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Great day at the Open

I apolgize if this thread is in the wrong place in advance. Wanted to share with tennis fans how great a day it was to walk around the Open and sit 5 feet away from the players as they practiced in Loius Armstrong and on the Grandstand Court. Saw Hennman with Muarry, Roddick with Isner, Baghdatis with Gonzo, Nadal with Feliciano Lopez. They all would hit for about 20 minutes and then play a set. It was great. Saw Ivanovic practice. Very hot. Saw Jankovic with her hitting partner. She was awesome and alot of fun. Her body is smokeing. All this was free. Amazing time reccomended to anyone close to NYC.

By the way all the players were great to the kids and signed autographs. Connors is the biggest asshole.



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You lucky dog you

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He walked off without signing any auotographs and laughed at he kids like he was too good for anyone.



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Muarry looked good but was curseing up a storm after he would miss shot. Youzhney looked great. He was hitting perfectly. Uncle Toni was talking non-stop to Nadal. Gilbert looked constipated. Isner looked really good and Roddick still has trouble putting away his volleys.



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You didn't get to see nalbandian ?

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No got there at about 1:00 pm. He might have hit on Arthur Ashe. Needed a pass to get into Ashe. Fed and Kiefer hit in Ashe, I don't know whoe else did. Saw Moya practice for a bit with his coach as well.



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I didn't even go near that area today. The USO is the one tournament where I don't really try to see people practice, which is pretty odd for me. It ended up being a pretty nice day though. Got nice and sunny by late afternoon-early evening

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Nalbandian hasn't arrived yet.
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No got there at about 1:00 pm. He might have hit on Arthur Ashe. Needed a pass to get into Ashe. Fed and Kiefer hit in Ashe, I don't know whoe else did. Saw Moya practice for a bit with his coach as well.
So it's free to watch players on Louis Amstrong and Grandstand, but you have to pay to watch them on Arthur Ashe ?

Well... It's nice for you who live near there Maybe you should take some photos

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Nalbandian hasn't arrived yet.
You serious?
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Muarry looked good but was curseing up a storm after he would miss shot.
Yep, sounds about right

And about A-Rod with the volleys, don't worry, he'll start putting them away when he works on it with Jimmy after he is through laughing at kids. Just jokin, hopin Andy finds a bitto form next week though
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So it's free to watch players on Louis Amstrong and Grandstand, but you have to pay to watch them on Arthur Ashe ?

Well... It's nice for you who live near there Maybe you should take some photos
You dont have to pay for Ashe but you need a VIP pass. Don't know how you get them. Takeing pics is hard because you are right there and they are hitting and playing. A few people over did it with pics while they were hitting and annoyed the players. Didn't want to be that annoying Fan.



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I apolgize if this thread is in the wrong place in advance. Wanted to share with tennis fans how great a day it was to walk around the Open and sit 5 feet away from the players as they practiced in Loius Armstrong and on the Grandstand Court. Saw Hennman with Muarry, Roddick with Isner, Baghdatis with Gonzo, Nadal with Feliciano Lopez. They all would hit for about 20 minutes and then play a set. It was great. Saw Ivanovic practice. Very hot. Saw Jankovic with her hitting partner. She was awesome and alot of fun. Her body is smokeing. All this was free. Amazing time reccomended to anyone close to NYC.

By the way all the players were great to the kids and signed autographs. Connors is the biggest asshole.
thanks a lot for this info. i'm going tomorrow. hopefully i'll get to see some players upclose. were there a lot of people? what are the chances of me getting an autograph from someone? thanks again.
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You serious?
Yes. I'm surprised I missed John Isner though so I could be wrong. I won't know until the morning.
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Nalbandian hasn't arrived yet.
You are wrong, here is a quote from this article (thanks to Eden) : http://www.amny.com/sports/am-nalb0823,0,1516138.story

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"I'm very healthy. If I play a good U.S. Open, then I feel I can be almost top 10, top 15 in the end of the year."

Nalbandian, who asked a translator on the call only once for help with his English, arrives in New York Thursday, like most players.
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The article also says he was practicing in Boca Raton on Tuesday.

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