• 30-AUG-2018

FILA Hosts Special Tennis Reception with Designers, Media and FILA Tennis Athletes in New York City

(FILA Global) - On Friday, August 24, FILA hosted a special tennis reception at the Bryant Park Hotel in New York City to celebrate their athletes and showcase the women’s Heritage and men’s Legends collections that will be worn on court at the US Open. The event, which was held in the hotel’s 24th floor Terrace Loft space, was attended by FILA executives, members of the media and eleven FILA Tennis athletes. FILA Tennis athletes in attendance included World No. 7 Marin Cilic, World No. 8 Karolina Pliskova, World No. 1 in doubles Timea Babos, World No. 4 in doubles John Peers, World No. 13 Diego Schwartzman, World No. 17 Ashleigh Barty, World No. 39 Alison Van Uytvanck World No. 51 Andreas Seppi, World No. 26 in doubles Irina-Camelia Begu, World No. 62 Dusan Lajovic and World No. 79 Mackenzie McDonald.

Upon arrival guests mingled and enjoyed Peroni beer, passed hors d’oeuvres and wine as they admired the Limited Edition Axilus Energized Pro 1, women’s Heritage and men’s Legends collections on display. Members of the media were given a rare opportunity to speak with athletes in a more casual setting.

The short program, which was led by tennis broadcast personality Nick McCarvel, began when all eleven athletes in attendance squeezed together for a FILA tennis family photo. McCarvel then introduced FILA’s Chief Operating Officer, Jennifer Estabrook, who recognized Martin Mulligan and his long career with the brand. For the majority of the program, McCarvel introduced and engaged with each of the eleven athletes in attendance. The overall setting was intimate, offering those in attendance a rare glimpse into the lives and personalities of the athletes.

“It is really special to have so many of our wonderful FILA tennis athletes in attendance,” said Estabrook. “At FILA we follow each of their careers, cheer for them on the court and celebrate their successes. Every single one of these athletes is not only here because of their talent on court, but because they are remarkable, special people. They were hand chosen to represent this iconic brand, and we are extraordinarily proud of them.”