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Question For a first timer at the Nasdaq-100 Open, what are best seats to get??

Best time to go to the final, to watch possibly Federer practice and are all the seats generally good??????????????

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Re: For a first timer at the Nasdaq-100 Open, what are best seats to get??

I can't answer your question but I'm not sure if it's relevant anyway, prepare to stand most of the match and applaud for like every second point played!

Edit: just to make sure I'm understood - for both players that is, as I sense a real dogfight tomorrow!
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Re: For a first timer at the Nasdaq-100 Open, what are best seats to get??

you are probably going to get 400 level seats which are $45. the view isn't bad, but i suggest trying to get tickets for gate A, H, E, or D (i think that's right)
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Re: For a first timer at the Nasdaq-100 Open, what are best seats to get??

I just got back from the Nasdaq today - first time I have been there. I had tix for the 400 level. They were quite good. I didn't see Roger practice at all the 4 days I was there though.

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Re: For a first timer at the Nasdaq-100 Open, what are best seats to get??

Every year I go, up until the Tuesday of the men's round of 16. The outside courts are easy to get into and you can almost always sit front row. There are lots of great matches. You won't see Agassi, Roddick or Federer, but their early rounds are often not competitive. Your ticket also gives you access to the 400 level in the stadium and you can go there if you see that something exciting is happening. These upper tier seats are surprisingly good.
After Tuesday the outer courts only have doubles and all the singles are in the stadium. The prices go up and all you get is one women's match and one men's, not a good deal.
But last Tuesday I sat in the front row on court one for Ferrer-Ferrero, Ljubicic-Nadal, Johannson-Novak and Henman-Stepanek. After 9 straight hours I was going home happy, but on my way to the exit a man and a young boy came out of Stadium court and gave me their lower level tickets for Serena-Venus, which was still in the first set.
Best day of tennis I ever saw, all for $25.
So definitely, go until the round of 16, then watch the rest on TV. The choice of matches is dizzying. It is difficult to sit still and not run from court to court as scores on other courts are posted. Another plus is you can always buy your ticket at the gate. Sometimes play on the outer courts runs from 10am to 11pm, so there is often no need to buy another ticket for the night session, which starts at 7pm in the stadium.
See you in the front row next year, then?

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PS. I don't think you will see Federer practice at the site. Also he does not walk through the public to the court to play, like the lesser lights. He did 2 years ago though when he stopped with us for photos.

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you are probably going to get 400 level seats which are $45. the view isn't bad, but i suggest trying to get tickets for gate A, H, E, or D (i think that's right)
I would disagree. I think at that height it is better to sit at the end of the court, like watching TV. In that case gate B is the best, it is closest to the other courts, if you want to leave and go see part of another match.

We did not talk about lower level seats. Level 3 probably requires you to buy an expensive package and level 2 at the bottom I think is generally unavailable to the public (corporations buy them, that is why the seats are usually empty unless it is a celebrity playing).
But who cares, the outer courts are where the action is. Taik-Lee v Monfils was the most exciting match I saw this year.

And in the first week the tickets are $25 for the day session, not $45.

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I went to the NASDAQ on the middle Friday to Monday. I saw Federer practice a couple of times on a practice court. It's easy to spot when he's practicing as he gets a very large crowd.

I like the 400 level seating also. The stadium is nicely sized for tennis.
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Re: For a first timer at the Nasdaq-100 Open, what are best seats to get??

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I went to the NASDAQ on the middle Friday to Monday. I saw Federer practice a couple of times on a practice court. It's easy to spot when he's practicing as he gets a very large crowd.

I like the 400 level seating also. The stadium is nicely sized for tennis.
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Indoors, he will get the hall closed for spectators or he'll practise somewhere fans can't come anyway. In Rotterdam, only one training session was open for visitors. It wasn't busy at all, cause there were some interesting matches on centre court. But the days after that, they closed it when Roger started to practise

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