The 9th annual "Embassy Tennis Turkey" was amazing just like the previous years.
As the organization team, we had a lot of fun at both of the receptions and during the tournament itself. We hope our participants had even a better time.
The winners were announced earlier this week:
Men's Singles A: Engin Sonbay
Men's Singles B: Özgür Altan
Men's Singles C: Jaesic Park
Women's Singles: Anastasiia Zherdieva
Women's Doubles: Anastasiia Zherdieva - Tighereda Alem/Kulessa
Men's Doubles: Thomas Kelly - Trevor Pearson
Mixed Doubles: Zeynep Göle Benli - Mahir Tuğutlu
Junior: Evren Ata Engin
Men's Singles A: Onur Özçeri
Men's Singles B: Vahid Oskay
Men's Singles C: Tor Birkeland
Women's Singles: Gülhan Ulutekin
Women's Doubles: İpek Tekdemir - Katherine Smith
Men's Doubles: Alexandru Dan Georgescu - Terry Shaw
Mixed Doubles: Anastasiia Zherdieva - Ahmed Abdellatif
Our tournament was popular among the Ankara local newspapers as well. The reception and the winners took place in numerous newspapers.
"Embassy Tennis Turkey" will continue to be a meeting point for people from different cultures, embassies and diplomatic missions. We will be honored if the Embassy Tennis Turkey family keeps on growing each year !
The closing reception of the 9th annual Embassy Tennis Turkey was memorable. The winners and finalists got their trophies after the Japanese themed performances.
At the last day of the tournament, 28th of October, the winners were determined. We announced the hall of fame of 2018 earlier this week. After some exciting finals, our closing ceremony was made at the amazing ArtZone of CubesAnkara at a themed reception called JAPANIGHT. Besides their trophys winners got their prizes from our sponsors.
We thank our sponsors and hope you had an amazing time in the past two weeks and finally at the ceremony. We also would like to thank you, our participants, for being understanding even when the weather was not kind to us.
Link to the news on diplomatikgozlem.com
We are looking forward to seeing you in our upcoming annual Embassy Tennis Turkey tournament.
TENNIS MEETS ART in ARTZONE!
We hope all our distinguished participants will be there!
The closing ceremony of the 9th annual Embassy Tennis Turkey tournament co-hosted by the Japanese Embassy, will take place in ArtZone.
DRESS CODE: Casual. We wanted you to relax after a long week of suit & tie
Place: Cubes ArtZone
Date:28 October 2018
The reception hosted by the Japanese Ambasador H.E. Akio Miyajima was joyful. We were honored by the hospitality of H.E. Akio Miyajima and everyone else at the Japanese Embassy. We thank them for the event.
Mr. Hikmet Çetinkaya performed a wonderful show for the guests. H.E. Akio Miyajima received the painting as a gift and put his signature on top of it. We thank Mr. Çetinkaya for the amazing show.
We also thank our sponsors.
Here are some photographs from the reception on the 19th of October.
It is our pleasure to announce that Mr. Hakan Çınar and Mrs. Emir Çınar have agreed with the Japan Ambassador Akio Miyajima upon this year's "Embassy Tennis Turkey" tournament to be co-hosted by the Embassy of Japan
Embassy Tennis Turkey 2017 Bülten için tıklayınız. (PDF)
Diplomats on the Tennis Court!
Embassy Tennis Turkey, which took place in Ankara Tennis Club has come to an end with its awarding ceremony. In the mixed doubles category the Ambassador of Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Georges Faber and his Spouse Barbara Faber-Mohr became the champions.
Embassy Tennis Turkey, organized by çınar&çınar, is a common meeting point amongst many diplomatic missionaries and ambassadors. This year, the tournament was co-hosted by the Embassy of Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and there were a lot of competitive matches during the 4 days.
The tournament had matches in categories of; womens single, womens double, mens single, mens doubles, double mixed and Junior.
In the mens single A Category, Lucas Krasowski, from the Embassy of United States of America, became the champion, the runner-up for this category is H.E. Georges Faber.
In the womens single Category the spouse of the Ambassador of Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Ms. Barbara Faber-Mohr became the champion.
