2003 US Open champion Andy Roddick will make his official debut at the Statoil Masters Tennis event in December, according to tournament officials.
Roddick, a former three-time Wimbledon finalist and world No. 1, joins Tim Henman, Greg Rusedski and Mark Philippoussis in the draw for the seniors event.
Roddick said: “I love London, I love playing in front of British fans, and I’m really looking forward to playing in the Statoil Masters Tennis at the Royal Albert Hall for the first time.”
The American is all too familiar with London, as he fell in the Wimbledon final on three separate occasions to 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer. His last loss came in the 2009 final, which went five sets and is considered one of the more memorable Wimbledon finals in the last decade.
“After the 2009 Wimbledon final I felt that people really understood me in Britain and I’ll never forget the response. It’s exciting to be able to come back post-career and play in another special arena against so many of my contemporaries.”
The Statoil Masters Tennis Event takes place between December 3-7.