Players you have seen play and where?

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  1. court_zone

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    I've seen Andy Roddick, John McEnroe, Sebastien Grosjean, Aaron Krickstein, Brenda-Schultz McCartney, and Chris Evert all at Andy's Charity Event in December. It was only $25 for general seating with all proceeds going to Andy's Charity, I should have thanked him for letting me come, rather than him thanking me. Andy is such a nice guy and I got to see his booming tennis live(it was a dream), as long with some other great players. It was nice because I got his signature and was one of the first to have his "no compromise" bracelet.
     
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  2. VamosRafa

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    Thanks for your post. That was a great experience. :)

    I won't respond in detail. I've been fortunate enough to go to many events since 1999 (after my kids were out of diapers). Nothing like live tennis!

    I will say, though, if you get a chance to go to a Davis Cup event, seize the chance. It's the best bang for your tennis buck, in my view.
     
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  3. court_zone

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    You're welcome. I would really like to watch the US DC team play a tie but this year it's either going to be in another country or in California while I live in Florida, it will be too much of a hassle for my family. Maybe next year they will choose a city in Florida.
     
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  4. Andy Hewitt

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    I live in Chicago :D ... :( I want a good tennis tourney!!!!
     
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  5. VamosRafa

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    And, you are close to TMS Masters Cincinnati, which is a fantastic ATP event. I drove to Cincy from Chicago myself a couple years ago -- the drive isn't bad.

    Court Zone, there are so many great events in Florida. You are very fortunate. The Davis Cup tie against Sweden was played at Del Ray Beach last year (I went to that, as my mother spends the winter in that area). And the TMS Miami is coming up. Florida is a great place to live for going to tennis, that's for sure. :D
     
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  6. court_zone

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    I know the many tournaments that Florida has and I'm pretty lucky to live in such a tennis state. I am probably going to the TMS Miami coming up if I can still get my pick of tickets. I really want to watch a US DC tie because I want to see how different it is to regular tournies myself and the DC atmosphere.
     
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  7. Andy Hewitt

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    Yup i found out about that during the Tennis Masters Houston and i was mad. Im gonna check that out this year if i can convince people to go with me.
     
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  8. Mark55

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    I saw Roddick, Fish, Agassi, and the Bryan Brothers in a charity event. Then I saw Alex Kuznetsova, Thomas Blake, and Brian Baker in a challenger.
     
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  9. Andy Hewitt

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    Yo im lookin at the site for it and i dont understand the sessions, are the last 3 "sessions" seminfinals and the finals?
    http://www.cincytennis.com/1009/tickets/store_singlesessionmen.asp
     
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  10. VamosRafa

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    This is my opinion, and totally my opinion,

    If you are going to your first tournament, go in the early days. You can see a huge variety of matches, and see lots of practices.

    Cincy is a great tournament, because they post the practice schedules on the site.

    So when you get there, you can look at the Order of Play, see what matches you want to see, and also look at the practice schedule, and plan your day accordingly.

    And you can see everyone. If you book for the semis and finals, your fave player may not be there (but if he's Fed, he likely will be *lol*).

    And if you go for so many days, and want to extend, that's easier than going for the end, and wishing you had gotten there earlier. I have never done the latter, because I've always been aware of the former.

    Cincy hotels are very cheap. There are a bunch of them near the tennis center (which I think is in Mason), so pick one, and you can either get a shuttle from your hotel to the tennis or drive it. It's all pretty close.

    If I were you, I'd plan for earlier in the week, and buy the best tickets you can. No matter what ticket you have, it will work on the outer courts. And the Cincy stadium is so small, that no matter where you sit, it's a good seat. Not true at Indian Wells, and some other stadiums. But for that one, it's fine. There's not a bad seat in the house.

    I wish you luck. If you want to e-mail me for more info, please do so through http:www/vamosrafael.com. Just click on contact us. Good luck!

    I may go again this year, although I'm looking at Montreal, as I have some good friends going there. And I haven't been to Montreal in years, and that was for non-tennis stuff.
     
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  11. joeman957

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    I'd like to see some pro tennis players live at a Grand Slam one day, the closest thing to seeing pro tennis are during open level tournaments at my local club.
     
