Sunday night was the conclusion of the ATP Champions Tour’s Champions Tennis at the Royal Albert Hall, and team Greg emerged victorious. Over the course of four days, tennis fans laughed, cheered, and (for a lucky few) even played with some of the world’s finest players when Champions Tennis concluded its 24-year run at the storied British stadium in 2021.
After Radek tpánek defeated Fernando González 4-1, 4-3(0), Tommy Haas defeated Tomá Berdych 4-1, 4-3(1), and Xavier Malisse triumphed over Marcos Baghdatis 4-2, 4-3(2).
After four days of competition, Team Greg was declared the overall champions, with runners-up Team Mark and third-place finishers Team Goran taking home silver and bronze, respectively.
For the past 24 years, Champions Tennis has featured a variety of team and individual competitions in singles and doubles including players who have held the World No. 1 ranking, reached a Grand Slam singles final, or been a singles player on a winning Davis Cup team.
A number of tennis greats graced the court throughout the course of the four days, including US Open champion Emma Raducanu of the United Kingdom and European Open champion Elena-Gabriela Ruse of Romania. Greg Rusedski of the United Kingdom, Mansour Bahrami of Iran, Fernando González of Chile, David Ferrer of Spain, Marcos Baghdatis of Greece, the runner-up in the 2006 Australian Open, and Radek tpánek of the Czech Republic were among the other stars. Other notable players who took part in the tournament include ‘X-Man’ Xavier Malisse, Australian legend Mark Philippoussis, 2010 Wimbledon finalist Tomá Berdych, former top-five player Thomas Enqvist, former Russian number one Mikhail Youzhny, German Tommy Haas, Swedish and Canada Masters winner Mikael Pernfors, and Spanish Nicolás Almagro.
The Royal Albert Hall, where the event had been staged since its inception, closed its doors forever in 2021.
IMG Vice President of Tennis Events Paul McCann: “This year has been unlike any other in the 24 years that we’ve given fans the incredible opportunity to see their favorite tennis superstars play in the legendary Royal Albert Hall. It’s great to see the players compete for the last time in front of a packed house and hear the scream of the audience as they do so.
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