Buenos Aires – We come back in Baires for the 1st event in Argentina played on hard courts

THE TOURNAMENT: ATP CHALLENGER Copa Ciudad de Tigre

From 03/14 to 03/19

Money prize: $ 50,000

Surface: Hard outdoor

Location: Complejo Jeep Park, San Roque 2500, Benavídez, CABA, Argentina

How to get: Jeep Park is far about 50 km from Puerto Madero and Pistarini Intl Airport is far about 66 km and 70 minutes driving. The best way to get is by renting a car.

Main players: Rogerio Dutra Silva (Bra) –  Inigo Cervantes (Esp) – Taro Daniel (Jpn) – Alessandro Giannessi (Ita) – Joao Souza (Bra) – Guido Andreozzi (Arg) – Arthur De Greef (Bel) – Daniel Gimeno Traver (Esp) – Leonardo Mayer (Arg) – Maximo Gonzalez (Arg)

Rogerio Dutra Silva will be the Nr.1 of the seeding

THE TOWN: Buenos Aires is the capital of the Argentine Republic. The name means fair winds in Spanish. The official name is Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires (CABA). It is one of the largest cities in Latin America, with many cultural offerings, and is the point of departure for traveling to the rest of the country. Inhabitants of Buenos Aires are called porteños, “people from the port”, because many of the inhabitants are immigrants in some ways or another. Buenos Aires is a singular, open, and integrating destination that allows the visitor not only to view the city but also to have an exceptional urban adventure. It combines faded European grandeur with Latin passion. Sexy and alive, this beautiful city gets under your skin. Asado, good wines, soccer, tango, nightlife…what are you going to do today in Baires?

Lonely Planet’s writer Isabel Albiston explains the reasons of her deep love for this town:“When I first arrived in Buenos Aires in 2010, Argentina was celebrating 200 years of independence and the city was a carnival. I fell hard and fast for this crazy place with its dogs in soccer shirts and passionately held opinions on everything from politics to how to prepare mate (the yerba tea infusion). For the next four years, my days were spent cycling between parks and timeless neighborhood cafes; nights began with asados (barbecues) and ended at sunrise. In spring, when the blossom of the jacaranda trees turns the city purple, there’s nowhere I’d rather be.”

TOP 5 ATTRACTIONS OF BUENOS AIRES:

  • Puerto Madero


  • La Boca


  • Avenida 9 de Julio 


  • La Bombonera


  • Bosques De Palermo 


BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Mérit San Telmo. Excellent *** hotel located in trendy San Telmo neighborhood and rated 8.5 on Booking. At just 600 mt from Casa Rosada it features a snack bar and the free wifi in all areas. Prices for a cozy 22 mq2 twin room is 58$ per night with good breakfast included.
  • Eurobuilding Hotel Boutique Buenos Aires. Wonderful **** hotel rated 9.1 on Booking and located at 100 mt from Mayo Avenue. It features the free wifi, a delicious on site restaurant, fitness facilities and a terrace with a hydromassage bathtub. It offers 44 mq2 deluxe double room from 99$ to 114$ per night (it depends it breakfast is included or not).
  • Alvear Art Hotel. Exceptional ***** hotel located in B.Aires real heart at 150m from Avenida 9 de Julio, it features an indoor pool, a spa and a fitness center with city panoramic views, a restaurant and a bar, and provides free wifi connection. A magnificent 35 mq2 studio for two people costs $330 per night with breakfast included. Rated 9.3 on Booking.
The view from the indoor pool of Alvear Hotel

 

USEFUL LINKS:

Jeep Park Official Site 

Tourism in Buenos Aires Official

Accomodations 


Enjoy!!!

Sondrio – An Itf tennis week exploring amazing Valtellina

THE TOURNAMENT: ITF MEN Città di Sondrio

From 03/13 to 03/19

Surface: Hard indoor

Prize money: $ 15,000

Tournament location: Tennis Sporting Club Sondrio – Via Vanoni 103, 23100 Sondrio, Italy

How to get: Tennis courts are very close to old town. You can get with a 15 minutes walking or 3 minutes driving. Orio al Serio Airport is far about 125km from Tennis Sporting Club.

Previous winners: 2016 Markus Eriksson – 2015 Edoardo Eremin – 2014 Luca Vanni

Main players: Jeremy Jahn (Ger) – Salvatore Caruso (Ita) – Zdenek Kolar (Cze) – Laurynas Grigelis (Lit) – Germain Gigounon (Bel) – Attila Balasz (Hun) – Petr Minchev (Cze) – Joao Domingues (Por) – Antal Van Der Dium (Ned) – Alessandro Bega (Ita)

Salvatore Caruso nr.2 of entry list

SONDRIO AND VALTELLINA: Sondrio is a province in the Lombardy region of northern Italy. Looking for memorable tourism in Lombardy? This Province is synonymous with mountains, crossed by world-famous valleys such as the Valtellina and Val Chiavenna. A crossroads of art and culture, traditions and fine cuisine noticed by those who come visiting, Sondrio is a long-standing attestation of human ingenuity. Consider visiting the area of Valtellina, a natural paradise where you can practice numerous sports, trekking, mountain bike, climbing, mountainreeing, canoeing and rafting.

TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS OF SONDRIO PROVINCE:

  • Bernina railway 


  • Acqua Fraggia Falls

  • Cancano Lakes


BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Hotel Schenatti. Very good *** hotel rated 8.1 on Booking and located in Sondrio downtown, this accomodation offers a bar, free wifi and parking. The price for a 20 mq2 double room with kitchenette is 85€ per night with breakfast included.
  • Hotel Europa. Excellent *** hotel located in Sondrio just on the bank of Mallero river and rated 8.7 on Booking. The hotel offers for guests a reading room, a bar, free parking and wifi, on site restaurant and a mountain bike rental. A spacious double room costs 99€ per night in b&b.
  • Grand Hotel della Posta. Wonderful **** hotel rated 9.2 on Booking and located in a 19th century building on Garibaldi Square, that is the heart of Sondrio. It features a delicious regional restaurant, a bar and a complete spa. An elegant double room of 30 mq2 costs 175€ per night with breakfast, free wifi and parking included.
The wonderful building of Grand Hotel della Posta

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Info

Sondrio Tourists Info

Accomodations
Enjoy!!!

Indian Wells – The most beloved tournament from tennis players with spectacular attractions nearby

THE TOURNAMENT: ATP MASTERS 1000 + WTA PREMIER Bnp Paribas Open

From 03/06 to 03/19

Surface: Hard outdoor

Money prize: $ 7,913,405 + 6,993,450

Tournament location: The Indian Wells Tennis Garden – 78200 Miles Ave, Indian Wells, CA 92210, Stati Uniti

How to get: The city of Indian Wells is not far from a series of airports. Palm Springs International (PSP) is at 30 minutes drive. Los Angeles (LAX) 2 hours drive. Orange County (SNA) airport is 1,5 hrs drive.

Recent ATP past champions: 2016/2015/2014 Novak Djokovic – 2013 Rafa Nadal – 2012 Roger Federer – 2011 Novak Djokovic – 2010 Ivan Ljubicic – 2009 Rafa Nadal – 2008 Novak Djokovic – 2007 Rafa Nadal

Nole will try to win his 6th Indian Wells title

Recent WTA past champions: 2016 Victoria Azarenka – 2015 Simona Halep – 2014 Flavia Pennetta – 2013 Maria Sharapova – 2012 Victoria Azarenka – 2011 Caroline Wozniaki – 2010 Jelena Jankovic – 2009 Vera Zvonareva – 2008 Ana Ivanovic – 2007 Daniela Hantuchova

Main ATP Players: Andy Murray (Gbr) – Novak Djokovic (Srb) – Milos Raonic (Can) – Stan Wawrinka (Sui) – Kei Nishikori (Jpn) – Gael Monfils (Fra) – Marin Cilic (Cro) – Dominic Thiem (Aut) – Rafa Nadal (Esp) – Roger Federer (Sui)

MainWTA players: Serena Williams (Usa) – Angelique Kerber (Ger) – Agnieszka Radwanska (Pol) – Simona Halep (Rou) – Karolina Pliskova (Cze) – Dominika Cibulkova (Svk) – Garbine Muguruza (Esp) – Madison Keys (Usa) – Johanna Konta (Gbr) – Svetlana Kuznetsova (Rus)

THE TOWN: Indian Wells is a small town of California of just 4000 inhabitants which is universally known a world-class vacation and conference destination. Golfers love its two award-winning golf courses, while spa-enthusiasts adore its full-service spa facilities. Indian Wells tennis is also our claim to fame at the expansive Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Conveniently located near the legendary playground of Palm Springs, California, the desert oasis of Indian Wells is an ideal starting point from which to explore the great wealth of surrounding sights (which includes for example Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument), recreational activities and cultural events when attending the BNP Paribas Open.

TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS NEARBY INDIAN WELLS: 

  • Joshua Tree National Park 


  • Palm Springs Aerial Tramway 


  • Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument


BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Indian Wells Resort Hotel. Very good *** hotel founded in 1957 by celebrity couple Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. It features free wifi and parking, an outdoor pool and the mediterranean restaurant Loren. The prices for rooms with balcony or patio start from 204$ per night with good breakfast included.
  • Renaissance Indian Wells Resort & Spa. Excellent **** hotel rated 8.8 on Booking and located just 2 miles from tennis courts. It features a private golf course, full-service spa, an outdoor pool and 7 dining options. A deluxe 39 mq2 king room costs $295 per night ($389 with breakfast). Wifi and parking are available with additional charges.
  • JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort. Faboulous ***** hotel at just 4,4 km from Indian Wells, this resort’s amenities include 2 championship golf courses, and a complex of 5 pools, clay and grass tennis courts, a fitness center, an extensive spa and two fantastic restaurants. The prices for luxuriously furnished rooms including LCD TVs and marble bathrooms start from 449$ per night with breakfast included. Free wifi is available just in public areas.
The incredible JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort

Please notice that prices don’t include a 12/13% federal tax + about 30$ of local taxes.

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Official Site

Indian Wells Tennis Garden Website 

Indian Wells Visitors Guide

All Hotels in Indian Wells



Enjoy this 1st class event!!!!

