The seventh edition of Sofia Open just ended, but the emotions of this incredible tennis week in Sofia will hold for a long time the hearts and thoughts of players, fans and organizers.
Tournament Director Kay Godkhindi had an emotional speech after the final today. Here is what she said on-court:
“Holger Rune, Marc Andrea Huesler
What an incredible final.
Congratulations to our new champion Marc Andrea Huesler for a fantastic win today. And also to Holger Rune for your tremendous performance in this final. It has been wonderful to watch both of you on the blue courts here in Sofia.
We are deeply grateful to Mrs Vesela Lecheva – the Minister of Youth and Sports for being here with us today and for her support. Also a big thank you to the National Sports Base.
TO our long standing partners the Bulgarian Tennis Federation lead by the President Mr. Stefan Tzvetkov – Thank you for the amazing support and hardwork to make this event a success. Stefan was instrumental in bringing the tournament to Sofia in 2016 and for the ongoing success over the years in partnership with Brandplus.
A big thank you to Nova Broadcast Group who have been televising all the matches live on Diema Sport 3 and have been a great sponsor and media partner.
A special thanks to Dubai Duty Free – the sanction owners and long standing supporters of this event.
This event would not be possible without the following sponsors and partners. Thank you to:
Top Rent Car
Next Level Fitness
We also would like to thanks our other Partners and Suppliers –
Belgian Beer Club,
Thanks to the ATP tour and the ATP team who have been onsite this week – Anne, Carlos, Thomas, Omar, Davide, Yurgen, Tania and all the chair umpires who are also the first all female appointed officiating team for an ATP event. What a great achievement for gender equality.
Thanks to ATP Media who broadcast the live pictures worldwide and all the media officials and journalists onsite and online who showcased the SOFIA OPEN to the world.
Thank you to the Ballkids, lines officials and all the volunteers who did an excellent job this week.
It has been superb to have the fans back at Arena Armeec this year –and we are very grateful and would like to thank you for your support and cheering on the players throughout the week.
And last but not least, a big thank you to the Dedicated and hardworking Sofia Open team who work tirelessly behind the scenes to put on this event each year.