Saeed Hareb, Ahmed Al Khaja and other dignitaries pose for a picture after the press conference.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
Following Team Lendl’s victory in August 2022 during the Croatian stage of Legends Team Cup-ATP Champions Tour, the finals of this exciting first edition are finally imminent.
Indeed, the remarkable captains – Ivan Lendl and Pat Cash — and world-class players — Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Marcos Baghdatis, Tomas Berdych, David Ferrer, Tommy Haas, Lleyton Hewitt, David Nalbandian, Tommy Robredo and Radek Stepanek — are coming to Dubai to play on November 9-12, 2022
The venue is a custom-built arena in Dubai Harbor that will welcome around 3,000 spectators per day with 500 available VIP seats to fully immerse oneself in the glamorous atmosphere. To make this event even more extraordinary, the Center Court will be surrounded by superyachts, allowing yacht owners to have access to the absolute best tennis and maritime experience also thanks to the hospitality that Dubai Harbor is able to deliver.
Legends Team Cup will significantly assist Dubai, as it strives to boost sports tourism and further enhance its position as an international events destination. For this reason, to further symbolize the long-term collaboration with Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism, Dubai Sports Council, Dubai Harbor and UAE Tennis Federation, Legends Team Cup-ATP Champions Tour has been subtitled “The Route to Dubai”.
Hence, every annual final of this exciting series of team competitions will be hosted in Dubai, crowning the perfect combination of luxury, spectacular venues and sport entertainment.
Saeed Hareb, secretary general of Dubai Sports Council (DSC), said: “Thanks to the support and vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum crown prince of Dubai, Dubai become an international sport destination, and we have over 400 event annually which 130 of them is international events, and we are proud to have the final of the Legends Team Cup- ATP Champions Tour-The Route To Dubai which will be an important addition to our sport calendar.
“We are happy to work with Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism, UAE Tennis Federation, and Dubai Harbor and with Legends Team Cup Holding to bring the elite tennis stars such as Lendl and Cash and Tsonga, Baghdatis, Berdych, Ferrer, Haas, Hewitt , Nalbandian, Robredo and Stepanek in a magnificent place, which will be a unique event to sport fans from all over the world”.
Marten Hedlund, CEO of Legends Team Cup Holding said: “It is a privilege to hold the Grand Finale of the Legends Team Cup in such a spectacular city. When you think about luxury, the association with Dubai comes quite naturally but thanks to this new venture, we are going to leave a mark in the sport industry and Dubai’s tourism by attracting more tennis fan, superyachts owners and individuals from all over the world” .