DirectRooms.com – Tennis legends showdown comes to Chengdu between 27 and 30 October 2011
Released on: September 07, 2011, 12:27 pm
DirectRooms.com reveals that an all star line up of tennis’
greatest former players are due to play in a special tournament in
The Chengdu Open 2011 will see all time greats such as world number one Pete Sampras
playing against title winners Mark Philippoussis and Carlos Moya. The Open is part
of the ATP Champions Tour that sees ex tennis champions returning to the court again
to relive some epic encounters.
One such encounter will be the games between Pete Sampras and Marat Safin who met
each other several times during their careers. Safin just managed to get the upper
hand on Sampras but Pete will be looking to reduce that deficit and also make up for
missing out on being crowned champion having, being beaten by Greg Rusedski in last
Other stars also on the tour are Thomas Enqvist, Younes El Aynaoui, Paradorn
Srichapan and Wayne Ferreira. Collectively all the players taking part have racked
up 154 ATP titles and more than $100 million in prize money.
Fans hoping to catch the games can see them at the Sichuan International Tennis
Centre from 27th to 30th October 2011. All the games will be on hard court and as a
special feature this year local amateur Chinese players are being invited to play
with the champions as part of some special doubles matches.
Lek Boonlert, marketing head at DirectRooms.com commented: “People looking for a Chengdu City Centre hotel may find it difficult as the return of the former greats
brings more people to the city.”
DirectRooms is an independent discount hotel reservations company based in Asia.
Established and online since 2000 with over 55,000 hotels worldwide.
For further information please contact Lek Boonlert:
Tel: + 66 (0)76 241 145
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