MADRID, March 24, 2017
On the day that Tie Break Tens Madrid announced a partnership with the Mutua Charity against domestic violence, a reigning Olympic champion, a French Open runner-up, an Australian Open semi finalist and one of the most exciting young players in tennis joined the line-up of stars at the event.
The event, which takes place on Thursday May 4th, will donate $100,000 to victims of domestic violence. Tie Break Tens Madrid will therefore be named Mutua Charity Tie Break Tens Madrid, against domestic violence.
Monica Puig, who won Puerto Rico’s first ever Olympic gold medal last year in Rio, joins the field in the 8-player women’s tournament alongside Maria Sharapova, Garbine Muguruza and Simona Halep.
In the men’s event, the 2013 Roland Garros finalist David Ferrer, the 2011 Australian Open semi finalist Fernando Verdasco and Lucas Pouille – the 23-year-old Frenchman who beat Rafael Nadal at the US Open last year – signed up. They will take on Kei Nishikori, Grigor Dimitrov and Feliciano Lopez in Madrid. $200,000 will be on offer to the winner of each event, which will be played over a knockout format with every match a first-to-ten point tie-break.
Ferrer, a former World No.3, said: “I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to play in this event. To play in Spain is an opportunity that doesn’t come around that often and I think that this exciting competition format with tie-breaks of 10 points will be great fun for the crowd, so I ask everybody to come and watch in support of an important cause.”
Over the next two weeks the remaining six players will be announced. The tournament, which will be held in the Caja Mágica, will be Broadcast live on Teledeporte TVE in Spain.
Mutua Charity Tie Break Tens Madrid, against domestic violence
Play begins: 19:30 (doors open at 18:30)
Players: two draws of 16 players
ATP players confirmed so far: Kei Nishikori, Feliciano López, Grigor Dimitrov, David Ferrer and Fernando Verdasco.
WTA players confirmed so far: Garbiñe Muguruza, Maria Sharapova, Simona Halep and Mónica Puig.
Format: Quarter-finals, semi-finals and final.
Prize Money: $200,000 for the champions, $100,000 to be donated to charity organizations working against domestic violence.
TV: The tournament will be broadcast live on Spanish television via Teledeporte