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  12. Kirko

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    from the late 70's to the mid 80's used to go the Alan King Tennis Classic In Las Vegas it was great ! saw them all and got two posters from the event with all the greats on it.
     
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  13. dennis1188

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    I recall seeing John Newcome and Arthur Ashe in Evanston,Ill, in the late 60's. I saw JN again with Tony Roche in the Bay Area w/ team tennis in the mid 70's ( JN always had a good sense of humor on the court).
    In HK, the late 70's we saw Ken Rosewall and Jimmy Connors, JC used profanity towards the Officials and the spectators. Missed out on my only chance to see Borg, when I was working late again at the office.
    In the 80's at HK tournament saw a very young then unknown Ivan Lendl, practicing Monday night on a outside court. The sound of his forehand strokes ( like gunshots) many pros stopped by to watch him and realized the future of tennis had arrived and it was time to look for a different job.
    Saw Micheal Chang for years try to beat Jim Courier, A.Agassi and Ivan Lendl. He finally did win the HK tournament one year.
    Saw John McEnroe, in his prime in a exhibition match, I had boxseats just so I could watch JM's, extreme slice serve. JM, was the ultimate 'touch-player' with the 'big weapon' serve ( best court awareness and natural ability).
    Also, saw Boris Becker, in his prime. The new generation of players w/ power and great movement. Pat Cash is also in this period.
    We saw three tie breaks in the HK final match where Pete Sampas, beat Jim Courier to become the number one player (PS first time as number one).
    Pat Rafter also was good to watch especially against Pete Sampas.
    And saw Kurten a few times, but he seem to struggle on the hard court.
    Last year, I saw Roger Federer, during a two hour practice session at the Thailand Open, Bangkok. I was within 15 feet of the practice court. RF's foot movement was very quick and very quiet. RF could quickly sense a approach/opening opportunity and close in to finish a volley. RF did lose the practice game with his swiss practice partner and had to do ten push-ups.
    Just saw Roddick last week at the SAP. Hit the big first serve and hit the big follow-up forehand, not much else. In the quarter finals, after losing the first set, Roddick up 6-0 in the 2nd set TB, lost six straight set points in the tie breaker before winning TB 8-6. Enqvist was only one here that pressured him to do more.
     
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  14. VamosRafa

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    So why did he win the tournament? No one there to challenge him?
     
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  15. lemurballs

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    Everyone @ 2004 Wimbledon. Highlight of my life.

    Andy Roddick semifinal, and Centre Court 15 rows dead center for the Sharapova final.
     
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  16. norcal

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    Some years back I was fortunate to a friend (tennis buddy) who worked PR for Bank of the West which sponsors a WTA event in the Bay Area. My friend would get me a press or vendor or whatever he could muster, pass, and I got to wander around behind the scenes.
    One of the best matches I have seen live I saw there, the final between Seles and Navritilova. Amazing tennis. The doubles final was won by GG Fernandez and Natasha Zvereva. After the finals I was helping my buddy clear some promotional stuff. We left both our wives in the bank office with instructions 'don't let anyone in here'. We get back and my wife says, 'some lady was trying to get in here but I kicked her out. She said something about a check. There she is', and she points to Zvereva. We're like, oh no, don't you recognize her? We just watched her play! (she was in jeans now) So my buddy grabs this huge B of W stuffed bear and we go find Natasha, apologize, give her the bear and show her where to get her check. Long legs she has.

    I also saw Venus Williams' pro debut there. Afterward I was hanging out waiting for the press conference. I was standing next to this obnoxious woman who was going on and on about the game and women's tour in particular. She worked for some newspaper (using that term lightly, I'm guessing a free weekly or something). Nothing she was saying was accurate. I pointed this out to her and she was not happy. We argued for a few minutes and seeing how I had maybe a beer or six in me I say, 'I bet you don't even play tennis!' (not a bad bet since she was pushing 250 lbs). Again she was not happy with me. Anyway the press conference was a zoo but it was interesting until I see a familiar pissed off hippo with a security guard saying, 'he isn't in the press, he has fake credentials!' So I try and get lost in the crowd and ending up hiding behind Mary Joe Fernandez near the locker room. A nice choice for scenery but not for being inconspicuous. I explained I was helping my buddy etc and the security was cool about it (this is pre Seles stabbing; probably would've been tossed in jail now!).

