🎾 Champions Tennis returns to London for 2019 with a stellar line-up and brand new format featuring Tim Henman, Greg Rusedski and Goran Ivanisevic as team captains. Tickets are available.
All tennis road lead to the Royal Albert Hall for the season ending finale to the ATP Champions Tour and a long weekend of competitive and entertaining action. Some of the greatest stars of the game will take to the court, including 25-time Grand Slam Champion Martina Hingis, recently retired Marcos Baghdatis and David Ferrer, as well as crowd favourites Tim Henman and Mansour Bahrami.
Taking place Thursday 28 November to Sunday 1 December, this year’s tournament features 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 (full order of play below). 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.
A host of other tennis legends will be hitting the court, including former world No1 Juan Carlos Ferrero, Grand Slam finalist Mark Philippoussis, Thomas Enqvist and Xavier Malisse.
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. Don’t delay – get your tickets now.
🎾 Daily Order of Play: 👀 See bottom of page.
Afternoon sessions start at 1.30pm on Thursday and Friday, 1pm on Saturday and 12 noon on Sunday.
Evening sessions starts 7.30pm on Thursday and Friday, 6pm on Saturday and 5pm on Sunday.
Tickets in advance – for single sessions or the double session – are available via the ‘Get Tickets‘ link.
Tickets on the day at the Royal Albert Hall box office subject to availability. Checking the Champions Tennis Twitter feed before travelling is recommended.
🚊 🚗 Travel tips: Using public transport to get to the Royal Albert Hall is recommended. South Kensington and High Street Kensington are the closest tube station, both a 10-15 minute walk. The nearest tube station offering step-free access from street to train is Green Park – you can take the number 9 bus to the Hall from there. Victoria and Paddington are the nearest railway stations. Both are approximately a 30 minute walk away but offer tube and bus connections.
About Champions Tennis: Probably one of the most breathtaking tennis events in the world, Champions Tennis is a unique four-day tennis event set within the iconic Royal Albert Hall where previous Grand Slam Champions and World No1s take to the stage to battle it out in one of London’s most famed 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, Marat Safin, Goran Ivanisevic and Andy Roddick.
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.
Full Order of play:
Thursday 28th November
Team Tim v Team Greg
Ferrer v Baghdatis
Henman/Philippoussis v Haas/Rusedski
Philippoussis v Haas
Bahrami/Ivanisevic v Enqvist/Malisse
Team Tim v Team Goran
Philippoussis v Ferrero
Henman/Ferrer v Malisse/Ivanisevic
Ferrer v Ivanisevic
Enqvist/Baghdatis v Rusedski/Haas
Friday 29th November
Team Goran v Team Greg
Ivanisevic v Haas
Malisse/Ferrero v Haas/Rusedski
Ferrero v Baghdatis
Enqvist/Hingis v Henman/TBC
Team Greg v Team Tim
Haas v Ferrer
Baghdatis/Rusedski v Henman/Ferrer
Baghdatis v Philippoussis
Bahrami/TBC v Hingis/Ferrero
Saturday 30th November
Team Goran v Team Tim
Ferrero v Ferrer
Malisse/Ivanisevic v Henman/Philippoussis
Ivanisevic v Philippoussis
Bahrami/Hingis v Enqvist/TBC
Team Greg v Team Goran
Baghdatis v Ivanisevic
Rusedski/Baghdatis v Malisse/Ferrero
Haas v Ferrero
Ferrer/Hingis v Philippoussis/TBC
Sunday 1st December
Exhibition Singles (TBC)
Bahrami/Enqvist v Rusedski/Malisse
Champions Tennis Final
Singles – match 1
Doubles – match 2
Singles – match 3
Doubles – match 4