LONDON (June 14, 2016): IMG today announced that former US Open Champion Marin Cilic and Roland Garros finalist David Ferrer have joined a star line up at the upcoming edition of the Tennis Classic at Hurlingham, taking place at The Hurlingham Club in London from June 21-24, 2016. Ferrer and Cilic will join Top 10 players Kei Nishikori, Milos Raonic, Tomáš Berdych, Richard Gasquet, as well as Feliciano Lopez and Jack Sock in the singles field. Greg Rusedski, Mark Philippoussis, Thomas Enqvist, Fabrice Santoro, Sebastien Grosjean and Mansour Bahrami are also confirmed for the event.
Over the last decade, Spain’s Ferrer has been one of the most consistent players on the Tour. He reached the final of Roland Garros in 2013 and has made multiple semifinals appearances at the Australian Open and the US Open. He has been a quarterfinalist at Wimbledon twice and has won the Davis Cup for Spain three times. He first achieved a Top 10 ranking in 2006 and reached a career-high ranking of World No.3 in July 2013.
Marin Cilic had a stellar year in 2014, claiming his maiden Grand Slam title at the US Open, winning in straight sets against fellow Tennis Classic at Hurlingham star Kei Nishikori, consequently reaching a career high ranking of World No.8 and qualifying for his first ATP World Tour Finals. Cilic was the first Croat to win a major title since compatriot and coach Goran Ivanisevic won Wimbledon in 2001. He holds 14 ATP Tour singles titles.
The tournament has also announced the match schedule* for the four-day event:
Tuesday 21st June
• One ATP singles match featuring Jack Sock
• Followed by Bahrami/Philippoussis v Enqvist/Santoro
Wednesday 22nd June
• Two ATP singles matches featuring Tomáš Berdych and Richard Gasquet
• Followed by Bahrami/Enqvist v Rusedski/Santoro
Thursday 23rd June
• Two ATP singles matches featuring Kei Nishikori, Tomáš Berdych and Milos Raonic
• Followed by Bahrami/Grosjean v Enqvist/Philippoussis
Friday 24th June
• Two ATP singles matches featuring David Ferrer, Marin Cilic and Feliciano Lopez
• Followed by Bahrami/Philippoussis v Rusedski/Santoro
Owned and managed by IMG, the Tennis Classic at Hurlingham takes place at the height of the tennis season, the week prior to Wimbledon. Set in the tranquil 42-acre grounds of The Hurlingham Club, it’s become one of the most intimate tennis events in the social calendar, showcasing some of the current stars of today, playing in a series of singles exhibition matches as they finalise their preparations ahead of Wimbledon, as well as a number of tennis legends. In addition to Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal, such legends of the sport as Tim Henman, Pat Cash and Goran Ivanisevic have participated in the event.
The tournament brings together a combination of timeless elegance and quintessentially British traditions, giving spectators the opportunity to combine unforgettable tennis with first-rate hospitality experiences whilst escaping the crowds in one of London’s most intimate and breath-taking settings.
Hospitality tickets are on sale now.
Event: The Tennis Classic at Hurlingham
Location: The Hurlingham Club, Ranelagh Gardens, London, SW6 3PR
Dates: Tuesday, June 21 - Friday, June 24, 2016
Packages: Available from £195 per person (inc. VAT)
Booking information: 020 8233 5854 / email@example.com
Harriet Young, IMG
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