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Blake Beats McEnroe for Second Straight Night to Win PowerShares Series Sacramento
February 27, 2014 @ 9:33 AM

Same opponent. Same result. Different city.

One night after beating John McEnroe in Salt Lake City to win his first career title on the PowerShares Series tennis circuit, James Blake again defeated McEnroe 6-3 in the one-set championship match at the Champions Shootout Wednesday at the Sleep Train Arena....
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Courier looks forward to facing McEnroe tonight at Sleep Train
February 26, 2014 @ 6:41 PM

Jim Courier, all of 18 years old, hadn’t been on tour a full year when he found himself across the net from John McEnroe for the first time in the quarterfinals of an indoor tournament in Detroit in late 1988.

McEnroe, the lithe, fiery left-hander, was ranked...
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Blake Fends Off McEnroe to Win First PowerShares Series Title in Salt Lake City
February 26, 2014 @ 9:46 AM

James Blake fended off the furious effort of 55-year-old John McEnroe, claiming his first career title on the PowerShares Series with a 7-6 (7-5) victory in the one-set championship match at the Energy Solutions Arena.

The 34-year-old Blake is just six months removed from playing on the ATP World Tour, announcing...
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In Reprise of 2005 U.S. Open Epic, Andre Agassi Beats James Blake to Win
February 21, 2014 @ 9:50 AM

Andre Agassi and James Blake played one of the most memorable U.S. Open matches of all time in 2005, Agassi coming back from two-sets-to-love down to win in a fifth-set tiebreaker in an epic quarterfinal. On Thursday night at the Toyota Center, Agassi and Blake faced each other for the...
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ANDY RODDICK BEATS JAMES BLAKE FOR POWERSHARES SERIES TITLE IN DENVER
February 20, 2014 @ 9:13 AM

DENVER - Andy Roddick and James Blake, stalwarts on the U.S. Davis Cup team for a decade, reunited Wednesday as rookies on the 2014 PowerShares Series circuit competing in the "Champions Showdown" in the mile-high altitude of the Pepsi Center. However, both American tennis standouts were not on the same...
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Andy Roddick still gets fun out of game
February 19, 2014 @ 6:00 PM

Andy Roddick once got paid exclusively from his work on the tennis court, but occasionally some loud, brash opinions came as a byproduct.

Now, he derives most of his income from his opinionated mouth, with some tennis occasionally on the side. Such has been and remains Roddick's charmed life.

Roddick, 31, who...
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Hoffman walked off with Agassi’s trophy
February 17, 2014 @ 11:58 AM

Tennis Hall of Famers Andre Agassi and Jim Courier will join young retirees Andy Roddick and James Blake in the Camden Wealth Advisors Cup tournament Thursday night at Toyota Center.

They used to call events like this "Old-timers Night." Or a "Seniors Showdown." Or the "Legends Tour."

Roddick, especially, is one odd...
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Knicks Fan John McEnroe Cheered, Then Booed In Winning PowerShares Title In Indy
February 15, 2014 @ 1:24 AM

INDIANAPOLIS - Self-proclaimed New York Knicks fan John McEnroe posted an impressive "road win" in the arena of his NBA team's rival Indiana Pacers, impressively winning the PowerShares QQQ Challenge at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse Friday with a 6-3 win over Jim Courier in the one-set championship match.
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Champions Tennis Tour Hits Fieldhouse
February 14, 2014 @ 4:00 PM

After he appeared at an Indiana Pacers match-up against the Miami Heat in December, Jim Courier, a former No. 1 star in professional men's tennis and four-time Grand Slam tournament champion, talked to us about his impending PowerShares Series exhibition downtown on Valentine's Night. Joining him: the legendarily...
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ANDY RODDICK’S DEBUT ON POWERSHARES SERIES RESULTS IN VICTORY IN BIRMINGHAM
February 14, 2014 @ 9:40 AM

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Andy Roddick made his debut on the PowerShares Series
champions tennis circuit a successful one Thursday, fending off a stubborn
John McEnroe 7-5 to win the Champions Shootout at the Birmingham Jefferson
Convention Complex.

Roddick's debut event was a wildly entertaining...
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McEnroe-Lendl match highlights PowerShares Series event Friday at Bankers Life
February 13, 2014 @ 4:55 PM

They were one of the tennis world’s classic contrasts in styles: the fiery New Yorker vs. the Cool Czech.

John McEnroe and Ivan Lendl played 36 times. Only Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have played more times (39) in the Open Era of professional tennis. The Open Era began in 1968...
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Champions Cup tennis: Jim Courier downs John McEnroe in OKC title match
February 07, 2014 @ 10:06 AM

Jim Courier once was the No. 1-ranked tennis player in the world. Even though the Champions Cup circuit isn't close to the pressure he faced playing at Wimbledon or the U.S. Open, Courier said he still gets nervous competing on the senior circuit.

At the Oklahoma City stop Thursday night at...
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JIM COURIER BEATS JOHN McENROE TO PASS POWERSHARES SERIES TEST IN OKLAHOMA CITY
February 07, 2014 @ 9:33 AM

OKLAHOMA CITY – Despite playing in Wimbledon, U.S., French and Australian Open finals, Jim Courier will tell you he also gets pre-match jitters before playing on the PowerShares Series tennis circuit.

Admitting to some first-event nervousness in Wednesday’s PowerShares Series opening event in Kansas City that ended in a semifinal loss...
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