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Caipirinha Guy
Feb 28th, 2011, 06:48 AM
or why did I think so? :confused:

Szczecin
Feb 28th, 2011, 07:09 AM
I think there was a lot of rain last year so they played a lot of the earlier rounds undercover...


I think the semi's and finals were all outside though...





I could just be getting confused but I seem to remember something about players (namely Elena who played last year hence my interest) having to re-adjust to the different court conditions...

:)

Caipirinha Guy
Feb 28th, 2011, 07:41 AM
http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/5971/jungletennis.png

These courts seem to be like in the middle of some jungle. :lol:

Szczecin
Feb 28th, 2011, 07:46 AM
If you had been to Malaysia you would know those trees are everywhere...


You see a heap of them as you come out of the KL Airport towards the City... :)

eck
Feb 28th, 2011, 07:47 AM
http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/5971/jungletennis.png

These courts seem to be like in the middle of some jungle. :lol:

It's in the equestrian club. Next to it is a golf club. But yeah, there is a bit of jungle there.

Spiritof42
Feb 28th, 2011, 08:02 AM
It's in the equestrian club. Next to it is a golf club. But yeah, there is a bit of jungle there.
Hearing jungle birds in the background during tennis matches is pretty cool. :)

Davodus
Feb 28th, 2011, 08:22 AM
I think that the ATP event in KL is indoors, maybe that's it :lol:

Serenus Christ
Feb 28th, 2011, 08:27 AM
If you had been to Malaysia you would know those trees are everywhere...


You see a heap of them as you come out of the KL Airport towards the City... :)

longest trip..

ElusiveChanteuse
Feb 28th, 2011, 02:15 PM
I think that the ATP event in KL is indoors, maybe that's it :lol:
Yeah, i thougt it was indoors too but I saw some live final last year on outdoors.:p

longest trip..

yeah.:lol:

Whitehead's Boy
Feb 28th, 2011, 02:20 PM
A lot of airports are far away from the city.

Where is the tournament played?

Davodus
Feb 28th, 2011, 02:23 PM
Yeah, i thougt it was indoors too but I saw some live final last year on outdoors.:p



yeah.:lol:
For the ATP? The ATP site has it listed as indoor hard :shrug:

rockstar
Feb 28th, 2011, 03:26 PM
wasnt it suppose to be in a carpark, right?

ElusiveChanteuse
Feb 28th, 2011, 03:45 PM
For the ATP? The ATP site has it listed as indoor hard :shrug:
No I meant WTA.:p

Yeah. for ATP it's indoors hard.:)

wasnt it suppose to be in a carpark, right?
Maybe they manage to find some clubhouse with tennis courts.:p

Raz0r
Feb 28th, 2011, 05:24 PM
The ATP event is at the Stadium Putra in Bukit Jalil, and they have a proper stadium with air-conditioning.

On the other hand, the WTA event is held outdoors in an equestrian club. There are a total of 4 courts for matches and practice, so usually 3 or 4 players have to share a practice court. Saw Kimiko training with Safina twice. Fran practised with Alisa today, and they were talking and joking (in Italian?) :hearts:

The weather is EXTREMELY hot in the morning and afternoon when it's sunny... it can be difficult to get used to the heat. I got tanned even though I was sitting in the shade most of the time :o

ElusiveChanteuse
Feb 28th, 2011, 06:47 PM
The ATP event is at the Stadium Putra in Bukit Jalil, and they have a proper stadium with air-conditioning.

On the other hand, the WTA event is held outdoors in an equestrian club. There are a total of 4 courts for matches and practice, so usually 3 or 4 players have to share a practice court. Saw Kimiko training with Safina twice. Fran practised with Alisa today, and they were talking and joking (in Italian?) :hearts:

The weather is EXTREMELY hot in the morning and afternoon when it's sunny... it can be difficult to get used to the heat. I got tanned even though I was sitting in the shade most of the time :o

May I know where the exact location is?

Raz0r
Feb 28th, 2011, 09:28 PM
May I know where the exact location is?

Bukit Kiara Equestrian & Country Resort :)

Certinfy
Feb 28th, 2011, 09:43 PM
Wow I thought it was indoors :lol: Getting mixed with the ATP event then it seems.

What the ATP use looks a lot better though :shrug:

Caipirinha Guy
Feb 28th, 2011, 09:51 PM
Apparently there are the worst possible conditions in the Earth to play tennis: 90% humidity and 40 degrees (worse than Pattaya).

eck
Feb 28th, 2011, 11:22 PM
Apparently there are the worst possible conditions in the Earth to play tennis: 90% humidity and 40 degrees (worse than Pattaya).

It doesn't get that high. Around 33.

eck
Feb 28th, 2011, 11:24 PM
If you had been to Malaysia you would know those trees are everywhere...


You see a heap of them as you come out of the KL Airport towards the City... :)

It depends where you go. And you should savour it. More trees are being chopped down these days. :o
KLIA is located in Sepang, not part of the city :p


longest trip..

Take the train. It's faster and cheaper. :)

eck
Feb 28th, 2011, 11:27 PM
May I know where the exact location is?

Mont Kiara :rolleyes:
Near Bukit Damansara and Bangsar....:smash:

edificio
Mar 1st, 2011, 01:33 AM
The birds are quite nice to hear while watching the match online!

Mateo Mathieu
Mar 1st, 2011, 01:51 AM
I had to look up at how far from the airport to the tournament venue and wow, that's quite a far :o 50 minutes drive away.

eck
Mar 1st, 2011, 01:52 AM
I had to look up at how far from the airport to the tournament venue and wow, that's quite a far :o 50 minutes drive away.


It's way more than 50 minutes by car. :p
50 minutes would be taking the express train from airport to KL Sentral (35 mins) + 15 mins in cab. (providing the cab driver knows where he's going :tape:)

Mateo Mathieu
Mar 1st, 2011, 02:22 AM
It's way more than 50 minutes by car. :p
50 minutes would be taking the express train from airport to KL Sentral (35 mins) + 15 mins in cab. (providing the cab driver knows where he's going :tape:)
That's not good :o

Whitehead's Boy
Mar 1st, 2011, 02:30 AM
Pattaya doesn't even have an airport (or it's not used much). Narita is 70km from Tokyo.

Not a big deal, players are used to it. :P

ElusiveChanteuse
Mar 1st, 2011, 05:00 AM
Bukit Kiara Equestrian & Country Resort :)

Mont Kiara :rolleyes:
Near Bukit Damansara and Bangsar....:smash:
:lol: Never went to watch the WTA event but I went for the ATP one last year.:lol: :p

Apparently there are the worst possible conditions in the Earth to play tennis: 90% humidity and 40 degrees (worse than Pattaya).
I think this event should be one of the warm up events for AO.:p

Dexter
Mar 1st, 2011, 05:07 AM
That's not good :oYeah, because all airports are in the city centres. Such a pleasure to have a plane landing over your head.