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There was a time in the mid-2000s when ATP World Tour tennis pros Grigor Dimitrov and Radu Albot trained at the Weil Tennis Academy.

Both players will be proudly representing their respective countries in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, which kick off Saturday following the Opening Ceremonies on Friday night.

Dimitrov spent time at Weil in 2004, 2005 and 2006, while Albot arrived a year later.

Ranked No. 34 in the world, Dimitrov of Bulgaria takes on No. 14 Marin Cilic, the No. 9 seed from Croatia, in the first round of the tournament.

Ranked No. 88 in the world, the Moldovan Albot will face No. 103-world ranked Teymuraz Gabashvili. The 26-year-old turned pro in 2008 shortly after leaving Weil. At the 2014 US Open in Flushing, N.Y., Albot won three straight matches in the Men’s Qualifying Tournament to gain a berth in the main draw, becoming the first Moldovan to play in the main draw of a Grand Slam Tournament

The Weil Academy is very proud of these two great competitors and we wish them the best of luck in Rio.