I've always wondered what traveling around the world to all the tournaments is like for a pro tennis player, say for a player ranked around #50. When they fly to a tournament in a foreign city, do they typically have a lot of time for sightseeing or exploring the city, or do they usually just spend the time in the hotel resting and practicing? Do they usually fly first class? Or do they fly business class or coach? What kind of hotels do they stay in - just an average Hilton type of place or the best 5 star hotels? Do they always stay in hotels?
Is flying to a foreign city to a tournament like a vacation to them, or more like a business trip? Do they ever get tired of flying/traveling?
ATP tournaments are required to provide hotel rooms for all main draw singles and doubles players. If you want to know what kind of hotels they stay in, look at the tournament websites for any mentions of hotel or recommended hotels for fans attending the event, the players are usually booked in the same places (Slams are different, players get per diem and book their rooms from a recommended list or whatever they want to do).
As for sightseeing, it varies, but I can tell you based on my experience as a tournament driver in two cities and multiple conversations with Justin and Jan-Michael over the years that it's not something they often get to do during tournaments. So many of the lower ranked guys play both singles and doubles, and they have to practice for both, so it is very rare to get a full day off to go out and do some sightseeing. Trips out can also be hindered by a language barrier for the players, depending where they are. I know some of the tournaments will try to have something available to show players around, but that may not always fit in with a player's schedule so they miss out.
When I drove in LA, we took a few players to the beach if they had spare time, and there is always a group that goes to the Playboy mansion photo op each year, but outside of hotels and dinner, it seemed the only side trips we made were to golf courses or shopping malls. In San Jose, we often took players to dinner in San Francisco, if they knew were they wanted to go, but I can only recall one time in five years of driving there that I heard of a player specifically requesting to be 'shown around' for a few hours (he got lucky, there was a driver there who happened to be perfect for that request, 4 of us shrugged our way out of it).
That's not to say they don't ever
get out. Now that there are so many players with legitimate Facebook profiles you can see for yourself in their photo albums that they do sometimes get to be tourists when they go to tournaments.