10 Wonderful Places Where You Can See Tennis Next Week

  • DUBAI – ATP 500 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships


Money prize: $ 2,858,530

Surface: Hard Outdoor

Main players: Andy Murray (Gbr) – Stan Wawrinka (Sui) – Gael Monfils (Fra) – Roger Federer (Sui) – Tomas Berdych (Cze) – Lucas Pouille (Fra) – Phillip Kohlschreiber (Ger) – Gilles Muller (Lux) – Viktor Troicki (Srb) – Marcel Granollers (Esp)

Tournament Official Site

Visit Dubai.com

Accomodations 

  • ACAPULCO – ATP 500 + WTA INTERNATIONAL Abierto Mexicano Telcel


Money prize: $ 1,633,690 + $ 226,750

Surface: Hard outdoor

Main Atp players: Milos Raonic (Can) – Marin Cilic (Cro) – Dominic Thiem (Aut) – Rafa Nadal (Esp) – David Goffin (Bel) – Mick Kyrgios (Aus) – John Isner (Usa) – Jack Sock (Usa) – Gilles Simon (Fra) – Bernard Tomic (Aus)

Main Wta Players: Jelena Ostapenko (Lat) – Christina Mchale (Usa) – Kristina Mladenovic (Fra) – Monica Puig (Por) – Eugenie Bouchard (Can) – Annika Beck (Ger) – Lesia Tsurenko (Ukr) – Shelby Rogers (Usa) – Andrea Petkovic (Ger) – Julia Georges (Ger)

Tournament Official Site

Acapulco on Visit Mexico

Accomodations

  • SÃO PAULO – ATP 250 Brasil Open


Money prize: $ 520,285

Surface: Clay Outdoor

Main players: Pablo Cuevas (Uru) – Albert Ramos Vinolas (Esp) – Pablo Carreno Busta (Esp) – Joao Souza (Por) – Federico Delbonis (Arg) – Fabio Fognini (Ita) – Diego Schwartzman (Arg) – Thomaz Bellucci (Bra) – Facundo Bagnis (Arg) – Horacio Zeballos (Arg)

Tournament Official Site

São Paulo on Visit Brazil Official

Accomodations

  • KUALA LUMPUR – WTA INTERNATIONAL Alya Wta Malaysian Open


Money prize: $ 226,750

Surface: Hard Outdoor

Main players: Elina Svitolina (Ukr) – Carla Suarez Navarro (Esp) – Qiang Wang (Chn) – Yulia Putintseva (Kaz) – Darian King (Usa) – Sorana Cirstea (Rou) – Caroline Garcia (Fra) – Hsieh Su Wei (Tpe) – Kurumi Nara (Jpn) – Elise Mertens (Bel)

Tournament Official Site

Visit Kuala Lumpur Official

Accomodations

  • WROCLAW – ATP CHALLENGER Wroclaw Open 2017


Money prize: € 85,000

Surface: Hard Indoor

Main players: Lukas Lacko (Svk) – Paul Henri Mathieu (Fra) – Jurgen Melzer (Aut) – Kenny De Schepper (Fra) – Aleksandr Nedovyesov (Kaz) – Ilya Ivashka (Blr) – Igor Sijsling (Ned) – Jeremy Jahn (Ger) – Vaclav Safranek (Cze) – Mirza Basic (Bih)

Tournament Official Site

Visit Wroclaw Official 

Accomodations 

  • YOKOHAMA – ATP CHALLENGER Keio Challenger International Tennis Tournament 


Money prize: $ 50,000

Surface: Hard Outdoor 

Main players: Yuichi Sugita (Jpn) – Henri Laaksonen (Sui) – Go Soeda (Jpn) – Duck Hee Lee (Kor) – Ruben Benelmans (Bel) – Grega Zemlja (Slo) – Jason Jung (Tpe) – Andrew Witthington (Aus) – Hiroki Moriya (Jpn) – Cedrik Marcel Stebe (Ger)

Tournament Official Site

Yokohama Visitors’ Guide

Accomodations 

  • LILLE – ITF MEN Open du Nord


Money prize: $ 25,000

Surface: Hard Indoor 

Main players: Yannick Mertens (Bel) – Maxime Authom (Bel) – Alexey Vatutin (Rus) – Antal Van Der Dium (Ned) – Yannick Hanfmann (Ger) – Benjamin Bonzi (Fra) – Christopher Heyman (Bel) – Remi Boutillier (Fra) – Botic Van De Zandschulp (Ned) – Romain Jouan (Fra)

Tournament Info

Lille’s Tourism Official Site

Accomodations 

  • CURITIBA – ITF WOMEN Circuito Feminino Future de Tênis


Money prize: $ 25,000

Surface: Clay Outdoor 

Main players: Irina Khromacheva (Rus) – Teliana Pereira (Bra) – Montserrat Gonzalez (Par) – Conny Perrin (Sui) – Jil Teichmann (Sui) – Daniela Seguel (Chi) – Marina Melnikova (Rus) – Kathinka Von Deichmann (Lie) – Amanda Carreras (Gbr) – Paula Badosa Gibert (Esp)

Tournament Info

Curitiba Tourism Official Site

Accomodations

  • TRENTO – ITF MEN Italy F2 Trentino


Money prize: $ 25,000

Surface: Carpet Indoor

Main players: Laurynas Grigelis (Lit) – Attila Balasz (Hun) – Alessandro Bega (Ita) – Yannick Jankovits (Fra) – Edoardo Eremin (Ita) – Nils Langer (Ger) – Gregoire Jacq (Fra) – Hugo Grenier (Fra) – Matthias Bachinger (Ger) – Lorenzo Frigerio (Ita)

