Sporting Life

Growing tennis in our region

Sporting Life - January 2015

ANZ's support of the Shanghai Masters has fostered the growth of tennis across the Asia Pacific

A much loved sport around the world, ANZ has been a proud sponsor of the Australian Open and Shanghai Rolex Masters for the last 5 and 1 years, respectively.

Here, we speak with ANZ CEO, Mike Smith about why tennis is an integral part of our super-regional strategy, and how this commitment actively helps to grow and promote the sport in Australia and throughout the Asia Pacific. We introduce the legendary Rod Laver who joins Ivan Lendl as our newest ANZ Tennis Ambassador in his role launching ANZ’s Junior tennis program in Shanghai.

Exclusive behind the scenes footage is captured of key support staff who help to make this tournament one of the most successful in the world, giving pro players a real advantage on the court. This include a two-hatted Michelin-star chef, Igor Macchia who cooks exclusively for the tournament players every year, world-class Technical and Player Control Directors, Mal Collins and Chase Larson who provide an exciting and seamless viewer experience.

With access to such a vast range of skills, the Shanghai Rolex Masters has been voted the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Tournament of the Year by attending players since 2009.

Junior Tennis participants
Excited junior tennis program participants