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BNP Paribas Showdown

Beware wolf at the HKTA door

John McEnroe in BNP Paribas Showdown friendly tennis match. Photo: Reuters

The BNP Paribas Showdown in March featured two legends - John McEnroe and Ivan Lendl - as well as Caroline Wozniacki and Agnieszka Radwanska for a night of exhibition showmanship. Organisers promised this was the first of an annual event to mark the International Tennis Federation's World Tennis Day.

Sunday, 12 May, 2013, 5:08am 1 comment

Hong Kong Tennis Association seeks HK$1m from next BNP Paribas Showdown

Juan Martin del Potro, Lleyton Hewitt, Victoria Azarenka and Li Na have already been lined up for next year. Photos: Reuters, AP, AFP

Unhappy Hong Kong Tennis Association officials have asked the organisers of last month's BNP Paribas Showdown for a million-dollar sanction fee if next year's event is to go ahead.

28 Apr 2013 - 6:29am

Wozniacki among stars serving volleys of humour

Caroline Wozniacki shares a light moment with fans at the BNP Paribas Tennis Showdown at the AsiaWorld-Expo. Photo: Felix Wong

Hong Kong was served a madcap appetiser to the city's re-entry into the world of professional tennis next year, as two starlets, Agnieszka Radwanska and Caroline Wozniacki last night entertained fans with more than just a match at the BNP Paribas Showdown at AsiaWorld-Expo.

5 Mar 2013 - 5:30am

Ivan the terribly nice guy

Ivan Lendl beat John McEnroe in an epic five-setter in the final of the French Open in 1984. The legends will cross racquets again in Hong Kong next month. Photo: AFP

Lendl, once the most feared player in the world, is now enjoying success as coach of grand slam winner Andy Murray.

24 Feb 2013 - 3:42am

Wozniacki wants critics to eat humble pie

Caroline Wozniacki will take on China's Li Na in an exhibition match in Hong Kong next month. Photo: AFP

Caroline Wozniacki wants to go up to The Peak. It is one of the few things she hasn't ticked off on her Hong Kong checklist. It could also be her sub-conscious talking as she tries to climb back up the world rankings.

24 Feb 2013 - 3:42am