The Legg Mason Tennis Classic presented by GEICO is proud to announce that Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick and James Blake are among the first players to commit to the event in 2005.
Agassi, a sure future Hall of Famer, returns to the courts of the William H. G. Fitzgerald Center seeking a record sixth title. Andy Roddick, who won his first-ever hard court championship (’01) right here in Washington, also returns aiming to take a second LMTC title. And finally, James Blake, who unfortunately experienced an injury-plagued season in 2004, is back with a vengeance battling to regain the form that earned him the title at the 2002 LMTC.
We hope to announce more commitments from the game’s best very soon.
After missing last year to play the Olympics in Athens, the Bryan Brothers will return to Washington in an attempt to win their first title. Bob and Mike have made it to the finals twice in previous years.
2004 was a banner year for the twins from Camarillo. They became the first team in almost 20 years to successfully defend the Tennis Masters Cup Doubles title when they defeated Wayne Black and Kevin Ullyett 4-6, 7-5, 6-4, 6-2. In addition, they won 7 titles and had a record of 64-17. The brothers appeared in the Davis Cup Finals against Spain capturing the only US win over Juan Carlos Ferrero and Tommy Robredo.