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News – PowerShares Series Tennis http://www.powersharesseries.com Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:18:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 HAWAII TO HOST POWERSHARES SERIES TENNIS TOURNAMENT FOR FIRST TIME AT MAUNA LANI BAY HOTEL & BUNGALOWS ON MAY 6 http://www.powersharesseries.com/hawaii-host-powershares-series-tennis-tournament-first-time-mauna-lani-bay-hotel-bungalows-may-6/ Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:10:34 +0000 http://www.powersharesseries.com/?p=14778 HAWAII TO HOST POWERSHARES SERIES TENNIS TOURNAMENT FOR FIRST TIME AT MAUNA LANI BAY HOTEL & BUNGALOWS ON MAY 6 LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, February 13, 2018 – The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows on Kohala Coast, Hawaii will host Hawaii’s first ever PowerShares Series tennis tournament Sunday, May 6, InsideOut Sports & Entertainment announced […]

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HAWAII TO HOST POWERSHARES SERIES TENNIS TOURNAMENT
FOR FIRST TIME AT MAUNA LANI BAY HOTEL & BUNGALOWS ON MAY 6

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, February 13, 2018 – The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows on Kohala Coast, Hawaii will host Hawaii’s first ever PowerShares Series tennis tournament Sunday, May 6, InsideOut Sports & Entertainment announced today.

John McEnroe, Jim Courier, Mardy Fish and Tommy Haas will be the four competing players in the Champions Cup Presented by Hawaii Tourism Authority and will play two one-set semifinal matches and a championship match between the winners. The tournament will be one of ten events in 2018 on the PowerShares Series, the North American tennis circuit for champion tennis players over the age of 30. Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows was also the host venue for the 1992 Davis Cup first round tie between the United States and Argentina, featuring McEnroe.

The Champions Cup Presented by Hawaii Tourism Authority will be part of a weekend of events that kicks off Saturday, May 5 with kids clinics and VIP hit-with-the-pros sessions and a VIP party. USTA members are invited to purchase tickets early via a special presale starting at 10 am HST on February 16 through 11:59 pm HST on February 19. Tickets for the general public are on sale starting on February 20 at 10 am HST.

“It’s great that the PowerShares Series has made its way to Hawaii, which will undoubtedly be a very enjoyable event,” said McEnroe. “I have some good memories of playing at Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows in Hawaii from our first round Davis Cup match against Argentina in 1992, when we went on to win the title. It’s going to be great to come back, play some great tennis and enjoy a bit of Hawaiian paradise.”

Festivities will begin on Saturday May 5 at 2 pm with a charity kids clinic, following by VIP hit-with-the-pros sessions and VIP Player Party.

On Sunday, doors will open at 1 pm and the program will start with a local exhibition match. Haas and Fish, the Olympic silver medalists from the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney and the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, respectively, will play the first semifinal at 2 pm, following by McEnroe, the four-time U.S. Open and three-time Wimbledon champion against Courier, the two-time French and Australian Open champion. The winners will then face off in the championship match to follow.

“The Hawaii Tourism Authority is pleased to bring the PowerShares tennis event to Kona this spring,” said Rick Fried, Chairman of the Board of the Hawaii Tourism Authority. “Hawaii is a world-class destination and we look forward to welcoming world-class tennis legends like John McEnroe and Jim Courier to our state.”

“We are excited to bring PowerShares and tennis greats John McEnroe, Jim Courier, Tommy Haas and Mardy Fish to Hawaii for the first time,” said Ron Romano, Executive Director of the USTA Hawaii Pacific Section. “Visitors and residents will have a unique opportunity to experience great tennis in a fun setting. PowerShares, like the Fed Cup we hosted in 2016 and 2017, is key to the USTA’s mission to promote tennis and HTA’s mission to promote Hawaii as a visitor destination.”

