MUNICH, April 1, 2015
No, this wasn’t an April fool’s joke – five degrees Celsius outside, a windstorm over Germany and the media representatives were invited by the organizers of the BMW Open by FWU AG to take part in a tennis tournament at the Airport in Munich taking place on two courts between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.
What sounds like to be a nightmare on a Tuesday morning, emerged as a proper fun activity. 16 players, including BMW Open organizer Michael Mronz, with different capabilities played doubles with golden rackets made of wood and enjoyed the tennis as well as the looks from hundreds of travellers passing by.
The two courts will remain there until April 20 and will be open to everyone, who wants to play. There will be also a social programme including practice sessions with coaches from the ITTC Iphitos in Munich highlighted by a doubles match with Alexander Zverev on April 16 and a kid’s clinic with Tommy Haas two days later.
The 100th edition of the International Bavarian Tennis Championships with top-seed Andy Murray will start on April 25.
Full entry list (as of March 16):
1 Murray, Andy GBR 4
2 Bautista Agut, Roberto ESP 16
3 Monfils, Gael FRA 18
4 Goffin, David BEL 21
5 Fognini, Fabio ITA 22
6 Karlovic, Ivo CRO 24
7 Benneteau, Julien FRA 28
8 Kohlschreiber, Philipp GER 29
9 Rosol, Lukas CZE 30
10 Seppi, Andreas ITA 33
11 Tomic, Bernard AUS 35
12 Troicki, Viktor SRB 39
13 Becker, Benjamin GER 40
14 Klizan, Martin SVK 42
15 Vesely, Jiri CZE 45
16 Thiem, Dominic AUT 46
17 Bolelli, Simone ITA 49
18 Stakhovsky, Sergiy UKR 50
19 Estrella Burgos, Victor DOM 57
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