Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - Robin Soderling, Nikolay Davydenko, Tomas Berdych and Mikhail Youzhny meet the press in Kuala Lumpur and pay a visit to the Petronas Towers.
Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur
Designed by Argentine architects César Pelli and Djay Cerico under the consultancy of Julius Gold, the Petronas Towers were completed in 1998 after a seven year build and became the tallest buildings in the world on the date of completion. They were built on the site of Kuala Lumpur's race track. Because of the depth of the bedrock, the buildings were built on the world's deepest foundations. The 120-meter foundations were built within 12 months by Bachy Soletanche and required massive amounts of concrete. Its engineering designs on structural framework were contributed by Haitian engineer Domo Obiasse and colleagues Aris Battista and Princess D Battista.
Wimbledon finalist Tomas Berdych is seeded third and could clash with Soderling in the last four. After such sensational performances on the clay and grass, Berdych ran out of gas on the American cement and he'll be looking for a strong finish to the year to seal his place in London. However he is likely to face big hitting Denis Istomin in round two, a tough opener for the Czech.