The Top Tennis Players on the ground at the Papp László Budapest Area surely Made the Day for the tennis fans.
The 8th Tennis Classics – Budapest, returned this fall for its annual tournament, which is one of the attractions in the sporty field that the Hungarians are so fond of. The actions started on Sunday, November, 24., late afternoon and ended after 10 p.m.
The four tennis titans lifted the rackets and was worthwhile to be present to see to hit the balls after 30 years. A real show of professionals.
Fitzgerald suffered a leg injury, cultivated twice, but even limping he played the though the whole match. The Aussies after 6:6 had three match ball, but the Hungarian-Swiss double reverse spectacular points and finally to 8-6 on the tie.break. The aggregation the Čilić team result 19-14.
With the final act of the day, Čilić – Tímea Babos, and Gasquet – entered the field on the side of compatriot – Kristina Mladenovic. The audience enjoyed their battle. Babos – Mladenovic won the duo at unexpectedly 3:3, and the “battle in the sexes” the ladies proved to be better 7:5.
During the breaks the fabulous hits of ’85 was out on-air. Fans had a chance to mingle with these greats and the chidren’s exitement was huge, rushing around-and-around in collecting the legends and stars autographs.
The event brought tremendous exposure and most probably the players had even more fun than the fans, but that’s just a guess.
The number of attendance, the atmosphere and entertainment value was much higher this year than at the previous year’s Tennis Classics Circuit.
Update, snaps by Aggie Reiter