Champions Series consists of tournaments played in select markets where legends of the sport compete in a highly competitive, fan friendly, round-robin format with a champion crowned on the last day of each event. Champions Series tournaments run over a minimum of 4 days featuring 8 Champion players in each event. The first 3 rounds of each tournament are played in round robin format with the eight Champions drawn into two groups of four and each player playing against the other 3 players in his group. The top players from each group advance to a Sunday Championship Match, while the second place finishers in each group play in Sunday's 3rd place Playoff Match.
Matches are played in the best of three set format, with the 3rd set consisting of a Champions tie-break. The Champions tie-break is defined as the 1st player to reach 10 points with a margin of 2 points.
Eligible players competing on the Champions Series have either held a top 5 singles ranking, been a Grand Slam singles finalist or a singles player on a Championship Davis Cup team during their ATP Tour playing careers. Champions Series tournaments are allowed one wildcard player of their choice. All players must be a minimum of 30 years of age. This criteria assures fans that there will be a legend competing in every match of every session of every event.
Schedule of Events
Fernando Meligeni vs. Mikael Pernfors
Mark Philippoussis vs. Cedric Pioline
Marat Safin vs. Wayne Ferreira
Jim Courier vs. Mats Wilander
Men's Doubles Match
Winner of Safin/Ferreira vs. Meligini/Pernfors
Winner of Philippoussis/Pioline vs. Courier/Wilander
3rd Place Match
Rua Professor Eurico Rabello - Maracanã