Andy Murray to headline Tie Break Tens at Royal Albert Hall in December

Andy Murray will play his final competitive tennis of the year in the inaugural edition of Tie Break Tens in London

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Andy Murray will play his final competitive tennis of the year in the inaugural edition of Tie Break Tens, a new, quick-fire tennis tournament.

The event will be staged at the Royal Albert Hall on the night of Saturday 5 December as part of Champions Tennis.

Murray, who will try to help Great Britain win a first Davis Cup in 79 years next week, will return to London to take on an all-star field of past and present tennis champions at Tie Break Tens the following weekend.

World No7 David Ferrer, former world No4 Tim Henman, and rising Briton Kyle Edmund will join Murray in a six-man field.

The final places will be taken by a qualifier from the Champions Tennis tournament at the Royal Albert Hall, and one still-to-be-announced player.

Each of the ten matches at Tie Break Tens will be contested over a first-to-ten-point tie-break. The six-man field will be drawn into two groups of three players, using a round-robin format.

The top two players in each group will go through to the semi-finals, with the winner taking away a cheque for $250,000.

Murray said: “It’s nice for me to be able to play one more time in Britain before the end of the year, and this is a really interesting format which should be a lot of fun for everyone involved.

“Tie-breaks are always exciting, so to have a whole night of them is going to be great. Plus, the Royal Albert Hall is an iconic venue, and I’m looking forward to playing there for the first time.”

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