Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal are great at their jobs. They tried playing on water to see how that affects their game.
They played on a specially designed tennis court that was on top of a swimming pool.
It took five days for a team to build the two invisible platforms on opposite ends of the pool. It was made of acrylic sheets and acrylic tubes. This was done on the Gansevoort’s 110-foot swimming pool.
Here’s what they had to say about playing on water:
Serena Williams, defending champion of the Sony Ericsson Open said, “It was a once in a lifetime chance to play tennis on water and it was great to be involved in a true world first. Playing against Rafa was a new challenge, but I think the surface helped to level the playing field – particularly as he volunteered to play at the deep end!”
Rafael Nadal added, “I love playing on all surfaces, but this was different and playing against Serena made it even more special. Playing a game on water was a first for me, and I also liked the setting here in Miami overlooking the ocean since I love the sea.”
Watch them play tennis on a pool below.
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