Monday, August 29, 2011

Why Work When You Can Watch Tennis?

I cannot believe that it's taken me this long to share the pics from the ATP tennis tournament last Tuesday!  My dad went with me, and we had a GREAT time.  First thing when we walked in the gate, we encountered this guy on the practice courts!!  

Hellooooooo, Andy Roddick!

After my dad drug me away I got my Andy Roddick fill, we walked around the grounds for a bit before the first match started.  The center court stadium is literally feet outside of the Wake Forest University football stadium.  They used the concession stands for the football stadium, but I could definitely tell we were at a tennis tournament, not a football game.  On the menu was caesar salad, salmon, grilled chicken sandwiches, etc.  No hot dogs, hamburgers, or nachos for these people!!  Hahaha.  Only downside was that my tea was $6.  But the tickets were free, so I didn't feel too bad about it.

I got our tickets through my boss, and they were unbelievable seats-- third row right in the middle of the court.  

My lovely friend Emily let me borrow her big floppy hat.  This pale fair-skinned girl will take all the sun protection she can get when outside for six hours.  I thought I'd look silly with it because it is HUGE, but oddly enough, this hat was not the biggest one there!

We got to see Nikolay Davydenko (former top five player on the tour), Americans Michael Russell and James Blake, and finally the local hero John Isner, who ended up winning the whole tournament on Saturday.

We had such a blast, the weather was perfect, and the tournament was so well organized.  Can't wait to go again next year!


  1. That looks like so much fun! I would love to take a day off and watch tennis. Bliss!

    PS I'm jealous of how close you got to Andy Roddick. I love him!

  2. did you catcall Andy Roddick with your dad right there?

  3. I go to the Memphis tourney ever February. Love it!

  4. Love the hat! Very classy :) I don't know much about tennis other than Andy Roddick is super hunky lol!

  5. You look adorable in that hat!! :)

  6. How fun! I love that you go to see a real tennis tournament. I would love that. and even better that you brought your dad along.

  7. I'm so jealous. Love the hat, you look so cute!