IMG are delighted to announce that Tomas Berdych (World no.6) and Tommy Robredo (World no.22) will join Wimbledon Champion Andy Murray, Kei Nishikori and Grigor Dimitrov at this year’s BNP Paribas Tennis Classic to warm up for Wimbledon.
Taking place at The Hurlingham Club, London between 17–20 June, the BNP Paribas Tennis Classic is one of the most intimate tennis events in the social calendar and the perfect warm-up for Wimbledon.
Robredo will be play against reigning Wimbledon Champion Andy Murray on Thursday 19th June. On confirming his place he said: “Playing against Murray at the Hurlingham will be great preparation ahead of the Championships.”
Former Wimbledon Finalist in 2010, Berdych has recently reached the quarter final against Nadal at the Madrid Open and the quarter final against Ernest Gulbis in the French Open.
The ATP players will be joined at the BNP Paribas Tennis Classic by a world-class line-up of tennis legends including: Tim Henman, Goran Ivanisevic, Mark Philippoussis, Pat Cash and crowd pleaser Mansour Bahrami, who will all play throughout the week, with more top current players to be announced.
Owned and managed by IMG, the global sports, fashion and media company, the BNP Paribas Tennis Classic takes place at the height of the summer tennis season, and is the perfect warm-up for Wimbledon. Set in the tranquil 42 acre grounds of one of the most renowned members’ clubs in the country – The Hurlingham Club – the event showcases some of the current stars of today as they warm up for Wimbledon, as well as a number of tennis legends. In escaping the crowds, the tournament gives spectators the opportunity to combine unforgettable tennis with first-rate hospitality experiences. Matches take place on Centre Court, which seats an intimate crowd, tennis players mingle with guests off court and there’s also the opportunity to play tennis with the professionals in the PRO-AMs.
So, come and discover the best kept secret in tennis. Soak up the Garden Party atmosphere as you enjoy VIP hospitality and watch tennis from the stars of today and the ultimate Legends of the game in one of London’s most intimate and breath-taking settings.