The awards are given by the Ambassador of Grand Duchy of Luxembourg H.E. Georges Faber and his spouse Barbara Faber-Mohr, the Ambassador of Republic of Romania Gabriel Sopanda, the President of the Turkey Tennis Federation Mr. Cengiz Durmuş, and the founder of the çınar&çınar Mr. Hakan Çınar and his spouse Ms. Emir Çınar.
The closing dinner was held at Spice Curry House.
As the Embassy Tennis Turkey team,
we received an information about the roads to Kızılay and to Tandoğan may be closed tomorrow morning (October 8th). For this reason we kindly advise you to reach Ankara Tennis Club via Konya road to be there on your match time.
Press coverage of Embassy Tennis Turkey 2016
TENNIS EMBASSY BULLETIN
7th Annual Embassy Tennis Turkey Week II
The second week of 7th Annual Embassy Tennis Turkey Tournament organized by çınar & çınar and co-hosted by the British Embassy took place last weekend on 22nd and 23rd of October at Ankara Tennis Club. Semi-Finals, Finals and Consolations were played in the categories of Womens Singles, Mens Singles, Mens Doubles, Juniors, Double Mixes as well as the Consolation continued in a joyful environment on the second week of the tournament.
Special thanks to Mr. Vikas Slathia from the Indian Embassy and his lovely daughter Praanya who were both participants of the tournament.
As of October 23, the 7th Embassy Tennis Turkey 2016 has ended. Second weekend of the tournament was very entertaining.
On Saturday, the semifinal matches were played. Finalist of each category had been determined. There was great number of audience who came to support their loved ones.
While Mrs. Rachel Aukett was doing wonders in the court, Mr. Tim Wignall was a super dad to little Tom.
Last day of the Embassy Tennis Turkey started with womens single final match. Mrs. Barbara Faber became the champion of womens single category.
Mrs. Barbara Faber was showing her great efforts in Womens Single Final Match on the court.
Mr. Hakan Çınar and Alexandru Dan Georgescu were on the court just before their consolation semi-final match.
Then mens single A , B, C and consolation categories finals were played. Mr. Özgür Karademir, Mr. Kutay Kaygısız and Mr. Berk Bozkurt were the ones who received champion titles.
At mens double category, Serkan Tekbacak and his partner from Austrian Embassy, Gröller Manfred qualified with championship.
Men of Bozkurt Family gave the best of tennis in the courts. (It is about genetics!)
Mr. Kutay Kaygısız was getting ready before his final match! Fingers should also be rugged to carry the championship cup.
Ms. Sinem Alptekin and Ms. Meral Açıkgöz reached championship at womens double category.
Ms. Sinem Alptekin one of the legal interns of çınar & çınar swept the court with her performance!
Rachel Aukett and Tim Wignall from British Embassy became the champion of the mixed double category.
Finally, 12 years old Berkant Sali reached championship in juniors category and with the runner-up Julian Cikovic from the Croatian Embassy performed visual feast to all of their spectators at Ankara Tennis Club.
They are little Spartacus in the court but showing the great example of game is just a game.
After the finals the award ceremony took place in order to honor those who showed their best during the matches. The ceremony took place in a family oriented atmosphere as there were families of the participants and diplomats from different countries. Ceremony started with the opening speech of The British Ambassador Mr. Richard Moore and Mr. M. Hakan Cınar, one of the co-founders of çınar & çınar Law Office which organized the Tournament.
Champions and runner ups of each category were awarded with crystal cups and each participant received a medal. Also winners had a right to be one of the memberships of MAC for a month which were provided by the sponsor of the Tournament, Mars Athletic Club. After the award ceremony, lottery took place in order to hand out Spa tickets to the lucky winners which were provided by the sponsor of the Tournament, Mövenpick Hotel.
The tournament came to an end with a barbecue party as a tradition following the previous years. It was a joyful Tournament and çınar & çınar family sends their sincere thanks to the British Embassy and to all the participants.
