Sports,  Tennis,  Travel

Geneva: for the love of tennis, and chocolate

I had the opportunity to spend a weekend in Geneva in September 2019, to go to the 3rd Laver Cup, a team-based tennis tournament that pits Team Europe against Team World. Prague hosted the inaugural event in 2017, and I found it very enjoyable watching the world’s top players in a team setting. It was no different this time – the tennis was of the highest level, and the team spirit was strong. Serious tennis was interspersed with team antics. In the end, Team Europe prevailed for the 3rd consecutive year, but it was very close.

Team Europe in blue. Captain: Bjorn Borg; Federer, Nadal, Theim, Zverev, Tsitsipas, Fognini. Team World in red. Captain: John McEnroe; Kyrgios, Sock, Isner, Fritz, Raonic, Shapovalov.

Taylor Fritz v Dominic Thiem
Nick Kyrgios v Roger Federer
Milos Raonic v Rafael Nadal
Taylor Fritz v Stefanos Tsitsipas
Jack Sock/John Isner v Roger Federer/Stefanos Tsitsipas
Team Europe victory pile-up

Before tennis, it was a search for chocolate. Told that Läderach had been named the world’s best chocolate, off I went to procure some! It was difficult to decide how much to get – fortunately I was limited to volume based on available space in my suitcase!

And a quick walk to see two city landmarks…

L’Horloge Fleurie (the Flower Clock). Made with more than 6,000 flowers that are changed for the seasons. Largest flower clock in the world, longest second hand in the world. In the city of watchmakers.
40 metres of jet spray.