Even renowned tennis professional players have ridiculous experiences. You may even chuckle to find out that Roger Federer of Switzerland has an eccentric enthrallment playing tennis in odd places.
Just imagine how Roger Federer and Andre Agassi of USA played tennis 692 feet above the ground.
That was exactly what happened one afternoon during their stay in Buri Al Arab Hotel in Dubai on February 22, 2005 when they were in preparation for the first Dubai Duty Free Men’s Open. The 321 meters high luxury hotel that stands on a man-made island became historical when the two players enjoyed their unique experience playing tennis on the Helipad.
The 4,467 square-foot Helipad turned into a grass tennis court for the two players when they made their “unusual warm up”. According to Federer, it was an absolutely spectacular treat to play on top of the luxury hotel overlooking Dubai.
Federer also played on the water front of The Elbe River in Central Europe with Tommy Haas in a floating court.
Playing tennis on a court that was definitely moving, Federer said that a game with Tommy was a lot of fun. With the waves and cool breeze, they had to be quicker to get good rallies against the stirring surface. In front of 15,000 people watching the game from the harbor, the two players played a match during a Hamburg Harbour anniversary.