As part of the 25th anniversary of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, we look back at the tournament's most memorable moments.
One of the most iconic shoots ever produced by the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships was an exhibition between Andre Agassi and then-world No. 1 Roger Federer on the helipad of the Burj Al Arab back in 2006.
22 February 2006 -- Dubai, UAE: In preparation for the Dubai Duty Free Men’s Open, tennis legend Andre Agassi and the world No. 1, Roger Federer, couldn’t resist the temptation to have a friendly knock about on the world’s highest tennis court, the helipad of Burj Al Arab, the world’s most luxurious hotel.
Both players are in Dubai to compete in the US$1 million Dubai Duty Free Men’s Open, which is the first round of the two-week Dubai Tennis Championships.
Standing 321 metres high on a man-made island, the majestic Burj Al Arab is without doubt the most recognizable hotel in the world. The hotel’s helipad, which is situated 211 metres high covers a surface area of 415 sq mtrs.
Roger Federer is the reigning champion of the Dubai Duty Free Men’s Open and is making his third appearance in the tournament. For Agassi, this is his first time to play in the ATP tournament where he has made it through to the second round following a 6 4, 7 5, defeat over Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic.