After playing/following tennis religiously for 12 years, I am finally seeing professional tennis live for the first time.
My wife and I just bought day and night passes for Monday and Tuesday. I wanted to "get the most for my money" (i.e. seeing the most players possible). I'd rather cruise the grounds and watch the likes of Nalbandian, Gasquet, and Isner, but I'm sure I'll take in a few of the Stadium and Grandstand matches so that I can experience the top players as well.
We decided to stay in Ft. Lauderdale to save cash on a hotel. We went through Priceline's Name Your Own Price and actually got a great deal. We also chose Ft. Lauderdale so we can enjoy the beaches on the days we won't be going to the Sony Open.
I'd appreciate any advice from Sony Open veterans. Looking for pointers as to what to bring, when to watch practice sessions, where to eat on a budget, etc.
Get in where you fit in.