Tournament Info

Discover Trento Official Site

Accomodations

  • NANJING – ITF WOMEN $ 15,000 Nanjing 

 
Money prize: $ 15,000

Surface: Hard Outdoor 

Main players: Fang Ying Xun (Chn) – Ying Zhang (Chn) – Hanyu Guo (Chn) – Ran Tian (Chn) – Xu Liu Sun (Chn) – Jia Qi Kang (Chn) – Jiaxi Lu (Chn) – Shanshan Guo (Chn) – Hao Chen Tang (Chn) – Di Zhao (Chn)

Tournament Info

Nanjing on China Travel Guide

Accomodations





Zhuhai – A first class Itf event will grow in the “garden city”

THE TOURNAMENT: ITF WOMEN Zhuhai Open

Date: From 03/06 to 03/12

Money prize: $ 60,000

Surface: Hard outdoor

Tournament Location: Zhuhai·Hengqin International tennis centre – Hengqin avenue, Hengqin New District, Zhuhai , Guangdong, China, P.R.

Main players: Saisai Zheng (Chn) – Denisa Allertova (Cze) – Su Wei Hsieh (Tpe) – Ekaterina Alexandrova (Rus) – Lin Zhu (Chn) – Kei Chen Chang (Tpe) – Marina Zanevska (Bel) – Nina Stojanovic (Srb) – Aleksandra Krunic (Srb) – Fangzou Liu (Chn)

Tournament Nr.1 Saisai Zheng

THE TOWN: Zhuhai is a southern city of the province of Gungadong, which has been declared by Onu “The Best Model of International Residential Environment” for the constant improvement in the design of urban and residential spaces. This town has an international airport but is easy accessibile from Hong Kong by ferry (30 minutes) and Macao by Lotus Bridge, inaugurated in 1999, which represents an important infrastructure for economic exchanges between the two cities.

Lonely Planet writes about it: “Zhūhǎi (珠海) is close enough to Macau for a day trip without any maniacal driving. Never too hot or too frosty, Zhūhǎi is the just-right popular Chinese getaway – especially in summer – with plenty of seaside glitz. Yet it remains laid-back, and what helps it really shine is the natural beauty of its gardens and an attractive, relatively clean port.”

TOP THREE THINGS TO SEE IN ZHUHAI:

  • Jintai Temple


  • Fisher Girl Statue


  • Yelidao


SUGGESTED EXCURSIONS:

  • Macau is far just 12 km and you Can go by taxi. Please consider that there are long customs queue which could take from 30 minutes until 2 hours.
Macau’s casino lights
  • Hong Kong is easy accessible by ferries. The whole voyage takes 50-70 minutes.
The incredible skyline of Hong Kong

BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Starway Bihai Hotel. Budget *** hotel centrally located in the business district. Rated 7.5 on Booking. Prices from 25$ without breakfast for a 20mq double room. Free wifi, parking and cancellation.
  • Richmond Hotel. Beautiful **** business hotel just 10 minutes drive from Yuan Ming Palace. Rated 7.8 on Booking. Include a fitness center and a tennis court. Deluxe room from 69$ per night with breakfast included and free wifi.
  • Sheraton Zhuhai Hotel. Wonderful ***** hotel overlooking Macau’s Cotai Strip. Rated 8.5 on Booking it includes 3 restaurants, a gym, outdoor pool with bar, tennis courts and features free wifi everywhere and a fee parking area. Prices from 137$ to 174$ for an amazing ocean view deluxe room with breakfast included.
The terrific hall of the Sheraton Zhuhai Hotel

USEFUL LINKS:

Zhuhai on China travelguide

Zhuhai on China highlights

Accomodations


Enjoy this fantastic corner of China!!!


Rovinj – A tennis week in an enchanting Istrian city

THE TOURNAMENT: ITF MEN Istarska rivijera

From 03/06 to 03/12

Prize money: $ 15,000

Surface: Clay outdoor

Tournament location: Sports Center Eden – L.Adamovica 33, Rovinj, 52210, Croatia

How to get: Tennis club is far within a 20 minutes walking distance from city center. You will need about 10 minutes to get there by car. Pula Airport is far just 30 km from old town. From Italy the closest airport is the one of Trieste at 146 km (less than 2 hrs driving).

Previous winners: 2016 Danilo Petrovic – 2015 Dusan Lojda – 2014 Oriol Roca Batalla

Main players: Miljan Zekic (Srb) – Riccardo Belotti (Ita) – Lorenzo Giustino (Ita) – Zdenek Kolar (Cze) – Alexey Vatutin (Rus) – Pere Riba (Esp) – Attila Balazs (Hun) – Oriol Roca Batalla (Esp) – Tomislav Brkic (Bih) – Kaichi Uchida (Jpn)

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Nr.3 of the seeding Lorenzo Giustino
THE TOWN: Rovinj (in italian Rovigno) is a city in Istria. The city is officially bilingual (Croatian and Italian). Lonely Planet defines this city as a picturesque Istrian fishing harbour and tells about it: “While it can get overrun with tourists in summer, and residents have developed a sharp eye for maximising profits by upgrading hotels and restaurants to four-star status, it remains one of the last true Mediterranean fishing ports. Wooded hills and low-rise hotels surround the old town, which is webbed with steep cobbled streets and piazzas. The 14 islands of the Rovinj archipelago make for a pleasant afternoon away; the most popular are Sveta Katarina and Crveni Otok (Red Island), also known as Sveti Andrija. The old town is contained within an egg-shaped peninsula. About 1.5km south is the Punta Corrente Forest Park and the wooded cape of Zlatni Rt (Golden Cape), with its age-old oak and pine trees and several large hotels.”

