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The organizers of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament together with the City of Rotterdam in Netherlands unveiled a giant racquet which will serve as a temporary landmark in the Dutch city in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Rotterdam tennis tournament. The ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament is an ATP World Tour 500 event.

Aside from the giant racquet, several tennis-related items will be erected around the city in the next two weeks. This is the organizers’ way to build up the opening of the Rotterdam event which begins on February 11. Two-time defending champion Roger Federer will be gracing this event.

Labelled as “The Giant Racquet,” the structure is 20 by 6 meters in size and can be found in Hofplein square in the centre of Rotterdam.

“We wanted to do something really special this year,” said Tournament Director Richard Krajicek.

“Forty years of loyalty between Ahoy, ABN AMRO and Rotterdam, marks a very special relationship. Building upon the knowledge, experience and mutual respect between the parties, we were able to build one of the major sports events in The Netherlands. To celebrate this, we wanted to make sure that everybody visiting Rotterdam knows that the international stars of tennis are in town,” he added.

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