Unfortunately, the first ever team event featuring former world no. 1 players, Kings of Tennis, will not be realized in Penang.
The event dubbed as Big Bang Penang is confirmed canceled today.
In their e-mail, the press officer at Kings of Tennis explained that the event has to be canceled due to the current financial crisis and the uncertainty of the world economics which resulted in the pulling out of some of their key sponsors.
As what SK Boey has predicted, Big Bang Penang has blown up.
P/S Anyone who wants to comment about this part of the post can try answer my doubts in this post too: What is going on with Kings of Tennis / Big Bang Penang? Arianna Teoh, Penang Government, please answer.
However the good news is, Showdown of Champions which is going to be held on the 18th in Stadium Putra KL is going strong!
In the past few days, there are quite a lot of visitors dropping by this blog searching for news regarding this exho.
I was informed that James Blake will be conducting a tennis clinic for LTAM junior players on Nov 18.
There will also be an autograph-signing session at KLCC, which I'll let you know the time, date and place in the next few days.
Drop me an email if you are interested to meet Roger Federer, James Blake, Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe.
If you still haven't get your tickets to the showdown, which is priced between RM108 and RM498, go to Ticket Axcess outlets or call +603 7711 5000 for enquiries. The official Showdown of Champions website is at www.showdownkl2008.com.
Click here to read about the event which is now officially cancelled.