The Senior Masters Cup will celebrate its third edition later this month with an increase in level compared to years gone by.
The competition, which takes place on 28 and 29 September at the Puente Romano tennis club, will welcome three former world number ones in the form of Carlos Moyá, Juan Carlos Ferrero and Marat Safin, alongside Goran Ivanisevic.
Although it sounds odd to say that the level has gone up in the absence of Mats Wilander and John McEnroe, it is hoped that a repeat of last year's final between McEnroe (59) and Moyá (42), where the outcome was obvious due to the difference in physique, can be avoided.
The tournament was presented in Marbella last week by the tournament director, Albert Costa; the head of the organising company Tennium, Joaquín Ríos; Marbella town hall's Sports councillor, Javier Mérida; and director of the Puente Romano hotel, Jorge Manzur.
It was announced that the tournament would start on Friday 28 September with two semifinals. The first, between Safin and Ivanisevic, will take place from 6pm, followed by Moyá and Ferrero from 8pm.
The following day, there will be a doubles exhibition at 6pm involving Yannick Noah and Sébastien Grosjean against Albert Costa and one of the eliminated semifinalists. The grand final will start at 7.30pm.
Tickets for the tournament, which range from 25 to 80 euros, can be purchased from the tournament website, Ticketea and from the Puente Romano itself between 11am and 3pm.