Champions Tennis 2021: Royal Albert Hall tournament schedule, order of play and when Emma Raducanu is playing

Emma Raducanu will play in an exhibition match at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the Champions Tennis event

The Champions Tennis event is the ATP Champions Tour’s longest-running tournament and features former and current players to compete in one of London’s most iconic locations.

The Royal Albert Hall plays host to the Champions Tennis and has done since 1997.

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In previous years, players such as John McEnroe, Pete Sampras, Bjorn Borg, and Andy Roddick have all featured at the event.

Former British Number one Tim Henman has featured at the event

In 2019, a brand new format was seen at the event which included three teams competing for the myWorld Champions Tennis Trophy.

The teams were led by Greg Rusedski, Tim Henman and Goran Ivanisevic.

At this year’s event, fans will be treated to watching rising British tennis star Emma Raducanu play fellow Romanian Elena-Gabriela Ruse.

Raducanu quickly rose through the ranks this summer after she reached the last 16 of Wimbledon before going on to win the US Open, becoming the first ever qualifier to do so.

Here is all the information on how to keep up with Emma Raducanu’s match

When is the Champions Tennis?

The event will take place from Thursday 25 November 2021 and will conclude on Sunday 28 November 2021.

Where is the Champions Tennis event being held?

The tournament featuring past and current legends of the game is being held at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

The players will compete on a hard court.

Who is playing at the Champions Tennis tournament?

Emma Raducanu will be joined by her Transylvania Open tennis partner Ruse along with former British number 1 Greg Rusedski, trick-shot specialist Mansour Bahrami, former Wimbleon Champion Goran Ivanisevic, former world number one Juan Carlos Ferrero, David Ferrer, Marcos Baghdatis and former doubles number four Radek Stepanek.

Greg Rusedski will be at the Royal Albert Hall

Tommy Haas, Xavier Malisse, Mikhail Youzhny, Thomas Enqvist, Mark Philippoussis, Nicolas Almagro and Tomas Berdych will also be attending the event.

What is the tournament schedule and when is Emma Raducanu playing?

Emma Raducanu is playing in an exhibition match on Sunday 28 November 2021.

Thursday 25 November 1.30pm GMT

  • Baghdatis v Berdych
  • Haas/Stepanek v Malisse/Gonzalez
  • Rusedski v Philippoussis 

Thursday 25 November 7.30pm GMT

  • Stepanek v Almagro
  • Baghdatis/Rusedski v Enqvist/Ferrer
  • Haas v Youzhny

Friday 26 November 1.30pm GMT

  • Philippoussis v Enqvist
  • Malisse/Gonzalez v Youzhny v Almagro
  • Berdych v Ferrer
Emma Raducanu will play in an exhibition match on Sunday

Friday 26 November 7.30pm GMT

  • Stepanek v Malisse
  • Baghdatis/Rusedski v Berdych/Philippoussis
  • Haas v Gonzalez

Saturday 27 November 1.30pm GMT

  • Baghdatis v Ferrer
  • Hass/Stepanek v Youzhny/Almagro
  • Rusedksi v Enqvist

Saturday 27 November 6pm GMT

  • Malisse v Almagro
  • Berdych/Philippoussis v Enqvist/Ferrer
  • Gonzalez v Youzhny

Sunday 28 November 12pm GMT

  • Exhibition: Raducanu v Ruse
  • Exhibition: Bahrami/3rd place player v Pernfors/3rd place player

Sunday 28 November 5pm GMT

  • Team 1st v Team 2nd
  • Doubles Team 1st v Doubles Team 2nd

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