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Ivanisevic Drawn To Face Rafter Statoil at Masters Tennis






Goran Ivanisevic and Pat Rafter will bring back memories of their classic 2001 Wimbledon final after being drawn together in the round-robin stages of the Statoil Masters Tennis, an IMG event, at the Royal Albert Hall, 4th-8th December.

In an official launch party at the Grosvenor House Apartments by Jumeirah, the full order of play for the week was revealed, with John McEnroe scheduled to face two-time French Open champion Sergi Bruguera on Thursday evening, and then former World No.1 Mats Wilander on Friday night.

McEnroe leads the Legends tournament, with Stefan Edberg, Henri Leconte and Jeremy Bates also taking part. In the ATP Champions Tour event, Rafter and Ivanisevic have been drawn with Greg Rusedski, and Tim Henman, Mark Philippoussis and Fabrice Santoro feature in the other group.

Henman, Rusedski, Philippoussis and the ever-popular Mansour Bahrami will star in a Grand Opening Night with 20% of hospitality sales going to Best Beginnings, the child health charity. 

The singles players at the Statoil Masters Tennis have won 25 Grand Slam singles titles between them, four of them have reached No.1 in the world, and eight of them have been on Davis Cup winning teams.

ATP Champions Tour Groups 
Group A: Tim Henman, Mark Philippoussis, Fabrice Santoro 
Group B: Goran Ivanisevic, Pat Rafter, Greg Rusedski

Legends Groups
Group A: Sergi Bruguera, John McEnroe, Mats Wilander 
Group B: Jeremy Bates, Stefan Edberg, Henri Leconte 

Full order of play:
Wednesday 4th December
At 1pm
Ivanisevic vs. Rusedski
Edberg vs. Leconte 
Doubles Exhibition

At 7.30pm
Henman vs. Philippoussis
Bahrami/Rusedski vs. McNamara/Rafter 

Thursday 5th December
At 1pm
Bates vs. Leconte
Rafter vs. Rusedski
Doubles Exhibition

At 7.30pm
Bruguera vs. McEnroe
Doubles Exhibition (featuring Bahrami) 

Friday 6th December
At 1pm
Philippoussis vs. Santoro
Bates vs. Edberg
Doubles Exhibition (featuring Bahrami) 

At 7.30pm - Live On ITV4
McEnroe vs. Wilander
Doubles Exhibition 

Saturday 7th December
At 1pm - Live On ITV4
Henman vs. Santoro
Bruguera vs. Wilander
Doubles Exhibition (featuring Bahrami) 

At 7.30pm - Live On ITV4
Ivanisevic vs. Rafter
Doubles Exhibition 

Sunday 8th December
At 12 noon - Live on ITV4
Legends Singles Final
Doubles Exhibition

At 5pm - Live on ITV4
ATP Champions Tour Singles Final
Doubles Exhibition

*All timings may be subject to change and are dependent on the length of play. The Tournament reserves the right to alter the Order of Play at any time.

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