RSTA in Brazil by Nick Gunther

As we get closer to the end of this trip, It is sad to leave mostly because of the weather and the great tennis, but also because of the people of Brazil and the effort they put into trying to talk to us and their work ethnic. Whenever we go out to restaurants or even when we play a match with an opponent who lives in Brazil they try very hard to communicate even when it’s not their first language and they don’t know English at all. Its very refreshing when they try so hard to have a conversation with you off the court and you appreciated it even more. We also visited a MMA and Fitness academy by the name of “Team Nogueira”. While we were at this academy we learned Jiu Jitsu and also MMA. By the end of the session we stopped and talked to the MMA professor at the academy and he was mentioning us how he loves his country and the sport he plays, because in Brazil it’s much harder to make a name for yourself trying to go professional in this country. He told us to love our country and find passion into the sport we play and to love it with everything you have. Today we went to the Municipal Market of Sao Paulo. It was great to see a variety of Brazil’s culture and its cuisine, especially their tropical fruits. IMG_2920 IMG_2921 IMG_2919 IMG_2916IMG_2863 IMG_2864 IMG_2865