Sometimes life gives us unique opportunities: recently I was able to attend a the Thailand Open because of the kindness of one of Tina's friends. Thank you very much Pi El...
I had played a little recreational tennis in college, so I knew a little about the game. What surprised me was the: speed and precision of the professional game and also the technology involved in judging the matches (The challenge cameras literally measured ball placement to the neares millimeter!)
We saw two matches:
R Gasquet (France) vs B Tomic (Australia)
M Roanic (Canada) vs J Nieminen (Finland)
B Tomic is 19 years old and is ranked the #39 singles player in the world.
J Nieminen defeated M Raonic. He is 31 years old and the #35 ranked singles player in the world.
M Raonic is 21 years old and ranked the #15 singles player in the world.