    But my best pro tennis experience was last week. I get a call out of the blue on Tuesday from my cousin who used to do a bit of coaching on the tour. He had gotten a call the previous week to work with two doubles teams. He was in San Jose for the SAP and said come watch some tennis! So I went into work early three days then zipped over to SJ and watched a hell of a lot of tennis up close and for free. He also took me to a closed (to the public) practice facility where it was just a bunch of pros, coaches and me. It was awesome to watch practice matches and hear stories and jokes they would be telling. One coach was talking about the huge talent that Labadze has (and wastes) as he was practicing. He said, 'we were travelling in Europe and Labadze was going to be on our flight. He (labadze)is waiting for the flight, has a pink mohawk, wearing fatigues, reading a guns and ammo mag, travelling on a Georgian passport. I said if they don't stop him for questioning I'm never getting on another f*cking plane, ever!'
    It was a great week.
     
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  17. baseliner

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    Too many to list all of them. Highlights were the Washington Star in the early 70's. Talked my way in free claiming I was Stan Smith's brother. Guard says "Oh really, where is he playing this week". Being a tennis fan i knew and he let me and a friend in free. Saw Laver and Ashe. Saw Agassi when he was still in his teens dating Wendy. I had my 10 year old daughter with me and the manner of dress of the girlfriend was quite embarrassing. Also got to see Olympics. I would have to say the best tennis from a viewer standpoint is at the challenger series or the qualies for a tournament. You get to see a lot of matches and can wander around and get up close and personal. If any of you get a chance another good forum for great viewing is the NCAA championships.. Very cheap and great entertainment.
     
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  18. RoddickRulez

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    Hewitt, roddick,... at indianapolis
    James Blake, Mardy Fish, Todd martin at charity thing.
    P.S. Got to play xbox topspin against james blake. james was himself i was sampras got crushed in two 0-3
     
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  19. Brettolius

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    roddickrulez- if you've been to indy, you're close enough to check out the cincy masters. that's the place to be, with ALL the top guys SUPPOSED to be there. saw everybody at least practice (besides agassi, safin, hewitt, this was in '03, they were injured) and saw some sweet match-ups too, all in one day. wednesday is what i shoot for. definitely something to check out.
     
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  20. RoddickRulez

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    i went on saturday for semis in 03
     
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  21. RoddickRulez

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    id rather go to semis then on wed
     
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  22. Brettolius

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    but on wednesday everyone is still there, cuz most of the big guys haven't lost there's more than 2 matches, therefore more people practicing, and its the day with the most good players facing other good players, not the earlier round scrubs. i saw ferrero v gaudio, fed v nalbandian, roddick v lubicic and can't remember the others. wednesday is more bang for your buck
     
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  23. fantom

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    I lived in Houston for a few years and got to see 3 years of the US Men's Claycourt Championships and the 2003 Tennis Masters Cup.

    Players I've seen: Agassi, Federer, Sampras, Roddick, Nalbandian, Coria, Shuettler....

    Most memorable matches: Sampras vs. Agassi (Sampras won on clay!), Federer vs. Agassi, J.M. Gambill vs. Luis Horna.........




    (that was a joke)...........
     
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  24. joehight

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    I second that

    I not only went to the Davis Cup match between the U.S. and Sweden last April in Delray Beach, Florida, I covered it for a local newspaper. It was about the best tennis excitement and atmosphere I've ever experienced. I also covered a Fed Cup match between the U.S. and Italy. Got to interview Billie Jean King, Alexandra Stevenson, Lisa Raymond. I have also covered the annual tournament in Washington, D.C., where I've seen Agassi, Roddick, Moya, Marcelo Rios, Henman, Blake, Hewit, Phillipousis, Fernando Gonzales, Kafelnikov, Sjeng Schalken, Scrhiriphan, Bryan brothers, and others. I've also covered the Hall of Fame tournament in Newport, R.I.
     
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  25. Aykhan Mammadov

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    I was staying in Paris in Melia Royal Alma Boutique Hotel in May 2004.

