Pete Sampras and Marat Safin are in Beijing to kick off the China Open. Today they attended a press conference at the tennis center. The two will play tomorrow night in an exhibition on the new stadium, named National Tennis Stadium or “Diamond Stadium,” which has a retractable roof and a diamond-like structure.
“It is my first time being there. I have numerous expectations towards my tour in China, especially the game with my oldfangled adversary Safin,” Sampras said.
“The first time I came to China Open was in 2002, and I entered the final in 2003. I’m really happy to come back again,” said Safin.
The exhibition match will support the Youth Tennis development Fund in China.
(Photos: CRI Online, Info: Xinhuanet)