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.
Juan Carlos Ferrero
Juan Carlos Ferrero is a former world no. 1 Spanish singles player, Davis Cup Champion, and French Open Champion. Ferrero was dominant on clay in the early 2000s, posting a 23-2 record at Rolland Garros from 2000-2003 and capturing ATP Maters 1000 titles in Rome (2001), Monte Carlo (2002) and Madrid (2003).
Tommy Haas began playing tennis in Hamburg, Germany at age 4 before moving to Florida at age 11 to attend Nick Bollettieri Academy. Known for his powerful baseline game, Haas turned professional in 1996 and had immediate success. He reached the quarter-finals in his first ATP Tour event, falling to Pete Sampras, and achieved the World No. 2 Ranking in 2002. Haas went on to reach the quarter-finals at each of the Grand Slams and reached the semis at Wimbledon (2009) and three times in Australia (1999, 2002, 2007).
- 3:00 PM - Play with the Pros Session A Ferrero/Blake
- 4:00 PM - Play with the Pros Session B Roddick/Haas
- 5:30 PM - Player Party Experience
- 6:00 PM - Doors Open to General Public
- 6:30 PM - Backstage Experience
- 7:00 PM - Semi-final #1 Blake vs. Ferrero
- 8:00 PM - Semi-final #2 Roddick vs. Haas
- 9:00 PM - Finals
- 10:00 PM - Event Conclusion