Ten Legends in Budapest Under the Starry Sky!
Tuesday, November, 24. 2015.
Papp László Budapest Sport Arena
District XIV., 2. Stefania Road – Budapest
This will be no regular game of tennis … legends arrive to play, entertain the audience at Tennis Classics match in Budapest!
Here in Hungary this is for the Tennis lovers the biggest Hungarian holiday and each year in November it is a major celebration of the Day.
Top players already have confirmed their participation to the Tennis Classics Grand Day in Budapest.
The rivalry between the hosted legends are not about the individuals. They come together for the love of playing tennis and showing the audience their superb way of handling their rackets and balls. Arriving to Budapest will be this year’s, Croatian Marin Čilić – US Open champion, and as well as the 11th in the world rankings, the French Richard Gasquet. The two currently active stars on the World’s tennis grounds.
This year’s Gala show will be held in a new format with a slight change compared to the previous year’s Tennis Classics games. This formation is modeled on the International Premier Tennis League – IPTL.
Legends together and against each other … playing in two teams! The two teams will strive for the victory that’s for sure! Women – men singles of previous legends matches, as well as in addition the tradition mixed doubles. In the teams competition … each and every game counts.
The members of the Team Marin Čilić will be the following: the Hungarian, Timea Babos – individual career-high ranking of the world ranking of the fifty-ninth and eighth in doubles at the end of June 2015., the Croatian Goran Ivanisevic – is the only person to win the men’s singles title at Wimbledon as a wildcard and currently coaching Marin Čilić, the Hungarian, Balázs Taróczy – World ranking No. 12 in 1982., the Swiss, Heinz Günthardt – ATP singles ranking of World No. 22 in 1986.
In the colors of the Team Gasquet, doubles will be on the ground: the French, Kristina Mladenovic – best singles ranking of world number 36. in 2013, the Spanish, Sergi Bruguera – in 1989 ranked world No. 26. and has won the most Grand Slam titles and Australian, Pat Cash – won 6 singles titles, also reached a career-high singles ranking of World No. 4 in 1988. Australian, John Fitzgerald – career-high singles ranking was World No. 25 in 1988.
The cream on top of the cake will be brushing up the greatest domestic success of all time in the rematch by Balázs Taróczy – Heinz Günthardt the legends of 1985 Wimbledon’s final.
Timetable: 4.30 p.m. – Opening Ceremony
4.45 p.m. Goran Ivanisevic – Sergi Bruguera (Legends single)
5.30 p.m. Timea Babos – Kristina Mladenovic (Women’s singles)
6.15 p.m. Taróczy / Günthardt – Cash / Fitzgerald (Legends Doubles)
7 p.m. Marin Čilić – Richard Gasquet (Men’s singles)
8 p.m. Čilić / Babos – Gasquet / Mladenovic (Mixed Doubles)
Tickets are already out with price following: HUF 3000HUF, 5000HUF, 7000HUF, 9000HUF, 12000HUF and 16000HUF.
To grab your seat before they are sold out! Can be purchased at the Arena’s ticket booth on the spot or through:
Update by Aggie Reiter