Former World Number Eight Will Make His First Appearance On The ATP Champions Tour Since Retiring From The Professional Circuit In July

ATP are  thrilled to announce that  former world number eight, Marcos Baghdatis, will return to action to compete in Champions Tennis at the Royal Albert Hall in November. Making his debut on the ATP Champions Tour, having only retired after a final appearance at Wimbledon in July, the news will be music to the ears of tennis lovers who have an exclusive opportunity to see Baghdatis in the UK for the first time.

With the action getting underway at the Royal Albert Hall on 28 November, the final event of the ATP Champions Tour will be packed full of fast-paced action and world-class tennis from the legends of the game.

After bowing out at Wimbledon earlier this summer, Baghdatis will be returning to the capital and no doubt be looking to put on a show for fans – displaying the skills which saw him reach the semi-final of the Australian Open back in 2006.

A host of other tennis legends will be joining Baghdatis; former world No. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero, former British No. 1 Greg Rusedski, Grand Slam finalist Mark Philippoussis, Thomas Enqvist and Xavier Malisse. Earlier this summer it was announced that David Ferrer, Goran Ivanisevic, Martina Hingis, Tim Henman, Tommy Haas and fan favourite Mansour Bahrami would also be back in action at the event.

Champions Tennis at the Royal Albert Hall is the season ending finale to the ATP Champions Tour. Former Grand Slam Champions, World No.1’s and national icons compete in one of London’s most famed and iconic venues.

This year the tournament will feature an exciting new format, which sees players working together in three teams as they compete for the coveted Champions Tennis trophy. The teams will be led by Greg Rusedski, Tim Henman and Goran Ivanisevic, who will each be joined by two other legends. The team with the most wins will then be crowned champions following the ATP Champions Tour Final on the Sunday night.

  Each day will be comprised of an afternoon and an evening session – with four matches per session; two competitive singles matches, one competitive doubles match and an entertaining exhibition doubles match. For tennis fans, it’s an exciting opportunity to watch their favourite players in the iconic surroundings of the Royal Albert Hall, making for a truly memorable experience. The competition will be fiercer than ever as fans can get involved in picking their favourite team and cheering on the players as they fight it out for the Champions Tennis trophy.

Champions Tennis at the Royal Albert Hall is the season finale for the ATP Champions Tour. Former Grand Slam Champions, World No.1’s and national icons compete in one of London’s most famed and iconic venues. Champions Tennis has welcomed a host of the sport’s biggest names and personalities to play competitively in both singles matches and entertaining doubles matches, with previous players including John McEnroe, Pete Sampras, Bjorn Borg, Pat Rafter, Goran Ivanisevic and Andy Roddick.

In 2018, a star-studded field competed in London, with Juan Carlos Ferrero ultimately beating former World No. 2 Tommy Haas in a thrilling final. As always, Mansour Bahrami and other legends thrilled on the doubles court, joining the likes of Tim Henman and Jamie Murray.

Whilst the crowds are treated to high quality tennis and entertainment in a breath-taking environment, players also feel privileged to play in such a unique and atmospheric arena.

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Order of play:

Thursday 28th November

At 1.30pm                           Team Tim v Team Greg

                                             Ferrer v Baghdatis

Henman/Philippoussis v Haas/Rusedski

Philippoussis v Haas

Followed by

Exhibition Doubles             Bahrami/Ivanisevic v Enqvist/Malisse

At 7:30pm                           Team Tim v Team Goran

Philippoussis v Ferrero

Henman/Ferrer v Malisse/Ivanisevic

Ferrer v Ivanisevic

Followed by

Exhibition Doubles             Enqvist/Baghdatis v Rusedski/Haas

Friday 29th November

At 1:30pm                           Team Goran v Team Greg

Ivanisevic v Haas

Malisse/Ferrero v Haas/Rusedski

Ferrero v Baghdatis

Followed by

Exhibition Doubles             Enqvist/Hingis v Henman/TBC

At 7:30pm                           Team Greg v Team Tim

Haas v Ferrer

Baghdatis/Rusedski v Henman/Ferrer

Baghdatis v Philippoussis

Followed by

Exhibition Doubles             Bahrami/TBC v Hingis/Ferrero

Saturday 30th November

At 1:00pm                           Team Goran v Team Tim

Ferrero v Ferrer

Malisse/Ivanisevic v Henman/Philippoussis

Ivanisevic v Philippoussis

Followed by

Exhibition Doubles             Bahrami/Hingis v Enqvist/TBC

At 6:00pm                           Team Greg v Team Goran

Baghdatis v Ivanisevic

Rusedski/Baghdatis v Malisse/Ferrero

Haas v Ferrero

Followed by

Exhibition Doubles             Ferrer/Hingis v Philippoussis/TBC



Sunday 1st December

At 12:00pm                         Exhibition Singles (TBC)

Followed by

Exhibition Doubles             Bahrami/Enqvist v Rusedski/Malisse

At 5:00pm                           Champions Tennis Final

                                             Singles – match 1

                                             Doubles – match 2

                                             Singles – match 3

                                             Doubles – match 4

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