TOP 3 PLACES TO SEE:

  • Old Town

rovigno-old-town

  • Rovinj Port

rovinj-port

  • Sveta Eufemija

sveta_eufemija

BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • B&B Valbruna. Fabulous *** accomodation rated 8.8 on Booking and located just 1,3 km from Rovinj Marina. It features free wifi and parking, a restaurant and a sun terrace. A 30 mq2 double room with balcony costs only 61€ per night with breakfast, of course, included.
  • Hotel Adriatic. Completely renovated in 2015, Hotel Adriatic is a luxurious **** boutique hotel situated in the heart of Rovinj’s lively Old town and rated 9.8 on Booking. Guests can relax at 2 on-site bars and a brasserie style restaurant and can use free of charge the Wellness and Spa centre of Hotel Lone. Price for one night in a wonderful 32 mq2 Atelier Double Room is 106€ per night with breakfast,wifi and parking included.
  • Hotel Lone. Superb ***** hotel located at 2 minutes walk from the beach and rated 9.3 on Booking. It features a wellnes area, an outdoor pool, a sushi bar, a night club and several dining options in the hotel building. The rooms are modern and spacious. A 33 mq2 premium double room costs 116€ per night with breakfast, wifi and parking included for free.

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The amazing position of Lone Hotel
USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Official Site 

Visit Rovinj Official

Accomodations

 

Enjoy our 1st Istrian TennisTrip!

 

 

Santiago – Atp challenger moments in Chile’s cosmopolitan capital town

THE TOURNAMENT: ATP CHALLENGER Cachantun Open

From 03/06 to 03/11

Money prize: $ 50,000

Surface: Clay outdoor

Tournament location: Club Deportivo Manquehue Av Vitacura 5841, Vitacura, Región Metropolitana, Cile

How to get: Benitez International Airport is far 22,7 km and about 20 minutes driving from Club Deportivo Manquehue. Plaza de Armas and Palacio Moneda are located just 13,2 km from tennis courts.

Previous winners: 2016/2015 Facundo Bagnis – 2014 Thiemo de Bakker – 2013 Facundo Bagnis – 2012 Paul Capdeville – 2011/2009 Maximo Gonzalez

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Maximo Gonzalez is looking for his 3rd title in Cachantun Open

Main players: Rogerio Dutra Silva (Bra) – Victor Estrella Burgos (Dom) – Gerald Melzer (Aut) – Inigo Cervantes (Esp) – Daniel Gimeno Traver (Esp) – Taro Daniel (Jpn) – Alessandro Giannessi (Ita) – Nicolas Kicker (Arg) – Arthur De Greef (Bel) – Maximo Gonzalez (Arg)

THE TOWN: Santiago de Chile is the capital and largest city of Chile. It is located in the country’s central valley, at an elevation of 520 m (1,706 ft) above mean sea level. Founded in 1541, Santiago has been the capital city of Chile since colonial times. The city has a downtown core of 19th century neoclassical architecture and winding side-streets, dotted by art deco, neo-gothic, and other styles. Santiago’s cityscape is shaped by several stand-alone hills and the fast-flowing Mapocho River, lined by parks such as Parque Forestal. The Andes Mountains can be seen from most points in the city. For Lonely Planet: “Surprising, cosmopolitan, energetic, sophisticated and worldly, Santiago is a city of syncopated cultural currents, madhouse parties, expansive museums and top-flight restaurants. No wonder 40 percent of Chileans call the leafy capital city home.”

TOP 3 PLACES TO SEE:

  • Palacio de la Moneda

  • Cajon del Maipo

  • Cerro San Cristobal

BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Hotel Principado Express: Excellent *** hotel at just 100 mt from Baquedano Station and 200 mt from Forestal Park. This hotel has a very high rate on Booking (8.6). The price for a standard 18 mq2 double room is 8€ per night breakfast included. Free wifi and parking for customers.
  • Hotel Magnolia. Wonderful **** boutique accomodation, rated 9.4 on Booking, this hotel enjoys a central location just 400 mt from Museum of Fine Arts . A rich breakfast buffet and free wifi are available for customers. Price for an amazing vintage decorated deluxe double room is 176$ per night in b&b.
  • Ladera Hotel. Exceptional ***** hotel, rated 9.5 on Booking, located in the heart of Providencia district and very close Tenis Club Providencia. Inside you could taste gourmet dishes at restaurant or enjoy the fantastic view from the rooftop infinity pool. Hotel offers 30 mq2 perfect double room at 189$ per night with breakfast, wifi, parking and free cancellation included.
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The amazing infinity pool of Ladera Hotel

Please notice that a 19% of VAT is not included in the prices.

