King going with the Flow

The king of swing can continue to count on the support of Flow.

Tennis star Darian King, who last month made history at the US Open by becoming the first Barbadian to play in the main draw of a Grand Slam, was recently toasted by his leading sponsor at a special reception held at Champers Restaurant.

Tennis star Darian King (left) receives a card signed by employees of Flow from managing director Jenson Sylvester.

The 25-year-old Flow ambassador, who is currently enjoying a career high ATP singles ranking of world No. 106, is back on home soil preparing for next weekend’s Davis Cup tie against Venezuela at the National Tennis Centre.

“Darian is an exceptional young man and it has been our privilege to work with him over the past couple of years. We have witnessed first-hand his amazing progress on the court and we are immensely proud of what he achieved at the US Open and what we know he will go on to achieve in the future,” said Marilyn Sealy, director of Communications and Stakeholder Engagement, Flow Barbados.

“He is truly an inspiration and he has blossomed before our very eyes. We also know Darian’s personal story is not exempt of challenges, so it’s doubly rewarding to see how far he’s progressed on and off the court. He is a dedicated, determined and incredibly skilled player and we are truly proud to have him as part of the Flow family.”

King also made history in Rio last year when he became the first person to represent Barbados in lawn tennis at the Olympic Games.

“I’m very happy and grateful to have the support of Flow and this company has been with me for the past four years, from the times when I was going around trying to get support to chase this dream. Despite everything that I’ve accomplished so far, it’s still very hard to get meaningful support, so I’m extremely happy that Flow has stuck with me through thick and thin,” said the former Lodge School student.

At the US Open, King’s incredible run started in the qualifiers with victories over American Daniel Nguyen, Chilean Nicolas Jarry and Slovakian Lukas Lacko. He then went on to play sixth-ranked Alexander Zverev Jr. of Germany in the opening round of the main draw, losing 6-7, 5-7, 4-6 in a keenly contested prime-time match that garnered him much praise from international pundits.

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