“Such a great step forward” – Fans appreciate ATP Rotterdam Open’s environment-friendly initiatives


The finals of the ATP Rotterdam Open between Sinner and Medvedev is scheduled to take place later today

The organisers of the ATP Rotterdam Open have implemented sustainable and environment-friendly practices during the course of the tournament over the last week. The tournament authorities have installed reusable water coolers and provided players with reusable water bottles to minimise the use of plastic products during the event. The Rotterdam Open is an ATP 500 tournament which is hosted at the Rotterdam Ahoy in the Dutch city of Rotterdam.

Rotterdam’s environment-friendly initiatives certainly set an example for other tournaments on the ATP and WTA circuit to go green. It is the need of the hour to implement sustainable practices wherever possible and this is definitely a welcome move by the organisers in Rotterdam. The pictures of the reusable water coolers and bottles have gone viral on the internet and have received words of appreciation and encouragement from social media users across the globe.

Fans appreciate the initiatives taken by the Rotterdam Open organisers

Let us take a look at some of the reactions from fans on social media.

“It was about time! So stressful to see all those Evian bottles going to waste every match. I’m thrilled to hear that they’re taking steps to be more environmentally friendly. I’m hopeful that this is just the beginning of many green initiatives to come in our sport”, wrote an over-whelmed fan.

“About time. They use far too much plastic bottles during matches. Organisers need to look at this idea going forward”, tweeted another fan.

“Wow this is an interesting idea! Lets see if the slams follow this idea. But if tennis continues down this road whats Rafa gonna do about his water bottles”, joked another fan.

“Such a great step forward! Hope they all adopt this idea”, read a tweet.

Another fan wrote: “One reusable bottle a week is not better than normal bottles unfortunately.”

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