World No.2 and former Australian Open Champion Rafael Nadal was present to help Kia Motors hand over the key for this years expeditious of courtesy cars to Tennis Australia.
Rafar Nadal the 2009 Australian Open Champion, helped Kia president Choongwoo Kim present Tennis Australia chief executive Steve Wood with a huge key. The rain threatened to spoil the presentation but Nadal was optimistic that Melbourne’s unseasonal weather would not interrupt next week’s Grand Slam. “Today is not the best weather for Melbourne but hopefully for the next week we’ll have fantastic weather,” Nadal commented.
He lost in the last 8 last year but still asserts that the Australian Open is one of his favorite tournament. “It is the Grand Slam where everything is easier. I love almost everything from here.”
This is the11th year that Kia Motors is the major sponsor of the Australian Open. Mr Kim said Kia Motors were glad to be having such an active role in the tournament. “For more than a decade Kia has been a proud sponsor of the Australian Open, one of the world’s greatest sporting events, and that commitment has not wavered.”
Mr. Steve Wood praised Kia’s commitment and importance to the event, “It’s a huge logistical exercise to move all our players, officials, media and staff around Melbourne during the event and it’s great to know that we can rely on Kia’s support.”