Tennis duo Hurkacz, Zhang zoom away in Dubai Police supercars


Tennis stars Hubert Hurkacz and Zhizhen Zhang were in for a special treat when Dubai Police officers took them out for a spin in their supercars ahead of their Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships campaigns.

Hurkacz was driven in the BMW i8, a plug-in hybrid sports car which reaches a maximum speed of 250kph, while Zhang was in the McLaren Artura, the latest addition to Dubai’s impressive fleet of patrol vehicles, which boasts a top speed of 330kph and accelerates from zero to 100kph in just three seconds.

World No. 8 Hurkacz and China’s No.1 Zhizhen Zhang also visited the Dubai Police Officer’s Club and received a guided tour of the facility.

"The entire facility is impressive. Before coming here, I didn't expect it to be this massive. They have excellent sports facilities, fulfilling every athlete's dream," said Hurkacz.

"Everything is well-equipped, just like a well-covered song. Anything you need for sports, you can find it here. It's amazing for me, and I truly appreciate the visit."

Meanwhile, Zhang, the world’s No46, said it's "hard to pick a dream car, and I would love to have one, maybe a couple or even all of them.

"But it's very nice to have the chance to be a passenger during the visit. It's very enjoyable, and they really impressed me."

After the end of their visit, the players were presented with trophies in recognition of their time spent at the club.

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