Fearless on the court, the world number two was at ease as he took the external lift up to the 158th floor – at over 600 metres – with Greg Sang, Director, Projects, Emaar Properties, who answered the Spaniard’s questions about the $1 billion tower.
“It’s incredible, insane,” said Nadal, who helped fasten the bolt into the steel construction and signed his name on the steel structure. “I was a little scared when I was in the lift but from the top it was unbelievable. I was reassured to learn the lift will be on the inside when it is completed!”
Nadal will meet Philipp Kohlschreiber (who made quite a mark at the recent Australian Open) in the first round today at the 2008 Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships.
Unlike Roger Federer who was defeated by Andy Murray in the first round yesterday, I hope Nadal will have a great performance here. Perhaps he'll be able to reach for the sky and grab his first title this year. What else is a better motivation than the Burj Dubai building itself.
(Citation from Xpress, photos from Getty Images)