- December 17, 2012
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The Royal Albert Hall, which now plays host to the Statoil Masters Tennis, is one of the UK’s most treasured and breathtaking venues, imaginable for an event representing the perfect combination of competitive and entertaining tennis recognised all around the world.
Since opening in 1871, the Royal Albert Hall has had an unparalleled history of exceptional performances by the world’s leading artists and today more than 350 events are held in the Hall’s auditorium each year, entertaining well over one million people – The Statoil Masters Tennis one of the finest.
As the season-finale to the ATP Champions Tour, the Statoil Masters Tennis is a truly unique event providing an exceptional experience from start to finish. This year is particularly exciting year Goran Ivanisevic and Tim Henman will clash in a rematch of the 2001 Wimbledon semifinal.
When tennis legend Goran Ivanisevic lifted the Wimbledon title in 2001, he fulfilled a lifetime ambition whilst also winning the hearts of tennis fans all over the world. His talent is such, that he is best known for being the only player having won the Men’s Title at Wimbledon as a wild card. Born in Croatia in 1971, Goran turned pro in 1988 and quickly gained a reputation for his tremendous serve, which is considered among the greatest to date as well as a freewheeling personality.
It is for his personality, as well as for his amazing career, that we are proud to count Goran Ivanisevic as not only a player in this years event but also one of Ellesse’s brand advocates.