Full List of the Winners and Runner Ups are as follows:
Womens single Winner: Barbara Faber-Mohr (Luxemburg Embassy) Runner Up: Jana Jankulovska (Macedonia)
Mens Single A Winner: Özgür Karademir (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) Runner Up: Och Tulga (Mongolian Embassy)
Mens Single B Winner: Kutay Kaygısız (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) Runner up: Argun Bozkurt (Ankara Bar Association)
Mens Single C Winner: A Berk BOZKURT (Ankara Bar Association) Runner up: Cenk Bozkurt (Ankara Bar Association)
Mens Consolation Winner: Alexandru Dan Georgescu (Romania) Runner Up: Cem Uluyüce (Model United Nations Association)
Womens Doubles Winner: Sinem Alptekin / Meral Açıkgöz (çınar&çınar / International Immigration Organization) Runner Up: Rachel Aukett / Jessica Shuttlewood (British Embassy)
Mens Doubles Winner: Serkan Tekbacak / Gröller Manfred (Central Bank of Turkey / Austrian Embassy) Runner Up: Günay Yıldırım / Yalçın Taşhan (Rank Lovibond)
Double Mixed Winner: Rachel Aukett / Tim Wignall (British Embassy) Runner up: İpek Tekdemir / Gröller Manfred (Mövenpick Hotel / Austrian Embassy)
Juniors Winner: Berkant Salı (Romanian Embassy) Runner Up: Julian Cikovic (Croatian Embassy)
TENNIS EMBASSY BULLETIN
7th Annual Embassy Tennis Turkey Week I
The first week of 7th Annual Embassy Tennis Turkey Tournament organized by çınar & çınar and co-hosted by the British Embassy took place last weekend on 15th and 16th of October at Ankara Tennis Club. Womens Singles, Mens Singles, Mens Doubles, Juniors, Double Mixes were played on the first week of the tournament. Last weekends quarter-finals took place in a really friendly and in a very competitive environment with broad participation to the event. Participants also had a chance to network and socialize with each other during the matches.
Just before one fo the first matches of the tournament: Mr. Takao Ito and Mr. Christian Belet gave a great start to the Tournament with their match.
On the first day of the tournament, which was a lovely sunny day, one of the most exciting matches was between Mr. Och Tulga, from Mongolian Embassy and Mr. Hakan Çınar, the co-founder of Çınar & Çınar. Even though Mr. Çınar lost the match to Mr. Tulga with sets of 6-4 and 6-4, he put on a remarkable performance and the exciting match was watched by many spectators. At the end of the match, the exhausted rivals shook hands and enjoyed the rest of the day together.
Rivals Mr. Tulga and Mr. Çınar are getting some rest before the next set. It was not an easy match for sure!
On the second day of the tournament, a former Davis Cup Player himself, Mr. Georges Faber, Ambassador of Luxembourg participated in the tournament. Unfortunately, Mr. Faber could not play due to a mild injury, but supported his wife Mrs. Barbara Faber-Mohr during her match as a spectator enthusiastically.
Mr. Georges Faber, Ambassador of Luxembourg, and a former Davis Cup player, was there to support Mrs. Barbara Faber-Mohr!
Two of the remarkable matches of the second day were the Double Mix match between Ipek Tekdemir- Manfred Gröller as a team and Bahar Ç. Kınlı Shaw-Şenol Zobooğlu as a team, and the Mens Single Match between Mr. Zvonko Mucunski, Ambassador of Macedonia and Meder Abakirov from the Embassy of Kyrgyz Republic. The winners of the matches were the Tekdemir-Gröller team and Mr. Mucunski, however, both matches were delightful to watch.
Mr. Alexandru Dan Georgescu had brought had a very enthusiastic spectator, his son, supporting his father beside the court.
Besides, many impressive matches took place as well even though it was the first week of the tournament. There were lots of foreign participants from various countries around the World who were on foreign mission in Ankara, including United Nations, EU Delegation, Greek Embassy, Croatian Embassy, Romanian Embassy, Japanese Embassy, Canadian Embassy, U.S. Embassy, Colombian Embassy, Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ukranian Embassy, Austrian Embassy, Mongolian Embassy, Macedonian Embassy, Embassy of Kyrgyz Republic, Russian Embassy, French Embassy, Slovenian Embassy, Australian Embassy, Embassy of Finland, Embassy of South Korea and Embassy of Luxembourg.
A delightful finishing touch to the first week of the tournament: the Double Mix match between Sinem Alptekin-Julian Cirkovic and Elsa Jouanolou-Benoit Herzburun was thrilling.