    Suddenly at breakfast met with Safin, he sat down near neighbour table, then I saw Kuznetsova there outside in garden, Moya was leaving the hotel with his friends and probably girl-friend or wife ( don't know exactly). Then I saw a lot of fans looking at my window ( they thought probably that I'm also PRO). Then I went to Safin-Mantila match continuation.

    U can easily buy tickets approaching to the courts the same day for 100$.
     
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  26. Federer Admirer

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    I have Managed to see all the top 10 players at the moment and plenty more including Guga, geal monfils, grosjean, Donald Young, Haas, Novak, Srichaphan

    To top that off i got to have a hit with Andy Roddick and got to return his serve for the tsunami appeal. I managed to return three of his serves and raise $750 (one serve i returned was 220km). I also got $500 dollars of free gear fom reebok. :mrgreen:
     
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  27. AndrewD

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    I was lucky, or foolish, enough to call the lines at the Australian Open for a bit over 10 years so got to see some fantastic players and some fantastic matches all from the best seat in the house (I called the service line). Hard to pick a favourite but Im glad to say I got to see Edberg, Wilander, Becker, Agassi, Kafelnikov, Sampras and Lendl all in their prime. Sitting a foot away from those guys is one thing but to see (and hear) them play from court level is a unique experience.

    baseliner,
    Id trade for a few of the matches you saw. Smith, Laver and co. would have been fantastic to watch.
     
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  28. Serve-And-Volley

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    I seen Anna Kournikova, The Williams Sisters, and Brenda Schultz at Rupp Arena in Lexington. It was amazing but Brenda looked better than all of them.
     
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  29. joehight

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    Volunteer labor

    I assume your work calling the lines was volunteer work, i.e., you were not paid. Is that true? Is all line calling and chair umpiring done on a volunteer basis? If so, why can't major pro tennis tournaments, paying big money to players, pay a modest amount for these services? Why do they use free labor?
     
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  30. Brettolius

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    serve and volley- do you live in ky? i'm in louisville, but i was just in lexington last night. not a ton of tennis players in the ol' bluegrass state, huh?
     
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  31. juu

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    Why did RF lose?
     
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  32. gmlasam

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    The most memorable for me was seeing Andre Agassi back in 97 when he went really low on his ranking and ended up playing satellites. I guess the good life with then wife Brook Shields was too much ;) Any how, he played at my local tennis facility, Burbank Tennis Center, which he won the finals against Sargis Sargisian. I was lucky enough to sit right behind Brad Gilbert, whom which is actually a great guy in person along with agassi.

    I got Agassi's autograph on the ticket stub, and I wonder how much it would be worth when he retires?
     
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  33. Jet Rink

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    '84 Davis Cup USA vs. Australia.

    Featured Johnny Mac at the apex of the sport; Jimmy; Mac and Fleming in dubs and coached by Ashe.

    Aussies featured John Fitzgerald and the teenaged Pat Cash.

    Jet
     
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  34. Peter K.

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    Living in Southern California, i've been to Indian Wells, the Mercedes Benz tounry at UCLA, and saw the women's year end event at Staples last year. To be able to watch your favorite players on the practice courts (while you stand ten feet away) is just as memorable as watching the actual matches!
    Agassi, Guga, Safin, Henin-Hardene (sp?), Capriatti, Ferrero, Hewitt, on and on, it's great to watch them all--with their different strengths. Special mention goes to the Magician--first time i saw him play was at Indian Wells. One of his dropshots was so soft it dissolved into the court. I am not making this up! ;-)
     
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  35. dgrson

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    I live in Baltimore and have seen many pro's at Pam Shriver's charity event each year: Blake, Roddick, Chris Evert, Navritolova, Davenport, Sharapova and quite a few others. Also, in Washington, DC at the Legg Mason over the years many different pros as well as a trip to the 2003 US Open(the outer courts are a great place to get up close). The best event was in Salisbury, MD in 1980(?) at a WCT event put on by the late Bill Riordan. Eight players in a round robin format where everyone played each other. Borg, Connors, Nastase, Vilas, Solomon, Dibbs and two others(maybe Armitraj & Geralitus). A student pass for the whole week cost $30. Nastase was wearing leather pants and glasses that blinked on and off. I think he got into a fight because he tried to pick up some guys wife!
     
