Regular ATP Tour season is behind us but the notable players from the past are yet to show their true colors at the Champions Tennis at the Royal Albert Hall between November 28 - December 1. The 23rd edition of the premium ATP Champions Tour event brings a new format with three teams captained by Goran Ivanisevic, Tim Henman and Greg Rusedski.
Two more players will join each group and they will face each other in two singles and one doubles clash every day. Former world no. 3 David Ferrer will make his ATP Champions Tour debut in London together with the crowd favorite Marcos Baghdatis who retired at Wimbledon this year.
Mark Philippoussis, Tommy Haas, Juan Carlos Ferrero and Xavier Malisse will join the action as well, together with Martina Hingis, Mansour Bahrami, the young Spaniard Carlos Alcaraz and Heather Watson. Former British no. 1 Greg Rusedski will join forces with Tommy Haas and Marcos Baghdatis, looking forward to hit the doubles court and give his best against familiar rivals and the crowd that should enjoy in every match.
"I can't wait to take to the court again," said Rusedski. "It's an absolute calendar highlight of mine and I have no doubt it'll be an even bigger and better than any of its predecessors. Tim Henman, Goran Ivanisevic and I will be leading our own individual teams as part of an exciting new format introduced this year, so bring on the challenge."
"We are very excited to debut a brand-new format for the tournament," Champions Tennis Tournament Director Charlie Grave said. "The players are incredibly competitive and we know that this will take action to the next level. 2019 is set to be bigger and better than ever before."