Amilla Fushi, Finolhu to welcome tennis pros Sascha and Mischa Zverev

Amilla Fushi and Finolhu Maldives are set to welcome repeater guest and German tennis pro Alexander ‘Sascha’ Zverev, now ranked world no. 4, back to both islands.

This time, his brother and equally successful tennis player Mischa Zverev joins him on both islands from November 26 to December 3 to demonstrate first hand to Amilla and Finolhu guests what it takes to be winners during a one off exhibition. Guests will also have a chance to learn a thing or two from the brothers with a complimentary one hour tennis clinic at Finolhu.

Sascha Zverev has climbed to the ATP top four since visiting the island last year when he was ranked number 20. He has accomplished an incredible season in 2017 with five titles on the ATP Tour. In May 2017, Zverev entered the ATP top-10 for the first time after defeating Novak Djokovic in the final of the 2017 Italian Open, thus winning his first Masters 1000 title. He won a second consecutive Masters 1000 title when he defeated Roger Federer at the 2017 Canada Masters, eventually reaching his career high ranking of world no. 4.

Mischa, who is currently ranked in the top 30, achieved a career high singles ranking of world no. 25 on July 24, 2017 and beat world no. 1 Andy Murray in four sets at the 2017 Australian Open before losing in the quarterfinals to eventual champion Roger Federer. He has also reached the round of 16 in the last US Open 2017.

Both resorts offer either personal tennis lessons or hitting sessions to guests on either Amilla’s two floodlit tennis courts or Finolhu’s Palm Beach Tennis Court.

The tennis court at Amilla. PHOTO/ AMILLA FUSHI

Located just 30 minutes by seaplane from the main Velana International Airport, Amilla offers a choice of 59 Houses that sit gracefully over crystal clear waters, nestled amongst lush tree tops or huggin the shores of pristine white sand. Additionally, eight spectacular four to eight-bedroom Beach Residences ideally suited to large families, groups of friends and VVIPs seeking the ultimate in space and privacy are also available.

Amilla’s innovative restaurants range from the diverse, informal foodie hub Baazaar to the relaxed yet sophisticated overwater dining at the signature Feeling Koi. Guests can even drop in to gourmet café and deli The Emperor General Store or The Wine Shop and Cellar Door to treat themselves to lighter snacks, a favourite bottle or a gourmet selection of artisanal cheeses.

With an unrivalled range of purpose-designed multi-bedroom accommodation options, and an exciting, inspiring and active Kids’ Club, Amilla is putting the Maldives on the map as a destination not just for couples, but for families and friends.

Just 30 minutes by speedboat from sister resort Amilla, Finolhu is a stylish and eclectic retreat with a buzzy bon-vivant vibe and a refreshing, retro-inspired burst of fun for the region. Bringing toes-in-the-sand relaxation to fun-loving beach-erati alongside the best DJs, live acts and most fabulously chic parties in the Maldives. Finolhu’s 125 villas come on the ocean, the lagoon or by the beach, with or without pool in either one or two bedroom options being the ultimate island experience for chic couples, fun-loving families and gatherings of friends alike.

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