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Which 2 players do you think will be asked to play on the "helipad court" in Dubai?

IMO, I think it will be Venus and Serena if both of them actually show up for this tournament as they are scheduled to. If not, it will probably be two top players who are good friends and get along well. Probably something along the lines of Davenport/Serena, or Davenport/Molik.

It definitely won't be Martinez and Schnyder though, seeing as Patty would probably try and push Conchita off the helipad
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Any pics of this court??
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LMAO Davenport/Molik....sorry!

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Lol Do it, Patty and Conchita, so patty can push her off
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The pictures are unreal! ESPN had them of Roger and Andre. I can't seem to find the close up but here is one:

http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/ten...ory?id=1997537

The 4,467-square-foot court sits near the top of the 1,053 foot tower that was built on a man-made island in the Arab Gulf.
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that looks scary!

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It definitely won't be Martinez and Schnyder though, seeing as Patty would probably try and push Conchita off the helipad


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Dubai, UAE: World No. 1 Roger Federer and former No. 1 Andre Agassi took tennis to new heights on Tuesday, ascending nearly 700 feet (over 320 meters) to play a friendly match on the helipad at the luxurious Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai.

“This was an absolutely amazing experience,” Agassi said. “When you first get over how high you are and start playing it's an absolute joy and it was a great time. I had no issues with the height as long as I didn't have to bungee jump off the side.”

The hotel's grass helipad, which is situated 692 feet (211 meters) high covers a surface area of 1,361 square feet (415 sq meters), was converted into a tennis court for the two players. Standing 1,053 feet (321 meters) high on a man-made island, the majestic Burj Al Arab is one of the most recognizable hotels in the world.

“The view is absolutely amazing here and it was very different when I was asked to do this as I didn't know what to expect,” Federer said. “I have been in Dubai many times and have stayed at Burj Al Arab before, but this was an absolute treat. To play tennis with Andre on top of such an amazing hotel and overlooking the whole of Dubai was absolutely spectacular.”

Both players are in town for the ATP's Dubai Duty Free Men's Open, a USD $1 million International Series Gold event. Federer is the reigning champion of the Dubai Duty Free Men's Open and is making his third appearance in the tournament while Agassi is playing an ATP tournament in the Middle East for the first time.
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I doubt anyone will be asked.
they've already publicised and done this and repeating it would just be


More pics of that helipad http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/phot...es/4289977.stm

Eurosport showed Roger and Andre up there, 5-10 mins of action
pretty cool.
Andre wanted to do a bungee jump

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I'd love to see Nastya out there...but not gonna happen. Sharapova and Serena would kill for a photosession up there
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If Justine was there, she would probably take a sky dive

What else could they do with the players? I guess when the underwater-city exists, they will let them play a match there...or having all the players pass the ball from one "Palm"-Island to another, lol..."We love Dubai!!!"

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I'd love to see Nastya out there...but not gonna happen. Sharapova and Serena would kill for a photosession up there
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What happens if you hit a winner? Does the ball just fall off and hit some passer-by's head?

Also how can you not run out of balls after a few games?!!??!?
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IMO, I think it will be Venus and Serena if both of them actually show up for this tournament as they are scheduled to. If not, it will probably be two top players who are good friends and get along well. Probably something along the lines of Davenport/Serena, or Davenport/Molik.

It definitely won't be Martinez and Schnyder though, seeing as Patty would probably try and push Conchita off the helipad

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Sharapova is not going to play
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What happens if you hit a winner? Does the ball just fall off and hit some passer-by's head?

Also how can you not run out of balls after a few games?!!??!?
Of course not. They have ballkids with parachutes LOTS of them

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