AEGON CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013
Lendl and Berdych To Face Murray and Henman In Rally Against Cancer
The Queen's Club, London
by ATP Staff|
Ivan Lendl will take on the man he coaches after joining forces with Tomas Berdych to face Andy Murray and Tim Henman in the Rally Against Cancer doubles exhibition on finals day at the Aegon Championships.
Lendl, who began coaching Murray last year, was invited by British player Ross Hutchins to play in the 16th June event at The Queen's Club. The event will raise money for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, which supports The Royal Marsden - the world-leading cancer centre treating Hutchins, who was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma last December.
'I am delighted to be playing in the Rally Against Cancer event on the brilliant centre court at The Queen’s Club,” said Lendl, who twice won the titles at The Queen's Club, in 1989 and 1990. “The event is for a great cause - the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity - and I'm very excited to be playing on a grass court for the first time in 20 years! To be able to play with Andy, Tim and Tomas will be a joy for me and I look forward to the match. I have got to know Ross well over the past couple of years and have known his family for a long time. I am right behind him and everyone in similar situations to him.'
Any remaining tickets for the Aegon Championships are on general sale from 10am UK time today.
As part of the Rally Against Cancer, an additional £10 will be collected for each finals day ticket purchased and this will go directly to The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. The Lawn Tennis Association, which owns the Aegon Championships, will contribute £10 for every ace hit during the tournament. There will also be an auction set up to raise further money, and donations can be made directly and at any time by going to: http://www.justgiving.com/RallyAgainstCancer2013
The Royal Marsden is a world-leading cancer centre specialising in diagnosis, treatment, care, education and research. The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity raises money to help The Royal Marsden provide world-class care for cancer patients, to support the hospital’s pioneering work in cancer research. The charity enables the hospital to continue its groundbreaking work for the benefit of cancer patients world-wide.
Over the last decade the charity has raised £100 million to fund pioneering developments in cancer research, diagnosis, treatment and care. They are aiming to raise another £100 million over the next decade to ensure this work can continue in curing more people and improving quality of life for all those affected by cancer.
The Aegon Championships takes place 10th-16th June. Murray and Berdych will compete for the title against Juan Martin del Potro and Jo Wilfried Tsonga.
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