From 1-3 February, the Belgian national tennis team will be hosting Serbia in the first round of the World Group of the Davis Cup at the RTL Spiroudôme in Charleroi.
This will be the first event at which the members of the Belgian national men’s tennis team display the BNP Paribas Fortis logo on their shirts.
BNP Paribas Fortis is now the official team sponsor of the national teams – the men’s team, which plays in the Davis Cup and the women’s team, which competes for the Fed Cup. This move strengthens the Bank’s partnership with the two sister federations which run tennis at national level – the Vlaamse Tennisverening (VTV) and the Association Francophone de Tennis (AFT).
“We are excited to become the team sponsor of the national tennis teams,” says Alain De Greef, who’s in charge of sponsoring at BNP Paribas Fortis. “We welcome this nice opportunity to reinforce our role as an active partner to Belgian tennis, a move supported by the results and dynamism of the best players of the moment.”
Davis Cup 2013 at Charleroi – As main sponsor of the Davis Cup in Belgium, BNP Paribas Fortis will of course be there. World number-one ranked Novak Djokovic is expected to play for the Serbian team. This will not certainly make the challenge any easier for the Belgian players but in sport nothing can ever be taken for granted and the Davis Cup has a history of producing plenty of hard-fought contests. Players representing their country are often inspired to raise their game to unusual heights and the very special atmosphere engendered by the Davis Cup, with excited spectators giving their own players unstinting encouragement, means that surprises cannot be ruled out. Every spectator at the Charleroi matches will be offered a cheer stick courtesy of BNP Paribas, world sponsor of the Davis Cup.
To mark the occasion, BNP Paribas Fortis is also running a competition its Tennis page on Facebook.
Tickets can be obtained by telephone on 071 20 60 40 or online at www.spiroudome.be
For more information on the Davis Cup go to: www.daviscup.com
Contacts at BNP Paribas Fortis: Ariane Adam, sponsoring officer, and Alain De Greef, Head of Sponsoring.