McENROE, LENDL, COURIER AND CHANG TO COMPETE IN CHAMPIONS CUP PRESENTED BY LAMAR ADVERTISING COMPANY IN OKLAHOMA CITY
Venue Presale – Monday, October 21 from 10AM to 10PM!
Get Tickets to PowerShares Series – Four Legends…3 Matches…1 Winner…1 Night Only!
PowerShares Series Tennis…Where Champions Collide!
Oklahoma City will host tennis legends John McEnroe, Ivan Lendl, Jim Courier and Michael Chang at the Champions Cup to be played Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7 pm at the Chesapeake Energy Arena, InsideOut Sports & Entertainment announced today.The one-night tournament will feature three matches; two one-set semifinal matches, followed by a one-set championship match.
The Champions Cup will be the second of 12 events on the 2014 PowerShares Series tennis circuit, featuring legendary tennis players over the age of 30.
“I am looking forward to competing against some of my biggest rivals in Oklahoma City in the biggest tennis event in the city since the USA vs. Slovak Republic Davis Cup matches from 2002,” said Courier, the former world No. 1 and the current U.S. Davis Cup captain. “It’s going to be a tough tournament and with Mac and Lendl playing in the same arena, you know it’s going to be a fiery night of tennis.”
McEnroe won seven majors singles titles in his career along with 10 other majors in doubles and mixed doubles. He won the U.S. Open four times and Wimbledon three times and helped the United States to the Davis Cup title five times. He captured 77 career singles titles and 78 career doubles titles, his last being in San Jose, California in 2006 at the age of 47. McEnroe, who will turn 55 on February 9, has continued his fine play, winning numerous champions events around the world in singles and doubles since his final full-time year on the ATP Tour in 1992. He also continues to entertain tennis audiences as one of the best television commentators in the sport’s history.
Lendl won eight major singles titles in his career, including three U.S. Open titles during his stretch of reaching the U.S. singles final a record eight straight years from 1982-1989. He reached 19 majors singles finals in his career, more than any player in tennis history except Roger Federer. Lendl won 94 career ATP singles titles, which is second all-time. Since January of 2012, Lendl has served as the coach of Andy Murray, guiding him to victories at the US Open, the Olympic Games and Wimbledon, becoming the first British man to win.
Courier won a pair of French and Australian Open singles titles in the early 1990s when he became the first American to reach the No. 1 ranking since McEnroe in 1985. Courier was also the youngest player to reach all four major singles finals in a career when he reached the Wimbledon final in 1993 at age 22. He also guided the U.S. to Davis Cup titles in 1992 and 1995 and currently serves as the U.S. team captain.
Chang is best known for his historic win at the 1989 French Open where, at the age of 17, was the youngest man to win a major singles title, while also becoming the first American in 34 years to win at Roland Garros. He reached the world No. 2 ranking in 1996 and was the runner-up at the French Open in 1995 and the U.S. and Australian Open in 1996.
You are invited to purchase your tickets early with a special venue presale on Monday, October 21!
Presale Begins: Monday, October 21 at 10AM
Presale Ends: Monday, October 21 at 10PM
*The presale option will not be available until 10AM on Monday, October 21. Receipt of this email does not guarantee ticket availability. Orders are processed on a first come, first served basis. If you have trouble launching the purchase page, try using Chrome or Mozilla.