The Top 12 Group has teamed up with ATP and IMG to launch an exciting new series of team competitions as part of the ATP Champions Tour. The Legends Team Cup – ATP Champions Tour will pit two teams of tennis legends against each other in three three-day tournaments, with the first event scheduled for August 1-3 in Pula-Istria, Croatia. The event is set to take place at the Roman Amphitheater in Pula, atptour.com reports.
Eight-time Grand Slam winner Ivan Lendl and Wimbledon champion Pat Cash have been named captains of the two five-player teams that will compete in the three tournaments at exclusive locations around the world.
Lendl and Cash have made viewers dream and move countless times and this tournament will be the ultimate battle between these two legendary athletes. Aside from the non-playing captains, the first players to be announced for the series are two-time double Grand Slam champion Radek Stepanek, former world No. 2 Tommy Haas and former world No. 4 Tomas Berdych .
The Legends Team Cup – ATP Champions Tour will announce the additional seven Superstar players in the coming weeks, all ranked in the top 20 of the Pepperstone ATP Rankings. A team draft will take place during the UK’s famous grass court season at the ATP Champions Tour event of the Giorgio Armani Tennis Classic at London’s Hurlingham Club. There, team captains Lendl and Cash will draft the entire lineup of players into their respective teams, who will represent them for the season.
For the first time in the tennis world, The Legends Team Cup – ATP Champions Tour will be held in spectacular locations at exclusive locations as part of this unique series of events. The first location is Pula-Istria, Croatia in the stunning amphitheater, the second location and the grand finale will be announced in the weeks leading up to the first event.
Each tournament day consists of two singles and one doubles match, with the team with the most points at the end of the three days being declared the winner. The teams will also play for the title of series champion, which will be awarded at the end of the third tournament in November.
Zeljko Franulovic, Tournament Director of the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters for 17 years, will serve as Tournament Director for the Legends Team Cup – ATP Champions Tour from July 1st.
There is no info on tickets yet, we will update this post with ticket info.