After the entertaining first round and quarter finals, the participants and spectators are looking forward to the semi-finals and the finals which will be held this weekend on the 22nd and 23rd of October.
On the second week of the tournament, besides semi-finals and finals, the Junior category matches will continue. The children of the foreign missioners in Ankara who love tennis had a chance to compete with each other and get to meet with other tennis players from different countries. The Junior category matches have seeked a lot of attention with the most spectators and have became the most colorful of all tournament. Everyone is looking forward to the upcoming Junior matches as well.
One of our sweetest spectators!
Once the final matches of all categories are played on the last day of the tournament, an award ceremony will be held. There will be surprise prizes for the winners of each categories. Following the ceremony, as a tradition of the organizer çınar&çınar, there will be a barbecue party for all of the participants and their families. For details about the tournament and photos, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!
On September 27th, 2016 Embassy Tennis Turkey has officially begun with a reception, which was organized by the British Embassy and çınar&çınar Law Office and hosted by his Excellency British Ambassador Mr.Richard Moore and his wife Mrs. Maggie Moore.
During this reception, we had the pleasure of hosting over hundred guests including various Diplomats from different foreign missions. Amongst these numerous valuable guests were; His Excellency Ambassador of Canada, His Excellency Ambassador of Republic of Korea, His Excellency Ambassador of Luxembourg, His Excellency Ambassador of Republic of Macedonia, His Excellency Ambassador of Rwanda, and His Excellency Ambassador of Slovenia. Representatives from the Embassy of Japan, Sweden, Italy, Romania, Kyrgyz Republic, Egypt, Belgium, Croatia as well as the Prime Ministry have also participated in the reception.
The diplomatic representatives and guests had a delightful evening and had the chance to meet each other. The participants also had the opportunity to meet other participants and their possible opponents during the reception.
We would like to thank Mr. and Mrs. Moore for their hospitality once more and our guests for their participation.
Andy Murray wins second Wimbledon title by beating Milos Raonic
Andy Murrays victory gives him a second Wimbledon crown and a third Grand Slam title. It's his first Grand Slam title since he won Wimbledon in 2013. In recent years, he's been playing excellent, consistent tennis, but he's been unable to get through the likes of Djokovic and other top players in the finals of Grand Slams. His opponent Milos Raonic beated Roger Federer in the semifinals. In finals Andy Murray had comprehensively beaten Miilos Raonic 6-4,7-6(3),7-6(2) in two hours and 48 minutes with 12 unforced errors and 7 aces. First set was pretty routine for Murray, but in the second and the third set, competition was much closer. However, Raonic couldnt withstand Murray.
In his interview, Murray said Ive had some great moments here and some tough losses, and Im proud to have my hands on the trophy again. I played really good stuff today. Milos has had a great few weeks on the grass. Hes one of the harder workers out there. And a huge thank you to everyone who came out to support me. The prime ministers here as well. Playing in a Wimbledon final is tough, but I wouldnt want to be prime minister. Its an impossible job.
From now, Murray will face another great challenge: defending the Olympic title he won in London. Andy Murray will not defend his Rogers Cup title in following week to ensure he is fully rested for Olympics
Maria Sharapova scores 600th career win with victory over Lauren Davis
Maria Sharapova reached a career milestone which came as a nice surprise after a tough match.
Oh, wow. Ive won 600 matches? Sharapova said, when an on-court interviewer congratulated her for the achievement earned by winning her third-round match at the Australian Open. The No. 5-seeded player then thought a moment, and laughed nervously.
Oh boy, she said. Is this friendly reminder that Im getting old?
Sharapova is 28, which in tennis years means shes starting to wonder how much time is left in her career, and how much longer her body will allow her to compete in a sport filled with power-hitting youngsters.
The five-time Grand Slam winner hadnt dropped a set into the third round but struggled a bit before beating 22-year-old Lauren Davis 6-1, 6-7 (5), 6-0. After racing through the first set in just 26 minutes, Sharapova was broken twice in the second set, which lasted 77 minutes. She returned with more composure in the final set, making just five unforced errors and breaking Davis three times.
