Philippoussis to Replace Injured Sampras in PowerShares Series Field in Surprise, AZ

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Mark Philippoussis will replace Pete Sampras in the field at this Friday’s Cancer Treatment Centers of America Championships in Surprise, Arizona, the 12th and final event on the 2014 PowerShares Series champions tennis circuit.

Sampras was forced to withdraw from the event with a shoulder injury that has hampered him this season. He lost his opening match in Salt Lake City to John McEnroe on February 25 and his opening match with James Blake in Sacramento on February 26, visibly struggling with his serve in both matches.

Philippoussis, who was the runner-up at the US Open in 1998 and Wimbledon in 2003, is currently ranked No. 7 in the PowerShares Series rankings. He will join two-time French and Australian Open champion Jim Courier, 1989 French Open champion Michael Chang and 1999 U.S. Open runner-up Todd Martin in the field in Surprise. For ticket information, go to

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