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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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03/02/2008 | 08:11 AM
Roger can you help me to see your match.
03/02/2008 | 05:41 AM
A tough 1st round match up in Dubai...against andy Murray...since Roger did not play any tournament after Aus. Open
Wish you good luck...you need it really!!
03/02/2008 | 04:22 AM
I just don't understand why so much hype about Federer / Pete match ! This makes sense only after Federer has retired and then plays Pete.

I think Federer may lose his number 1 position next week in Dubai. He is playing Andy Murray in the first round !
03/01/2008 | 10:10 PM
Good luck Roger in the match with Pete. You have the better all round game. Just step in a few steps and cut off the serve angles. He does not like buch of his serves being returned. Chip and win. Use your wide serve in the duece court and hit some c
03/01/2008 | 09:55 PM
My husband and I will be there -- COURTSIDE BOX ROW 2! Cannot wait as am a huge fan of you and Pete! Will be rooting for you BOTH! I'm sure it will be a great entertaining match and huge thrill to see you on such a big stage! Look for me in Box 23! G
03/01/2008 | 01:06 PM
That's really great !!!
No surprise, ofcourse the tickets will sold out. The best two tennis players of all time, wish you all the best Roger.
Take care and best of luck in Dubai.
Love you, Lana -oxxo-
03/01/2008 | 01:06 PM
Go Champion!!!

Have Fun!!!
03/01/2008 | 11:40 AM
Undoubtedly the best Tenistas who has never seen
03/01/2008 | 05:55 AM
ezitin 2 c feds match...itz been lng time after the oz open......i knew ...hez gonna rock ....
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