The new Legends Team Cup as part of the ATP Champions Tour will begin in Croatia at Pula Arena from 1-3 August when the ancient amphitheatre becomes a tennis court for the first time in its long history. The format sees two teams of former stars play against each other over three tournaments hosted at exclusive destinations across the world. Ivan Lendl and Pat Cash will captain each team of five players. Former stars Lleyton Hewitt, David Ferrer, Juan-Carlos Ferrero, Tommy Haas and Radek Stepanek have been picked by Ivan Lendl, while Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Marcos Baghdatis, Tomas Berdych, David Nalbandian and Tommy Robredo have been selected by Pat Cash. Each tournament day will consist of two singles and one doubles match, with the team with the most points at the end of the three days being crowned the winners. The teams will also play to become the series champions, which will be awarded in November at the end of the third tournament at Dubai Harbour.
Andy Murray is bringing back Ivan Lendl as his coach, reuniting about four and a half years after the pair split up for a second time. Murray’s manager announced Friday that the 34-year-old from Scotland and Lendl have agreed to return to working together over the next few months. Murray will remain in the US after the Miami Open and Lendl will join his team in order to start preparation for the grass court season.