How to watch Champions Tennis: TV coverage of Royal Albert Hall event - channel, live stream and highlights

Emma Raducanu and Greg Rusedski will both attend the Champions Tennis 2021 at the Royal Albert Hall

The Royal Albert Hall will once more host the Champions Tennis event this weekend. The event is an official part of the ATP World Tour and the matches are a semi-competitive fixture between old and new tennis stars.

Players such as Bjorn Borg, Pete Sampras and John McEnroe have previously taken part in the event which is held in one of London’s most iconic locations.

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Both McEnroe and Borg have featured in the Champions Tennis event at the Royal Albert Hall

Former British number one Greg Rusedski will return to the court once more in this year’s competition and will be joined by a number of other tennis heros.

Emma Raducanu, the British star and 2021 US Open Champion will be competing in an exhibition match on Sunday alongside Elena-Gabriela Ruse.

Raducanu has had a rollercoaster of a first season on the WTA Tour and will hope that the upcoming match against a fellow Romanian will help keep up her practice as she prepares to travel full time on the WTA Tour next year.

After her incredible US Open achievement, she then crashed out in her opening match at Indian Wells before making it to the quarter finals of the Transylvania Open.

Raducanu will play Elena Gabriela Ruse on Sunday

The 19-year-old’s outing on Sunday will also be her first official match with her new trainer Torben Beltz who has previously worked with 2018 Wimbledon Champion Angelique Kerber.

Raducanu did not renew the contract she had with her childhood coach Andrew Richardson ahead of Indian Wells 2021 in September and has since been searching for a permanent replacement.

In 2021, Raducanu jumped 322 places in the WTA rankings and currently sits at number 19 following her US Open triumphs.

Here’s all you need to know about how to watch her exhibition match.

When is the Champions Tennis tournament?

The Champions Tennis is taking place from Thursday 25 November 2021 until Sunday 28 November 2021.

Where is the Champions Tennis taking place?

The event is held at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Who is playing at the Champions Tennis?

Emma Raducanu, Elena Gabriela Ruse and Greg Rusedski will be joined by Tommy Haas, Marcos Baghdatis, Xavier Malisse, David Ferrer, Mikhail Youzhny, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Thomas Enqvist, Fernando Gonzalez, Radek Stepanek, Goran Ivanisevic, Mark Philippoussis, Nicolas Almagro and Tomas Berdych.

How can I watch the Champions Tennis?

The event will not be broadcast on normal TV channels. However, full coverage will be available for free on the tournament’s Facebook page and on the event’s official website.

What is the tournament schedule for the Champions of Tennis?

The tennis players will be split into three teams and three matches will be played in each session.

Greg Rusedski at the 2016 Champions Tennis event

These are the sessions:

  • Thursday 25 November 1.30pm GMT
  • Thursday 25 November 7.30pm GMT
  • Friday 26 November 1.30pm GMT
  • Friday 26 November 1.30pm GMT
  • Saturday 27 November 1.30pm GMT
  • Saturday 27 November 6pm GMT
  • Sunday 28 November 12pm GMT
  • Sunday 28 November 5pm GMT

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