OFF-COURT ACTIVITIES 2014
Federer Family Goes To Disney; Dolphin Delight
by ATP Staff|
It has been a busy few days off the court for players this week in the lead up to the second ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament of the year, the Sony Open Tennis in Miami. ATPWorldTour.com provides a recap of the highlights.
Sony Open Tennis – Miami, U.S.A.
One day after finishing runner-up to Novak Djokovic in the BNP Paribas Open final, Roger Federer took his family to Walt Disney World Florida, where he met Mickey & Minnie Mouse. “Caught between two mice #mousetrap,” tweeted the 17-time major champion as he was photographed with the iconic Disney characters. He later added, “Had the best time @WaltDisneyWorld thanks a lot to everyone! #flying #familytime #chillaxing.” On Wednesday night, ahead of opening his bid for a third Miami title, Federer called the shots at an exclusive rooftop Moet & Chandon party in Miami.
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Fabio Fognini, Tommy Robredo, Pablo Carreno Busta, Edouard Roger-Vasselin, Alejandro Gonzalez and Federico Delbonis enjoyed a trip to the Miami Seaquarium, where they enjoyed a dolphin experience. “I have to be serious, at the beginning I was a little bit scared,” admitted Fognini. “But once I got in the water, I really enjoyed this experience.” Robredo added, “It’s not easy to hold a dolphin, but it was very strong. Even with someone like me, 75 kilos, for them it’s very easy to move.” Watch Video
Colombians Alejandro Falla and Santiago Giraldo were the guests of honour on Republica Deportiva at the Univision Studios in Miami, promoting the Sony Open Tennis. Tommy Robredo also enjoyed a television appearance, chatting to Titulares y Mas on Telemundo Sports. “It was fun and a pleasure to spend some time with the Telemundo Sports team,” said the Spaniard. “I hope people enjoy the interview and come and cheer for me at the Sony Open Tennis.” View Photo Gallery
Feliciano Lopez made a guest appearance on the CNN en Español show CALA, where he was interviewed by host Ismael Cala. "It has been a great experience," said Lopez. "I'm lucky to be able to be in a channel like CNN and with such a nice host who made me feel very comfortable. I think that it was an opportunity I had to take advantage of and it was great for the tournament and for myself."