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SHOTA MIRILASHVILI, CEO WATERGEN RUSSIA: «The exquisite elegance of tennis is associated in full harmony with our company!»

11.11.2021, 19:52 #Interview #Best

– Congratulations on such a tournament! Great event! Who will you be rooting for in the finals – Marin Cilic or Taylor Fritz?

– I’m really glad that such amazing players made it to the finals. I just hope to see a thrilling match.

– A three-setter, you mean?

– Yeah, I’d love to. I hope they can show their skills and play at the top level they can. And thus will give lots of positive emotions to the fans.

– Why is tennis so important for your company?

– Tennis is one of the most important large-scale sports. In tennis every player can do his utmost, show his best qualities. One can say the same about our company: Watergen seeks to provide everyone on this planet with clean potable water. Hence the common traits, the synergy that make our company and tennis feel as one.

– The stadium SIBUR ARENA features a rather big spectators’ area. Many players prior to the start of the competition would get to the top to your company’s booth – for example, Andrey Rublev would do a photo shoot there. Large scale sponsors’ activities were held at the stadium. What memories would your keep from this week? Maybe, you would remember this get together with Andrey Rublev?

– Watergen company is represented in more than 80 countries of the world, its representation in Russian has been opened recently, and it’s a very good experience for us. I was wowed when people were  amazed at the water coming off the air – and then when they drank it, they began to smile. And everyone is still at a loss – how is it possible? In short, the interest in Watergen and its water is quite high. Other athletes would also come up to our booth: they drank water wondering where one can purchase such water dispenser. Not only players – every tennis fan could sample our water and get a feel for it. I would also like to note that millions of people worldwide could watch week-long broadcasts from the tournament, and they did appreciate the exquisite elegance of tennis which is associated in full harmony with our company. Our company also inspires people, takes care of their health and of the protection of the environment. We are against wastes, against plastic which is hazardous for people’s health. The goal of Watergen CEO and the goal of the company as a whole is to provide all those who need it with the world’s best ever water off the air.

– So you are not disappointed with your cooperation with Russia?

– Of course, not! But we have even more ambitious far-reaching goals. We also set the task of participating in many sports events in Russia. And for sure, should the need arise, we would like to provide each dweller of Russia with our pristine water.

– We saw quite a few Russian players at the Petersburg Open. And one week prior the guys played in Moscow. It so happened that they were in a difficult situation in Russia’s Northern capital as they were under pressure, plus fatigue was also probably a factor as the end of the season is approaching, so overall our lads didn’t do as well as we would like them to. As someone who watches sport closely, why do you think our fellow Russian tennis players are having a hard time playing at home?

On the one hand, they didn’t have to acclimate as they could easily and rapidly get to St. Petersburg from Moscow and quickly recover. But then on the other hand, I think they felt psychological pressure knowing in advance that the crowd will be rooting for them. They were proud and felt responsibility because of hosting such a tournament in their homeland. Maybe these were precisely the emotions that took their toll on them. In any case, they deserve our kudos. Next time they will surprise us in a positive sense.

– We do hope that your cooperation with St. Peterburg’s tournament will continue and you’ve just made only a small step forward and next year you will also be with us.

– We also hope for a mutual cooperation down the road.

We are always happy to see you, in February St. Petersburg will also host a women’s tournament. We hope to see you there!

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