We spent the last week at the Citi Open tennis tournament. Here, the best photos from a super fun week.
At the semi-finals: EagleBank EVP Larry Bensignor with his wife, Fern, and Linowes and Blocher partner Rich Zeidman with his wife, Nancy. Who knew DC could have such perfect weather every night in August? And thrilling tennis, decided on third set tie breaks, with the crowd screaming as the lead changed.
Ducking in the front row from John Isner's 141 mph serves: uber developers Forest Kettler and his dad, Bob Kettler, and local Brookfield chief Greg Meyer and his wife, Tanya.
At the finals: Stanford Properties' Andy Brown, JBGR Retail's Grant Ehat, Gensler's Gigi Webb and MRP's Bob Murphy.
Rappaport president Henry Fonveille presided over the most fun suite at the tournament. He's surrounded by Thorsen Construction's Becca Thorsen, and by ASB Real Estate Investments' Robert Bellinger and his son Jacob, and Booz Allen's Robert Nelson.
Enjoying the action from Bisnow Media's box: Wingate Hughes principal Gavin Daniels, Douglas Development VP Matthew Jemal, Bisnow's Whitney Cohn, Powers Brown Architecture's Bailey Putnam, Hillmann Consulting's Henry Hillmann and Bisnow's Marie Finnegan.
Ditto Residential's Martin Ditto, Dochter & Alexander Retail Advisors' Dave Dochter and Millcreek Residential's Josh Posnick.
For every serve over 130 mph, Washington Tennis and Education Foundation, WTEF, received $500 from Citi Bank. Its executive director, Eleni Rossides, was very happy with the many super fast serves by John Isner. She's surrounded by Falls Grove Dentistry owner Stacia Krantz and former Miss Virginia Evelyn Freeman and by the suite's hostess, J Daniel Portraiture's Lee Fonvielle.
The Bryan brothers, twins Mike and Bob, who have won 108 (!) tournaments, did not disappoint, winning the doubles trophy against the hot duo who had won the French Open. We snapped them acknowledging the crowd immediately after the win.
Towering John Isner, at 6'9" not only the the highest ranked American man in tennis, but also the tallest, dazzled with his 140 mph serves, but ultimately fell in the third set of the finals to Kei Nishikori.
As tradition has it, as soon as the winner is announced, his name goes up with all the other champions. Kei Nishikori is the top tennis player in Japan and had many fans in the crowd. He graciously signed autographs and took selfies after the awards ceremony.