In the fourth round, Sharapova faces up-and-coming Swiss teen Belinda Bencic, who won her first two WTA titles in 2015, including at Toronto where she beat No. 1 Serena Williams in the semis followed by No. 2 Simona Halep in the final.
Sharapova could face Williams in the quarterfinals, which would be the latest in their long-running rivalry. Sharapova hasnt beaten Williams since 2004, losing their last 17 meetings, including last years Australian Open final.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga stopped his tennis match to help an injured ball girl
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has shown his class and compassion in the second round of the Australian Open, assisting a teary-eyed injured ball girl from Margaret Court Arena.
The Frenchman earned a round of applause from the crowd at Melbourne Park after rushing to the aid of the rattled girl, who had just been struck in the face by a ball during his match against Australian teenager Omar Jasika.
World No.9 Tsonga was given high praise across social media after coming to the aid of a ball girl who was in distress during his match with Omar Jasika on Wednesday.
The Frenchman revealed that he noticed the girl was unwell before serving during the third set.
"At the start I thought she was normal, because she always send me ball on the side so I said 'what's happened with her" Tsonga said.
"After the second time I saw she was in trouble. I just came to her and helped her go out because she was in a bad [state]."Tsonga ultimately won his match against Jasika, but even if he didn't win, at least he won the crowd over with a simple, sweet gesture toward someone in need.
The 6th annual Embassy Tennis Turkey Tournament started on the 3th of October and continued in a joyful environment however, due to unfortunate events occurred in Ankara on the 10th of October the matches were cancelled. The second week of the tournament which was planned to be on 10th and 11th of October continued on the 7th and 8th of November where there were around hundred participants who joined to the Tournament from Embassies and International Organizations like U.N.
On the first week, categories of mens single and womens single play offs and quarter-finals have taken place while semi-finals and finals of these categories took place on the following weekend. Also, matches for the categories of mens double, womens double and mixed doubles have been played following the juniors and juniors plus matches who occurred this year due to greater interests showed by young participants age between 14 18.
On Sunday, ten categories have had their finals where there was great number of audiences who came to support their loved ones.
Also, there was an award ceremony after the finals in order to honor those who showed their best during the matches. The ceremony took place in a family oriented atmosphere as there were families of the participants and diplomats from different countries. Ceremony started with the opening speech of Mr. M. Hakan Cınar, one of the co-founders of çınar & çınar Law Office which organized the Tournament. The Tournament was also co-hosted by the Canadian Embassy however due to G20 Summit, Mr. John Holmes, the Ambassador of Canada could not be able to attend the ceremony but Mr. Chris Brown attended to the ceremony on behalf of the Canadian Embassy.
Winners and runner ups of all the categories have been awarded with medals and trophies during the ceremony. For the womens single category, ATK Vice-president Zeynep Göle Benli has presented the awards to the winners and runner ups for womens single category while for the mens single category A, B and C, ATK President Ergin Fikirmen has presented the awards. Mrs. Emir Cınar, the co-founder of Cınar & Cınar has also presented awards for the winners and runner ups of juniors and juniors Plus categories while Mr. Hakan Cınar presented the awards for the winners and runner ups of the womens double category. Mr. Chris Brown presented awards for the winners and runner ups of the mens double category on behalf of Mr. Holmes. Finally, the Minister of Finance Mr. Mehmet Şimşek presented the awards to the winners and runner ups of the mixed double category.
After the award ceremony, lottery took place in order to hand out accommodation and Spa tickets to the lucky winners which were provided by the sponsor of the Tournament, Mövenpick Hotel.
Also, there was a barbeque party as a tradition following the previous years. It was a joyful Tournament and Cınar & Cınar family sends their sincere thanks to the Canadian Embassy and to all the participants.
