Andy Murray Headlines New Exciting Tennis Format in December
By Ros Satar
- Another chance to see Britain’s best player in the UK before the end of the year
- Andy Murray plays final competitive tennis this year in the inaugural Tie Break Tens as part of Champions Tennis at the Royal Albert Hall
- £50 to be donated to Unicef for every ace hit during the event on Saturday 5 December
LONDON, UK – Tennis fans have a chance to see Andy Murray in action one more time at the Royal Albert Hall Champions Tennis, when he headlines the exciting new Tie Break Tens format.
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Murray, who will be an integral part of the team looking to bring the Davis Cup home to Britain for the first time in 79 years returns to London to take on an all-star field of past and present tennis champions in Tie Break Tens.
Watch him battle alongside World No. 2 David Ferrer, former World No. 4 Tim Henman, and Davis Cup team-mate Kyle Edmund in a six man field.
Tie Break Tens in a Nutshell
- 10 matches
- First to ten tie-break format
- Round-robin with two groups of three players
- Winner receives a cheque for $250,000
- Unicef receive £50 for every ace hit
Matthew Pryke, Tournament Director of the new Tie Break Tens tournament said: “Tie Break Tens will be everything that people love about tennis, in a night of ten-point tie-breaks. It will be fast-paced, fun, but also super-competitive, and we believe it is a format that can be enjoyed by players, spectators, tv viewers, media and sponsors.
“We are thrilled that Andy Murray has agreed to be part of the field in our first event. With Tim Henman still in such great shape, it will be fascinating to see how he and the other champions get on against Andy, David Ferrer and Kyle Edmund in a short sprint to ten points. We are using this event to launch the format, and plan to stage further events around the world in 2016 and beyond.”
Murray was a part of the inaugural International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) last year, and will be helping trail blaze the new format this year, before his season starts again in Perth at the Hopman Cup, where he will be partnering Heather Watson again.
He said: “It’s nice for me to be able to play one more time in Britain before the end of the year, and this is a really interesting format which should be a lot of fun for everyone involved. Tie-breaks are always exciting, so to have a whole night of them is going to be great. Plus, the Royal Albert Hall is an iconic venue, and I’m looking forward to playing there for the first time.”
IMG, who own Champions Tennis are confident that the new format will add to the strong tradition of the event, which is now in its 19th year.
Charlie Grave, Managing Director of Sponsorship at IMG Tennis added: “Tie Break Tens is an exciting new format which we are confident Champions Tennis spectators will enjoy on Saturday evening, 5th December. We are expecting record crowds throughout the week, so to be able to add an event like this is the icing on the cake.”
Visit www.royalalberthall.com/tennis or call 020 7070 4404 for tickets.
Champions Tennis will take place between 2 and 6 December at tht Royal Albert Hall, London.
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