Felix Auger-Aliassime and Stefanos Tsitsipas are both in Hamburg for the first time this week at the Hamburg European Open. While maintaining safety measures, including social distancing, they made the most of their time in the city on Monday.
The young stars took separate vehicles for a car tour around Hamburg’s harbour, stopping at the Elbe riverbank, which overlooks the Elbphilharmonie (Elbe Philharmonic Hall), a concert hall and Hamburg landmark (officially inaugurated in 2017) in the HafenCity quarter of the city.
“I always enjoy whenever I get to travel as a tennis player and go to different cities week after week,” said Auger-Aliassime, who plays Lorenzo Sonego on Tuesday. “Now we’ve been able today to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Hamburg port in the city, so it’s nice. I’m glad.”
Tsitsipas was excited for the opportunity to see the city before opening his run at the ATP 500 event against Daniel Evans on Wednesday.
“I appreciate very much that we have the opportunity to be here. It’s great to be outdoors and to explore Hamburg a little bit more,” Tsitsipas said. “I wouldn’t otherwise get the opportunity, so I’m really grateful for that. I’m enjoying it so far. I think the harbour looks great.”