For more information and to purchase these once-in-a-lifetime opportunities, go to www.PowerSharesSeries.com

ABOUT INSIDEOUT SPORTS + ENTERTAINMENT
InsideOut Sports + Entertainment is a Los Angeles based producer of proprietary events and promotions founded in 2004 by former world No. 1 and Hall of Fame tennis player Jim Courier and former SFX and Clear Channel executive Jon Venison. In 2005, InsideOut launched its signature property, the Champions Series, a collection of tournaments featuring the greatest names in tennis over the age of 30. In addition, InsideOut produces many other successful events including “Legendary Night” exhibitions, The World Series of Beach Volleyball and numerous corporate outings. Since inception, InsideOut Sports + Entertainment has raised over $4 million for charity. In 2014, InsideOut Sports + Entertainment merged with Horizon Media, the largest privately held media services agency in the world. For more information, please log on to www.InsideOutSE.com or www.powersharesseries.com or follow on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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US Captain Jim Courier says they are ready to clash against Serbia http://www.powersharesseries.com/us-captain-jim-courier-says-ready-clash-serbia/ Fri, 02 Feb 2018 00:01:39 +0000 http://www.powersharesseries.com/?p=14063 The United States Davis Cup Team Captain Jim Courier says his team is ready to kick off their 2018 campaign as they look forward to clashing against Serbia this week. The Serbian team — which will be weakened by the absences of 12-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic and rising Filip Krajinovic — is set […]

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The United States Davis Cup Team Captain Jim Courier says his team is ready to kick off their 2018 campaign as they look forward to clashing against Serbia this week. The Serbian team — which will be weakened by the absences of 12-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic and rising Filip Krajinovic — is set to host the United States on the clay of Nis from 2-4 February.

However, Courier — who has nominated Sam Querrey, John Isner, Ryan Harrison, and Steve Johnson for the tie — insists that his team simply can’t take the weakened hosts for granted. Serbian Team Captain Nenad Zimonjic nominated Dusan Lajovic, Laslo Djere, Nikola Milojevic, Pedja Krstin, and Miljan Zekic for the tie.

“We are ready to go. The guys are excited about what our team has to offer. We have a team that has a lot of versatility. We have some guys who are really confident and comfortable on clay — and will need to be because playing in an away tie…the environment, the crowd — it can be challenging and you have to be ready mentally to deal with a lot of ups and downs — so that will be something we will be focused on — being mentally strong,” Courier told Davis Cup.

Courier also said that he is a fan of the new rule which allows a country to pick five players for one tie but he felt there was no need, in this case, to travel to Serbia with five players as he is happy with what the four picked players can offer.

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Australian Open 2018: Novak Djokovic borrows from Andre Agassi playbook in brutal, hot match v Gael Monfils http://www.powersharesseries.com/australian-open-2018-novak-djokovic-borrows-andre-agassi-playbook-brutal-hot-match-v-gael-monfils/ Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:47:31 +0000 http://www.powersharesseries.com/?p=14057 THE one thing we’ve come to know about Gael Monfils is there is two of him. One is a cyborg programmed for world domination. The other wants to spend the rest of days in a hammock. Forgive the man for wanting the hammock today. It was as hot as hell. 69 degrees on court. Celsius. […]

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THE one thing we’ve come to know about Gael Monfils is there is two of him.

One is a cyborg programmed for world domination.

The other wants to spend the rest of days in a hammock.

Forgive the man for wanting the hammock today.

It was as hot as hell. 69 degrees on court. Celsius.

A number of years ago it was so hot someone filmed an egg frying on the court. Organisers didn’t like that so much, so it wasn’t tried today.

If it was you could have done the egg, some bacon and perhaps attempted a cheese toastie. Mmmmm, cheese toasties.

But out they all went, not hot enough for the heat rule to be invoked, which was so strange.

Rod Laver Arena is a fan-forced oven. Everything created within stays within and the open roof invites more fire from the sky.

Novak Djokovic, Monfils’ opponent, sensed it could be hammock weather and reportedly turned down a chance to play at night for this timeslot apparently at the urging of coach Andre Agassi.

Makes sense, even if Djokovic denies it. It’s a play direct from the Agassi playbook, as he won four of these things thanks to torturous preparation in the Nevada hills.

