Oh Arbre de Fanti, we hardly knew ye. Your rugged oxidized copper branches (cradled and adored by Kolya) inspired us to start Tennis Served Fresh and our Trophy Watch. So I hope you know how devastated we are after learning that the BNP Paribas Masters (Paris) has replaced you; this year’s winner will hoist a trophy designed by ex-rugby player Jean-Pierre Rives.
I can only hope that this new creation lives up to your beauty. We’ll miss you.
(via tourney website; Fanti photo via Getty Images)
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