Stefan Edberg during the 2012 edition of the Kings of Tennis event
from Kings of Tennis.se
Kings of tennis is back after a successful first year and the preparations of the event have started. “John McEnroe, Stefan Edberg, Mats Wilander and Jimmy Connors are some of the players that we wish to get for this year’s event” says Per Hjertquist.
The ATP Champions Tour could be compared to one big Hall of Fame. The field is exclusive and only former champions will participate. In order to qualify for the tournament, the players must either have been ranked no.1 in the world, be a Grand Slam winner/finalist or a singles player in a winning Davis Cup team.
The ATP Champions Tour is played in eight cities around the world and is normally played over four days in a round-robin format, ensuring that all players feature in at three matches per tournament. There are eight players, divided into two groups of four, where they play against each other in each Champions Tour event. The top player from each group contests the final, while the two players who finish second in each group play off for third place.
The matches are played in best of three sets, with the deciding set taking the form of a Champions tie-break. The winner is the player who first scores ten points and two-point margin.
The ATP Champions Tour is played in: The United States, Sweden, Switzerland, Colombia, Brazil, Belgium, United Kingdom and Scotland.
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