“So Andre Agassi was known as, we call him The Punisher,” Jim Courier explained on Channel 7.

“He would go out on days like today at this very tournament and try to play long first sets. Try to move the guy around side to side to take the legs out. He didn’t even care necessarily if we won the first set, it didn’t matter.

“Because he was trying to get people to default. Agassi did that four times in this tournament over the course of his career. Four players didn’t make it to the finish line in a match.”

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Australian Open 2018: Jim Courier praises Australian Nick Kyrgios http://www.powersharesseries.com/australian-open-2018-jim-courier-praises-australian-nick-kyrgios/ Fri, 19 Jan 2018 12:45:44 +0000 http://www.powersharesseries.com/?p=14055 American tennis great Jim Courier believes Nick Kyrgios has reached a turning point in his career and the young Australian’s on-court stability this summer shows his best tennis is still to come. The former world No. 1 and two-time Australian Open champion heaped praise on the 22-year-old for his ability to change his behaviour. Courier, […]

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American tennis great Jim Courier believes Nick Kyrgios has reached a turning point in his career and the young Australian’s on-court stability this summer shows his best tennis is still to come.

The former world No. 1 and two-time Australian Open champion heaped praise on the 22-year-old for his ability to change his behaviour.

Courier, who is commentating for Channel Seven throughout the tournament, also says the Australian public can afford to be more patient with Kyrgios, given how long he has left in his career.

“I think this whole Aussie summer feels like it’s been a pivot point for him, it seems like from my very outside position that he’s in a really nice place in his life,” Courier told Fairfax Media.

“He’s got stability off the court and that’s maybe helping him being mentally stable on the court and he’s handling adversity in a better way … and that is maturity.

“Players are playing much longer careers these days, well into their 30s, so he’s very much in the beginning phase, the beginning third of his career.

“It is important sometimes to take a 10,000 foot view, for everyone to take a step back and say; look, this guy is learning a lot, he’s under the microscope, he’s made mistakes and he’ll make more but hopefully he will learn from them.”

Kyrgios will feature in most of the most-awaited matches of his career when he confronts French veteran Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, one of his childhood heroes, before a packed Rod Laver Arena crowd on Friday night and a large TV audience.

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Australian Open great Jim Courier on Serena and why Nick Kyrgios is the thrilling future of tennis http://www.powersharesseries.com/australian-open-great-jim-courier-serena-nick-kyrgios-thrilling-future-tennis/ Wed, 17 Jan 2018 23:26:25 +0000 http://www.powersharesseries.com/?p=14052 THE Australian Open is a family affair for Jim Courier. Every January the tennis great travels from Florida with wife Susanna and young son Kellan, and this year mum Linda is making the trip as well. Courier will be behind the microphone for Channel 7 but everyone else will be lapping up the best Melbourne […]

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THE Australian Open is a family affair for Jim Courier. Every January the tennis great travels from Florida with wife Susanna and young son Kellan, and this year mum Linda is making the trip as well.

Courier will be behind the microphone for Channel 7 but everyone else will be lapping up the best Melbourne has to offer.

“I will have my full family with me this year,” Courier, 47, says. “My mum has never been to Australia so she is going to be making her first trip. She is very excited about it.

“When I was playing (tennis professionally) she was raising my brother (Kris) who is 11 years younger than me so she was never able to make it.

“We love coming down here. My wife and kid will definitely get out and see the zoo and get to the beach and the parks.

“They’ll come over to the tennis from time to time to visit me at work but my mum’s going all-round the country and see as much as she can while she’s here.

“Linda is where I get my intensity from. If you see someone very purposefully (walking) the street (during the Australian Open) that will be my mum.”

Courier knows that it will be hard to beat last year’s Australian Open for fairy tale finishes.

Serena Williams beat sister Venus to win the women’s crown — her 23rd Grand Slam title. The men’s final, between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, was one of the year’s highest rating TV events with 3.6 million viewers nationally. This year sees a lot of big names under a cloud. Williams is already a non-starter after giving birth to daughter Alexis and marrying Reddit co-founder Alexis O’Hanian. Victoria Azarenka is also out.

