Although retired from the professional circuit, the world’s greatest Grand Slam champions are set to play a series of matches throughout the US in a short tour taking place this October and November.
Andre Agassi, John McEnroe, Pete Sampras and Jimmy Connors are amongst the tennis greats who will be stirring up old rivalries and trying to settle former on-court grudges in the PowerShares Series (formerly known as the Champions Series). Due to commence on October 13th in Surprise, Arizona, and the Series will see them earn points and share a total prize purse of one million dollars. Although there’s little chance that current records will be broken, the Hall of Famers are likely to put all they can into surpassing previous career achievements.
Joined by Patrick Rafter, Jim Courier, Todd Martin, Michael Chang and Mats Wilander, the multiple Grand Slam winners and veterans are scheduled to compete in a number of four player “mini-tournaments” consisting of one-set semi-finals and a one-set title match. The tour will travel to various cities across the US including Chicago, Detroit, Boston, New York and Philadelphia until 30th November, treating tennis fans old and new to a once in a lifetime experience to see these legends on court once again.