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Bellucci, Almagro Kick Off Brazil Open

São Paulo native Thomaz Bellucci and Spaniard Nicolas Almagro participated of an unusual campaign today to promote the beginning of the Brazil Open, which starts tomorrow. The two played miniature tennis in the streets of the Pillory, under the row of the Olodum. Afterward, the two played music on large drums.

Bellucci said of the large drums, “Step by step it was not difficult. The knee started to hurt a little,” referring to the weight of the instruments of the bahian band. But Bellucci enjoyed the small exhibition and looks forward to the tournament. “It is a chance good to show the tennis for this part of the Brazil.”

Brazil Open At Forefront Of Green Movement: The Brazil Open, the second stop of the four-tournament Latin American swing, is held in an area renowned for its lush natural beauty and stunning beaches. The tournament has taken a lead in environmental conservation efforts, with highlights including the planting of 500 trees to neutralise carbon emissions and providing recyclable materials to local children for use in craft work.

(Photos: ATP World Tour)

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