Melbourne, Jan 18 : Indian tennis ace Rohan Bopanna prefers to stay in Airbnb while competing in tournaments abroad as it helps to unwind yourself and gives homely feeling.
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"For me staying in a Airbnb place is always way better in terms of anywhere else because it feels like home where you can have space, you can cook by yourself," Rohan told IANS.
"My family, coach and physician can live at one place and that really helps. You just not stuck to bedroom and bathroom there are lot more areas where you can relax" he added.
Bopanna is currently competing in the Australian Open here. Although he lost his men's doubles opening round match but he still have an opportunity to stay longer in his Airbnb home here as he is competing in mixed doubles category also.
"Here (in Melbourne), staying in this Airbnb place is a good experience. I think when you come off from the court you want to unwind and relax this is the time when spaces like these come into picture" Bopanna remarked.
Not only here, but the experienced tennis player stays at Airbnb in the other grand slams and tournaments also. If the stay is longer, the 38-year-old only prefers Airbnb.
"It's been around 4-5 years I am staying in Airbnb. If I have more than 10 days i prefer to stay in Airbnb and majority of cases I stay for longer periods for the tournaments," he said.