Greg Rusedski says he is looking forward to coming back to compete in 2017 Champions Tennis at the Royal Albert Hall ATP Champions Tour event which starts today (December 30) writes Ziad Chaudry.

The 43-year-old former British number one from Battersea will be partnering flamboyant Frenchman Henri Leconte and Mikael Pernfors in the exhibition doubles event.

“It’s a great honour to compete again in this year’s Champions Tennis at the Royal Albert Hall,” said Rusedski, the former US Open finalist.

“Playing on court in the iconic venue is always very special, especially in front of a home crowd where the support is so strong.

“I’m also excited to be taking part in the SportsAid doubles match on Friday evening, the charity has an amazing record of supporting athletes and the session will certainly be a highlight for the audience.”

Fabrice Santoro will be looking to win his third singles title at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in a field which features Juan Carlos Ferrero, Mark Philippoussis, Marat Safin, Pat Rafter and Xavier Malisse.

The event runs until December 3 and tickets are available by calling 020 7070 4404 or in person at RAH box office.