Full List of the Winners and Runner Ups can be found as follows:
Winner: Asuman Özdemir (Ministry of National Education)
Runner Up: Tighereda Alem (UNFPA)
Mens Single A
Winner: Özgür Karademir (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
Runner Up: Och Tulga (Mongolian Embassy)
Mens Single B
Winner: Mark Huff (U.S. Embassy)
Runner up: Dan Georgescu (Romania)
Mens Single C
Winner: Argun BOZKURT (Attorney at Law)
Runner up: Serhat Gürler (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
Winner: Matthew Harold Raulston (EU Delegation)
Runner Up: Jason Anderson (U.S. Embassy)
Winner: Rachel Aukett / Jessica Shuttlewood (British Embassy)
Runner Up: İlke Bayyurt/Merve Gökben (British Embassy)
Winner: Mehmet ŞİMŞEK / Can Ulusoy (Ministry of Finance)
Runner Up: Gröller Manfred/Jochen Schmidt (Austrian Embassy/ EU Delegation)
Winner: Rachel Aukett/Tim Wignall (British Embassy)
Runner up: İpek Tekdemir/Gröller Manfred (Movenpick Hotel/ Austrian Embassy)
Winner: Aku Hattaka (Finland)
Runner Up: Steve Calder (U.S.A)
Winner: Berkant Salı (Romanian Embassy)
Runner Up: Nicole Kadesa Agufana (Kenya)
The first week of 6th annual Embassy Tennis Turkey tournament organized by çınar & çınar and co-hosted by the Canadian Embassy took place last weekend on 3rd and 4th of October at Ankara Tennis Club. Only the single categories were played on the first week while the other categories such as Womens Doubles, Mens Doubles and Juniors categories are scheduled to be held on the second week of the tournament. Last weekends quarter-finals took place in a really friendly as well as in a very competitive environment with broad participation to the event. Participants also had a chance to create new network connections while socializing with each other during the matches.
On the first day of the tournament, an exhibition match was played in pairs. The participants were Mr. John Holmes, the Ambassador of Canada and Mr. Alexei Morguonov as one pair and Mr. Bjorn Kanavin, the Ambassador of Norway and Mr. Hakan Çınar, the co-founder of Çınar & Çınar as another pair. The match was highly entertaining as the players showed their skills in the most impressive way and it was a joyful day for the audience as well. It could be observed that the players were also joking with each other while playing a fair game.
It was a beautiful sunny day and following the exhibition match, 16 more matches took place where the Ambassador of Norway also played in Mens Single B category. Even though he lost the match to Mr. Cengiz Yapıcı with sets of 6-2 and 6-0, he put on a remarkable performance.
Besides, many impressive matches took place as well even though it was the first week of the tournament. There were lot of foreign participants from various countries around the World who were on foreign mission in Ankara, including United Nations, EU Delegation, British Embassy, Portuguese Embassy, Romanian Embassy, U.S. Embassy, Chilean Embassy, Colombian Embassy and German Embassy, Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ukranian Embassy, Austrian Embassy, Mongolian Embassy, Russian Embassy and Australian Embassy.
After the entertaining first round and quarter finals, everyone is looking forward to semi-finals and the finals which are organized to be held this weekend on the 10th and 11th of October. In addition to that, the participants and spectators are very excited for the double categories which will start on this weekend.
On the second week of the tournament, the Junior and Junior Plus categories will be also played. The children of the foreign missioners in Ankara who love tennis will have a chance to compete with each other and get to meet with other tennis players from different countries. The Junior Plus category will be the first in the history of annual Embassy Tennis Turkey. The players between 14 and 18 are going to play in this category and it is expected to be very competitive having many players in those ages participating this year.
Once the final matches of all categories are played on the last day of the tournament, an award ceremony will be held. There will be surprise prizes for the winners of each categories. Following the ceremony, as a tradition of the organizer çınar&çınar, there will be a barbecue party for all of the participants and their families.
It is our pleasure to announce that sixth annual Embassy Tennis Turkey tournament will be organized on the 3rd 4th and 10th 11th of October 2015 , at the premises of Ankara Tennis Club. With the co-hosting of Embassy of Canada, sixth annual Embassy Tennis Turkey will serve as a way to build close relationships between diplomats from different countries and cultures. Since we believe that sports is the most efficient and entertaining way of strengthening both business and social relationships, on behalf of the Embassy of Canada, çınar&çınar is welcoming you to participate in Embassy Tennis Turkey 2015.
