Mansour is an important player on the legends circuit and his showmanship has made him a long-standing and popular figure in invitational and official tennis tournaments around the world.
Tournament Director Anders Borg said: “It’s a great boost for us to have Mansour returning to Liverpool. We are in the entertainment business and whilst tennis is a very serious game, Mansour has changed the rules a little on the exhibition circuit with his incredible abilities to showcase the sport as a fun game.”
The Williams BMW Liverpool International Tennis Tournament is in its 18th year and will run fromThursday 20th June to Sunday 23rd June inclusive at Liverpool Cricket Club.
The tournament has grown into the longest running and largest tennis exhibition in Europe - featuring ATP and WTA players warming up for Wimbledon in addition to the ever-popular legends of tennis.
Guy Adams, Managing Director of Williams Group, said: ‘’As a North West based family-owned business with a flagship retail centre in Liverpool serving the city and Merseyside, Williams BMW is a long-standing supporter and sponsor of this prestigious tournament.
“In our 110th year, the status of title sponsor enhances our commitment to supporting sports throughout the North West and to encourage talents at all levels.’’
Also returning to the Liverpool event are two Italian winners from 2018, Corrina Dentoni and Alessandro Giannessi.
Not only does the tournament attract some of the best talent from around the world, it also focuses on promoting tennis locally and inviting talent from the region to play in Liverpool.
Neal and Ken Skupski of Allerton, who started their international tennis careers at the Liverpool International, have enjoyed incredible success in recent years on the ATP doubles circuit and won several ATP events.
Another North West based star, Naomi Broady, who peaked at No.56 in the doubles rankings, will feature in the women’s singles event this year.
Anders Borg added: “Naomi is a former top 100 player with several titles to her name. It just proves that even if you come from a region dominated by other sports, the North West can also develop some very good tennis players such as the Skupski brothers and Miss Broady.
“We’re here to encourage kids to pick up the great game of tennis because I’m sure there are many more talents like Naomi out there.”