John McEnroe and Stefan Edberg will clash in Sweden in March 2012 after it was announced that the city of Stockholm is to stage an ATP Champions Tour tournament for the first time.
Former World No.1's McEnroe and Edberg will all form part of a spectacular eight-man field of players at the event, which will take place 13-16 March in the Swedish capital. The remaining six players will be announced in due course.
"It is fantastic news that the ATP Champions Tour is coming to Stockholm," said Tournament Director, Per Hjertquist. "Players like John McEnroe and Stefan Edberg are global stars and I am sure that the people of Sweden will be happy to see them in March."
The event will feature an eight-man line-up of players which will divide into two groups of four. Players will face off against their group rivals over a round-robin format. All players will feature in at least three matches, and the top player in each group will advance to the final on Friday 16th March.
"To have an event in Stockholm is great news for the ATP Champions Tour," said Tour CEO, Jan Felgate. "The players on our Tour are popular wherever they go and I know that they will enjoy playing in Sweden, which has such a rich tennis tradition."
To qualify for the ATP Champions Tour, each player must have been either a World No.1 singles player, a Grand Slam singles finalist or a singles player on a Davis Cup-winning team during their competitive playing careers.
McEnroe has been a stalwart of the Tour since its inception. He won the first of his four London titles at the Royal Albert Hall in 1997, and at 52 he is still just as competitive, and training every day.
Edberg took his time after retirement before joining the ATP Champions Tour, but after his first appearance in 2008 he has been serving and volleying with familiar gusto. At the age of 45 he looks hardly any different to the man that won two Wimbledon titles in his 20's.
Tickets for the ATP Champions Tour tournament in Stockholm will go on sale later this month.
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