February 22, 2015 — Nole arrived ahead of one of his favourite tournaments, and his first stop was at Burj Al Arab, where he was met by the new General Manager, Mr Anthony McHale.
“With this event the hotels are superb and impressive to stay in and we receive incredible service. The organization team is fabulous. Dubai is one of the world’s most attractive destinations and locations in world at the moment, so coming here we enjoy. Plus Dubai residents are always seeing the top players here, so we have large energetic crowds to play for.”
“Everyone on tour knows the fact that this is the most popular tournament of the year, as the quality of players and the organization is the best on tour. Players feel the most comfortable here in Dubai. You always have 3-4 of the top 10 players in the world here, so we are always on the top of our game here.”
“I enjoy the conditions here, as the courts play much faster than most tournaments. So you need to be ready.”
Nole also talked about his wife ans son: “Currently I have a smooth and easy going momentum with myself, feeling like I have the energy to play well. Before Dubai I have not done much but relax and practice at home in Serbia. So I feel fresh and ready to go.”
“Being at home and reconnecting with my family are the most important parts of life, so I am in a much better playing mind-set than normal. Being with my son and wife are what keeps myself to be grounded, now time to get back to work.”
“I love the location around the Burj Al Arab and the Souk at the Madinat, with so many great restaurants to sit outside and enjoy the ocean breezes in the evening it is a nice change from Europe. The coastline of Dubai is very picturesque and I find it relaxing to hang on the beach, as what Dubai has done to beachfront is lovely and great for families.”
“Dubai has some of the best shopping in the world and with it being truly one of the most attractive tourist destinations with so much to do, it makes it the perfect host city for a world class ATP tournament.”
Nole will play his first singles match vs Pospisil on Tuesday at 7pm.