - Men's semis) and Sunday (Championships).

    Super excited!

    Anything specific that I should know about going in or places I should eat? First time in the Cincy area in general for me.
     
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  14. spiderman123

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    I was there for both sessions yesterday. Will be there at the night session tomorrow.

    Federer-Fish here I come...
     
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    Keep hydrating yourself. Depends your seat is in shade or not. Do not throw away empty bottle(s)/ as you can refill water at the water fountain outside the restrooms. I still cannot bring myself to pay $5 for a bottle of water (somewhat big bottle, but still)

    Foodcourt has lots of choices. J-Gumbo's buffalo spicy chicken was good, but again tad expensive at $8.50.

    Pizza slice is the best bang for buck at $4 and keeps you full for a long time.

    Consider trying your serve speed at the speed serve booth near the food court.

    Do not forget: cap, sports drink powder if you want to take it so you can make your own drinks with water fountain water, battery fan with mist if you want, neck cooling devices if you are very sensitive to heat. (I only had a cap but I am heat resistant)

    You can line up near the player's exit to watch players up close.

    After a big match is over, rush to ESPN booth as they will interview the winner there and the first few bunch of people will get autographs, if you are interested in that.

    Keep a watch on practice schedules, the best way to find practice schedules is on the TV screen near players' entrance.

    With a center court ticket, you can sit anywhere on any other court except in the box seatings at grandstand (and center court other than where you are supposed to sit of course)

    Enjoy. It is one of the best things a tennis fan can do.

    (if it starts raining, don't panic, it will stop in a few minutes and play will resume pretty soon after that, they dry up the courts real fast, enjoy the coo l weather in the meanwhile)
     
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  16. ATXtennisaddict

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    Maybe I'll walk past some of you without knowing it. Going to final this Sunday.
     
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    Must have eats while in Cincy: Montgomery Inn restaurant for best ribs in the world. Not that far from tennis site.

    Skyline Chili, restaurants all over town, and available at tennis site.

    Graeter's Ice Cream. Biggest chocolate chips you'll ever see in ice cream, several varieties of ice cream with huge chunks of chocolate (mocha choc chip, double choc chip, vanilla choc chip, etc.)
     
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    And Peach.. don't forget Peach. Only form I will eat Peach in. When it is available. Hate to admit but I do love their Peach flavor.
     
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  19. gully

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    Had a good time. Both girls got Fed's autograph, so that was a big highlight for them (and my younger one engaged him in some conversation!). Glad the weather wasn't too warm -- pleasant, sunny, slight breeze, and no rain.

    Great side court action on the grandstand and other show courts. I took a lot of photos, if anyone's interested in seeing some shots from around the grounds.
     
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  20. cricketics

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    Brillinat pictures mate.

    Keep it up.
     
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  21. blrmkr

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    Nice pictures. Thanks for sharing.
    Attended the Thursday and Friday day sessions. Great tennis, great venue, educated fans, and volunteers who do their job in a nice way. This will become an annual trip for our family!
     
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  22. HacknSlash

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    Total threadjack...

    What kind of camera do you use? Those were amazing!

    Back on topic:

    We had an awesome time. Went Weds evening & all day thursday. wife got fed's autograph, both Bryan brothers...and we got to touch a gold medal. It was AMAZING!
     
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  23. gully

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    Used a Sony ultrazoom -- hx200v, with a monopod. It has a good burst mode for the action shots and a few cool in-camera effects (like the "miniature" mode on the stadium shots and the color filters). I'm not ready for a DSLR and multiple lenses, so it's a good choice for me.
     
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