Ore Oduba to host Dave's tennis coverage

Ore Oduba to host Dave's tennis coverage

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Monday, 24th April 2017

UKTV has announced new competitive tennis tournament Tie Break Tens on Dave

Strictly Come Dancing winner Ore Oduba will host the live show on Dave.

Tie Break Tens is a short format of tennis where only tie-breaks are played. Each match is a first-to-ten point tie break. Every tournament awards a winner-take-all cheque after a four-hour session of high pressure tennis. 

A total of 16 players will compete in 14 tie-break matches, with two tournaments running side by side, over the course of the evening.

Produced by Sunset+Vine, live coverage of the Tie Break Tens series will feature both men’s and women’s events taking place side-by-side, with a knockout format.

Top tennis stars such as Maria Sharapova, Jo Konta, Stan Wawrinka and Kei Nishikori will battle it out to win.

Steve North, General Manager for Dave, said: "The Tie Break Tens format is an excellent way to get shorter and faster matches giving a thrilling evening of tennis entertainment. It's looking to do for tennis what Twenty20 did for cricket with significant levels of prize money attracting the very best players."

Richard Watsham, Director of Commissioning at UKTV, said: "I'm confident Sunset+Vine will capture the energy and speed of the Tie Break Tens event brilliantly with entire tournaments packed into four hours of live sports action. It's fantastic to have world class tennis in an ultra-competitive format with top players live on Dave."

Last year in Vienna, Andy Murray reached the Tie Break Tens final, losing out to Dominic Thiem, who took away a winner-take-all prize of $250,000. 

The tournament will start in Madrid on May 4th from 6.30pm on Dave.

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UKTV has announced new competitive tennis tournament Tie Break Tens on Dave