Miami Open 2017

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Miami Open

On one evening I attended the Miami Open with a friend and his colleague. We bought tickets for a Tuesday night session hoping to see the Federer/Del Potro match but alas they made that match a daytime match instead.

Parking is at a premium in Key Biscayne thus we actually had to park a few islands back and take s shuttle bus over to the event. All in all it wasn’t too bad but there is quite a bit of traffic as you closer to the event.

We arrived just in time for the first match on the main stadium starting at 7pm.  The number 1 seed in the tournament was Stan Wawrinka and so we got to see him play Tunisian Malek Jaziri in a 3rd round match.

We had decent seats on the 300 level that cost about $100/per person. We were in the second row of that level.


Stan Wawrinka serving


Wawrinka forehand


“Stanimal”

Wawrinka ended up winning in straight sets, as expected. Jaziri was able to keep it semi-competitive however.


Myself at the 2017 Miami Open

After the match we decided to walk around and check out any other matches going on.  Venus Williams was playing next on the main court after the Wawrinka match but we wanted to see if we could get closer on some of the outside courts.

We found a nice women’s match entering the 3rd and final set.  Number 4 seed Simona Halep was playing top ranked Aussie Sam Stosur.


Simona receiving the Stosur serve


Simona close up

The ladies were playing some great tennis and its nice to get to see the pros hit up close!


Sam serving


Chair Umpire


Sam Stosur


Simona Halep from the first row

In the end Simona Halep went up in the 3rd set and closed out the match.  It was great as we got to sit pretty much wherever we wanted and moved up to the 1st row to watch the last several games!

After the match the three of us went to grab a late dinner and there were several available food options open on the tournament grounds. We debated going back to watch the end of the Venus Williams match but decided to browse the fan shop to pick up some souvenirs and called it a night around 10pm.

-PointsPinnacle


 

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