Fayez Sarofim & Co. US Men’s Clay Court Championship – Houston, U.S.A.
#NextGenATP Americans Reilly Opelka, Frances Tiafoe, Jared Donaldson and Ernesto Escobedo helped kick off the 2017 Fayez Sarofim & Co. US Men’s Clay Court Championship by inspiring the next wave of tennis stars during Kids’ Day in Houston.
“All the kids were having a blast, for sure,” said Opelka. “You can tell that some of them will end up playing a long time. It was pretty fun… I love playing tennis all the time, it doesn’t matter with who, and little kids are always a lot of fun since they’re always having a blast.”
Tiafoe, alongside Dustin Brown, also grabbed the mic to play fashion police and interview peers at the players’ party. A couple of the ATP stars, including Brown, confessed to shopping right before the party in order to meet the dress code.
Andre Sa and Santiago Gonzalez helped with the on-court clinic at Ladies’ Day, while John Isner, Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah walked on water – the catwalk over the pool – as they stopped by the Fashion Show.
Grand Prix Hassan II – Marrakech, Morocco
Top seed Grigor Dimitrov got a taste of local culture on his first trip to Marrakech. “The tournament is well organised and the facilities are great,” he said. “I’ve been here for a few days and I got a chance to see the dromedaries and go for a walk around the city.”
A day before main draw action at the Grand Prix Hassan II got underway, he joined Borna Coric, Diego Schwartzman and Sergiy Stakhovsky on a dromedary ride through the Palmeraie district. The players took in the architecture of the “red city” while riding the Arabian one-humped camels.
When In Marrakech: Dimitrov, Coric Enjoy Dromedary Ride
Rohan Bopanna, Jan-Lennard Struff, Marcelo Demoliner, Dominic Inglot, Treat Huey and Guillermo Duran took part in a sightseeing tour of the world-famous Jemaa el Fna square. Struff and Duran even got up close and person with the snakes, one of the main attractions on the square.