ATP Kitzbühel with Daylong Austria
Kitzbühel and tennis – a classic combination. International tennis tournaments have been held in Kitzbühel for more than 70 years now.
When Daylong asked if I’d be interested in coming to Generali Open Kitzbühel to catch the ATP World Tour quarter-finals , I was more than happy to say yes.
Nestled in the Alps in the Tyrol region of Austria, the Generali Open Kitzbühel is home to one of the most picturesque venues on the ATP World Tour.
The days leading up to the trip saw me giving myself a crash course in tennis, following the different rounds, and checking out player profiles, not to mention a memorable lunch-hour tutorial about what to look out for at a live game (“Now remember, points win you sets, sets win you games, games win you matches, and matches win you tournaments. get it? 😀 )
I asked Florentina from Golden Hour Photography is she wanted to accompany me …thank god she said yes,cuz she is like the Google of Tennis , even though she doesn’t play tennis 😀
We arrived one day before the quarter-finals, early in the afternoon.So we had some time to explore Kitzbühel.
Spontaneneously,we even decided to go for a hike…..guess who got caught in a storm? WE DID!!!:D (whole trip soon on Youtube).
Our first day in Kitzbühel was pretty adventurous.
On the big day (3.08) we woke up pretty early,had breakfast and went to Generali Open .
Timi (from Daylong) was waiting for us to give us our tickets and a tour of the area.
These were the quarterfinals matches:
1st)Philipp Kohlschreiber vs Dusan Lajovic
2nd)Sebastian Offner vs Renzo Olivo
3rd)Thomas Belluci vs Fabio Fognini
4rth)João Sousa vs Gerald Melzer
The first match between Philipp Kohlschreiber and Dusan Lajovic was pretty intense and it lasted for almost 2 1/2 hours.
It was a head to head match and Kohlenschreiber won.
The second match was between the local favorite Sebastian Offner and Renzo Olivo.
Sebastian Ofner advanced to his first career ATP World Tour semi-finals by outlasting Renzo Olivo 6-3, 1-6, 6-3.
The 21-year-old austrian, who made his debut at the ATP 250 event in Tyrol as a wild card entry, won two points less than his opponent but emerged victorious after one hour and 47 minutes.
We saw the last two matches only on screen because we went for lunch and our train left back to Vienna during the last match.
Fabio Fognini won against Thomaz Belluci and João Sousa won against Gerald Melzer.
2 days later,I found out that Philipp Kohlenschreiber won the tournament.
Thanks so much Daylong for having us at such a great event.
We had a blast and now I’m really looking forward to learn more about tennis and maybe to even start playing tennis myself 😀
How about you guys,are you into tennis?