Monday/ tennis 🎾in Monaco, and a yacht

The annual Monte Carlo* Open tennis tournament has started.
It is one of the big 9 second-tier tournaments on the calendar (the big ones are the four Grand Slams: Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, US Open).

*Monte Carlo is one of the four quartiers (sections) of Monaco. It is situated on an escarpment at the base of the Maritime Alps along the French Riviera, on the Mediterranean, just northeast of Nice, France.

Novak ‘No Vax’ Djokovic will play (still unvaccinated), as will Carlos Alcaraz, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Sacha Zverev.

The courts at the Monte Carlo Country Club are red clay, same as for the French Open. Sebastian Korda (21, USA) is changing sides while playing against Botic van de Zandschulp (26, Netherlands). Korda won 7-5, 6-4.
These waters by Monte Carlo are called the Ligurian Sea. That’s Monte Carlo Beach on the left of the picture (a beach in name only, say I, with just pebbles and no sand). The  rocky outcrop is called Pointé de la Veille.  Let’s pan to the right, though. Is that a warship, the vessel in all gray?
Why no, it seems to be a superyacht of some kind. (The cameraman zoomed in on the vessel, but the commentators of the tennis match were of no help. WELL. Then I will have to find out for myself, I thought).
A few clicks on the icons on floating around Monaco revealed it to be the Olivia O. She is owned by Eyal Ofer (age 72), Israeli billionaire based in Monaco (of course), and active in shipping and real estate. Price tag: $200 million, with an estimated running cost of $15-20 million per year. The vessel has 7 cabins for guests and 15 cabins for the crew (not nearly as luxe as the ones for guests, I am sure).

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