The 2015 edition of the Champions Tennis League has just concluded, with the Punjab Marshalls, led by British-Canadian legend Greg Rusedski, triumphing over the Hyderabad Aces in a closely contested final.Several retired icons of the sport took centrestage in the league, and with their spirited performances they showed just why they’ve been described as ‘legends’. But the tournament was also a memorable one for the youngsters, who proved that they can match steps with the best in the business.Here are five things to take away from the league:
#1 The legends still have plenty of tennis in them
Retired players who won several laurels in their heyday, the ‘legends’ in the Champions Tennis League may not have been on tour for a number of years. But that didn’t mean they were pushovers by any means.
Thomas Johansson, Greg Rusedski, Alex Corretja – these are all names most tennis enthusiasts will be familiar with, and they unleashed their diverse arsenal of weapons during the course of the league.
Nagpur Orangers’ Legend Corretja, with his solid baseline play, proved just why he was once World No. 2 as he ran through an array of opponents. And the tournament final displayed the immense amount of skill British-Canadian legend Greg Rusedski and his Aces counterpart, Sweden’s Thomas Johansson, still possessed. Not at all out of touch with the skills that earned them several wins on the tour, the two fought a closely contested set.
Richard Krajicek, Rainer Schuettler and Thomas Muster also put in one impressive performance after the other, and left all the spectators spell-bound. The ‘Legends’ certainly lived up to their name this year!