With the BNP Paribas Open just around the corner, we here at tennisthis.com are taking a look at what is to come of this awesome tennis tournament. Last year in 2009, Rafael Nadal cleaned up the field with his booming forehand and laser like backhand, will he be able to do it again? Judging by Nadal’s recent performance at the Australian Open, we highly doubt that he will be playing at the caliber that he has over the past years. His knees don’t seem to be holding up for him, so we guess the title is up for grabs.Will Roger Federer be able to win this tournament once again (winner in ’05 and ’06)? Or will Andy Roddick have his chance at tennis glory this time around?
This tennis tournament is by far one of the greater non-slam events in the tennis calendar, it is considered the “Grand Slam of the West” and has been voted as one of the best tournaments to attend by the tennis fans all around. This little gem of a tournament is nestled in the picturesque southern California mountains just east of Orange County, CA and is easily accessible by car. The stadium is breathtaking and any seat in the house holds a great view for all tennis spectators. Beyond that, there are tons of things to do the little town of Indian Well, there is a bunch of golf, restaurants, and at the tennis gardens, you are able to meet tennis racquet/equipment manufacturers, and so much more. Bring your kids too, since there’s instructional tennis activities to be had at the ground.
If you are wanting to go see a great tennis tournament, be sure to visit this event as it is a great non-slam tournament, besides, you wouldn’t have to travel far if you already live in California! Keep an eye out for the tennisthis.com team, as we will be attending the semi-finals and finals – we hope to see you there!
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According to Peter Bodo, who is a writer for Tennis.com, says that a “reliable source” has told him that Roger Federer will not be competing at the BNP Paribas open tennis tournament due to a lung infection. Nobody knows if this is actually true, however; we plan to keep a close eye on this matter for the tennis great.