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Champions Tennis

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  • Goran Ivanišević
  • Greg Rusedski
  • Mark Philippoussis
  • Juan Carlos Ferrero
  • Tomáš Berdych
  • Mikhail Youzhny
  • Marcos Baghdatis
  • David Ferrer
  • Tommy Haas
  • + more

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About

The greatest players on the grandest stage

Champions Tennis is the season-ending finale to the ATP Champions Tour. It’s been serving up top-class tennis action at the Royal Albert Hall since being launched at the famed London venue in 1997.

Over the years, tennis fans have been treated to seeing the greatest players compete against the stunning backdrop, with former Grand Slam champions, World No.1s and other national greats all taking to the court.

Across its first two decades, Champions Tennis featured players like Tim Henman, John McEnroe, Pete Sampras, Björn Borg, Boris Becker and Andy Roddick with special appearances even made by Sir Elton John, Billie Jean King and HRH The Duke Of Cambridge.

In 2018, the tournament adopted a new format. Now players work together in three teams to compete for the Champions Tennis trophy. Each day is comprised of an afternoon and evening session, with three scheduled matches per session: two competitive singles matches and one doubles match. Points are awarded for wins so the team that finishes on top is crowned champion.

In 2020, fans missed out on seeing their favourite tennis greats compete due to the coronavirus pandemic, but organisers announced Champions Tennis would return to the Royal Albert Hall again with a star-studded tennis line-up from 25 - 28 November 2021.

Goran Ivanišević, Greg Rusedski and Mark Philippoussis were also revealed as the captains for the 2021 tournament. They’ll be joined by a team line-up that includes Juan Carlos Ferrero, Tomáš Berdych, Mikhail Youzhny, Marcos Baghdatis, David Ferrer, Tommy Haas and more.

2021 Champions Tennis captains

Greg Rusedski – The former British No.1 retired from tennis in 2007 after reaching a career-high ATP ranking of World No.4. At one time Rusedski also held the record for the fastest serve recorded at 149 mph.

Mark Philippoussis – A Grand Slam contender having reached the finals of the 1998 US Open and 2003 Wimbledon tournaments, Philippoussis won two Davis Cup titles with Australia in 1999 and 2003. He achieved a career-high singles ranking of World No. 8.

Goran Ivanišević – The 2001 Wimbledon champion (and only person to win the men’s singles title as a wild card) had a career-high singles ranking of World No.2. The Croatian tennis star is currently Novak Djokovic’s coach.

Location

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Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 2AP

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Getting there

The closest Underground stations to the Royal Albert Hall are South Kensington and High Street Kensington, which are approximately a 10- to 15-minute walk away.

The nearest National Rail stations are Victoria and Paddington, with each being approximately a 30-minute walk away or within easy tube and bus connections.

The following bus routes stop nearby the Royal Albert Hall: 9, 9N, 23, 52, 52N, 70, 360, 452 and 702.

A number of public bicycle racks are located near the south side of the Royal Albert Hall building. Plus, there are several Santander Cycles docking stations within walking distance, with the closest being on Kensington Gore outside the Royal College of Art.

For arrivals, the most convenient drop-off point at the Royal Albert Hall is at door 1. Black taxis can usually be hailed from Kensington Gore, just outside the front of the building by door 6.

Taking public transport is highly recommended instead of driving, but if you drive use the postal code SW7 2AP for satellite navigation.

News

Champions Tennis returns this November

Champions Tennis returns this November

The tournment will be back at London's Royal Albert Hall this winter with captains Goran Ivanišević, Greg Rusedski and Mark Philippoussis. Tickets on sale now.

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Champions Tennis will be held from 25 – 28 November 2021.

Champions Tennis is held in London's Royal Albert Hall. Find more details about the location here.

Tickets for Champions Tennis 2021 tournament dates are on sale now.

Champions Tennis returns in 2021 with captains Goran Ivanišević, Greg Rusedski and Mark Philippoussis, who are being joined by Juan Carlos Ferrero, Tomáš Berdych, Mikhail Youzhny, Marcos Baghdatis, David Ferrer and Tommy Haas.

Anyone aged 14 years or below must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 years or over.