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.
In the early 90s he dominated the men’s professional tennis circuit with a game he fashioned out of grit, determination and a punishing insideout forehand. He was the first in his class – which included Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi – to hold the No. 1 world ranking. In 2005, Jim was elected for induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
Mardy Fish is a former world no. 7 and U.S. number 1 singles player. He reached his first Grand Slam quarterfinals at the 2007 Australian Open, knocking off the 4th seed Ivan Ljubicic before losing to Andy Roddick. Fish reached 3 Grand Slam quarterfinals, the 2004 Olympic final and won 14 career ATP titles.
Michael Chang first started playing the game at six years old. By age 15 he was beginning a string of firsts including: youngest player to win a main draw match at the U.S. Open, youngest Grand Slam champion ever (17 years, 3 months), youngest to rank in the Worlds Top 5 and the first player of Asian descent to crack the Top 10. His all-court game is built on speed and a tenacious service return.
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).
- 10:00 AM - Play with the Pros Session A Fish/Haas
- 11:00 AM - Play with the Pros Session B Roddick/Courier
- 12:30 PM - Player Party Experience
- 1:00 PM - Doors Open to General Public
- 1:30 PM - Backstage Experience
- 2:00 PM - Semi-final #1 Courier vs. Fish
- 3:00 PM - Semi-final #2 Roddick vs. Haas
- 4:00 PM - Finals
- 5:00 PM - Event Conclusion