As a surprise gift for landing a job, Megan gave me some tickets to the 2010 Mubadala World Tennis Championships in Abu Dhabi. Taking place only a few minutes from our apartment, this three day tournament over New Year’s Eve weekend brought together six of the world’s best to slug it out.
We were fortunate to get some pretty good seats. On Thursday night, we saw some opening round action (Tsonga vs. Soderling). The next afternoon, we saw Soderling take on Roger Federer – maybe the best player of all time – from even better seats.
Having been to many other tennis facilities, I can say that this tournament and facilities were well run and a testament of Abu Dhabi’s determination to make itself a world-class destination for not just business, but entertainment. We were glad to be a part of it.
We had some pretty great seats for both days. The first video shows the view from our Thursday night seats for the Tsonga vs. Robin Soderling match. The 2nd video is from our New Year’s Eve seats.