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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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02/28/2008 | 09:29 PM
Woo hooo, sold out, and I'll be there!!!!!! I can't wait till the 10th to enjoy a great match
02/28/2008 | 08:15 PM
Congrats on the sell out.. My cousins got tickets, so I'm hoping to go with them...

If not, does any UK fan know what channel/when will it be on. In the likely chance I don't go, I don't want to miss it.

02/28/2008 | 08:09 PM
I have to go work work both monday and tuesday, but will buy frm ticketmasters or anyone if I think am not exhausted.

Roger, good luck.

I wanna see ya in court someday.
nyc fan.
02/28/2008 | 07:36 PM
SOLD OUT Garden show!!! Doesn't get better than that! Over 19,000!!?? That is a HUGE crowd for tennis. I will be there and I can not wait!!! It is going to be a VERY special and historic night for the Garden as well as Roger and Pete. Brian....New
02/28/2008 | 05:34 PM
Correction for my last post:, I meant:
Just TEASING you a little, instead of teaching. Hahaha stuppid me and my english!!! ;)
Beautifull energy...
02/28/2008 | 04:17 PM
ON CLAY SEASON: i've just watched on youtube exerpts of your final in rome in 2006 against nadal.
how well you moved! man, you have to find back this freshness, get rid of all worry and play at your best, no metter the result. in this way you'll win rol
02/28/2008 | 12:21 PM
Gods blessings good luck and have great fun the King reigns forever they never get cold Go Roger we love u heaps
02/28/2008 | 09:27 AM
02/28/2008 | 07:52 AM

Dear Roger,

Your interview over CNN was aired yesterday and we, your fans in Manila, Philippines were happy to be able to watch it.

You show in that interview that you're truly a wonderful person, you're not judgemental and yet appreciates your re
02/28/2008 | 06:39 AM
Good Luck Roger !

Good Luck, Health and Happiness !