Tennis With A View: Ferrer & Querrey Enjoy Geneva Sights
Sam Querrey and David Ferrer are the first and fourth seeds, respectively, at the Banque Eric Sturdza Geneva Open this week in Switzerland. But before they begin their campaigns at the ATP World Tour 250-level event, the pair took to a smaller court for some pre-tournament fun.
Querrey and Ferrer played mini-tennis at the Cité du Temps, a square in the centre of Geneva that offers a view of Lake Léman, a jet d’eau and the Rhône River. The American is playing in Geneva for the third time, and he says that the decision to return was an easy one.
“I love this city and the tournament. The conditions are perfect here and I always enjoy playing here,” said Querrey, who faces Guido Pella in the second round. The Argentine beat him in Houston earlier this year in a third-set tie-break.
“My fiancée is coming in today because I’ve told her so many good things about Geneva.”
After Querrey hit with some ball kids, Ferrer — who plays German Peter Gojowczyk on Tuesday — jumped on the court for a doubles exhibition with tournament director Thierry Grin against the top seed and tournament sponsor Eric Sturdza.
“I’m happy to be back in Geneva,” said Ferrer, who welcomed his first child, Leo, earlier this month. “It’s a very nice tournament and I’m looking forward to playing here again.”