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Sampras Goes Greek.

angiel
04-17-2007, 06:12 PM
April 17th, 2007

Sampras Goes Greek for New Senior Tour Event

by Richard Vach

Jim Courier’s Outback Champions Series has expanded outside the U.S., announcing an event in Greece that will be played by Greek-American Pete Sampras, and Greek-Aussie Mark Philippoussis.
Philippoussis will become the first active ATP player to compete in an event on the circuit for players 30 years and older.
Other players in the field will be tour founder Jim Courier, Todd Martin, Richard Krajicek, Mats Wilander and Pat Cash. The eighth and final player in the field will be announced at a later date.
The event will be May 17-20, following Sampras’ senior tour debut at the May event in Boston.
“Playing in this event in Greece is going to be very exciting for me and something that I am really looking forward to,” Sampras said. “I’ve never had the opportunity to travel to Greece, but this event will give me the chance to see the country, meet the people and allow me to play in a tournament with a different kind of pride as a Greek-American playing in the land of my heritage.”





For Philippoussis, who has struggled with injury, it will be an Outback Series debut.
“We are very proud of the quality of tennis and the competitive nature on the Outback Champions Series and now with a current ATP player like Mark Philippoussis playing in Athens, the bar will be further raised as we go international,” Courier said. “With golfers like Fred Funk and Craig Stadler
competing on both the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour in golf, it will be interesting to see Mark Philippoussis do the same in tennis on the ATP Tour and Champions Series circuits. This is going to be a fascinating event on a lot of levels.”

angiel
04-17-2007, 06:18 PM
Athens, Greece To Host Champions Series Tennis Event

NEW YORK, N.Y., April 17, 2007 - InsideOut Sports & Entertainment today announced that the Olympic Tennis Centre in Athens, Greece will host a new International Champions Series tennis tournament, May 17-20 in the first-ever international event on the champions' tennis circuit co-founded by Hall of Famer Jim Courier.

The marquee player of the star-studded round-robin field will be 14-time Grand Slam champion and Greek-American Pete Sampras, who will make his first ever trip to Greece for the event. Also headlining the field will be former US Open and Wimbledon finalist Mark Philippoussis, another standout player of Greek heritage who will be the first-ever current ATP singles player to play in an International Champions Series event. Other players in the field include Courier, former US Open and Australian Open finalist Todd Martin, 1996 Wimbledon champion Richard Krajicek, three-time French Open champion Mats Wilander and 1987 Wimbledon champion Pat Cash. The eighth and final player in the field will be announced at a later date.

The Champions Cup - Athens will be the first Champions Series event to be played outside of North America. There are six events on the US based 2007 Outback Champions Series, a collection of tennis events featuring the greatest names in tennis age 30-and-over. Greek American businessman Constantine S. Macricostas, Chairman of the U.S.-based Photronics, a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame Board of Directors and the man credited with bringing the event to Athens, will serve in the role of Tournament Chairman for the event.

"My family and I are pleased and proud to bring world class tennis back to Greece and to the outstanding Olympic tennis facility in Athens," said Macricostas. "With the encouragement and cooperation of the Greek government and InsideOut Sports & Entertainment, we are now in a position to host one of the finest tennis events in the world with many of the greatest Grand Slam champions and other top players to ever play the game. It will be an exciting tournament this year and for many years to come."

"This announcement is exciting on many different levels and marks a great day for InsideOut," said Jon Venison, co-founding partner of InsideOut Sports and Entertainment. "Establishing a foothold in the international market is a testament to the global appeal of these players and underscores the success of our Outback Champions Series in the USA. It's an honor for this tournament to be part of the legacy of the Greek Olympic venue and to help contribute to the continuation of high-profile sporting events being staged at the facilities constructed for the 2004 Games."

The 2007 Outback Champions Series kicked off March 7-11 in Naples, Fla.., at The Oliver Group Champions Cup where Wayne Ferreira of South Africa defeated Aaron Krickstein in the final. Other events on the 2007 Outback Champions Series include stops in Boston, Mass., Newport, R.I., Charlotte, N.C., Dallas, Texas and Houston, Texas.

Athens will be the second Champions Series event for Sampras, who will make his series debut at the Champions Cup - Boston to be held at the Agganis Arena in Boston, May 2-6.

