The two groups for the seventh edition of the Trophée Lagardère that will be held in Paris from 1st to 3rd October have been made. Stefan Edberg, winner of the tournament in 2008 at his first senior event, will stand in Group B, with tournament director Guy Forget and the other Frenchman Cedric Pioline.
Group A features American John McEnroe, Ivan Lendl and Mats Wilander. The winners of both groups will face in the final.
The event will also celebrate the recent 50th birthday of the 1983 French Open champion, Yannick Noah.
Noah, who has become even more popular in retirement after building a hugely successful musical career, will perform in a one-man concert at the Stade du France six days before the Jean Luc Lagardere Trophy takes place. He will then take part in a special doubles exhibition match on Saturday 2nd October at the tournament.
Also scheduled to appear at the Stade Coubertin for doubles entertainment are popular French players Fabrice Santoro, Arnaud Clement, Arnaud Boetsch, Sebastien Grosjean and Amelie Mauresmo, along with the one and only Mansour Bahrami.
Here's the order of play:
Friday 1st October, 2010 - Starting at 3.00pm
Ivan Lendl vs. Mats Wilander
Guy Forget vs. Cedric Pioline
Saturday 2nd October, 2010 - Starting at 3.00pm
John McEnroe vs. Mats Wilander
Stefan Edberg vs. Cedric Pioline
Sunday 3rd October, 2010 - Starting at 3.00pm
John McEnroe vs. Ivan Lendl
Stefan Edberg vs. Guy Forget
- No final for Edberg at Lagardère
- Edberg beaten by Pioline
- Winning exhibition for Edberg and McEnroe in Paris
- Stefan Edberg to play 7th Trophée Lagardère
- Stefan Edberg third in Paris tournament
- Stefan Edberg to defend title in Zurich
- Exhibition in Chile with Edberg, Rios and Kafelnikov
- Edberg wins Champions Series title in Grand Cayman
- Grand Cayman, Edberg wins and plays Safin for the title
- Edberg, Courier, Safin and Chang in Grand Cayman
- Stefan Edberg will play in the 2011 Hong Kong Classic
- Comeback-king Edberg takes title
- Edberg saves match points to edge McEnroe
- Edberg beats Krajicek in Zurich
- Edberg to play in Zurich next week