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Federer Algodon Mansion.JPGPaola Suárez, Roger Federer, Gabriela Sabatini, and José Luis Clerc

NEW YORK, NY – (December 17, 2012): Algodon Mansion luxury boutique hotel Buenos Aires hosted Roger Federer this week (as initially reported by La Nacion) during his Argentina tour, which included exhibition matches and leading children’s training camps with Juan Martin Del Potro.  Federer is a Swiss professional tennis player currently ranked World No. 2 by the ATP, and considered by many to be the greatest tennis player of all time. 

Federer beat Argentina’s Del Potro 6-4 7-6 (1) in their second exhibition match in as many days, but was beaten 3-6 6-3 6-4 in the first.  Federer told the press that he believes Del Potro has the potential to become world No. 1; "He is already among the best, now he just has to train hard and stay on the same path," he said. "He was No. 4, he's now 7, but he could be No. 1. Sometimes the difference is in the small details."

Federer was joined by former Argentine top ten tennis players (from left to right), Paola Suárez, Gabriela Sabatini, and José Luis Clerc at Algodon Mansion’s restaurant, Chez Nous, following his Buenos Aires match.

“After hosting Agassi and Sampras last year, we feel honored to have hosted some of the world’s top tennis legends at our hotel” says Scott Mathis, Chairman and Founder of Algodon Partners. “And we are thrilled to have welcomed him to Buenos Aires through our own tennis legend, José Luis Clerc, who is also an Algodon brand Ambassador.  We look forward to receiving Roger Federer again during future tours, and hope to soon see him at Algodon Wine Estates, our championship tennis center and wine hotel on the vineyards in San Rafael, Mendoza.”

Federer's South American exhibition tour included matches in Brazil, Argentina and Colombia.

About Algodon Mansion

Algodon Mansion and Chez Nous are proud members of Relais & Châteaux, whose fellowship represents the best of the world’s finest hoteliers, chefs and restaurateurs, setting the standard for excellence in hospitality. Algodon Mansion is the first Relais & Châteaux hotel in Buenos Aires, and Chez Nous is the second restaurant in Buenos Aires to be awarded this distinction. Algodon Mansion was awarded Top Ten Hotels in Argentina by TripAdvisor’s 2012 Travelers’ Choice® awards, Condé Nast Traveler 2011 Hot List, Travel+Leisure 2011 It List, and Elite Traveler Top Hotel Suites 2011, among many others. Algodon Mansion also features a Veuve Clicquot lounge in our lobby bar and a Davidoff Cigar lounge on our outdoor rooftop lounge.

About Algodon Wine Estates

Live the winemaker's dream and enjoy your own custom designed luxury vineyard estate with breathtaking mountain views. Now wine lovers can buy Argentina vineyards nestled in scenic wine country, featuring championship golf, tennis, polo, world-class skiing and much more! Algodon Wine Estates is a 2,050 acre (825 hectare) wine hotel, golf resort and real estate development in San Rafael, Mendoza, Argentina, named by CNN / Fortune Magazine one of the world’s 4 best places to retire.  Algodon Wine Estates was also recently named one of the world's top vineyard inns by Frommer's Travel Guide and one of the world's best wine resorts by Departures Magazine. Enjoy luxury vineyard living and world-class wine production, and leave the winemaking to us. Recent wine accolades include 90+ Parker ratings, as well as numerous gold medals from international tasting competitions.  Design your dream home surrounded by acres of vineyards.  Mendoza real estate for sale, vineyards at a mere fraction of the cost of comparable properties in Napa, Tuscany or Provence.  Contact us today for more information.

Algodon properties are owned and operated by Algodon Partners, founded by Chairman & CEO Scott Mathis and partners. Based in NYC with offices in Buenos Aires and Mendoza, Algodon provides an unequivocal strategic advantage in Argentine real estate acquisition and development.