USEFUL LINKS:

Santiago on Welcome Chile

Tournament Info 

Accomodations

Enjoy!!!

Yokohama – The city by the bay will host an intersting Itf tournament 

THE TOURNAMENT: ITF WOMEN Keio Challenger International Women’s Tournament 

From 03/06 to 03/12

Money prize: $ 25,000

Surface: Hard outdoor 

Tournament location: Mamushidani Tennis Courts, Keio University Hiyoshi Campus 4-1-1 Hiyoshi, Kohoku Ward, Kanagawa, Yokohama, 223-0061, Japan

How to get: Tennis courts are located just 1-minute walk from Hiyoshi Station (Tokyu Toyoko Line, Meguro Line, or Yokohama Municipal Subway Green Line). Yokohama central station is at about 20 km. The closest airport is Haneda Intl Airport at just 15.7 km from Keio University Hiyoshi Campus.

Main players: Isabela Shinikova (Bul) – Anastasia Pivovarova (Rus) – Quirine Lemoine (Ned) – Lina Gjorcheska (Mkd) – Miyu Kato (Jpn) – Laura Robson (Gbr) – Jasmine Paolini (Ita) – Shuko Aoyama (Jpn) – Jia Jing Lu (Chn) – Akiko Omae (Jpn)

Former 27th of Wta ranking Laura Robson
THE TOWN: Located on the western coast of Tokyo Bay directly south of Tokyo, Yokohama is the second largest city in Japan and one of the cities most used to seeing foreigners. It is located only half an hour away from Tokyo, and effectively forms a part of the giant conurbation. Lonely Planet defines Yokohama as the city by the bay: “Even though it’s just 20-minutes’ train ride south of central Tokyo, Yokohama (横浜) has an appealing flavour and history all its own. Locals are likely to cite the uncrowded, walkable streets or neighbourhood atmosphere as the main draw, but for visitors it’s the breezy bay front, creative arts scene, multiple microbreweries, jazz clubs and great international dining.”

TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS IN YOKOHAMA:

  • Minato Mirai 21


  • Sankeien Gardens


  • Yokohama Port


BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Hotel Edit Yokohama. Excellent *** hotel rated 8.7 on Booking and with high value for money. It is located just 500 mt from Minato Mirai and offers beautiful 18 mq2 twin room from 58€ per night or 75$ with breakfast included. Wifi and cancellation are always free.
  • Hotel New Grand. Very chic **** hotel rated 8.8 on Booking and located directly on Yokohama Bay at just 2 minutes walk from Chinatown. It offers a massage center and 3 different restaurants: the french Le Normandie, the italian Il Giardino and the japanese Yugyo-an. The price for a wide 32 mq2 regular room starts from 111$ per night with free cancellation and wifi.
  • The Yokohama Bay Hotel Tokyu. Wonderful and luxury ***** hotel rated 9.2 on Booking and located in the real heart of Minato Mirai. It features rooms with balcony, spectacular views on the bay, 6 onsite dining options, an indoor pool and a beauty saloon. The price for a luxury ocean twin room with sensational bay view is 266$ per night or 310$ with breakfast included. Free wifi is available in all hotel areas.

The exceptional bay view from Luxury Ocean View Room
USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Official Site

Yokohama Visitors’ Guide Official 

Accomodations 


Enjoy this great TennisTrip!

Faro – The Itf circuit does a relaxing stop in the heart of Algarve

THE TOURNAMENT: ITF MEN Faro Future Portugal #2

From 03/06 to 03/12

Surface: Hard outdoor

Money prize: $ 15,000

Tournament location: Centro de tenis de Faro – Urbanização do Montebranco, Gambelas, Faro, 8005-201, Portugal

How to get: Cenro de tenis is situated in a very comfortable location at 6,2 km (10 minutes driving) from Faro Intl Airport and just 1200 mt from central station that is about 15 minutes walking.

Main players: Jonathan Eysseric (Fra) – Ricardo Ojeda Lara (Esp) – Marc Sieber (Ger) – Kamil Maichrzak (Pol) – Germain Gigounon (Bel) – Sam Barry (Irl) – Petr Michnev (Cze) – Pedro Martinez Portero (Esp) – Joao Domingues (Por) – Antal Van Der Dium (Ned)

Nr.1 of entry list Jonathan Eysseric
THE TOWN: Faro is a city in the Algarve region of Portugal. A popular destination for sun-seekers from northern Europe, it has a reputation as being an overrun party beach town for much of the year. Visitors often use it as a base to explore the more remote areas of the Algarve

Lonely Planet introduces Faro with these words: “The Algarve’s capital has a more distinctly Portuguese feel than most resort towns. Many visitors only pass through this underrated city, which is a pity, as it makes for an enjoyable stopover. It has an attractive marina, well-maintained parks and plazas, and a historic old town full of pedestrian lanes and outdoor cafes. Its student population of 8000 ensures a happening nightlife, and its theatre scene is strong. Marvellously preserved medieval quarters harbour curious museums, churches and a bone chapel. The lagoons of the Parque Natural da Ria Formosa and nearby beaches, including the islands of Ilha de Faro to the southwest and Ilha da Barreta (aka Ilha Deserta) to the south, add to Faro’s allure.

