ATP chooses Guga to open section of relationship with fans
16/12/2004 às 16h08
Monte Carlo (Mônaco) -
The ATP announced in this thursday, Monte Carlo, the choice of Gustavo Kuerten, to initiate a new campaign of relationship with the fans,
through the site www.atptennis.com
From January, the entity will place in air a new session, called "Fan Mail",
where the fans will be able to send e-mails and questions for the tennis players.
To initiate new campaign, the ATP, that is with all his staff of communication congregated for the annual meeting, in Monte Carlo, chose Gustavo Kuerten.
From January, the entity will place in air a new session, called "Fan
Mail", where the fans will be able to send e-mails and questions for
the tennis players. To initiate new campaign, the ATP, that is with all his
staff of communication congregated for the annual meeting, in Monte Carlo, chose Gustavo Kuerten.
"We, of the communication and the Stars Program, choose Guga
being because his is the most charismatic player and simpatic of the circuit and he has a great relationship with the fans" said Benito Perez Barbadillo,director of Communications of the ATP and Relations with Latin America.
"Guga goes to start our first Mail Bag", continued Barbadillo,
remembering that Guga has an image admired for all. "He attracts fans
in any place of the world and has a positive and very important image
for the circuit."
With 20 titles conquered , between them the tri champion of Roland
Garros and the Masters Cup of Lisbon, and 43 weeks in the leadership
of ranking world-wide, Guga is one of the great names of the history
of the tennis.
Currently, he loses for Andre Agassi, Roger Federer and Lleyton Hewitt
in number of titles in the circuit and is only 10° player of history
in number of weeks as number 1 of the world, to the front of Andy
Roddick, Marat Safin, Carlos Moya, Boris Becker, Mats Wilander and
Patrick Rafter, among others. When finishing the year 2000 as leader
world-wide it ranking, winning the Masters Cup of Lisbon, the
Brazilian if became the first South American to reach such fact and
the first player to defeat Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi, in
the same competition.
Guga continues in Pittsburgh recouping of the surgery the one that
was submitted in the right hip, in September of this year. Out court
the brazilian player also conquered some
titles as de "Presidente of Charities of the ATP", the "Humanitarian
Prize Arthur Ashe" for his action with the Institute Guga Kuerten,
gained for three times the "Prize Orange", given for the world-wide
press, and from 2004 also for the public, for the player most likeable
of the circuit and that more good it takes care of the press. It also
already gained the Prize of UNESCO, youth and civilization, had a
stamp launched in his homage for the Post offices, gained the heading
of Player Note 10 of the Spanish press, between many others would