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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 | 06:34 AM
Have fun, Roger!!!!

Hope we'll see it even in replay here
02/28/2008 | 06:33 AM
Good luck Rogers!
It's great to play with Sampras in front of a sold out crowd at Madison Square. How I wish you would concentrate more on games that earn you points and keep your No.1 ranking out of jeopardy, but I guess you know yourself better than I
02/28/2008 | 02:30 AM
good luck Roger!! <3
02/28/2008 | 01:55 AM
This will be so fun :)
02/27/2008 | 09:00 PM
Dear Roger,

I will see you in person on March 10th! I have a great seat and should be able to take a lot of good pictures. This will be the first time since 2001 that I will be able to see you play in close range. Every time I go to the U.S. Open, my s
02/27/2008 | 05:31 PM
MISS YOU Sweety!:)
Life for what there is in your heart, beautiful..
Dream, wish, believe, take action if you DARE, ;)-...(just teaching you a little)...
Kitty :)(:

02/27/2008 | 04:47 PM
Wow!Just another splendid performance!
02/27/2008 | 04:12 PM

" Sold out " ... It's easy to understand that... Imagine: two monsters playing .... erybody would like to watch them.

I'm sure that you (Roger), and Pete will have a lot of fun playing at Madison Square Garden and show to everybody the high quality
02/27/2008 | 04:03 PM
I just watched your interview on CNN. You looked great and I just loved the interview. Take care and good luck for the next tournament. Cheers!

Your Japanese fan forever.
02/27/2008 | 03:36 PM
GUD LUCK FEDEX...........YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!!!!!!