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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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John McEnroe Wins Opening Event On 2014 PowerShares Series In Kansas City
February 06, 2014 @ 11:45 PM

KANSAS CITY – John McEnroe kicked off the 2014 PowerShares Series tennis circuit Wednesday night at the Sprint Center in frigid Kansas City beating both Ivan Lendl and Michael Chang back-to-back in one-set matches to win the title.

After defeating Lendl 6-4 in the opening semifinal, the 54-year-old McEnroe then immediately...
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John McEnroe Wins Opening Event On 2014 Powershares Senior Series In Kansas City
February 06, 2014 @ 11:43 PM

KANSAS CITY – John McEnroe kicked off the 2014 PowerShares Series tennis circuit Wednesday night at the Sprint Center in frigid Kansas City beating both Ivan Lendl and Michael Chang back-to-back in one-set matches to win the title.

After defeating Lendl 6-4 in the opening semifinal, the 54-year-old McEnroe then immediately...
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JOHN McENROE WINS OPENING EVENT ON 2014 POWERSHARES SERIES IN KANSAS CITY
February 06, 2014 @ 9:20 AM

KANSAS CITY – John McEnroe kicked off the 2014 PowerShares Series tennis circuit Wednesday night at the Sprint Center in frigid Kansas City beating both Ivan Lendl and Michael Chang back-to-back in one-set matches to win the title.

After defeating Lendl 6-4 in the opening semifinal, the 54-year-old McEnroe then immediately...
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Champions Cup: Ivan Lendl-John McEnroe rivalry extends to senior tour
February 05, 2014 @ 11:39 PM

John McEnroe was loud and flamboyant. Screamed at umpires.

During Ivan Lendl's prime, one veteran tennis writer described him as dour with a metronome-stroke.

It was a perfect setup for a classic rivalry. Fans tuned in when the brash kid from New York City was matched against the stoic, power player from...
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JOHN McENROE BEGINS 20th YEAR OF “CHAMPIONS” TENNIS ON 2014 POWERSHARES SERIES WEDNESDAY IN KANSAS CITY
February 05, 2014 @ 10:34 AM

KANSAS CITY - John McEnroe will kick off his 20th year of "champions" tennis
Wednesday at the Champions Showdown, the opening event on the 2014
PowerShares Series tennis circuit. McEnroe, who first played organized
champions tournament tennis in 1995, will compete in nine of 12 events
...
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Feb. 14 tennis event at Bankers Life will feature Philippoussis, McEnroe, Lendl, Courier
February 04, 2014 @ 11:47 PM

Mark Philippoussis doesn't concern himself about what might have been if his ATP Tour career wasn't hampered by knee injuries.

Instead he thinks about when he was 8 years old and first told his dad he wanted to be a professional tennis player.

Philippoussis imagined if someone had told him at that...
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Champions Cup coming to Oklahoma City
February 01, 2014 @ 11:49 PM

The Champions Cup is a slightly younger tennis version of the PGA's Champions Tour sprinkled with some showmanship.

Former four-time Grand Slam winner Jim Courier, who originated and oversees the series, will face Michael Chang on Thursday night at Chesapeake Arena in a one-set semifinal. John McEnroe and Ivan Lendl meet...
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Ivan Lendl, father of two SEC golfers, talks about tennis and golf: ‘I enjoy both’ (video)
January 30, 2014 @ 11:50 PM

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