Top Tennis Player Set For Mark Knowles Pro Exhibition
Mark announced the exciting news that Andy Murray has booked his flights from the U.K. to come to take part in the Exhibition on Saturday 4th December at the National Tennis Centre. Mark and the event organizers have their fingers crossed that the snowstorms, which have blanketed Scotland and the U.K. in the last few days, ease up and air travel operates on schedule for Andy.
Andy said yesterday that he can’t wait to escape the sub zero temperatures and land in the sunny Bahamas.
Andy is fresh off a stellar performance at the World Singles Champions Masters Cup in London last week where he reached the semi-finals and lost a classic match to Rafael Nadal in the 3rd set tiebreaker.
Andy is currently the #4 ranked player in the world; 2009 and 2010 Wimbledon semi-finalist; 2010 Finalist at the Australian Open; 2010 ATP Masters Champion in both Shanghai and Canada. He has career wins over Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Roddick and has won 16 singles titles.
Andy was born in Dunblane, Scotland on 15th May 1987 and is the #1 ranked player in Great Britain. His mother, Judy, is a tennis coach and father, William, is a Retail Area Manager. He started playing tennis at 3 years of age and was a very promising soccer player before he chose to play tennis fulltime.
At 15 years of age he based himself in Barcelona and trained alongside his Spanish peers. His talent for the game is tremendous and his fitness is on a par with that of the Spanish hero, Nadal, and the Swiss genius, Federer. Most tennis experts predict that Andy will win many more tournament titles, including the Wimbledon Championships as the first Briton since Fred Perry won it for the third time in 1936. Mark says “Andy is only 23 years old and already has been ranked as high as #2 in the world. He has the game to go right to the top and he will.”
The Exhibition will be held on Saturday, December 4th at the Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre, National Tennis Centre at 3pm. With an exciting opportunity for our top Bahamian juniors, selected by the Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association, to interact on court with the visiting professionals at the Pro Exhibition.
Sponsors include: Atlantis Resort & Casino, MDC Partners, Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch Private Bank & Trust; Pictet Bank & Trust Ltd; Serenity Point, Abaco; The Balmoral; The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism; American Airlines; Everkey Global Fund, Mark Holowesko, Odyssey Aviation, The Bahamas Weekly, and The Ministry of Youth Sports & Culture.
Tickets are now on sale at the National Tennis Centre, Atlantis Tennis Centre, Village Squash Club, H.G.Christie Ltd. and Lyford Cay School or telephone 242-359-2542. Proceeds from the event go towards local Children’s Charities.awards, celebrity, charity