Re: Tournament Info / Who is Going?
The food at the tournament is pretty pathetic, IMO. But yes, generally
it can be very hot during the day and it gets very chilly as soon as the
sun goes down. I usually bring a few layers of clothes in my bag.
I usually stay very near the tournament site; it makes it a lot easier and
the local hotels have shuttles to the tournament (parking is not inexpensive.)
The practice court situation is pretty good; one can get very near the players
as long as the player isn't extremely popular (for example, seeing shirtless
Safin last year was nearly impossible unless you were tall enough to see over
the massive crowd.)
I was at one of the players' hotels, and that was a blast. I rode the elevator
with Murray, who looked much more manly than I expected (he's always seems like
a gangly boy to me.)
I really haven't done much near there (shopping or restaurants), but there is a
seafood restaurant called (I think) Big Fish that was excellent.