Since there is only a few days to tournament we are looking forward to meet our participants from different Embassies such as; U.S Embassy, Thai Embassy, Austrian Embassy, Australia Embassy, Hungarian Embassy, Ukrainian Embassy, German Embassy, Mongolian Embassy, United Kingdom Embassy, Colombian Embassy and last years co-host Norwegian Embassy. We look forward to meet many diplomat colleagues, Embassy members, and their families at the Ankara Tennis Club.
If you are willing to participate in the Embassy Tennis Turkey tournament please make your registration directly through firstname.lastname@example.org, until 30th of September and join us in this joyful tournament.
FEDERER WINS INAUGURAL ISTANBUL OPEN CROWN
World number two Roger Federer won the inaugural Istanbul Open on May 3, beating third seed Pablo Cuevas 6-3 7-6 (11) for his first clay title in three years.
"It's been a tough week; four tough matches," said Federer. "I thought the final was my best one. I'm very happy. I'm very proud to be the first champion here at the first-time tournament here in Istanbul. In Turkey, I've had a wonderful week. On and off the court, I was able to visit the city a little bit, meet a lot of people, enjoy the crowd support and experience Turkey.
"It's been crazy, in a good way, and I hope I can do it again one day. Right now, I'm just happy I was able to win the tournament. It's always the best feeling for an athlete to be the champion at the end of a long tough week."
Federer has now won titles in 19 different countries.
The first ATP World Tour event in Turkey will be played on clay from April 27-May 3 at the Koza World of Sports facility with the participation of the world renowned players such as Roger Federer and Grigor Dimitrov. National sportsman Marsel İlhan will be competing on behalf of the Turkey. Minister Of Youth and Sports Akif Kılıç stated that our country is taking firm steps towards becoming a brand country in Sports .
In a video message posted on the tournaments official website, Federer invited Turkish tennis enthusiasts to the event. Im very excited to be coming to Istanbul for the first time in my life. [Turkey] has been a country I have always wanted to visit and [Istanbul] is a very exciting city from what Ive heard Federer says in the video message. I hope you can come and see me play there in April; I cant wait.
Turkeys Çağla Büyükakçay defeated her Uzbek opponent Nigina Abduraimova (2-0) to advance to the second round of the Australian Open qualifying tournament, the first Grand Slam of the year, in Single Women.
Büyükakçay, who has been announced this week as number 123 in the World ranking, the peak of her career so far, was scheduled to play Viktorija Golubic of Switzerland, number 236 in the World ranking, in a second round game.
Professional Ladies Tennis Tournament PTT Ankara Cup 2014 has ended. The tournament which included a 50.000 Dollar award was held in Ankara Tennis Club. Serbian player Aleksandra Krunic won the games and became the winner of the PTT Ankara Cup 2014. Former President of Tennis Federation Osman Tural and TEB Ankara Regional Director Süleyman Kahraman presented the cup to the Serbian player Aleksandra Krunic at the award ceremony.
Osman Tural, who was a successful participant in our 2014 Embassy Tennis Tournament resigned from his duty as the president of Tennis Federation due to his new assignment in Council of State. As the Embassy Tennis Turkey family we congratulate him and wish him the best luck.
As of September, 21 the 5th Embassy Tennis Turkey 2014 has now ended. Second weekend of the tournament was very entertaining.
On Saturday, semi final matches had been played. Finalist of each category had been determined. The Minister of Finance Mr. Mehmet Şimşek and his partner the President of the Turkish Tennis Federation Mr. Osman Tural played their semi final match with Mr. Alexei Morgounov and Mr. Och Tulga and they were qualified to final. Also an exhibition match was played between Norwegian tennis player Mikale Joakim and Turkish tennis player Mehdi Kasapoğlu.
Last day of the Embassy Tennis Turkey started with womens single final match. Ms. İpek Tekdemir became the champion of womens single category. Then mens single A , B, C and consolation categories finals had been played. Mr. Serkan Tekbacak, Mr. Özgür Karademir, Mr. Argun Bozkurt and Mr. Emre Arslanbek were the ones who received champion titles. Ms. İpek Tekdemir and Ms. Nil Mit reached championship at womens double category. At mens double category the Minister of Finance Mr. Mehmet Şimşek and his partner the President of the Turkish Tennis Federation Mr. Osman Tural defeated Mr. Roger Marc Vanderploeg and Mr. Mark Huff and qualified with championship. Ms. İpek Tekdemir and Mr. Och Tulga became the champion of mixed double category. Finally, 10 years old Laurenz Stagge reached championship in juniors category.
