Thierry Ascione, the director of the Open Parc tennis tournament.
Thierry Ascione, the director of the Open Parc Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes evokes, on the microphone of “6 Minutes Chrono”, the final participation within the Lyon tournament of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
A date awaited by tennis followers. The Open Parc Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes which is able to happen from May 18 to 25 on the Parc de la Tête d'Or manages, 12 months after 12 months, to draw good gamers. What is the recipe of the organizers? “Lyon is a dynamic city, there is a good organization. There is work and humility, explains Thierry Ascione, the tournament director. The date is quite strategic. Being a coach of some of the best players in the world allows me to rub shoulders with them every day. If we look closely the tablesthe players come back because it's a tournament they like in which they feel good to prepare for the Grand Slam.”
The der of Tsonga
A particular fifth version. Indeed, the ambassador of the Lyon tournament, Jo Wilfried Tsonga, will retire from sport after Roland-Garros. The Frenchman will subsequently play his final Open Parc. “He shall be eager to carry out effectively, he's coaching for. He will attempt to carry out effectively in these final two tournaments (Paris and Lyon)entrusts Thierry Ascione. Obviously, he shall be very completely happy, and he'll spend time (on the Open Parc) as a result of the organizing staff is the 2 of us. We recovered the entire administration of the tournament.
And to conclude: “For the sake of his tournament and all the kids who love tennis, he will put in the energy.” An further alternative to return to the Parc de la Tête d'Or from May 18 to 25 (you may get tickets here).