Hold On To Your [Tennis] Balls!

Roger Federer and Andre Agassi playing tennis.

"Fancy a spot of tennis, Roger?" Source: David Cannon for Dubai Duty Free/Getty Images hide caption

itoggle caption Source: David Cannon for Dubai Duty Free/Getty Images
Helipad of the Burj Al Arab

The Helipad of the Burj Al Arab. Do not have a John McEnroe tantrum here. Source: David Cannon for Dubai Duty Free/Getty Images hide caption

itoggle caption Source: David Cannon for Dubai Duty Free/Getty Images

Full disclosure: these pictures are from a bygone age — 2005 — but I couldn't resist the urge to post them after they appeared in a friend's Facebook feed. In preparation for the Dubai Duty Free Men's Open, tennis greats Andre Agassi and Roger Federer enjoyed a friendly 'hit' on the world's most unique tennis court, the Helipad of the Burj Al Arab, which calls itself "the world's most luxurious hotel." (Why a nausea-inducing tennis court is luxurious is beyond me. What's next, spa in a roller-coaster? Ah, the rich.) Good news, though, for those of you to whom this appeals — The Burj Al Arab, in a downturn, has begun offering discounts. So go check out those vertiginous tennis courts if you must.

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