It’s billed as “the greatest players on the grandest stage”. It’s the end of year finale of the ATP Champions Tour at London’s Royal Albert Hall and John McEnroe will be appearing for the last time.
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If you have never seen John McEnroe play, the event at London’s Royal Albert Hall from 6 to 9 December could be your last chance. The legendary serve-and-volley leftie, who will be 60 in February, is making his farewell appearance at the ATP Champions Tour in the season ending finale. “I consider it to be our Wimbledon of the ATP Champions Tour,” he says. “Nothing compares to playing in the Royal Albert Hall in front of great crowds. This year will be my last year as a participant so I am working hard to bring my best tennis!”
Now in its 22nd year, the ATP Champions Tour is for the elite few. To be eligible you must have been a World No. 1, a Grand Slam singles finalist or a singles player in a victorious Davis Cup team. You should also have retired from the ATP circuit unless you are one of the two specially invited players to have wild cards, like the current US Open Doubles champ, Jamie Murray.
Held in the tiered splendour of the Royal Albert Hall – this is the only time it stages a sporting event – the event is semi-serious. The singles event is competitive and when McEnroe first appeared, he took on his greatest rival, Bjorn Borg, and was instrumental in making the event an important part of the tennis calendar. This year competing for the title will be Tommy Haas, Xavier Malise, Carlos Moya, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Goran Ivanisevic and Mark Philippoussis.
In the doubles, however, the players are less serious. They play exhibition matches with a little competition thrown in. Appearing with McEnroe in the doubles will be Tim Henman, Jamie Murray, Thomas Enqvist, Henri Leconte and the inimitable Mansour Bahrami whose joy in his ability to find entertaining ways to hit a tennis ball is impossible to resist.
HEAD is a sponsor and the official ball and racket supplier of the Champions Tennis tournament. The event is staged over four days between 6th and 9th December 2018. See here for more information, and don't miss the ticket offer, right.