As it’s the off season what’s the craziest.............

SamprasisGOAT

Professional
Place you’ve ever watched a tennis match?

Over the years I’ve watched tennis in some crazy places and crazy countries.

The Gambia in a shack Federer vs nadal Indian Wells 2012 locals didn’t know what was going on with the tennis and I didn’t because there was human **** floating around on the toilet floor and the beer cost like 20 cents/pence

Las Vegas in Caesars palace casino federer vs nadal 2012 Australian semi gambling on a classic like that was an experience

Longboat key retirement home Federer vs Djokovic 2011 French semi was a really strict place with loads of rules and I was charging around like some sort of mad bull

Nashville bar on broadway had to ask the bar staff like 6 times a tip them for them to put on Federer vs Murray 2015

Disney land Florida Epcot sports bar for the Federer vs Murray 2010 Australian final

New York City Essex house hotel room the Federer vs soderling french final 2009 girlfriend at the time was not happy

Mallorca English run pub Federer vs Murray 2012 Wimbledon the whole bar of drunken English people were screaming for Murray apart from me and my dad nearly ended in a brawl

Cologne in a huge beer joint Federer vs Djokovic Wimbledon final 2014 great experience and got absolutely hammered

Madrid in a locals bar downtown for the wawrinka vs nadal Australian 2014 let’s just say I wasn’t popular

Literally hundreds more.

I’ve watched on trains, in airport bars, the middle of the night, all throughout days at work, I recently watched the Tsitsipas nadal yec match at work.

Unfortunately I didn’t get to experience Sampras matches like this because of my age when Pete was playing. I’m 31 now. I fell for Pete in the 1998 and 1999 Wimbledon semi finals against henman and then in the 1999 final against Agassi had me sold.

As everyone knows Sampras is my all time favourite Player with Federer being second but some of the times I’ve had watching Federer around the world and with my dad are unforgettable moments. What a player he is and has been. I watched the Djokovic round robin match with my dad last week and it was another special Rodge moment.

God tennis is a great sport
 

ChrisRF

Hall of Fame
Not really a crazy location but once I was streaming a match during an exam. Well, not technically watching but lurking.
I guess when getting caught with a laptop or mobile phone it could be difficult to explain the teacher/professor that you really only watched a tennis match and not something about the exam topic. :-D

I mean, every teacher is aware of many pupils not being interested in the regular lessons, but all of them think everyone wants to write the best possible exam at all costs in the moment when it happens. At least that’s my experience.
 

tennis_pro

Bionic Poster
I guess when getting caught with a laptop or mobile phone it could be difficult to explain the teacher/professor that you really only watched a tennis match and not something about the exam topic. :-D

I mean, every teacher is aware of many pupils not being interested in the regular lessons, but all of them think everyone wants to write the best possible exam at all costs in the moment when it happens. At least that’s my experience.
I was so obsessed with tennis at one point (probably around 2009-2012) that I skipped some exams to watch tennis matches. I still think it was worth it, we will probably never see such strong times again. Never in a billion years would a skip an exam to see Tsiparitasas play.
 
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StANDAA

Legend
I was so obsessed with tennis at one point (probably around 2009-2012) that I skipped some exams to watch tennis matches. I still think it was worth it, we will probably never see such strong times again. Never in a billion years would a skip an exam to see Tsiparitasas play.
dude what matches they were? in my college you risk getting expelled if you get caught cheating even once (and they wouldn’t care you were watching tennis), so your school must’ve been different cause I wouldn’t risk that just to watch bits of some stupid match in a million years. If I really had to see it I’d rather fake an illness and take the exam some other time.
 

tennis_pro

Bionic Poster
dude what matches they were? in my college you risk getting expelled if you get caught cheating even once (and they wouldn’t care you were watching tennis), so your school must’ve been different cause I wouldn’t risk that just to watch bits of some stupid match in a million years. If I really had to see it I’d rather fake an illness and take the exam some other time.
Technically there was risk but I have never heard about any actual cases of people getting thrown out for cheating, the biggest drawback apart from getting an F obviously was being humiliated in front a group of 100+ students. Besides. there were just too many procedures and no-one cared to go through them. Also as sad as it is it's way more profitable for Uni to fail you so that you need to pay to get an extra exam or 2. It is what it is, you can only get expelled if you don't pay. Uni cares more about cheating students who pay for extra exams than people who try to pass everything without any help but who can't afford a resit in case they fail.
 
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StANDAA

Legend
Technically there was risk but I have never heard about any actual cases of people getting thrown out for cheating, the biggest drawback apart from getting an F obviously was being humiliated in front a group of 100+ students. Besides. there were just too many procedures and no-one didn't care to go through them. Also as sad as it is it's way more profitable for Uni to fail you so that you need to pay to get an extra exam or 2. It is what it is, you can only get expelled if you don't pay. Uni cares more about cheating students who pay for extra exams than people who try to pass everything without any help but who can't afford a resit in case they fail.
I guess they won’t expell you if you’re caught for the first time but you would obvioulsy get failed and my school only lets you take the exam once and if you fail you need to retake the entire course. So I’m still surprised you went through that and risked failing and paying for retaking the exam instead of calling in sick, getting your exam date postponed and watching the whole thing comfortably from home.
 

tennis_pro

Bionic Poster
I guess they won’t expell you if you’re caught for the first time but you would obvioulsy get failed and my school only lets you take the exam once and if you fail you need to retake the entire course. So I’m still surprised you went through that and risked failing and paying for retaking the exam instead of calling in sick, getting your exam date postponed and watching the whole thing comfortably from home.
Yeah well that's what this thread is about ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
 

NatF

Bionic Poster
Heh if I knew you were dropping by Hong Kong we could’ve met up
Yeah I should have said something in the chat, could have brought my racket an all. Was only over there for a weak. Girlfriend was a bridesmaid at a wedding.
 
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