Attending the BNP Paribas Open was a wonderful experience!  Within one action packed day I got to watch many professional heroes and legends and was able to enjoy seeing the live tennis from up close.  For those that have never attended a professional tennis match, I highly recommend doing so.  There is nothing quite like watching these stars compete in real life!

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Inside Stadium 1 at the BNP Paribas Open (Photo Credit: © Nicholas Spiller)

First up on the day was Andy Murray vs. Milos Raonic.  While Murray still struggles with his post-Wimbledon high, the 23-year-old Canadian was able to take advantage and earn the upset!  Raonic has been moving up the rankings following a strong ending to 2013 and surely is player on the ups!  Next, I headed over to Stadium 2 to catch American player John Isner.  Utilizing his strong serve and height to beat the Spanish veteran, he propelled to the quarterfinals!

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Isner playing against Verdugo. Photo Credit: © Nicholas Spiller

Towards the end of the day we caught Roger Federer in the main stadium.  In a delightful match against fellow friend Tommy Haas, Federer danced about with his usual artistry and won comfortably in front of a large crowd as the sun set.  He is clearly still near the top of his craft!

During the evening session, we were able to move right up to the front row and watch several great matches featuring some big time players.  First up was second seeded Agnieszka Radwanska against Jelena Jankovic.  Jankovic seemed to have trouble getting her foot placement right and fell several times  while Radwanska used strength and placement to earn a spot in the BNP Paribas Open semifinal!

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Radwanska in between points (Photo Credit: © Nicholas Spiller

Later, Novak Djokovic showed his fight to come back with a strong win against Marin Cilic, who had taken the opening set 6-1.  All in all, the day was exciting and allowed me to see many of my top favorite tennis stars in live play!

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Djokovic getting a new ball (Photo Credit: © Nicholas Spiller)

Nothing can capture the speed and willpower of these tremendous athletes like sitting in the stands!  I highly recommend Championship Tennis Tours for a great tennis experience!  Can’t wait for my next pro tennis experience!

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Front row at Stadium 1 for a night session! (Photo Credit: © Nicholas Spiller)

Nicholas Spiller

Nicholas Spiller

Nicholas Spiller has enjoyed the sport of tennis for many years.An enthusiast who covers all major sports, he finds tennis to be one of the most pleasant and inspirational games around to watch. He also spends his time as a musician in Los Angeles.
Nicholas Spiller

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