- Legends Live
- 13.11.2007 - 14.11.2007
- KB-Hallen - Copenhagen
- Tournaments and exhibitions
F.reklame, a leading sports and events agency in Copenhagen, Denmark, has announced today the hosting of the BGC Legends Live Tournament 2007 which will be held in KB-Hallen on the 13th and 14th November and be sponsored by BGC Partners.
This year’s tournament will see John McEnroe play in Copenhagen for the last time as he continues his farewell tour in selected countries around the world. Still undefeated on Danish soil, McEnroe will bow out of tennis as a player this year following a career spanning more than three decades, 17 grand slam titles and an amazing 167 wins in grand slams.
McEnroe will be joined by other legendary tennis players from the 1980’s including Björn Borg, Stefan Edberg and Henri Leconte. All four players will compete for the prize money of US$250,000 before His Royal Highness ‘The Prince Consort’ and a sell out crowd of over 3000 fans.
McEnroe will line up in the second semi-final against Björn Borg, one of his oldest rivals in tennis. Both players battled it out during four grand slam titles in the 1980s, with their finals match at Wimbledon in 1980 regarded as one of the finest grand slam finals of all time.
Borg defeated McEnroe in the final to win his fifth Wimbledon title in a row, but McEnroe came back in 1981 to defeat Borg and win the first of his three Wimbledon titles. Known for his colourful temperament on court, McEnroe went on to be one of the most successful American tennis players of his era, building up an army of fans all over the world.
The other semi-final will bring together legends Stefan Edberg and Henri Leconte. Edberg caught the public’s eye for the first time in 1983, a year in which he won all four Grand Slam Junior Tournaments, something no-one had done before. Two years later, he won his first Grand Slam as a senior player in the Australian Open.
Edberg last played in Denmark at Legends Live III in Århus in 2002, where he met Boris Becker in the final. Having played in Copenhagen many times before, Henri Leconte is a favorite amongst the audience through his stylish play and ability to entertain. Throughout his career he has been in many great finals and has among other trophies won the Davis Cup for France.
John McEnroe said, “I’m still here to win and I’m looking forward to returning to Copenhagen and giving the crowd an unforgettable tournament. Copenhagen has been a great place to play during my years as a professional so I hope I can go out with a win for my fans in Denmark who’ve supported me.”
Mads Frederiksen, Managing Director of f.reklame said, “Off course it is an honour that John McEnroe has chosen to play a farewell match in Copenhagen. We are also delighted to welcome our new title sponsor BGC on board who have made it possible to arrange a tournament of this calibre.”
This is the full programme:
|Programme for Tuesday the 13th November:
7.00 pm Stefan Edberg VS. Henri Leconte
9.00 pm John McEnroe VS. Bjørn Borg
Programme for Wednesday the 14th November:
7.00 pm 3rd place match
9.00 pm The final of bgc Legends Live Tournament 2007
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