Stars Treat Fans To Doubles Showdown In Cincinnati

The world’s best doubles players put on a show for fans at the third edition of the ATP Doubles Showdown at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati.

Hosted by Wayne Bryan, the festivities kicked off with a fun Q&A onstage in the fan zone. Those in attendance were treated to a dance-off between Marcelo Melo and Jean-Julien Rojer, an embarrassing Andy Murray story courtesy of his brother Jamie Murray, as well as giveaways and autographs from Bruno Soares, Daniel Nestor, Rohan Bopanna, John Peers and Eric Butorac.

The players then headed over to Court 4, filled with spectators, to participate in doubles drills with fans.

“It’s always great here in Cincinnati,” said Nestor, World No. 9 in the Emirates ATP Doubles Rankings. “That’s why we love playing here. It’s a great event here to help promote our game. We had all the top guys out, which is important to keep this going. It’s a good time.”

Other ATP World Tour doubles stars to join in the showdown included Bob Bryan, Mike Bryan, Max Mirnyi, Treat Huey, Juan Sebastian Cabal, Henri Kontinen and Raven Klaasen.

“It’s incredible to see people enjoy doubles like this,” said Klaasen, World No. 10 in doubles. “It’s my second year doing this and to see the crowd come out and have fun like this playing tennis, it takes me back to when I was young. We got into the game because it’s a lot of fun.”