Optima Open 2012 recap – part 1

An exciting day of tennis at the Optima Open on Saturday, in front of a sell-out crowd.
3 entertaining matches with:
– 2 players I had never seen play: Mark Philippoussis and Thomas Enqvist
– 2 players I had never seen play against each other: the two legends Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe
and 2 players I’ve seen countless times: Guy Forget and Henri Leconte

Ballboys warm-up:

Optima Open 2012

Optima Open 2012

Optima Open 2012

First match: Thomas Enqvist vs Mark Philippoussis. The winner of the match will meet Goran Ivanisevic in the final on Sunday.

Former top 20 Sabine Appelmans presenting the players:

Sabine Appelmans

Mark Philippoussis and Thomas Enqvist


Mark Philippoussis, runner-up at the 1998 US Open and at Wimbedon in 2003:

Mark Philippoussis

Mark Philippoussis

Mark Philippoussis

Mark Philippoussis

Mark Philippoussis

Thomas Enqvist, runner-up at the 1999 Australian Open:

Thomas Enqvist

Thomas Enqvist

Thomas Enqvist

Thomas Enqvist

Thomas Enqvist

Thomas Enqvist

Thomas Enqvist

Thomas Enqvist

Mark Philippoussis

Mark Philippoussis

Mark Philippoussis

Mark Philippoussis

Enqvist won 6-3, 6-7, 10-5.

Thomas Enqvist

Thomas Enqvist

Thomas Enqvist

Thomas Enqvist

Some music on the court

Music

before the much awaited match between Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe

Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe

Coming soon, in part 2 of this recap, pics of Borg, McEnroe, Forget and Leconte.

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