The draw for the semi-final of the Federation Cup between Belarus and Switzerland will take place on Friday. Taking part in the event will be the head of the International Tennis Federation David Haggerty. The guest of honor has arrived in Minsk.
Besides tennis affairs he is going to take part in a number of important meetings. At the airport, the tennis boss has shared his expectations from the visit.
David Haggerty, president of the International Tennis Federation:
I received an invitation from the Belarusian side three times. But the Fed Cup semi-final, perhaps, is the most symbolic occasion to visit Belarus. I really want to see all the games. Both Belarus and Switzerland are my favorite teams. And I cannot give preference to any of the sides.
Of course, as the head of the International Federation, I came to inspect the development of tennis in Belarus. And, of course, I came to help.
And yet, as a lover of military history, I would very much like to visit your famous museum of the Great Patriotic War.