Game, set and match for Graves Centre!

The AEGON GB Pro-Series Sheffield, an indoor international tennis event, returns to the city from Sunday to the following Saturday, at the Graves Tennis & Leisure Centre.

The Sheffield event traditionally has a strong list of British and overseas world ranked male players, being the second event of 2011 on the AEGON GB Pro-Series calendar.

As an ITF Pro-Circuit $15,000 event, it is the second tier of international pro tennis, providing the opportunity to gain all important world ranking points, as well as prize money.

This year's initial line up is looking just as strong as 2010, with the current list headed up by last year's two finalists, Uladzimir Ignatik (Belarus) and Stefano Galvani (Italy).

Thirty-three year old Galvani returns to Sheffield in an attempt to retain the title he won in 2010.

He currently has a world ranking of 274, but three years ago was a top 100 player, and has a 2-0 win/loss record over current world number one Rafael Nadal.

Ignatik, 20, recently had a career high ranking of 156, having enjoyed a successful 2010 which also included playing number one for Belarus in Group 1 of the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas.

He is certainly a player to watch in the future having been ranked the top junior player in the world in June 2007.

He is joined in the draw by his Davis Cup team mate Alexander Bury.

The British entry is headed up by Richard Bloomfield, ranked British number five, and Dan Evans, British number six.

Last year's semi-finalist, Josh Goodall (British number nine), Alex Slabinsky (British number 14) and Chris Eaton (British number 15) are also scheduled to be in action on the indoor courts at Graves. Play is scheduled to start from 10am each day, with qualifying on Sunday and Monday, and main draw from Tuesday 18th to Saturday 22nd January.

The Men's Doubles final is scheduled for Friday 21st January, with the Men's Singles final Saturday 22nd January.

Entry for spectators is free throughout the week, with daily updates on www.lta.org.uk

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