...as a guest of Lars Burgsmüller (thanks athie
and Dirk Hordorff!).
Thing is, what is all the fuss about having one of these? OK, I get access to the players' lounge, but isn't that the place they least want to be pestered?
Anyway, I was there today and saw lots of players: Lars of course (he's
, very friendly and chatty), Rainer Schüttler (hmph, not exactly accessible
), Tommy Haas (phoar, he was looking v hot and he wasn't even training
, Alexander Waske (also
what a cheeky smile), Sjeng Schalken and Raemon Sluiter sharing a table in the restaurant (Sluiter is pretty good-looking too in a dark stubbly way), Mischa Youzhny (with weird taping on his left leg, looked like a wax strip going down his calf
) training with Labadze (looks chubby, get into the weights room, boy!) and later with Andreev (looks like Kimi Raikkonen, the Formula 1 driver), David Nalbandian (ugh his hair, it's all stringy and greasy even before he gets near the court!), Nikolai Davidenko and a few others.
Will be there tomorrow again (actually could go every day since I have a week pass, but have to work
), match reports (maybe) to follow then!