Ivanisevic to Take Part in Grand Cayman Legends Event

Nathan AseriosContributor IApril 20, 2009

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JANUARY 08:  Croatian Goran Ivanisevic awaits the serve during the first round match of the Heineken Tennis Open played between Goran Ivanisevic and Jarkko Nieminen, Ivanisevic won 76, 63, Tuesday.  (Photo by Michael Bradley/Getty Images)

Former Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic is scheduled to take part in this week’s Legends Championships Tennis Tournament at the Ritz-Carlton in Grand Cayman. This event is part of the eight events in this season’s Outback Champions Series. The $150,000 event will have single-elimination format with the champion receiving a $60,000 check.

The Outback Champions Series feature retired tennis players 30 years and above. In order to qualify, the player has to meet certain requirements - such as reaching at least a Grand Slam final, being ranked in the world’s top 5 or have taken part in a winning Davis Cup team. The Croatian achieved a career-high number two ranking during his ATP tour days and won the Wimbledon in 2001 after finishing runner-up three times prior.

Other players competing in this event are:

  • Jimmy Arias
  • Jim Courier
  • Wayne Ferreira
  • Karel Novacek
  • Mikael Pernfors
  • Mats Wilander
  • Mark Philippoussis

For more information, check out the Champions Series website at: http://www.championsseriestennis.com/