KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 3, 2010): Tennis fans, make a date with a SIX-STAR EVENT, with a star-studded line-up on October 8.
Six of the biggest names in world tennis – Boris Becker, Ivan Lendl, Pat Cash, Goran Ivanisevic, Martina Hingis and Anna Kournikova – will descend upon Malaysia for the Showdown of Champions 2010, billed A Night of Aces.
Complementing action on the court at the Malawati Stadium will be the special appearance by British rapper Jay Sean in a concert to complete a one-night spectacle combining sports and sheer entertainment.
Six-time Grand Slam winner Becker, the once all-conquering Lendl, Aussie hero Cash, former Wimbledon champ Ivanisevic and Hingis are looking forward to their maiden trip to Kuala Lumpur, whereas Kournikova is keen to compete after a brief appearance as event ambassador for the launch of the Showdown of Champions, Asia versus Russia – the Glam Slam last year.
The annual spectacle is organised by LD Sports Sdn Bhd and supported by Ministry of Tourism Malaysia.
In announcing the line-up in Kuala Lumpur today, LD Sports chairman, Datuk Mohd Taufik Omar, said:
“We are pleased to be able to showcase the six stars for this year’s Showdown of Champions, which is a sign of our commitment in promoting sports tourism.
“The line-up is also an ample illustration of our efforts in having the best tennis players here to help promote the sport to the masses.”
The event is scheduled to start at 6.00pm on Oct 8, with Ivanisevic taking on Cash in a best of three tie, followed by Becker versus Lendl. The doubles will see Ivanisevic and Hingis playing Cash and Kournikova (one regular set), followed by Becker/Kournikova versus Lendl/Hingis (one regular set).