June 29, 2022
The Legends Team Cup – ATP Champions Tour announced the final lineup of legendary tennis players fans can expect to see competing in an iconic new team format. Soon-to-be Tennis Hall of Fame inductee and former World No.1 Lleyton Hewitt, Spanish former World No.1 superstar Juan Carlos Ferrero, former World No.3 David Ferrer, former World No.5 Tommy Robredo, Cypriot tennis star Marcos Baghdatis, Argentinian former World No.3 David Nalbandian and superstar and former World No.5 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga are set to join previously announced players Tommy Haas, Radek Štěpánek and Tomáš Berdych.
On June 25, the series held its draft, with the presence of Tournament Director Zeljko Franulović, the series’ Rules and Regulations Director Enric Molina Mur, and tennis legends Ivan Lendl and Pat Cash, who will serve as captains of the two five-player teams.
Team Lendl will include Lleyton Hewitt, David Ferrer, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Tommy Haas and Radek Štěpánek.
Team Cash will consist of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Marco Baghdatis, Tomáš Berdych, David Nalbandian and Tommy Robredo.
“I’m very excited about this new concept and about the high level of players. My message to the players competing in the Legends Team Cup is: “Whatever you practice today.. double it! “said Ivan Lendl.
“Like all the legends I love to win, so I think it is going to be a serious match where all players are focus to win. It is really important for us to do our best for our team and play our best tennis” said David Ferrer.
Tommy Robredo said “I know the other players, great names, great friends, there will be a very high level of tennis and is exciting to see them again. We have played in so many amazing places but when you have the chance to play in Pula in such iconic amphitheatre you just want to be there, it is something special that we will remember forever.”
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