The first annual Miami Tennis Cup will take place Nov. 30 – Dec. 2, 2012, at the prestigious Crandon Park Tennis Center on Key Biscayne. It will be the first tennis tournament of its kind to launch in the U.S. and it’s sure to make a huge splash as it will feature six of today’s top ranked ATP professionals, including an exclusive appearance by U.S. Open Champion and British Olympic Gold Medalist, Andy Murray, and French Open Champion Juan Carlos Ferrero, the former world number one player from Spain.
This sure to be quite the tournament as the “Super Six” clash of the titans will play in a double-elimination, round robin tournament format that will also feature ATP heavyweights Nicolás Almagro (ESP), Alejandro Falla (COL) and top ranked American, John Isner.
Additionally, the tournament will be a tribute to Andy Roddick. Tennis fans here in South Florida know Andy very well and have followed his iconic career closely. He will be participating as part of his homecoming farewell tour.
This three-day tournament will take place on the stadium court at Crandon Park and will be broadcast live by ESPN worldwide. More than 7,000 spectators are expected to attend each day.
“We are pleased to announce the first annual Miami Tennis Cup, a premium and world class competition featuring today’s most exciting top-ranked players,” said Julian Wortelboer, President and CEO of Group NOS. “We aim to establish the Miami Tennis Cup as a must-see event each year on the world tennis calendar.”
The initial matches start at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012. The first semi-final match will commence on stadium court at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. The emerging winner from Sunday’s final will take the coveted title as the first ever champion of the Miami Tennis Cup, for which a cash prize and trophy will be presented on stadium court by a surprise celebrity legend from the world of tennis.
Daily Match Schedule
Friday, November 30th, 2012
7:00pm: John Isner vs. Juan Carlos Ferrero
8:30pm: Nicolás Almagro vs. Alejandro Falla
Saturday, December 1st, 2012
5:00pm: Andy Murray vs. Andy Roddick (Headline Match)
6:30pm: Winner of Isner / Ferrero to play winner of Almagro / Falla
Sunday, December 2nd, 2012
5:00pm: Final on Stadium Court
7:00pm: Trophy presentation on Stadium Court
On Dec. 1-2, 2012, parents can register their kids onsite to take part in the 12-and-under tournament, starting at 8 a.m. until 3 p.m., as part of a weekend-long Family Day series of fun-filled activity, taking place on courts one and two.
Tickets for the first annual Miami Tennis Cup are now available through Ticketmaster starting at $50 (general admission). A three-day pass starts at $118 (300 Level – general admission). Act fact and you can use this Groupon for discounted tickets.