"Playing in this event in Greece is going to be very exciting for me and something that I am really looking forward to," said Sampras. "I've never had the opportunity to travel to Greece, but this event will give me the chance to see the country, meet the people and allow me to play in a tournament with a different kind of pride as a Greek-American playing in the land of my heritage."

All Champions Series events feature eight-man round-robin match formats with the winner of each four-player division meeting in the title match while second place finishers in each division meet in the third-place match. To be eligible to compete on the Champions Series, players must have reached at least a Grand Slam singles final, been ranked in the top five in the world or played singles on a championship Davis Cup team.

The Champions Cup - Athens will also mark the Champions Series debut for both Krajicek and Philippoussis.

"We are very proud of the quality of tennis and the competitive nature on the Outback Champions Series and now with a current ATP player like Mark Philippoussis playing in Athens, the bar will be further raised as we go international," said Courier. "With golfers like Fred Funk and Craig Stadler competing on both the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour in golf, it will be interesting to see Mark Philippoussis do the same in tennis on the ATP Tour and Champions Series circuits. This is going to be a fascinating event on a lot of levels."

Players participating in Champions Cup - Athens will receive Champions Series ranking points leading to an overall 2007 year end #1 player. In 2006, Courier finished the year as the Champions Series year-end points champion, with tournament victories in Naples and Charlotte and third place finishes in both Boston and Houston. John McEnroe finished in second place in the year-end points standings, led by a runner-up finish in Boston and a third-place finish in Naples. Martin finished in third place in the 2007 points standings, with the tournament triumph in Boston being his best result.

Lee
04-17-2007, 06:58 PM
Good time to player tennis and enjoy a vacation in Greece with his family there.

Would Pete take Chirstian and Ryan with him?

angiel
04-17-2007, 07:18 PM
Good time to player tennis and enjoy a vacation in Greece with his family there.

Would Pete take Chirstian and Ryan with him?


Hi there Lee:wavey: :wavey:


I do hope he does bring his boys and wife with him:angel: :D

angiel
04-20-2007, 04:19 PM
Sampras, Philippoussis to play in Athens
April 18, 2007 - 7:04AM


Australian Mark Philippoussis will join Pete Sampras in a visit to Greece next month to play in Athens when the 30-and-over Champions Series stages its first tennis tournament outside of North America.

It will be the first visit to Greece for Sampras, a 14-time Grand Slam winner and an American of Greek heritage, who headlined a field announced by promoters on Tuesday.

Philippoussis, also of Greek ancestry, will become the first active ATP player to compete in an event on the circuit for players 30 years and older.

Philippoussis and Sampras will be joined by 1996 Wimbledon winner Richard Krajicek, three-time French Open winner Mats Wilander, 1987 Wimbledon champion Pat Cash, former number one Jim Courier, two-time Grand Slam runner-up Todd Martin and an unrevealed last competitor.

The event will be staged at the Olympic tennis facility used for the 2004 Athens Summer Games.

"Playing in Greece is going to be very exciting," Sampras said.

"This event will give me the chance to see the country, meet the people and allow me to play with a different kind of pride as a Greek-American playing in the land of my heritage."

© 2007 AAP

angiel
04-20-2007, 04:22 PM
Vol XXX NO. 29 Wednesday 18th April 2007



Sampras for Greece

NEW YORK: Pete Sampras will make his first trip to Greece next month to play in Athens when the 30-and-over Champions Series stages its first tennis tournament outside of North America.

Sampras, a 14-time Grand Slam winner and an American of Greek heritage, headlined a field announced by promoters here yesterday that also will include Mark Philippoussis, the first active ATP player to play in a Champions event.

Australia's Philippoussis, also of Greek ancestry, and Sampras will be joined by 1996 Wimbledon winner Richard Krajicek, three-time French Open winner Mats Wilander, 1987 Wimbledon champion Pat Cash, former number one Jim Courier, two-time Grand Slam runner-up Todd Martin and an unrevealed last competitor.

angiel
04-20-2007, 04:25 PM
Scud returns with Sampras
April 18, 2007 12:00am

MARK Philippoussis will make his long-awaited comeback to competitive tennis alongside Pete Sampras at a Champions Series event in Athens next month.

Philippoussis hasn't played since suffering another serious knee injury in Australia's Hopman Cup campaign in Perth in late December.

After turning 30 in November and dropping out of the world's top 100, there were fears for his
Philippoussis's playing future. But the former Wimbledon and US Open finalist remains committed to making a full-scale return to the ATP Tour.

|Although he will be the first "active'' ATP player to make an appearance in the Champions Series - a 30 and over circuit - Philippoussis is not yet ready to end his career on the seniors tour.

"What unfolded around Christmas was very unfortunate for Mark but he's been working hard on the court and the opportunity to play in Greece works well for him,'' Philippoussis's manager, Rob Aivatoglou, said today.

"It's a slow process back and it's all about getting on court and doing your best.''

The Las Vegas-based world No. 138 has been training casually with internationally-acclaimed Australian coach Darren Cahill, the former long-time mentor of Lleyton Hewitt and Andre Agassi, and is considering playing some Challenger events in the US before heading to Greece.

No doubt Philippoussis will be eyeing Wimbledon in July but he will almost certainly need to qualify or seek a wildcard unless he can miraculously break back into the top 100 over the next 10 weeks.

"He doesn't want to get ahead of himself and start talking about what he's going to do,'' Aivatoglou said.

"We've just got to firstly make sure he's comfortable with his fitness on court.

"He'll continue working hard and we can evaluate his options.

"Playing in Greece is seen as a nice stepping stone and, given his ranking, it's an opportunity for him to see where he's at.''

Like 14-time grand slam champion Sampras, Philippoussis is of Greek heritage and the big Victorian was a big hit when he represented Australia at the Athens Olympics.

He can expect another warm reception when he returns for the May 17-20 Champions Series event.

Fellow Australian Pat Cash, Philippoussis's one-time coach and 1987 Wimbledon champion, will also play in Athens, as will ex-world No.1s Mats Wilander and Jim Courier, two-time grand slam runner-up Todd Martin and 1996 Wimbledon winner Richard Krajicek.

- AAP
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angiel
04-20-2007, 05:33 PM
United States | Tennis

Sampras in Greece

American fromer champion Pete Sampras will attend a veteran tournament in Greece, his ancestors' country.

17-04 | 15:31 hs. The 14-time-Grand-Slam-champion will join former tennis stars like Mark Philippoussis, Richard Krajicek, Mats Wilander, and Pat Cash.

The tournament, which will be held from May 17 to 20 at the Athens Tennis Olympic Center, is the first one organized outside the United States.

Previously, Sampras will attend a veteran tournament at Boston on May 2.

Sampras remarked that playing in Greece is quite exciting since he've never played in there before, and he will make profit of his time there to visit the country.

Besides Sampras, Mark Philippousis, Richard Krajicek, Mats Wilander, Pat Cash, Todd Martin and Jim Courier confirmed their presence.

angiel
04-20-2007, 06:29 PM
Sampras, Philippoussis Headline Champions Cup Athens Event



By Tennis Week
04/17/2007

The Olympic torch originated in ancient Greece and next month two players of Greek heritage armed with incendiary serves will bring tennis back to Athens' Olympic Tennis Centre. Greek-American Pete Sampras will make his first trip to Greece and Mark Philippoussis will become the first current ATP pro to play an International Champions Series event when the pair headline the Champions Cup-Athens May 17-20.


The Athens event will be the first Champions Series tournament to be played outside of North America.

Other players in the field include Jim Courier, co-founder of InsideOut Sports & Entertainment, which created the Champions Series, former U.S. Open and Australian Open finalist Todd Martin, 1996 Wimbledon champion Richard Krajicek, three-time French Open champion Mats Wilander and 1987 Wimbledon champion Pat Cash. The eighth and final player in the field will be announced at a later date.

Greek American businessman Constantine S. Macricostas, Chairman of the U.S.-based Photronics, a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame Board of Directors and the man credited with bringing the event to Athens, will serve in the role of tournament chairman for the event.

"My family and I are pleased and proud to bring world class tennis back to Greece and to the outstanding Olympic tennis facility in Athens," said Macricostas. "With the encouragement and cooperation of the Greek government and InsideOut Sports & Entertainment, we are now in a position to host one of the finest tennis events in the world with many of the greatest Grand Slam champions and other top players to ever play the game. It will be an exciting tournament this year and for many years to come."

The 2007 Outback Champions Series kicked off March 7-11 in Naples, Fla.., at The Oliver Group Champions Cup where Wayne Ferreira of South Africa defeated Aaron Krickstein in the final. Other events on the 2007 Outback Champions Series include stops in Boston, Mass., Newport, R.I., Charlotte, N.C., Dallas, Texas and Houston, Texas. Athens will be the second Champions Series event for Sampras, who will make his series debut at the Champions Cup - Boston to be held at the Agganis Arena in Boston, May 2-6.

"Playing in this event in Greece is going to be very exciting for me and something that I am really looking forward to," said Sampras. "I've never had the opportunity to travel to Greece, but this event will give me the chance to see the country, meet the people and allow me to play in a tournament with a different kind of pride as a Greek-American playing in the land of my heritage."

All Champions Series events feature eight-man round-robin match formats with the winner of each four-player division meeting in the title match while second place finishers in each division meet in the third-place match. To be eligible to compete on the Champions Series, players must have reached at least a Grand Slam singles final, been ranked in the top five in the world or played singles on a championship Davis Cup team. The Champions Cup - Athens will also mark the Champions Series debut for both Krajicek and Philippoussis.

"We are very proud of the quality of tennis and the competitive nature on the Outback Champions Series and now with a current ATP player like Mark Philippoussis playing in Athens, the bar will be further raised as we go international," said Courier. "With golfers like Fred Funk and Craig Stadler competing on both the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour in golf, it will be interesting to see Mark Philippoussis do the same in tennis on the ATP Tour and Champions Series circuits. This is going to be a fascinating event on a lot of levels

almouchie
04-23-2007, 10:17 AM
its about time he visited Greece

he is a medi boy
so he would like it there & adapt

angiel
04-23-2007, 08:18 PM
its about time he visited Greece

he is a medi boy
so he would like it there & adapt


I say yes, he should have visited a long time ago:wavey: :D hope he brings his family with him.:worship: :angel:

What is a medi boy???:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

angiel
04-30-2007, 07:56 PM
Greek City News.


ATHENS GETS ATP TENNIS BOOST

Sampras and Philippoussis among the greats to compete in 30-and-over event next month TENNIG legend Pete Sampras will make his first trip to Greece next month to play in Athens when the 30-and-over Champions Series stages its first tennis tournament outside of North America. Sampras, a 14-time Grand Slam winner and an American of Greek heritage, headlined a field announced by promoters in New York last week that will also include Mark Philippoussis, the first active Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) player to play in a Champions event. Australia's Philippoussis, also of Greek ancestry, and Sampras will be joined by 1996 Wimbledon winner Richard Krajicek, three-time French Open winner Mats Wilander, 1987 Wimbledon champion Pat Cash, former No 1 Jim Courier, two-time Grand Slam runner-up Todd Martin and a yet to be revealed last competitor. The Athens Champions Cup will be staged at the Olympic tennis facility used for the 2004 Athens Summer Games. Apart from the Athens 2004 Olympics, high-level tennis events have not been held in Greece, which bolsters the tournament's appeal. "Playing in Greece is going to be very exciting," Sampras said. "This event will give me the chance to see the country, meet the people and allow me to play with a different kind of pride as a Greek American playing in the land of my heritage." The tournament's eight contestants will be divided into two four-man groups, where they will do battle for the top spots and berths in the final. The tournament will be staged May 17 to 20. Reports said prize money will be worth 650,000 euros, while sponsorship deals have been estimated at 750,000 euros. Greek-American entrepreneur Constantinos Makrykostas took the initiative to organise the tournament. "Greece is ready to welcome tennis. My family and I are very proud to be bringing a major international tournament to Greece and the marvellous facilities in Athens," said Makrykostas. "I'm certain that this year's tournament will be the beginning of many successful future tournaments in our country." Deputy Culture Minister Giorgos Orfanos, the government's top sporting official, said efforts would be made to establish professional tennis tournaments in Greece on an annual basis. The next step, he said, would be to organise a tournament featuring active ATP players. Orfanos highlighted the heightened international sporting activity to take place in Athens next month. Besides the tennis tournament, the Greek capital will also host European club-level's top soccer and basketball showdowns. European soccer's Champions League final is scheduled for May 23 and the Euroleague basketball Final Four tournament will take place May 4 and 6. Athens club Panathinaikos, a three-time European champion, is one of the four qualifiers.

Greg-Pete fan
05-08-2007, 08:09 PM
Pete will head to Greece to take part in the Athens Champions Cup on May 17-20.

Schedule of matches:
May 17: Pete vs. Wayne Ferreira
May 18: Pete vs. Pat Cash
May 19: Pete vs. Jim Courier

http://www.athenschampionscup.gr/en/home.html

angiel
05-11-2007, 05:36 PM
Pete will head to Greece to take part in the Athens Champions Cup on May 17-20.

Schedule of matches:
May 17: Pete vs. Wayne Ferreira
May 18: Pete vs. Pat Cash
May 19: Pete vs. Jim Courier

http://www.athenschampionscup.gr/en/home.html


Thank for the news Greg.:worship: :wavey: :D

angiel
05-21-2007, 07:15 PM
http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/images/fullimage/ver1/p/petesampras_ap.jpg




Athens: Champions Cup Preview


The Champions Cup – Athens, the first international Champions Series tennis event organized by Jim Courier and InsideOut Sports & Entertainment, begins Thursday at the Athens Olympic Tennis Centre in Athens, Greece. The tournament, that concludes Sunday, features 14-time Grand Slam tournament champion and Greek-American Pete Sampras in his first-ever visit to Greece. The following are quotes from Wednesday’s press conference at the “Athens Hilton” and other notes on the event.





PETE SAMPRAS, 14-time Grand Slam titlist and seven-time Wimbledon champion



“I am very happy to be here, in my parents’ homeland, which I am visiting for the first time. I would very much like to visit my mother’s village of origin, the village of Selacia in Laconia, but it is far away from Athens and I am not sure whether I will have enough time to do that. In any case, I want to visit the sightseeing sites of Athens and I am thrilled to be playing against Courier at the foot of the Acropolis on Thursday.”



“Unfortunately, I do not speak any Greek, but I do remember my mother yelling at me in Greek when I was young and she was scolding me. At age 17, I was playing in a tournament in Germany and someone from the Greek government, if memory serves me right, approached my father and discussed with him the possibility of me representing Greece, but there was no follow-up after that. I am a Greek-American, but I have played the Davis Cup with the USA national team for many years.”



“Federer is the best player in the world at the moment. He has won Wimbledon four times and I believe he may very well break my own record (7). It is all up to him, that is to say for how long he can withstand playing under pressure and competing at this level. Nadal is also a great athlete, whereas although I have not watched (Marcos) Baghdatis that much, I like the fact that when he competes he puts intensity and emotion into his game.”



JIM COURIER, two-time French and Australian Open champion



“The “ATHENS CHAMPIONS CUP 2007” is a big opportunity for Greece, a country that appreciates sports in general and tennis in particular. This series of tournaments enjoy great popularity in the U.S.A. and I am happy because Athens is our first international stop.



Greek fans will enjoy a high level of tennis, with the participation of great names, and I believe that significant benefits for Greek tennis will ensue. I would like to thank Dinos Makrykostas very much, because we are here thanks to his passion.



Tennis is constantly evolving; the conditions are changing, the equipment is changing, everything. Athletes are now stronger, faster, and more resilient and have greater technical skills. Besides, tennis gives everyone the opportunity to play throughout their lives. Of course, I am not sure who would come watch me play when…I am old and grey, but this is a whole different story…”



GEORGE ORFANOS, Greek National Deputy Minister of Sports



“May 2007 has been a blessed sporting month for Greece, since right after the Euroleague Basketball 2007 Final Four and a little before the UEFA Champions League Final, we are hosting the “ATHENS CHAMPIONS CUP 2007”, with the perspective of claiming the organization of a large ATP tournament in the future. Eight world-acclaimed tennis stars will compete against one another in one of the best facilities in the world and those who have contributed to the organization of this event are worthy of the most sincere congratulations.”



STAVROS DOUVIS, Greek National General Secretary of Sports



“The “ATHENS CHAMPIONS CUP 2007” may largely increase the popularity of tennis in Greece; besides, we have both the desire and the necessary infrastructures to host great tournaments and all sorts of events. We would like to thank not only the top athletes who will participate in the tournament, but also Mr. Makrykostas for his valuable contribution.”



KONSTANTINOS MAKRYKOSTAS, President of the ATHENS OPEN S.A.