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  36. Stuck

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    Suggest you go to a grand slam (us open) if you commit to oing the first weekend you'll more than likely see all top 10 players. Unbelievable experience to see the game played by the game's best!
     
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  37. VamosRafa

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    I agree. But I think the Masters Series events deliver a lot more bang for your buck,

    The practice courts at the U.S. Open are not accessible at all. There are lots of matches to see, and that's great. But you don't see the players walking around the way you do at other events.

    And if you go watch a best of five match, and it goes five sets, you'll find yourself spending 3-4 hours there, and missing a whole bunch of other stuff. Which is fine. It's a neat experience, but other events provide you with more.

    The Masters events have essentially the same players as the GS events (and both the women and men are at IW and Miami). So you see all the top playeres. The difference is that the events are much more relaxed, the practice courts are accessible for most of the events, and the players seem less intense. It's a much more up-close-and-personal experience from a fan point of view.

    And in many instances (especially when it comes to Wimbledon and Roland Garros), it's much cheaper to attend the Masters events. (I do think, overall, the Aus Open and USO are fairly reasonably priced, especially in the early rounds. But it's tough to get tickets to other two -- sorry, but even as much as I love tennis I'm not camping out in a tent overnight in the Wimbly queue to try to get tickets.)

    I am so happy to have experienced GS events. But it's not the best experience I have had in terms of going to a tennis event. I put other events ahead of that, and suggest that, if possible, you also go to a GS event.
     
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  38. prince

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    I always go to the nasdaq tourney - in key biscayne FL.
     
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  39. alienhamster

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    It is so totally worth it--one of the best experiences of my life. Nothing like being around a whole line full of drunk tennis nerds. Plus, there were people handing out bowls of cereal, squrting milk into the bowls from their milk-jet backpacks. And if you're far up enough in line, you get seats right near the court.

    Loved it. Got no sleep, I was wet and freezing for a time, but I loved it.
     
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  40. benny boy

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    last year i went to the masters in toronto canada on a rain day and went back two days later. they were still catching up on delayed matches so i got to see
    hewitt, henman, federer x2, roddick, moya, agassi, with many other people outside of the top ten
     
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  41. VamosRafa

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    I'm sure you are significantly younger than I am. Even if I was up for the tent, no sleeping, and freezing, I wouldn't be amused by the breakfast fiascos, as I get to experience it with my own sons on a regular basis. *rofl* Hey, if I'm going to go to England again, I should look forward to something new.

    But I have taken the advice of Prince, and many others, and will be going to Key Biscayne for the first time. No tent is required, thankfully.
     
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  42. The Pusher Terminator

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    I can top that...I have seen many players for free!!!

    John Mcenroe, Jim Courier, Boris Becker, Monica Seles, Pete Sampras, Aaron Krikstein, Yanick Noah. martina Navratilova.

    You can too!! Just goover to the Tennisport club in Queens NY during any weekday and you will not only see some famous tennis players but also some famous (I bumped into Harrison Ford).

    It is the greatest club in the world... www.tennisport.com

    I once had the experiene of a lifetime. I was hitting a bucket of balls. I hit a huge serve down the "T" on the ad court. I hear someone say "very good"....I look over my shoulder and its Jim Courier in the court next to mine. I was completely blown away!!! But all I said was "thanks" and went back to serving. I will never forget that moment for the rest of my life.
     
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  43. Newby

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    I've seen Scrichaphan, Philippoussis, Haas, Bryan Brothers, Ginepri, Schalken, Mardy Fish, Benneteau, Dent, Donald Young, Phillip Simmonds, Kenneth Carlson, Wayne Arthurs, Wayne Ferreira, Spadea, and ANDRE AGASSI all at the Mercedez Benz Cup here in LA. Then I went to the year end WTA Championships at the Staples Center and saw Mauresmo, Zvonareva, Sharapova, and Serena Williams. Watching Philippoussis practice I was mesmerized by the way he hit the ball, but watching him the next day against Benneteau I literally fell asleep.
     
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  44. activentures

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    Having spent at least a couple of days at wimbledon for the last 12 years I've seen most of the top guys and gals. I often try to go the first two days because even though the games can be more one sided, everyone in the draw plays in those two days, and you get big names on outside courts. I tend to spend a lot of the time at the practice courts as you get to see how they train close up. Seen some great practice sets (eg. Henman vs Pete), ARod hitting slam dunk overheads...with his left hand!, exactly how hard Agassi hits the ball, and gugas sweeeet backhand.
     
