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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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03/01/2008 | 05:17 AM
My dear Roger, I can not beleive that it would be possible for the bests of the GAME meeting in New York in 9 days. I will be there... and I am so happy to see you both. As a New Yorker, of course I love my Pete and always will but... here come you, my
03/01/2008 | 03:37 AM
whoa! thats crazy! I tried to get tickets but it was too late and there were no good seats left. Good Luck on March 10th
02/29/2008 | 11:24 PM
hi rog, i´d like to see your match but i live here in Brazil and i can´t do that, but, good luck 4 you, and have fun!i love you rog!

your fan #1

02/29/2008 | 11:05 PM
Playing Pete's all well and good....I'm sure both men are going to take home a nice little chunk of change, but I'd rather see Roger focus more on players of today that seem to be catching up a little bit. I know everyone hates me because i'm negative mo
02/29/2008 | 07:50 PM
Hi Roger,
It seems like ages since you have played in a touny. I miss you. I guess you will be playing in Monaco soon. Hope so. That is scheduled to be on the Tennis Channel. I hope Mad. Sq. Gar. will be on the Tennis Channel. And then I reckon you will
02/29/2008 | 04:14 PM
Dear Roger,
I'll be there! Can't wait!
Mikky from New York City
02/29/2008 | 02:39 PM
do your best (as usual....) and i 'm sure you 'll win....
good luck Rogi....
02/29/2008 | 12:09 PM
Good luck to you Roger on March 10 against Pete Sampras. I hope I can watch you live here in Manila, Philippines.
God Bless!

02/29/2008 | 07:11 AM
Good luck to you Roger. I hope it will be an entertaining match and you will win it.
02/29/2008 | 02:33 AM
This is going to be awesome. Although, I could watch it on TV, it is going to be so much better at MSG. I got my tickets and my hat and I can't wait to see you and Pete play. I know it's going to be a great match. See you there.
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