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Fan Favourites

05.11.2007 | Off Court

Pete Sampras or Roger Federer? Steffi Graf or Serena Williams? Tennis Channel is letting fans decide who makes the cut and who gets left out on a special episode of Open Access Sunday, Nov. 18, at 7:30 p.m. ET.  The fun, fast-paced show will be hosted by former French Open champion Murphy Jensen, who will use humorous interview sequences, match footage and off-court highlights to reveal the results of www.TennisChannel.com’s Fan Favorites poll, open to Web visitors now. Help Roger and cast your vote via the link below!


The network received thousands of online nominations for the fans’ favorite tennis players of all time.  The finalists – 10 men (including Roger) and 10 women – are online now, along with career facts and stats for fans to consider when voting prior to the polls’ close.  The top five men and women, and individual appeal of each will be profiled on the Nov. 18 program.


“The final group includes icons like Arthur Ashe, Billie Jean King and John McEnroe [complete list below], in addition to modern stars like Maria Sharapova, Serena Williams and Roger Federer,” said Victoria Quoss, executive vice president of programming and network strategy, Tennis Channel. “The diversity of personalities and styles speak volumes to the fan base, which extends to every age group and every background, all over the world.  Tennis Channel’s had success with online fan votes in the past, and we think our viewers will have a great time with Open Access Fan Favorites.”



Tennis Channel Fan Favorites Nominees: (alphabetically)



Andre Agassi

Arthur Ashe

Bjorn Borg

Jimmy Connors

Roger Federer

Rod Laver

John McEnroe

Rafael Nadal

Patrick Rafter

Pete Sampras




Lindsay Davenport

Chris Evert

Steffi Graf

Justine Henin

Billie Jean King

Martina Navratilova

Monica Seles

Maria Sharapova

Serena Williams

Venus Williams

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