Andy Murray has been plagued by hip problems and has also pulled out, as has Kei Nishikori with a wrist injury. Nadal (knee), Novak Djokovic (elbow), Stan Wawrinka (knee) and Milos Raonic (calf) have also had injury woes. “If Serena had returned it would have been an incredible story,” Courier says.

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Vero tennis star Fish hired as Grand Slam commentator http://www.powersharesseries.com/vero-tennis-star-fish-hired-grand-slam-commentator/ Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:45:00 +0000 http://www.powersharesseries.com/?p=14039 Someday, when he’s old enough – and, he hopes, good enough – Vero Beach’s homegrown tennis star, Mardy Fish, wants to take a shot at playing senior golf on the popular PGA Tour Champions circuit. His more immediate plan, though, is to continue making a living in tennis, working as a commentator during ESPN’s television […]

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Someday, when he’s old enough – and, he hopes, good enough – Vero Beach’s homegrown tennis star, Mardy Fish, wants to take a shot at playing senior golf on the popular PGA Tour Champions circuit.

His more immediate plan, though, is to continue making a living in tennis, working as a commentator during ESPN’s television coverage of the sport’s four Grand Slam tournaments in 2018.

Fish, who played professionally for 15 years and reached a career-high No. 7 in the ATP World Tour rankings in 2011 before retiring in 2015, said he recently accepted ESPN’s offer after what amounted to an on-air audition with the sports network at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open last summer.

He also appeared as an analyst on the Tennis Channel during the summer of 2015.

“People I know seem to like what I’ve done so far, and they’ve been pushing me to do more of it,” Fish said from Los Angeles, where he lives with his wife and two children. “And I’ve really enjoyed the TV experiences I’ve had, probably more than I expected.

“So when I had a chance to work with ESPN again, especially at the four biggest tournaments of the year, I decided to go for it,” he added. “This is a tremendous opportunity.”

Fish, 35, said he expected to be used as an in-studio analyst, offering opinions and observations based on his tennis experience, vast knowledge of the game and familiarity with today’s players.

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Swiss Luxury Watch Maker Longines and Tennis Legend Andre Agassi Celebrate The New Conquest V.H.P http://www.powersharesseries.com/swiss-luxury-watch-maker-longines-tennis-legend-andre-agassi-celebrate-new-conquest-v-h-p/ Wed, 06 Dec 2017 14:30:47 +0000 http://www.powersharesseries.com/?p=14034 Big challenges and expectations remain for most companies with a geographically expanding footprint which is yet another reminder of how dramatically the landscape for global business has changed in the past few years. Longines’ approach seems to question the conventions and does not follow all traditions related to expansion. Most businesses know that eventually they […]

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Big challenges and expectations remain for most companies with a geographically expanding footprint which is yet another reminder of how dramatically the landscape for global business has changed in the past few years. Longines’ approach seems to question the conventions and does not follow all traditions related to expansion. Most businesses know that eventually they can be profoundly affected by the unexpected consequences within the global marketplace.

The landmark moment for Longines is when they contributed to the notion that we have to build a world where everybody has a sense of community. Ten years ago, Longines partnered with Tennis great Andre Agassi as their brand ambassador and collaborated with his mission (through the Andre Agassi Foundation) and commitment focused on K-12 charter school education in some of the most challenged school districts within the United States.

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‘Recovering Philanthropist’ Andre Agassi Talks Impact Investing And Childhood Education http://www.powersharesseries.com/recovering-philanthropist-andre-agassi-talks-impact-investing-childhood-education/ Wed, 01 Nov 2017 16:06:09 +0000 http://www.powersharesseries.com/?p=14022 Focusing on the ball allowed Andre Agassi to become the No. 1 tennis player in the world. He’s applied that same focus to childhood education, the cause that’s driven the tennis star in his philanthropy and impact investing since he was in his early twenties. “I made a commitment to myself that anything I do […]

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Focusing on the ball allowed Andre Agassi to become the No. 1 tennis player in the world. He’s applied that same focus to childhood education, the cause that’s driven the tennis star in his philanthropy and impact investing since he was in his early twenties.

