John and Patrick McEnroe Headline US Open Champions Event

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While the singles and doubles tournaments take centre stage over the final weekend of Grand Slam action in 2014, senior competitors will also be featured on the the schedule, as the Champions Event is set to begin on Thursday afternoon.

The event, which takes place on Court 17, features 16 former Grand Slam tournament champions or finalists, including four-time US Open champions John McEnroe and Martina Navratilova.

Last year, John and Patrick McEnroe captured the men’s championship, while Navratilova and Rennae Stubbs won the women’s championship.

Tennis legends have been paired off into four men’s and women’s doubles teams, with the winning duos from Wednesday’s matches and Thursday’s semifinals advancing to this weekend’s finals.

The teams taking part in this year’s US Open Champions event include:

Men’s Teams
John McEnroe/Patrick McEnroe
Mats Wilander/Henri Leconte
Michael Chang/Mark Philippoussis
Todd Martin/Pat Cash

Women’s Teams
Martina Navratilova/Jane Novotna
Tracy Austin/Gigi Fernandez
Lindsay Davenport/Mary Joe Fernandez
Chanda Rubin/Iva Majoli

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