MADRID, March 10, 2017
The World No.4 Simona Halep and Bulgarian superstar Grigor Dimitrov will both compete for $250,000 winner-take-all prize money cheques at Tie Break Tens Madrid, the quick-fire tie-break tennis tournament which takes place at the Caja Mágica on the evening of Thursday 4th May.
Both Halep and Dimitrov will have their work cut out. Halep joins five-time Grand Slam title winner Maria Sharapova and reigning Roland Garros champion Garbine Muguruza in the women’s field, with Dimitrov up against the men’s World No.5 Kei Nishikori and big-serving local Feliciano López in the men’s event. A further ten players will be announced in the coming weeks to complete the two eight-player fields.
Both events will feature a knockout format, with a prize money pot of $500,000 on offer, split equally between the men’s and women’s winners. $100,000 of the total will go to charity.
The players are excited about the prospect.
Halep said: “Tie-breaks are always tense, and with so many top players playing them in Tie Break Tens, it is going to be a great night in Madrid.”
Dimitrov said: “I love playing tie-breaks. You are under pressure from the very first point and it brings out the best in people. The crowd are guaranteed excitement so it should be a great atmosphere.”
Tie Break Tens will be broadcast live on Teledeporte TVE in Spain.