This afternoon and evening I went to the Masters Cup in the Minhang district of Shanghai and watched all four matches played, including Blake’s upset of Nadal.
The venue was fantasic, it’s a purpose built 25,000 people (I think) stadium built specifically to host the Masters Cup three years ago or so and our cheap seats gave us fantastic views of the action. We were in the grandstand behind the umpire’s chair, almost dead center giving a perfect view of both sides of play.
The Blake-Nadal match was great to watch. In the second set Blake was down 0-4 and he rallied back to take it in a 7-6 tiebreaker. I’m quite tempted to go watch another game later this week, since Nadal, Federer and Roddick are all playing a few matches this week. Plus, Blake is really fun to watch play and I woudn’t mind seeing him again.