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  45. andrew_slattery

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    I always attend the australian summer circuit (January each year). I usually attend the Tournament in Sydney ( formerly 'NSW open' & 'adidas international', Now the 'medibank' international), which is of course the major lead up event to the AUS Open. Ive worked there in the locker room the past 3 or 4 years as a 'player services attendent'. i pretty much just give the players towels and drinks, and take their racquets to the stringers, as well as show the coaches and guests of players to their seats on the outside courts. I dont get paid, but the experience is awesome,not to mention priceless.

    Ive seen pretty much everyone and spoken to them all. I remember playing a game of poker in 2001 against Federer, his coach (P Lungdren), Moya and another tournament volunteer (when no one knew who he was) - (we were in a rain delay in the players lounge). The funny thing was that both players were due to play each other after it finished raining. That was awesome.Another awesome experience was in 2002 when roddick asked me if he could hold my mobile phone cause it was so small. He asked me what model it was, and said he wanted one.

    after the tournament in sydney, i usuallyhead down to Melbourne for the aus open. I usually go down half way through the first week and stay for a week. I was lucky enough to be at the Safin v Federer match this year (where federer's winning streak was broken).
     
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  46. 35ft6

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    Going to the US Open three years in a row while living in New York, you see just about everybody...

    - Peter Korda, Richard Kraijeck, Albert Costa, Ginepri, Roddick, Martin, Henman, Goran, Federer, Malisse, Pioline, Ferreira, Nalbandian, Agassi, Coria, Massu, Hewitt, Robredo, Vahaly... and probably a few I've missed... I've watched all these guys practice.
    - Match Play at US Open: Grosjean, Agassi, Roddick, Hewitt, Goran, Pioline, Haas, Hingis, Seles, Moya, Fish, Ancic, Gimelstob, Arias, Jarkko N, Kristen Pless, Enquist, Srichaphan, Woodbridge, Verdasco, Karlovic, Kuertan, Zabaleta, Malisse, Capriati... and several more less famous people.
    - Non US Open matches and practice: Davenport, Capriati, Kournikova, Ljubicic, Ancic, Lendl, Mayotte, McEnroe, Krickstein, Wilander...

    I want to hit up the Nasdaq and Rome tournaments. Also, the French and Aussie.
     
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  47. hotdimsim

    hotdimsim New User

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    i saw roger (god) federer at the aussie open this year. I was like literally 6 feet from him on a practice court, and i passed him a ball!!!!(ohmygod ohmygod ohmygod). My brother works for the media, so he got me a practice skedual from the media room. I also saw Hewitt practicing w/ Roger Rasheed.
     
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  48. babar

    babar Semi-Pro

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    I have been to the DC tournament many times, but I had the chance to hit with Bryan Shelton during the winter of 1992 at Vanderbilt University. Just a fluke that my buddy and i had scheduled some court time at the indoor courts, but he did not show up. Bryan Shelton was practicing serves by himself on a far court and I asked if he would like to hit and he said he had to finish up his serving routine. He invited me to work on my return if I wanted and I accepted. WOW! Did my return SUCK compared to his serve. It was much fun though. Btw, Bryan Shelton was a BIG DUDE! I felt like a dwarf compared to him. I did get a few serves back in play intentionally. If only I had a coach. . .
     
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  49. johnmcc516

    johnmcc516 Semi-Pro

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    I watched Andy Roddick vs Andre Agassi along with the Bryan brothers play in Mobile, Alabama back in December.
     
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  50. Mikael

    Mikael Professional

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    I've been to Wimbledon every year since 1997, usually spending the first four or five days of the tournament there. I've also been to the French Open twice, and numerous Challenger/Futures events. This year I think I'll go to the qualies of the French Open but unfortunately, for the first time in 8 years, won't be able to make it for Wimbledon... US Open is in the plans now that my sister lives there. I've pretty much seen everybody in the top 100. I hate watching full matches except when Enqvist is playing, most of the time I just watch a few games or a set and then move on to another match. That way I get to see more players.
     
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