GRAND SLAM CHAMPIONS ANDY MURRAY & JUAN MARTIN DEL POTRO ALONG WITH TOP PLAYERS RICHARD GASQUET & NICOLAS ALMAGRO HEADLINE “DREAM CUP BARBADOS”
The Dream Cup Barbados will showcase four (4) of the world’s best tennis players, including Grand Slam Champions Andy Murray and Juan Martin del Potro along with Richard Gasquet and Nicolas Almagro. Barbados will be the center of the tennis universe Independence Weekend with four of the premiere tennis players in the world competing from November 28 to December 1.
Tournament players will enjoy rest and relaxation at the luxurious Saint Peter’s Bay Resort & Residences after a grueling tennis season. The Dream Cup Barbados players will compete for up to US $500,000 as well as a villa stay, over a 5 – year period, in one of the premium three bedroom beachfront homes at Saint Peter’s Bay Resort & Residences, a luxury resort featuring magnificent ocean views and breathtaking sunsets on Barbados’ northwest coast.
“We are thrilled to have top players like Andy, Juan Martin, Richard and Nicolas come to Barbados and experience this incredible paradise,” said Kodi Lewis, Executive Director, The Dream Cup Barbados. “We are grateful for the relationships with key supporters such as the Barbados Tourism Authority, ESPN and Saint Peter’s Bay. Having this amazing tennis talent compete on the island will be a fantastic experience for the fans and sponsors and we can’t wait to kick ‘The Dream Cup’ off.”
The event begins on Thursday November 28th with the exclusive Players Evening Cocktail Party to be held at Beach House and the official match-draw for the best-of-three sets competition. The tennis tournament challenge will begin Friday evening November 29th with the two Semi-Final Singles Matches at the Sir Garfield Sobers Sports Complex. Saturday evening will be The Dream Cup Singles Final, again at the Sir Garfield Sobers Sports Complex. On Sunday, there will be two closing events with the Cocktails On The Court Party/VIP Mixer and an Exhibition Doubles Match at the Sugar Hills Estates in St. James.
As part of a two-year agreement, ESPN will air exclusive live coverage of the event on its television and broadband networks in Australia and New Zealand, Brazil, the Caribbean and Spanish-speaking Latin America, and stream it live on its broadband network in the U.S. ESPN’s agreement with the Dream Cup Barbados also includes exclusive live airing of the 2014 event.
“The Dream Cup from Barbados is an exceptional showcase for some of the best tennis players in the world,” Michael Walters, vice president, programming, ESPN International, said. “It will provide ESPN International’s multi-platform services with an outstanding tennis competition from a unique venue and we are pleased to be able to bring this event live to fans around the world.”
(All times Eastern)
|Friday 29 November||6 pm – 10 pm||Australia||ESPN 2, ESPN3|
|6 pm – 10 pm||Brazil||ESPN+, WatchESPN|
|6 pm – 10 pm||Caribbean||ESPN 2, ESPN Play|
|6 pm – 10 pm||Mexico||ESPN 2, ESPN Play|
|6 pm – 10 pm||U.S.||ESPN3|
|Saturday 30 November||6 pm – 8 pm||Australia & New Zealand||ESPN, ESPN3|
|6 pm – 8 pm||Brazil||ESPN, WatchESPN|
|6 pm – 8 pm||Caribbean||ESPN, ESPN3|
|6 pm – 8 pm||Latin America||ESPN, ESPN Play|
|6 pm – 8 pm||U.S.||ESPN3|