Xavier Malisse and Henri Leconte, Thomas Enqvist will make their appearance at the BNP Paribas Fortis Champions, an official ATP Champions Tour event between former toptennissers in the David Lloyd Club in Brussels. That the organizers Tuesday announced. Previously confirmed the 59-year-old tennis legend John McEnroe all are coming.
The 37-year-old Malisse continued in 2013, after sixteen years, a point behind a very successful pro career, culminating in the semi-finals at Wimbledon in 2002 and the double title at Roland Garros in 2004 at the side of Olivier Rochus. He won three ATP-enkeltitels, reached the nineteenth place on the world ranking and for many years was a fixed value in the Belgian Davis Cup team.
Also, Henri Leconte, Thomas Enqvist bags off to Brussels. Leconte won just as Malisse the double title at Roland Garros. The 54-year-old Frenchman did that in 1984 with Yannick Noah. If enkelspeler reached Leconte in 1988 the final of Roland Garros. He won nine ATP titles, and was in 1986 the number five of the world. Thomas Enqvist was in 1999, the number four of the world. In that same year he played the final of the Australian Open. The 44-year-old Swede has not less than nineteen ATP titles on his palmares.
At the tournament, which takes place from 24 to 26 may, take several of the big names in the tennis history against each other. Also include Kim Clijsters, Dominique Monami and Sabine Appelmans signs present. Only old players that are number 1 in the world, grandslamfinales have achieved or the Davis Cup may have been won, may participate. In addition, should Brussels as host city also have two wildcards to hand out.