from ATP Champions Tour.com
by David Law
Stefan Edberg and Pat Rafter during a funny action at the 2009 Royal Albert Hall Masters final in London
Two-time Wimbledon champion Stefan Edberg will return to London in December to play in the Statoil Masters Tennis, an IMG event, at the Royal Albert Hall.
Edberg, who reached the final and lost a thrilling Albert Hall clash to Pat Rafter in 2009, will join Rafter, John McEnroe, Goran Ivanisevic and Tim Henman in the ever-popular pre-Christmas tennis event played 4th - 8th December.
"I am very excited to be coming back to play in the Statoil Masters Tennis at the Royal albert Hall," said Edberg. "It is one of the most beautiful arenas in the world and I feel very lucky to have the chance to play against John McEnroe and the other great champions in front of a great crowd in London."
Edberg was one of the most dynamic serve-and-volley experts in tennis, and he is still supremely fit. The Swede won six Grand Slam singles titles and reached World No.1 in both singles and doubles over his career.
He will take on McEnroe, Mats Wilander and Henri Leconte in the legends tournament, with Henman, Ivanisevic, Rafter, Mark Philippoussis and Fabrice Santoro contesting the ATP champions event.
They will be joined by Mansour Bahrami and a host of stars in doubles in an event that is now in its 17th year.
The Statoil Masters Tennis is part of the ATP Champions Tour - a circuit of former World Number One tennis players, Grand Slam singles finalists and Davis Cup winners.
Tickets for the Statoil Masters Tennis can now be purchased by calling the box office: +44 (0) 20 7070 4404, or by visiting the tournament's official website: www.statoilmasterstennis.com
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