From ATP Tennis:
Spaniards Explore Beijing
China Open top seed Rafael Nadal of Spain and compatriots Juan Carlos Ferrero and Carlos Moya all got a taste of Chinese culture on Tuesday as they were given a tour of the Forbidden City in Beijing.
The three players, all Roland Garros champions, donned traditional empirical Chinese costumes and posed in front of hordes of photographers in the main square. The players then took a private tour of the royal temple before stopping by Tiananmen Square on the way back to their hotel.
All three players will be in action on Wednesday.
Ferrero: "It's great to be able to see these places when we're at tournaments so we try and take time to see interesting parts of the city. It's also a great opportunity to promote the tournament."
Moya: "It's a great experience, I love to know new places. Last year I wasn't able to so this year I wanted to visit the forbidden city and I'm also looking forward to going to the great wall. I really like these places so I'm looking forward to it."
Nadal: "It's not every day that we can come here so it's a great opportunity to see some of the sites. The costumes are great, very unique."