"They thought of my passion... and delivered": Sakkari's coffee obsession as seen in Break Point taken care of by Indian Wells organizers

Maria Sakkari loves coffee as revealed by Breaking Point which prompted the organizers to put an espresso machine into the place she was staying.

It served as a great reminder of why this event is so popular among playres beause the attention to detail is amazing. It's popularly called the 5th grand slam because everything runs so smoothly and Sakkari addressed having a coffee machine at the place where she was staying:

“They did, yes,” Sakkari said before the tournament. “It’s good, very good, and very kind of them. They thought of my passion -- and delivered."

She added:

“From the way people treat us in the locker rooms to the transport staff, any place you go, they’re very kind, very helpful. I just feel like it’s a tournament where everyone gets treated really, really well, regardless of ranking. There’s actually a reason why it’s called tennis paradise.”

Players generally have only positive things to say and that includes former player and current tournament director Tommy Haas who first came here in 1999:

“Palm Springs, mountains with the white snow tops, palm trees everywhere ... “ he said. “Just coming to the venue, for players, it’s calming. You feel the energy. It’s easy access. The weather is always just phenomenal. It’s a dry heat so you don’t sweat as much. I just always felt welcome. Who doesn’t like to play in facilities that are welcoming, where people are excited to see you play? That’s what struck me early on.”

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