“I made a commitment to myself that anything I do or engage with has to be tied to what drives me and motivates me,” he told Forbes. “I don’t deviate from impacting children’s futures in the most impactful way possible.”

Agassi, 47, was a keynote speaker at UBS’ second annual Philanthropy Forum in the United States in San Francisco on October 24, where the theme was turning passion into impact. On stage and in conversation with Forbes, he discussed the importance of having focus and building sustainable philanthropy.

“The first thing I learned in philanthropy is that you have to recognize who you can’t help and that’s going to be tough. I immediately said, ‘What is my story?’” said Agassi. In his autobiography, Open, Agassi wrote about how he dropped out of school after eighth grade to focus on his tennis career because of intense pressure from his father. “My story is this lack of choice in life and a lack of education. I saw a direct correlation between a lack of education and a lack of choice, and that was the impetus for me focusing on education.”

Agassi started his foundation in 1994 and hosted his first annual “Grand Slam for Children” the next year, raising $1.8 million. In 2001, he started a KIPP-style charter school in Las Vegas called the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy, which originally served students in third through fifth grade.

Agassi said not starting with kindergarten was one of his early mistakes. “I wasted time, dollars and resources,” Agassi said, noting that many third graders came into his classroom not knowing how to read. “You quickly start to learn that you need to start earlier and grow slower.” By 2005, the school had expanded to K-12.

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RODDICK EDGES BLAKE TO CLINCH 2017 POWERSHARES SERIES POINTS TITLE IN SEASON’S FINAL MATCH http://www.powersharesseries.com/roddick-edges-blake-clinch-2017-powershares-series-points-title-seasons-final-match/ Mon, 23 Oct 2017 01:43:13 +0000 http://www.powersharesseries.com/?p=13997 THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Andy Roddick defeated James Blake 7-6(8) Sunday to not only win the PowerShares Series season-ending SoCal Honda Dealers Helpful Cup at the Sherwood Country Club, but with it, edged Blake to win the season-long points title on the North American tennis circuit for champion tennis players over the age of 30. […]

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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Andy Roddick defeated James Blake 7-6(8) Sunday to not only win the PowerShares Series season-ending SoCal Honda Dealers Helpful Cup at the Sherwood Country Club, but with it, edged Blake to win the season-long points title on the North American tennis circuit for champion tennis players over the age of 30.

Roddick earned 400 ranking points for the tournament victory, his fourth on the year, giving him a total of 1800 ranking points for the season, counting a player’s best five results during the year. Blake, who trailed Roddick by only 100 points entering the final event, needed to beat Roddick in the final to overtake him in the rankings and win the points title. He earned 200 ranking points with the runner-up showing to finish the season with 1600 total points.

With the singles final between the two former U.S. Davis Cup teammates in the last match on the 10-city PowerShares Series determining the season-long points title, Roddick quipped that he felt nervous on a tennis court “for about the first time in half a decade.” Roddick did not face a match point in the final against Blake.

“I was just trying to survive,” said Roddick of the final against Blake. “I think it was just a matter of James executing, honestly. I was just putting the ball in play, and he was either winning the points or losing them. Thankfully, I just kind of got away with it there.”

Earlier this year, Blake, the former world No. 4 and former U.S. Davis Cup star, won PowerShares Series titles in Charleston, S.C., Winston-Salem, N.C. and on Monday in Lynchburg, Va., beating Roddick in the semifinals that prevented him from then clinching the season-long points title. Roddick, the 2003 U.S. Open champion and world No. 1, also has won three PowerShares Series titles on the season entering the final event, winning in Birmingham, Ala., Chicago and Lincoln, Neb. Both Roddick and Blake also split their four head-to-head meetings during the season entering the final event of the Series.