On the last day of the tournament two show matches had been also played . The first one was between Norwegian tennis player Mikale Joakim and Turkish tennis player Can Kaya. The Minister of Finance Mr. Mehmet Şimşek and his partner the President of the Turkish Tennis Federation Mr. Osman Tural played the second and the most interesting show match against Ambassador of Norway His Excellency Mr. Janis Björn Kanavin and Mikale Joakim.
After the finals the award ceremony took place. Champions and runner ups of each category were awarded with crystal cups and each participant received a medal. The tournament came to an end with a barbeque party accompanied by live blues music.
The Award Ceremony of Embassy Tennis Turkey 2014 and the BBQ party will be held on September 21, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. at Ankara Tennis Club. Ambassador Janis Björn Kanavin and Hakan Çınar request the pleasure of the company of all participants, members of embassies and their families to the event.
Embassy Tennis Turkey is off to a great start and continues with highly entertaining matches. Today the Minister of Finance Mr. Mehmet Şimşek and the President of the Turkish Tennis Federation Mr. Osman Tural played their first double match against Mr. Hakan Çınar and Mr. Argun Bozkurt. The pair won 2-0 and will be playing for the semi finals next week.
20% DISCOUNT AT THE ATK RESTAURANT
Since there will be a special 20% discount at the ATK Restaurant for the tournament attendees, please note to pay through Embassy Tennis Turkey account!
ATK RESTORAN 20% İNDİRİM
ATK Restoran'da turnuva katılımcıları için %20 indirim olacağı için, ödemeyi Embassy Tennis Turkey üzerinden yapmayı unutmayınız!
Embassy Tennis Turkey 2014 reception published in most prominent newspapers in Turkey.
On September 3rd, 2014 Embassy Tennis Turkey has officially begun with a reception organized together with the Norwegian Embassy on cinar&cinar premises.
During this reception, we had the pleasure of hosting over hundred guests including various Diplomats from different foreign missions. Amongst these numerous valuable guests were; the British Ambassador Mr. Richard Peter Moore, Ambassador Mr. Şakir Torunlar from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, former Ambassador Mr. Attila Uzer, Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Kongo Mr. Marcel Mulumba Tschidimba, Ambassador of Benin Mr. Moise Tchando Kerekou, Indian Ambassador Mr. Rahul Kulshresth, Lebanese Ambassador Mansour Abdallah and Minister Plenipotentiary at Embassy of Colombia Ms. Alicia Fernanda Quijano Uzer. Representatives from the Embassy of Japan, Indonesia, Rwanda, Estonia, Greece, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Kenya, Italy, Romania, Mongolia as well as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ankara Tennis Club and Turkish Tennis Federation have also participated in the reception.
In this reception Ambassador of Norway Mr. Janis Bjorn and Mr. Hakan Çınar delivered their sincere opening speeches. The guests were later provided with brief information regarding the rules regulating the tournament by the head referee of the tournament. The participants also had the opportunity to meet other participants and their possible opponents during the BBQ.
Embassy Tennis Turkey's fifth annual tournament will take place in Ankara Tennis Club Courts and the tournament will be organized on the 13th - 14th and 20th - 21st of September 2014.
It is our pleasure to announce that Norwegian Embassy will be co-hosting this year's "Embassy Tennis Turkey" tournament. A tennis tournament like this is a good occasion for Diplomats and residents of Ankara to meet on a friendly game. "The threshold in terms of skill should be low", says Ambassador Kanavin, who will play tournament for the first time. "This is a social occasion, with an emphasis on taking part and enjoying the games."
Furthermore, a reception introducing the details of the tournament will be held on 3 September in cinar&cinar premises.
At the end of the Embassy Tennis Turkey 2014, a considerable part of the tournament's earnings will be donated for educational purposes.
On behalf of the Norwegian Embassy, cinar & cinar is welcoming you to participate in "Embassy Tennis Turkey 2014". We look forward to meet many diplomat colleagues, Embassy members, and their families at the Ankara Tennis Club.