Champions Tennis at the Royal Albert Hall is the season finale for the ATP Champions Tour and it will be held between December 6-9 for the 22nd time, with some impressive names on the winners list so far. Juan Carlos Ferrero claimed the title in 2017 following a 6-3 6-4 win over Marat Safin and 2018 filed will be nothing but great, with Ferrero, Goran Ivanisevic, Mark Philippoussis, Tommy Haas, Carlos Moya and Xavier Malisse all battling for the title.
John McEnroe, Tim Henman, Thomas Enqvist, Mansour Bahrami and Mikael Pernfors headline the doubles field and we should see four great days of tennis in London. The ATP Champions Tour had visited the Royal Albert Hall for the first time in 1997 ad it was John McEnroe who grabbed the first three titles, followed by Pat Cash, Guy Forget and Petr Korda.
Paul Haarhuis won three titles in a row and Fernando Gonzalez is the last player to win back-to-back crowns in 2014 and 2015. In addition, world number 7 Jamie Murray will join the action on the last day, scheduled to compete in two matches on Sunday, December 9 with Bahrami and Enqvist, in the afternoon session and after the singles final.
Jamie has finished inside the Top 10 for the fourth year in a row, winning three titles alongside Bruno Soares and reaching the semi-final at the ATP Finals in London. Jamie and Bruno were defeated in the final of Doha, Queen's and Shanghai but conquering Acapulco, Washington and Cincinnati to stay in the Top 15 all the time.
The two have lost that memorable Wimbledon quarter-final to Raven and Klaasen in five sets and they were beaten by Albot and Jaziri in the quarter-final of the US Open as well, targeting better results at Majors in the following 2019 season.