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2009 CTCA Tennis Championships at Surprise

August 14, 2009 12:09 AM


The Outback 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. Outback 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 Outback 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. Outback 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.

Players gather Champions Series points at each event which count towards the year end Rankings. Click here for a full description of the Champions Series Points, Prize Money and Tie Breaker rules structure. Check out our Schedule of Events for a Outback Champions Series Tennis event in a city near you.

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