- Champions Series - Dubai
- 19.11.2008 - 22.11.2008
- Aviation Club - Dubai
- Tournaments and exhibitions
from Tennis Week
Hall of Famer Stefan Edberg is ready to rock. InsideOut Sports and Entertainment today announced that Edberg will make his debut on the Outback Champions Series circuit next week at the Emirates NBD’s The Legends Rock Dubai, set for November 19-22 at The Aviation Club in Dubai, U.A.E.
Edberg, a two-time Wimbledon, U.S. and Australian Open champion, joins the six-player round-robin field that consists of Jim Courier, Sergi Bruguera, Anders Jarryd, Wayne Ferreira and defending champion Paul Haarhuis.
Edberg, 42, is one of 15 men in the history of tennis to play in all four major singles finals during his career. He won singles titles at Wimbledon in 1988 and 1990, at the U.S. Open in 1991 and 1992 and at the Australian Open in 1985 and 1987. At the French Open in 1989, Edberg fell one set shy of capturing the singles title, losing to Michael Chang in a five-set final.
Edberg won 42 singles titles and 18 doubles titles in his career and held the No. 1 singles ranking for 72 weeks. He also attained the top rank in doubles. Edberg guided Sweden to victories in the Davis Cup in 1984, 1985, 1987 and 1994 and won the bronze medal in singles and doubles at the 1988 Olympic Games. Edberg will be paired with Ferreira and Jarryd in Round Robin Group A in Dubai, while Courier, Haarhuis and Bruguera will compete in Round Robin Group B. Full event and schedule information can be found at www.ChampionsSeriesTennis.com.
The Outback Champions Series features eight events on its 2008 schedule with each event featuring a round-robin match format. The winner of each division meets in the title match while second place finishers in each division play in the third-place match.
Each event features $150,000 in prize money with an undefeated winner taking home $54,000 as well as Champions Series ranking points that will determine the year-end Stanford Champions Rankings No. 1. Beginning in 2008, the year-end champion will receive a $100,000 bonus courtesy of Stanford Financial Group, the official rankings sponsor of the Outback Champions Series.
The 2008 Outback Champions Series kicked off March 12-16 in Naples, Fla., at The Oliver Group Champions Cup where Todd Martin defeated John McEnroe in the final. Courier won the second event of the season at The Residences at The Ritz Carlton Grand Cayman Legends Championships April 16-20, defeating Ferreira in the final, while McEnroe won his first career Outback Champions Series event in Boston April 30 - May 4, defeating Aaron Krickstein in the final. Pat Cash won his first Outback Champions Series title in Newport, R.I., in August, defeating Courier in the final, while Courier won his second and third titles of the season in September in Charlotte and in October in Dallas, defeating Martin and Thomas Enqvist in the final, respectively. In November, McEnroe won his second title of the 2008 season in Surprise, Ariz., defeating Martin in the final.
- Aviation Club
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- United Arab Emirates