“I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your response to our great effort. I would like to believe that this is simply the first big moment and that others will follow in the future. I am happy, overwhelmed and proud because my dream has come true and I firmly believe that Greece may evolve into the centre of the world in tennis as well.”





CHAMPIONS CUP ATHENS NOTES



SAMPRAS IN THE HALL OF FAME



During a special ceremony that will take place in July, Pete Sampras will enter the “International Tennis Hall of Fame”. The honorary distinction was officially announced on Wednesday by the chairman of the executive committee of the foundation, Chris Clouser, who presented, together with Mr. Makrykostas, a commemorative t-shirt of the “International Tennis Hall of Fame” to the 35 year-old player.



SPECIAL EVENTS



There are three events of great interest that take place at the same time as the tournament:



Sampras vs. Courier at the foot of the Acropolis!


On Thursday, May 17, at 12:00 noon, there will be an exhibition match between Pete Sampras and Jim Courier at a specially modified area in front of the “Dionysus” restaurant with a view to the Acropolis!



Tomorrow’s tennis players meet the big “stars”


On Saturday, May 19, at 11:00 a.m., the “ATHENS CHAMPIONS’ CUP 2007” top stars will meet the Greek champions of the future. The first 100 children up to 18 years of age to arrive at the Olympic Tennis Centre bringing along their racquets will meet the eight athletes and play with them. Apart from the opportunity to live their dream even for a few minutes, the children will also receive a ticket each to watch the Saturday afternoon games for free. Those children who will not be amongst the first one hundred to arrive will be able to remain at the Tennis Centre and watch the exhibition matches from the stands.



An exhibition entitled “In the Zone”


Throughout the duration of the “ΑΤHENS CHAMPIONS CUP 2007”, the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum will present an interesting exhibition entitled “In the Zone”. The exhibition will be set in one of the first floor rooms of the Olympic Tennis Centre and refers to the most important times of famous tennis champions, such as: Steffi Graf, Martina Navratilova, Serena Williams, Rod Laver, Chris Evert Arthur Ashe, Billie Jean King, Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe. The exhibition also hosts special tributes to Pete Sampras and Arantxa Sanchez–Vicario, who will this year enter the International Tennis Hall of Fame.



NEW PLAYERS



Australian Mark Philippoussis was forced to withdraw from Champions Cup Athens due to his continued knee problems. He is replaced in the draw by Swede Magnus Larsson. Mats Wilander also withdrew from the event due to the lingering back problems that also forced him to withdraw from the Champions Cup Boston. Wilander is replaced in the field by Anders Jarryd. Wayne Ferreira replaces Emilio Sanchez in the field. Sanchez is unable to play due to illness.



THE “ATHENS CHAMPIONS’ CUP” GAMES SCHEDULE



The eight athletes have been divided into two groups of four and will be playing a round-robin schedule. The winners from the each group will meet one another in the final, whereas the runner-ups from each group will vie for third place. All scores and updates can be found at www.ChampionsSeriesTennis.com





THE GROUPS

GROUP A GROUP B

Pete Sampras
Magnus Larsson

Jim Courier
Richard Krajicek

Pat Cash
Todd Martin

Wayne Ferreira
Anders Jarryd




THE MATCH SCHEDULE


Thursday, May 17, 2007

15:00
Larsson vs. Jarryd

Courier vs. Cash

20:00
Martin vs. Krajicek

Sampras vs. Ferreira

Friday, May 18, 2007

15:00
Courier vs. Ferreira

Martin vs. Larsson

20:00
Sampras vs. Cash

Krajicek vs. Jarryd

Saturday, May 19, 2007

13:00
Cash vs. Ferreira

Larsson vs. Krajicek

18:00
Jarryd vs. Martin

Sampras vs. Courier

Sunday, May 20, 2007

12:00
Match for third place

14:00
Final




SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS


The Official Sponsors of the “Athens Champions Cup 2007” are the OPAP, the Ministry of Tourism Development and the Greek National Tourism Organization.



The “Athens Champions Cup 2007” communication sponsors include: the Greek National Broadcaster (ERT), the STATUS magazine, the SportDay newspaper, the Adbusiness and TennisInsider magazines and the radio stations Best 92,6 and SuperSPORT FM.



This tournament lists supporters such as: the Athens Hilton, Slazenger, Peugeot, Olympic Airlines, Puma, San Benedetto, and the Athens Medical Centre Group.