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Roger, Borg and McEnroe headline showdown in Malaysia

24.07.2008 | Off Court

Our star Roger and tennis legends Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe will headline the “Showdown of Champions Kuala Lumpur 2008”, an extravaganza of challenge matches at the 12,000 seat Putra Stadium in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur on November 18.


A fourth player, either newly crowned Wimbledon Champion Rafael Nadal or American ace James Blake will complete the cast at the star studded entertainment extravaganza.


The format of the event is especially interesting as it will culminate in a doubles showdown involving all four players. The format of the event will see one set between Borg and McEnroe followed by one set between Federer and the fourth player. The final doubles set will pit Federer and Borg against McEnroe and the other star.


It is anticipated that fans from all around the region will make their way to Malaysia to catch these “Greats” in action. This comes in the wake of the highly successful matches here last year. This year however will be the first time such an array of tennis superstars, both past and present, will be taking part in such an event in this region.


There will be an element of charity in this year’s event where fans may bid on-line for a host of signed player items and experiences such as the on-court coin toss with the players for each of the three matches. The players have their own charities and foundations which they will contribute to through the event. The four charity organisations that the players will contribute to, through the event, are the Roger Federer Foundation and a charity of choice of Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe’s  Foundation  and either the Rafael Nadal Foundation or James Blake’s Cancer Charity at Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, USA.


Meanwhile, the tickets for the event will be available at all Ticket Axcess outlets beginning from the July 23rd. As interest in this tournament will be very high, tennis fans are advised to make their purchases early to miss out on this event. The ticketing hotline is +603-7711 5000.


For further information please click on the link below.

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