Grigor Dimitrov is one of the most exciting players on the ATP Tour, with his all-court game drawing ‘oohs’ and ‘ahhs’ throughout the world. Now one lucky auction winner will hit with the Bulgarian while supporting members of the ATP Coach Programme in need.
Former World No. 3 Dimitrov, who won the 2017 Nitto ATP Finals, and his coaching team will spend one hour on court with an auction winner and their guest at an ATP Tour event in Europe or the Americas between January and July 2021. The auction ends on 27 July.
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This auction is one of several fan experiences featuring top ATP players and coaches, with funds raised being allocated by the ATP Coaches Committee to support coaches whose ability to work has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Part of the proceeds will be donated to a global COVID-19 relief fund.
“It has been really exciting to see the response the initiative has received so far. It’s fair to say it has exceeded all our expectations and will go a long way to help coaches,” said Dani Vallverdu, an ATP Coach who used to work with Dimitrov. “I want to thank everyone for their generous contributions and look forward to fans enjoying the incredible experiences lined up in the second round.”
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Other fan experiences available include an hour on court with Feliciano Lopez, who has cracked the Top 20 in the FedEx ATP Rankings and the FedEx ATP Doubles Rankings, at the 2021 Mutua Madrid Open. The winning bidder will also receive two premium tickets for the men’s singles semi-finals and exclusive access to the ATP Masters 1000 event’s VIP village.
Former World No. 1 Carlos Moya will spend an hour on court with the winning bidder and a guest at 2021 Roland Garros. The Spanish legend is currently a member of Rafael Nadal’s coaching teamreadfullarticle