To advance into the final on Sunday, Roddick defeated 2004 Olympic silver medalist Mardy Fish 6-3, while Blake beat 1989 French Open champion Michael Chang 6-3. Each PowerShares Series event features two one-set semifinal matches and a one-set championship match and, for the third year, players make their own line calls with assistance of electronic line-calling.

Fish finished in third place in the season-long rankings with 1100 points followed by John McEnroe in fourth place with 900 points. Mark Philippoussis finished No. 5 with 800 points, followed by Chang with 500 points and Jim Courier with 300 points.

In 2016, Mark Philippoussis won the PowerShares Series points title with 1600 points and tournament titles in Memphis, Tulsa, Newport, Winston-Salem and New Haven. Roddick finished in second place, also earning 1600 points but losing the head-to-head tiebreaker with Philippoussis 5-2, while winning titles in Charleston, St. Louis, Los Angeles and Orlando. James Blake finished in third place with 1100 points and tournament titles in Chicago, Portland and Brooklyn.

In 2015, Andy Roddick won the PowerShares Series points title in his second year of competing on the series with 1,600 points. Roddick won a record eight events Los Angeles, Lincoln, Chicago, Austin, Little Rock, Dallas, Richmond and Minneapolis. Blake finished second in the points rankings with 1,200 points, winning events in Boston and Cincinnati. Mark Philippoussis finished in third with 1,100 points, winning titles in Salt Lake City and Vancouver. The year before in 2014, McEnroe won the points title for the first time in the nine-year history of Champions Series tennis by winning events in Kansas City, Indianapolis, Nashville and Charlotte.

Results from the 2017 season are as follows:

March 30 – Toronto – F: Mark Philippoussis def. Andy Roddick 7-6(5); SF: Philippoussis def. John McEnroe 7-5, Roddick def. Mardy Fish 6-3

April 1 – Charleston, S.C. – F: James Blake def. Mark Philippoussis 7-6 (10-8); SF: Blake def. McEnroe 6-4, Philippoussis def. Roddick 6-4

April 28 – Birmingham, Ala. – F: Andy Roddick def. John McEnroe 6-4; SF: Roddick def. Mardy Fish 7-6(4), McEnroe def. Jim Courier 6-4

May 17 – Chicago – F: Andy Roddick def. John McEnroe 7-5; SF: Roddick def. Mark Philippoussis 7-6 (7), McEnroe def. Jim Courier 7-6(4)

July 23 – Newport, RI – F: Mardy Fish def. Andy Roddick 7-5; SF: Fish def. Courier 6-2, Roddick def. James Blake 6-2

August 20 – Winston-Salem, N.C. – F: James Blake def. Andy Roddick 6-4; SF: Blake def. Mardy Fish 6-3, Roddick def. Michael Chang 6-2

August 24-25 – New Haven, CT – F: Mardy Fish def. James Blake 6-4, SF: Fish def. Mark Philippoussis 6-4, Blake def. Michael Chang 7-5

October 6 – Lincoln, Neb. – F: Andy Roddick def. John McEnroe 6-3, SF: Andy Roddick def. James Blake 6-1, John McEnroe def. Michael Chang 6-2

October 16 – Lynchburg, Va. – F: James Blake def. John McEnroe 6-3, SF: James Blake def. Andy Roddick 6-3, John McEnroe def. Michael Chang 7-5

October 22 – Los Angeles, Calif. F: Andy Roddick def. James Blake 7-6(8), SF: Andy Roddick def. Mardy Fish 6-3, James Blake def. Michael Chang 6-3

ABOUT INSIDEOUT SPORTS + ENTERTAINMENT
InsideOut Sports + Entertainment is a Los Angeles based producer of proprietary events and promotions founded in 2004 by former world No. 1 and Hall of Fame tennis player Jim Courier and former SFX and Clear Channel executive Jon Venison. In 2005, InsideOut launched its signature property, the Champions Series, a collection of tournaments featuring the greatest names in tennis over the age of 30. In addition, InsideOut produces many other successful events including “Legendary Night” exhibitions, The World Series of Beach Volleyball and numerous corporate outings. Since inception, InsideOut Sports + Entertainment has raised over $4 million for charity. In 2014, InsideOut Sports + Entertainment merged with Horizon Media, the largest privately held media services agency in the world. For more information, please log on to www.InsideOutSE.comorwww.powersharesseries.com or follow on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

