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2004 May 21 - Liverpool International title sponsor

Press Release - Issued on: 21/05/04

City Brokers Back Liverpool International Tennis Tournament

One of London's leading Spread Betting firms - has agreed to be the Title Sponsor of the Legend Event during this year's Liverpool International Tennis Tournament to be held at Calderstones Park (Liverpool) from the 9th - 13th June.'s decision to back the event adds weight to the popularity of the sport and of the event held in Liverpool. This is a huge step for the tournament in its bid to become a nationally recognised event and to mirror tennis events such as that held at Queens Club. Thanks to this deal, the audience will be able to see and experience some of Tennis's Legends in action, Ilie Nastase, Mansour Bahrami and Peter McNamara, who never fail to entertain or attract the crowds on Centre Court.

Robin Houldsworth, Managing Director of explains, "We are delighted to be sponsoring the Legends Event during the Liverpool International Tennis Tournament. We see it as an opportunity to get involved with Liverpool's vibrant business community, whilst raising money for various charities such as Habitat for Humanity and Weston Spirit. We are certain that the tournament will be a great success. This is great for the event and we are looking forward to working with to raise awareness of both of our companies and The Liverpool International Tennis Tournament nationally", (Carl Bradshaw - Northern Vision).

The event has the full backing of Liverpool City Council and the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA). In addition to the legend event there will be a 'Round Robin' event where some of the world's greatest ATP Tour Players such as; Vincent Spadea, Robert Kendrick, Ramon Delgado and up and coming Georgian Irakli Labadze, who believe the event is a great platform for preparations for Wimbledon. Former Wimbledon Mens Champion Richard Krajicek will also play 2 exhibition matches during the opening 2 days of the event.

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