John McEnroe will headline World Tennis Challenge in January
October 21, 2009 Seven-times grand slam singles champion John McEnroe will headline the World Tennis Challenge in Adelaide in January.
The former world No.1 will partner fellow American Robby Ginepri in the unique teams event at Memorial Drive.
The tournament features four teams each made up of a former champion and a current player.
McEnroe and Ginepri will represent the Americas, with other teams coming from Australia, Europe and an international zone.
Former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash will lead the Australian team and Henri Leconte will play for Europe.
Their partners have yet to be named.
Radek Stepanek, currently ranked 14 in the world, will play for the international team with his partner also to be confirmed.
In a statement released in Adelaide on Wednesday McEnroe said he was looking forward to the challenge.
"I can't wait to play in Adelaide," he said.
"I have fond memories of the city and the people and I think the combination of legends and current players competing against each other is a fantastic idea."
Tournament director Mark Woodforde said securing the services of Stepanek was great for the three-day event.
"Radek is a world-class player who has consistently been in the top 20 over many years," Woodforde said.