TOP 3 ATTRACTIONS IN FARO:

  • Ilha da Barreta (aka Ilha Deserta) 


  • Old Town


  • Faro Cathedral


BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Hotel Sol Algarve. Located in the heart of Faro, just 5 minutes walking from central station, this simple but cozy ** hotel, rated 7.9 on Booking, offer the free wifi and breakfast included. A little 12 mq2 twin room costs just 55€ per night.
  • Faro Boutique Hotel. Excellent *** hotel rated 8.7 on Booking and situated 3 min-walk from Old Town and its movida. It features a rooftop bar, free wifi and modern rooms. The price for a superior double room starts from 72€ per night which become 85€ with free cancellation and breakfast.
  • Hotel Eva. Very good **** hotel directly located in Faro Old Town and rated 8.5 on Booking. It features a rooftop pool, an health club and a panoramic restaurant with fantastic views on Marina. A standard 20 mq2 double room costs 90€ per night with free cancellation, wifi, parking and breakfast.

The panoramic Harune Restaurant of Hotel Eva

USEFUL LINKS:

Tournament Info

Faro on Algarve Tourism Official Site

Accomodations 


Enjoy!!!


Dubai – A super tennis week in the most futuristic town of the world

THE TOURNAMENT: ATP 500 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships (XXV Edition)

Date: From 02/27 to 03/05

Money prize: $ 2,858,530

Surface: Hard Outdoor

Tournament Location: Officially inaugurated in February 1996, the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium has been voted “Best Venue” by players on the ATP World Tour. The stadium has become a magnet for people seeking entertainment in Dubai. Located in the grounds of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Centre, the stadium is completely self-contained.

How to get: Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium is located at just 2.2 km from Dubai International Airport. Is very cheap to take a taxi for a driving distance of 5 minutes.

Previous winners: 2016 Stan Wawrinka – 2015/2014 Roger Federer – 2013/2012/2011 Novak Djokovic – 2012 Roger Federer – 2011/2010/2009 Novak Djokovic

Roger Federer returns after his triumph in Melbourne

Top 10 Players: Andy Murray (Gbr) – Stan Wawrinka (Sui) – Gael Monfils (Fra) – Roger Federer (Sui) – Tomas Berdych (Cze) – Lucas Pouille (Fra) – Phillip Kohlschreiber (Ger) – Gilles Muller (Lux) – Marcos Baghdatis (Cyp) – Viktor Troicki (Srb)

ABOUT DUBAI: Dubai with Abu Dhabi is the most important and populous city of United Arab Emirates. It has one of the fastest growing economy and definitely is one of the most incredible and futuristic city of the world, hosting Burj Khalifa, the tallest building of the world. 

Lonely Planet writes about it: “Dubai and Abu Dhabi are a stirring alchemy of profound traditions and ambitious futuristic vision. Ever since first setting foot in this tiny powerhouse emirate back in 2007, Dubai has fascinated me with its energy, optimism and openness towards people from all over the world. I’m a die-hard foodie, so the staggering variety of authentic global fare is exhilarating, and even the shopping here – which I normally consider a chore – is actually a joy. Dubai is a place that’s constantly in flux and it’s been exciting to see it grow and mature as a city and as a society. I can’t wait to see what the future holds.” (Read more here).

TOP 5 ATTRACTIONS TO SEE:

  • Burj Khalifa


  • Dubai Fountain


  • The Mall Dubai


  • Burj El Arab


  • Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve


BEST PLACES TO STAY:

  • Rove Downtown Dubai. Fantastic *** hotel, rated 8.9 on Booking, this hotel is located close to Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall, it features a pool and offers 26 mq2 rover rooms with Burj view at 177$ per night with free Wifi and parking included.
  • Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road. Excellent **** hotel at 3 minutes walk from Emirates Towers Metro Station. This modern hotel features a rooftop pool, a bar with boasting views on Jumeirah, a pub and 5 different restaurants. Rated 8.4 on Booking, it offers modern 42mq2 double rooms at 177$ per night with breakfast, free wifi and parking included.
  • Park Hyatt Dubai. Wonderful ***** luxurious hotel situated at just 900 mt far from Tennis Stadium, this is the ideal accomodation for tennis lovers. It features six tasteful dining options, a 18 hole golf course, a 25m swimming pool, a fitness center with spa, the free wifi and parking. Rated 9.2 on Booking it offers at the moment a secret deal forms pacious 52 mq2 double rooms at just 224$ per night.


Please notice that the prices don’t include a 10% municipality fee, 10% service property charge and 20 AED tourism fee for night.

USEFUL LINKS:

VisitDubai.com

Burj Khalifa Official 

Dubai Mall Official Site 

Accomodations



Enjoy a fantastic tennis trip!

