SONY OPEN TENNIS 2014
Fognini, Cañas Play Table Tennis For Charity
by ATP Staff|
While in Miami for the 2014 edition of Sony Open Tennis, the world's top tennis players - including Italy's Fabio Fognini and retired Argentine Guillermo Cañas - took time to raise funds for over 400 slums across Latin America in the fourth BreakPoint cocktail event, hosted by non-profit TECHO.
Fognini, 14th seed at the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament, lent his support to the event that had 300 guests in attendance.
"It is important that each one of us, each one of the players on the circuit, helps. We’ve done many promotions like this in South America this year," said Fognini. "I did so at the Royal Guard Open in Viña del Mar, by painting."
In prior years, Andy Murray, Santiago Giraldo, and former players Juan Carlos Ferrero and Fernando Gonzalez have supported TECHO's efforts. TECHO, a youth-led organization, is present in 19 countries in Latin America and the Carribean.