ABOUT HORIZON MEDIA
Horizon Media, Inc. is the largest and fastest growing privately held media services agency in the world. The company was founded in 1989, is headquartered in New York and has offices in Los Angeles, San Diego, and Chicago. Horizon Media was chosen as 2011 Independent Media Agency of the Year by Mediapost, 2010 U.S. Media Agency of the Year by Adweek, Brandweek, and Mediaweek as well as by Ad Age and as one of the world’s ten most innovative marketing and advertising companies by Fast Company in 2011. In 2012, Bill Koenigsberg, President, CEO and Founder, was honored by Advertising Age as Industry Executive of the Year. Most recently, in 2014, Bill Koenigsberg was named 4As Chair of the Board and is the first person from a media agency to hold this prestigious position in the 100 year history of the 4As, the marketing industry’s leading trade association. The company’s mission is “To create the most meaningful brand connections within the lives of people everywhere.” By delivering on this mission through a holistic approach to brand marketing, Horizon Media has become one of the largest and fastest-growing media agencies in the industry, with estimated billings of over $5.3 billion and over 1,200 employees. The company is also a founding member of Columbus Media International, a multi-national partnership of independent media agencies. For more information, please visit horizonmedia.com.

ABOUT INVESCO POWERSHARES
Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC is leading the Intelligent ETF Revolution® through its lineup of more than 140 domestic and international exchange-traded funds, which seek to outperform traditional benchmark indexes while providing advisors and investors access to an innovative array of focused investment opportunities. With franchise assets of nearly $100 billion as of October 2, 2015, PowerShares ETFs trade on both US stock exchanges. For more information, please visit us at invescopowershares.com or follow us on Twitter @PowerShares.

ABOUT POWERSHARES QQQ
PowerShares QQQ™, an exchange-traded fund (ETF) based on the NASDAQ-100 Index®, is one of the largest and most traded ETFs in the world. Under most circumstances, QQQ will consist of all of the stocks in the index which includes 100 of the largest domestic and international nonfinancial companies listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market based on market capitalization.

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Tennis legends share life lessons, showcase sport at Convocation http://www.powersharesseries.com/tennis-legends-share-life-lessons-showcase-sport-convocation/ Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:28:38 +0000 http://www.powersharesseries.com/?p=13780 Liberty University’s Vines Center was transformed into a professional tennis arena for Monday morning’s Convocation, which set the stage for the evening’s PowerShares Series tournament, a first-ever visit to Lynchburg, Va. (Read an online recap of Monday evening’s PowerShares tournament and see a photo gallery below.) The morning event provided a unique opportunity for Liberty […]

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Liberty University’s Vines Center was transformed into a professional tennis arena for Monday morning’s Convocation, which set the stage for the evening’s PowerShares Series tournament, a first-ever visit to Lynchburg, Va. (Read an online recap of Monday evening’s PowerShares tournament and see a photo gallery below.)

The morning event provided a unique opportunity for Liberty students and leaders to challenge some of the greatest legends in the history of the sport, including International Tennis Hall of Fame inductees John McEnroe, Michael Chang, and Andy Roddick.

Liberty Senior Vice President for Spiritual Development David Nasser and President Jerry Falwell both came dressed to play and mixed it up with the professionals in a “King of the Hill” contest at the close of Convocation.

Falwell returned Chang’s second serve and exchanged several ground strokes with the former French Open champion before being eliminated when he approached the net and was unable to retreat in time to return Chang’s lob.

Dillon Segur, a former Liberty No. 1 men’s tennis player and now an LU Shepherd, knocked out two tennis legends, hitting a cross-court winner to catch Chang off guard before pouncing on a McEnroe drop shot and passing him down the line.

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