SBJ/Nov. 25-Dec. 1, 2013/People and Pop Culture
Plugged In: Andre Silva, director, Barclays ATP World Tour Finals
Published November 25, 2013, Page 3
“I came to the U.S. from Brazil at 19 to play tennis professionally, and to be honest, I probably was not good enough. But I always had a dream of living in the U.S. and thought tennis would give me an education. After three years, I got a scholarship.”
But will the event stay?: I believe London is the right marketplace for us.
The Finals trophy is named after the late Brad Drewett, the former ATP leader who died in May. Talk about that: He is the guy who worked on the event for so long. He took it to China; he saved the event. … It is hard not to think about him and everything he did in a short period of time and the passion he had for sport. … For me in particular, he gave me this opportunity because we had a chance to work together. It is hard for me knowing this year he will not be there and be able to help me when I am confronted with some challenges.
Hardest question on the U.S. citizenship test?: The hardest question? They give you 100 questions; I felt all of them were pretty easy.