10 Wonderful Places Where You Can See Tennis Next Week

  • DUBAI – WTA PREMIER Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships


Money prize: $ 2,365,250

Surface: Hard Outdoor 

Main players: Angelique Kerber (Ger) – Agnieszka Radwanska (Pol) – Karolina Pliskova (Cze) – Dominika Cibulkova (Svk) – Garbine Muguruza (Esp) – Johanna Konta (Gbr) – Carla Suarez Navarro (Esp) – Elina Svitolina (Ukr) – Timea Bacsinszky (Sui) – Roberta Vinci (Ita)

Tournament Official Site

Visit Dubai Official

Accomodations 

  • RIO DE JANEIRO – ATP 500 Rio Open Claro


Money prize: $ 1,603,940

Surface: Clay Outdoor 

Main players: Kei Nishikori (Jpn) – Dominic Thiem (Aut) – David Ferrer (Esp) – Pablo Cuevas (Uru) – Albert Ramos Vinolas (Esp) – Pablo Carreno Busta (Esp) – Paolo Lorenzi (Ita) – Federico Delbonis (Arg) – Joao Sousa (Por) – Fabio Fognini (Ita)

Tournament Official Site

Visit Rio Official

Accomodations

  • MARSEILLE – ATP 250 Open 13 Marseille


Money prize: $ 691,850

Surface: Hard Indoor

Main players: Gael Monfils (Fra) – Jo Wilfried Tsonga (Fra) – Nick Kyrgios (Aus) – Lucas Pouille (Fra) – Richard Gasquet (Fra) – Alexander Zverev (Ger) – Gilles Simon (Fra) – Nicolas Mahut (Fra) – Benoit Paire (Fra) – Andrey Kuznetsov (Rus)

Tournament Official Site

Visit Marseille Official

Accomodations

  • DELRAY BEACH – ATP 250 Delray Beach Open


Money prize: $ 599,345

Surface: Hard Outdoor 

Main players: Milos Raonic (Can) – Ivo Karlovic (Cro) – Jack Sock (Usa) – Tommy Haas (Ger) – Bernard Tomic (Aus) – Steve Johnson (Usa) – Kyle Edmund (Gbr) – Borna Coric (Cro) – Adrian Mannarino (Fra) – Dustin Brown (Ger)

Tournament Official Site

Visit Delray Beach Official

Accomodations

  • BUDAPEST – WTA INTERNATIONAL Hungarian Ladies Open 


Money prize: $ 226,750

Surface: Hard Indoor

Main players: Timea Babos (Hun) – Andrea Petkovic (Ger) – Julia Goerges (Ger) – Annika Beck (Ger) – Lucie Safarova (Cze) – Yanina Wickmayer (Bel) – Danka Kovinic (Mne) – Pauline Parmentier (Fra) – Oceane Dodin (Fra) – Kirsten Flipkens (Bel)

Tournament Official Site

Visit Budapest Official

Accomodations

  • BERGAMO – ATP CHALLENGER Trofeo Faip-Perrel


Money prize: $ 75,000

Surface: Hard Indoor

Main players: Pierre Hughes Herbert (Fra) – Lukas Lacko (Svk) – Luca Vanni (Ita) – Uladzimir Ignatik (Uzb) – Peter Gojowczyk (Pol) – Maximilian Merterer (Ger) – Stefano Napolitano (Ita) – Aleksandr Nedovyesov (Kaz) – Quentin Halys (Fra) – Ilya Ivashka (Blr)

Tournament Official Site

Visit Bergamo Official

Accomodations 

  • KYOTO – ATP CHALLENGER Shimadzu All Japan Indoor Tennis Championships


Money prize: $ 50,000

Surface: Hard Indoor

Main players: Yuichi Sugita (Jpn) – Ruben Bemelmans (Bel) – Grega Zemlja (Slo) – Cedrik Marcel Stebe (Ger) – Andrew Witthington (Usa) – Blaz Kavcic (Slo) – Hiroki Moriya (Jpn) – Agustin Velotti (Arg) – Tatsuma Ito (Jpn) – Joris De Loore (Bel)

Tournament Official Site

Kyoto Travel Guide Official

Accomodations

  • MORELOS – ATP CHALLENGER Morelos Open


Money prize: $ 50,000

Surface: Hard Outdoor

Main players: Jordan Thompson (Aus) – Alexander Bublik (Kaz) – Marcelo Arevalo (Esa) – Denis Novikov (Usa) – Alexander Sarkissian (Usa) – Jordi Samper Montana (Esp) – Yannick Mertens (Bel) – Yannick Maden (Ger) – Sam Barry (Irl) – Federico Coria (Arg)

Morelos on Visit Mexico

Accomodations

  • MOSCOW – ITF WOMEN Winter Moscow Open 2017


Money prize: $ 25,000

Surface: Hard Indoor

Main players: Quirine Lemoine (Ned) – Valentini Grammatikopoulou (Gre) – Viktoria Kamenskaya (Rus) – Valeria Solovyeva (Rus) – An Sophie Mestach (Bel) – Daniz Khazaniuk (Isr) – Jessica Pieri (Ita) – Elena Gabriela Ruse (Rou) – Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (Svk) – Polina Leykina (Rus)

Tournament Info

Moscow Official Travel Guide

Accomodations

  • HAMMAMET – ITF WOMEN Hammamet Open 


Money prize: $ 15,000

Surface: Clay Outdoor

Main players: Georgina Garcia-Perez (Esp) – Chieh Yu Hsu (Tpe) – Angelica Moratelli (Ita) – Sandra Samir (Egy) – Laura Pigossi (Bra) – Corinna Dentoni (Ita) – Giorgia Marchetti (Ita) – Eleni Kordolaimi (Gre) – Deborah Kerfs (Bel) – Sviatlana Pirazhenka (Blr)

Tournament Info

Hammamet Info on Tunisia Tourism

Accomodations