British fan favourite Tim Henman and former world No. 1 player Juan Carlos Ferrero will join the line-up for Champions Tennis at the Royal Albert Hall, taking place from Thursday 30th November – Sunday 3rd December 2017. They will join two-time US Open winner Pat Rafter, playing in one of the UK’s most celebrated entertainment venues, with more names to be announced in due course.
A Champions Tennis favourite, this will mark former British No. 1 Tim Henman’s eighth time competing in the tournament, which he won in 2011. Throughout his professional career Henman achieved 15 titles, including the Paris Masters in 2003. In 1998, Henman became the UK’s first male player to reach the Wimbledon semi-finals in a singles match since Roger Taylor in the 1970s.
Henman commented: “I am thrilled to be back at Champions Tennis again this year and cannot wait to play in a truly iconic venue. The event is a tennis calendar highlight and a great way to celebrate the festive season with family and friends.”
Joining Henman is Spanish star Juan Carlos Ferrero who will also compete at this year’s event. Ferrero turned pro in 1998 and has had many successes during his 14-year career. Notable moments include the 2003 French Open, where he secured the men’s singles title and went on to rank World No. 1 some months later. In addition to this, Ferrero played a key role in ensuring three Davis Cup titles for Spain and reached the finals of the French Open in 2002 and the US Open in 2003.
Ferrero said “I am hugely excited to be joining the Champions Tennis at the Royal Albert Hall line-up for 2017. The fans in the UK have always been so enthusiastic and supportive and I can’t wait to battle it out on court with my fellow legends.”
Event: Champions Tennis at the Royal Albert Hall
Location: Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AP
Dates: Thursday 30th November – Sunday 3rd December 2017
Tickets: Standard from £18.50, Premium from £63.50, VIP from £199
Hospitality: Packages available from £299 per person + VAT please contact George.Carroll@img.com
Booking information: Visit http://championstennis.co.uk.draftcloud.net/tickets/ or call 0207 0704 404