Strictly's Ore Oduba will host coverage of new tie-breaks tennis tournament

News and sports broadcaster Ore was crowned Strictly winner last year.

Strictly Come Dancing champion Ore Oduba has lined up his next role, hosting TV coverage of a new tennis tournament.

Tie Break Tens, a fast-paced, short format in which only tie-breaks are played, took place for the first time in London in 2015.

This year’s championship will air, live from Madrid, exclusively in the UK on Dave.

Ore Oduba
Ore Oduba (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

The channel’s general manager Steve North said the “shorter and faster matches” would provide “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,” he said.

Andrew Preece, executive director of producer Sunset+Vine, said: “The format offers fans the opportunity to see a full tournament in one session, and a host of stars battling it out on court.”

Bosses of the new format say it appeals to younger viewers.

Andy Murray (Owen Humphreys/PA)
Andy Murray (Owen Humphreys/PA)

Andy Murray reached the final last year in Vienna but lost out to Austrian Dominic Thiem, who took away a winner-take-all prize of 250,000 dollars (£195,000).

Players this year, where the event will also raise money for the Mutua charity against domestic violence, are set to include Maria Sharapova in the women’s event and the US Open champion and world number three Stan Wawrinka in the men’s.

News and sports broadcaster Ore was crowned Strictly winner last year.

:: Coverage begins at 6.30pm on May 4 on Dave.

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