Haas Visits Children's Hospital, Doubles Teams Give Tips At Queen's Club
It hasn't all been about tennis for players this week. ATPWorldTour.com provides a recap of the highlights.
Aegon Championships (London, England)
Rafael Nadal surprised local schoolchildren in London at their tennis lesson at the Queen’s Club. (Read & Watch)
“It is always fun to play with kids and I’m happy I could be here today to support British Tennis and the Schools Programme,” said Nadal. “It was nice to see the smiles on their faces. I have my own foundation, which offers educational programs to the deprived, with a common denominator: sport. It’s a great way to be introduced to sport in schools and I hope I can inspire more to play tennis.”
Justin Gimelstob took the camera on a ride home with John Isner for a candid chat. (Watch)
Ross Hutchins presented the ATP Doubles Showdown at The Queen's Club, featuring Leander Paes, Daniel Nestor, Bruno Soares, Alex Peya, Marcin Matkowski and Nenad Zimonjic. (Watch)
Rafael Nadal and Mikhail Youzhny joined 15 children for the Highland Spring Kids Clinic.
Grigor Dimitrov, Kevin Anderson, Marcin Cilic, Gilles Muller and Viktor Troicki were among the players to visit sponsor suites and meet with fans.
GERRY WEBER OPEN (Halle, Germany)
Tommy Haas spread cheer and handed out GERRY WEBER OPEN teddy bears at the Bethel children's hospital in nearby Bielefeld. He also presented a €20,000 donation to the hospital on behalf of the tournament.
The GERRY WEBER OPEN continued its on-going charity efforts with a €5,000 donation to the Wertkries social facility. Andreas Seppi presented the cheque on his visit to the workshop.
Julian Knowle, Andre Begemann, Eric Butorac and Mischa Zverev participated in Kids' Day activities.