MAGNIFICENT LAUNCH

Combined press conference of TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup and TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Open took place at Four Seasons Hotel, Istanbul in front of a broad participation. During the conference, President of Turkish Tennis Federation Cengiz Durmus, Vice President of the Executive Board of Garanti Koza Murat Binark, General Director of TEB Umit Leblebici, and Tournament Director Stefan Tzvetkov shared their opinions.

Vice President of the Executive Board of Garanti Koza Murat Binark emphasized that they will continue serving as they are happy and proud to contribute to the development of Turkish tennis in recent years. Also, he wished all sports lovers two weeks full of tennis respectively in TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup and TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Open.

THANKS TO PARTNERS
Cengiz Durmus, President of Turkish Tennis Federation, also said that Turkey has become a worldwide tennis center through the hosted tournaments and events. Durmus stating that contributions and projects made by companies prooves the potential of Turkey in tennis, thanked to Garanti Koza and Turkish Economy Bank (TEB) for supporting Turkish tennis.

General Director of TEB, Umit Leblebici told that they support many tennis events in Turkey and state that they rose the bar with two great tennis events TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Cup and TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Open. Leblebici, who marked that their objective is to lead all people to play tennis and spreading this sport in the country, also said that TEB Street Tennis Activities has a huge importance in this context.

SURPRISING GUEST
One of the surprising guests of the conference was Marsel Ilhan who invited all fans to Garanti Koza Arena for the two weeks of tennis festival on clay. Turkey’s no.1 Ilhan, the man who brought the victory for his country over Bulgaria in Davis Cup last weekend, indicates that he’s pretty hopeful for a successful tournament in front of homecrowd at the TEB BNP Paribas Istanbul Open.