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Grigor Dimitrov, Borna Coric, Sergiy Stakhovsky and Diego Schwartzman enjoy a dromedary ride on Sunday in Marrakech.

When In Marrakech: Dimitrov, Coric Enjoy Dromedary Ride

Dimitrov takes in the local culture during his first visit

Top seed Grigor Dimitrov, #NextGenATP player Borna Coric, Argentine Diego Schwartzman and Ukraine's Sergiy Stakhovsky took time off in Marrakech on Sunday to enjoy a dromedary ride ahead of the Grand Prix Hassan II, which starts on Monday.

Dimitrov, who accepted a late wild card into the ATP World Tour 250 tournament, is visiting Morocco for the first time and enjoyed riding the dromedary, an Arabian one-humped camel. “It's great to discover a new place and I had a great time today,” the Bulgarian said.

Coric has been to Marrakech before – the 20 year old reached the final last year before falling to Argentine Federico Delbonis. But the Croatian still had a great time during the off-court activity. “This was a new experience for me, and I really enjoyed it,” Coric said after the ride in the Palmeraie district.

Schwartzman, who is playing at a career-high No. 41 in the Emirates ATP Rankings, rode the moodiest dromedary but he couldn't stop smiling and taking pictures, while Stakhovsky took in the architecture of the “red city”. Main draw play kicks off on Monday, with Stakhovsky facing Spaniard Tommy Robredo in the third match on centre court.