Victor Estrella Burgos was named Goodwill Ambassador of the Dominican Republic
Ecuador Open Quito champion Victor Estrella Burgos was named Goodwill Ambassador of the Dominican Republic on Wednesday.
The honour came during a meeting with the President of the Dominican Republic, Danilo Medina, at the Palacio Nacional in Santo Domingo.
“It’s an incredible recognition and a great honour to be named ‘embajador de buena voluntad’ [Goodwill Ambassador] of my country,” said Estrella Burgos, who gifted the President with the tennis racquet he used to win his first ATP World Tour title last Sunday. “I’m very happy about everything that is happening to me.
“Meeting the president and spending some time with him was really nice; we talked about many things. It’s a great honour to spend time with the president of your country.”
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The event was also attended by Dominican Republic Olympic Committee President Luisin Mejia, Banco de Reservas administrator Enrique Ramirez Paniagua, Federacion Dominicana de Tenis President Persio Maldonado, and Estrella Burgos’ agent, Luis Jose Bonilla.
The 34 year old became the oldest first-time ATP World Tour titlist after defeating top seed Feliciano Lopez in Quito. He also reached his first tour-level doubles final in Quito, finishing as runner-up with partner Joao Souza to the German team of Alexander Satschko and Gero Kretschmer.
February 12, 2015
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