Novak Djokovic Loyal to Marbella, working with Angeles Munoz to get it as Center for Elite National & International Sports @Puente Romano 202020-05-2020
Novak Djokovic & Mayoress adopts measures to guarantee its position as a venue for elite international sport - May 2020
Ángeles Muñoz together with the Serbian Novak Djokovic currently ranked world No. 1 in men's singles tennis have both incorporated measures that guarantee the positioning of Marbella as the headquarters of the international elite sport. May 20, 2020.
Mayoress of Marbella, Ángeles Muñoz, has highlighted the work on prevention, safety, and promotion carried out by the City Council in collaboration with the sector's agents to strengthen the city's position as a centre for elite national and international sport.
At May 19, 2020, The Councillor held a meeting with Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic at the Puente Romano Tennis Club Marbella Costa del Sol Spain, highlighted the cooperation with sports centres, specialized companies and hotels "so that the municipality has all the guarantees and the same attraction as always when it comes to hosting the 'stages' of clubs and professionals with a view to restarting their respective competitions". said the mayoress.
|The Mayoress of Marbella, Ángeles Muñoz and Novak Djokovic at the Puente Romano Tennis Club May 2020
The goal is that Marbella remains the destination chosen for holding major events, an area in which we have a long history, and to be the scene like every year of the pre-season and training of teams of the highest level.
"The return of sports competitions will surely be great news on this road we must travel to completely recover normality," said the mayor, who thanked Djokovic "for the loyalty he has to our city, where he always comes to have a rest and visit his brother Marko, to the point that he decided to spend his confinement with his family here.
In this sense, he has also said that "the fact that the current number 1 of the ATP is opting for Marbella reflects that we are an excellent destination, not only to enjoy our comprehensive offer but for the practice of elite sports.
Angeles reminded us the commitment of Marbella Council to the sport is maximum, with major international events such as the Ironman 70.3, which, if security conditions allow it, will be held in autumn, or the Grand Prix of Rhythmic Gymnastics, whose date is yet to be determined", and that Marbella "is still part of that candidacy of the Costa del Sol for the celebration of the Solheim Cup". "we are European leaders when it comes to hosting pre-season concentrations and training sessions for top-level clubs".
In this matter, she highlighted the work done by Marbella Football Center, "that allows us to receive in our town every year about 200 'stages' of national and international clubs, 70 per cent of them in the low season, which means about 80,000 overnight stays. "We hope that these figures can be repeated next winter season, which would mean that we have saved this serious situation that we have had to live through; it would be the best news".
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