Andy Roddick was the top American tennis player for nearly a decade. He finished nine consecutive seasons in the Top 10 in the ATP rankings and reached No.1 in the rankings in 2003. Roddick, best known for his powerful serve, won the 2003 U.S. Open and reached 4 other Grand Slam Finals.
James Blake began playing tennis as a member of the Harlem Junior Tennis Program at age 5. As a child, he had to overcome severe scoliosis which forced him to wear a back brace 18 hours a day. Blake, best known for his speed and powerful forehand, reached 3 Grand Slam quarterfinals and, in 2006, became the first African-American player since Arthur Ashe to reach the Top 10 in the ATP Rankings.
Robby Ginepri is a former world No. 15 singles player. His best Grand Slam result came at the 2005 US Open, where Ginepri became the first player in the open era to play four consecutive five set matches, defeating Tommy Haas, Richard Gasquet and Guillermo Coria in consecutive five-set matches before falling to Andre Agassi in a five-set semifinal.
Ferreira holds the record for the most consecutive Grand Slam appearances in men’s tennis. He played in 56 consecutive Grand Slams between 1991 and 2004, surpassing the previous record of 54 held by Stefan Edberg. In 1996 he became the first South African player to finish in the top 10 in consecutive years in the history of the ATP rankings and was also South Africa’s top ranked player from 1990-2000.
- 10:00 AM - Player Clinic (Roddick / Blake) / Adaptive Kids Clinic (Ginepri / Ferreira)
- 11:00 AM – VIP Player Party Brunch
- 11:00 AM - Doors Open
- 11:15 AM - Backstage Experience
- 11:30 AM - Semi-final #1 Roddick vs. Ferreira
- 12:30 PM - Semi-final #2 Blake vs. Ginepri
- 1:00 PM - Finals
- 2:00 PM - Event Conclusion