Greg Rusedski, Mark Philippoussis and Mansour Bahrami are confirmed to compete at this year’s Champions Tennis at the Royal Albert Hall, taking place from Thursday 30th November – Sunday 3rd December 2017. They join two-time US Open winner Pat Rafter, British fan favourite Tim Henman, French Open winner Juan Carlos Ferrero, former World No. 1 Marat Safin and Roland-Garros doubles champion Henri Leconte, with further players to be announced in due course.
Former World No. 4 and former British No.1 Greg Rusedski retired from the sport in 2007. A career highlight came in 1997 when Rusedski reached the US Open final, competing against fellow confirmed Champions Tennis player Pat Rafter. This success led him to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year and ITV Sports Champion of the Year Awards. In addition to these achievements, Rusedski is possibly best known for holding the record for the fastest serve ever recorded at 149mph.
Former World No. 8 Mark Philippoussis turned professional when he was 18 years old and went on to win 11 singles titles between 1996 and 2006. During his 21 years as a professional player, Australian Philippoussis reached the final of the US Open in 1998, losing to fellow countryman Pat Rafter and the Wimbledon final in 2003, where he was defeated by Roger Federer. He also contributed to Australia winning the Davis Cup in both 1999 and 2003.
One of the sport’s greatest entertainers, Mansour Bahrami has played every Champions Tennis since its inception in 1997. A true jester of the courts, his showmanship has made him a long-standing crowd favourite. During his professional career, Bahrami reached the 1989 French Open men’s doubles final and has competed in numerous tournaments around the world.
Don't miss out on attending this year's best tennis event. Thursday 6th December - Sunday 9th December 2018.