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NetJets Showdown - Sold out

26.02.2008 | Off Court

Tickets for the much anticipated tennis match between the world’s top ranked male tennis player, Roger Federer, and the most decorated Grand Slam player ever, Pete Sampras, are officially sold out. The NetJets Showdown presented in association with The Marquis Jet Card and Men’s Vogue magazine is scheduled for Monday, March 10 at Madison Square Garden.

 

The NetJets Showdown is a StarGames production in association with eight-time Grand Slam Champion Ivan Lendl and Madison Square Garden. The match will air live in the US on The Tennis Channel and locally on FSNY beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET. Additionally, the match will be broadcast internationally in Canada, Brazil, Russia, France, and Australia.

 

The NetJets Showdown will mark the return of men’s tennis to Madison Square Garden since the 1996 Nike Cup and the first time tennis has been played at the historic venue since 2000.

 

“The popularity of both Federer and Sampras, two of the world’s top performers, is clearly evident,” said Joel Fisher, executive vice president, MSG Sports. “Playing to a sold out crowd at Madison Square Garden is like no other experience in the world and we couldn’t think of a better way to welcome tennis back to The Garden.”

 

The 19,000 plus fans in attendance on March 10 will witness the first time Federer and Sampras, arguably the two best tennis players of all-time, will face one another in the United States. While actively playing on the men’s professional tour, their paths crossed only once. The rare encounter took place during the fourth round at Wimbledon in 2001 and it was the young Swiss who captured the victory over the veteran Sampras.

 

This exceptional occasion will represent Federer’s debut at Madison Square Garden and will only be the second time Sampras has played in The World’s Most Famous Arena.

 

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03/08/2008 | 05:31 AM
I'll be there cheering you on, Roger! Can't wait for Monday...
03/08/2008 | 05:24 AM
I just want to say that i love u both always.
and i am heat throb fan of u.....
Love u..
from shehzad
03/08/2008 | 01:25 AM
Hi Roger,
Oh my gosh you had mono! I had that when I was 12. It's called 'the kissing disease'. Don't know why.
It really knocked the socks off of me. You were really strong to play in OZ.
Well, I don't have to look around forever to find what channel
03/07/2008 | 03:42 PM
Good luck! =)
03/06/2008 | 05:44 PM
feder1fanatic Fan; Congratulations! Yes, Pete was a great player, and still plays well, clearly, but Roger is in his own class. The only thing that upsets me is how unfairly people react to him when there is some change in his play. On the other hand, whe
03/06/2008 | 07:34 AM
hi,
wish you all the best...
go ROGER....yeah
03/06/2008 | 04:23 AM
Dear Roger, for sure a great venue, but an unusual one for you. Maybe a walkaround oncourt would be useful to take it in. Idon't believe in the least that your poewrs and art in the game have lessened. To the contrary, I think you will come forth with a g
03/05/2008 | 09:08 PM
That´s good news Roger!
Good Luck!!!!!
03/04/2008 | 09:35 PM
someone asked if it was going to be available on a live stream earlier... You can actually go to TVU Networks and watch it Live (for free) on March 10 at 7:30pm ET. Good Luck roger and pete!

www.tvunetworks.com >> channel 1
03/04/2008 | 05:51 PM
I am changing my nickname to Federer1fanatic. I just thought it didnt make any sense to call myself samprasfanatic when in reality I think you are way better....... Go Rogerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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