Champions Cup Naples: March 10-13, 2006 [Archive] -

Champions Cup Naples: March 10-13, 2006

03-06-2006, 03:01 PM

Four full days of all-out competition; eight of the best players who have ever played the game; Champions Cup Naples brings this spectacular tennis event to the world-class Players Club at Lely Resort. John McEnroe, Jim Courier, Mats Wilander, Pat Cash, Aaron Krickstein, Mikael Pernfors, Michael Chang, and Petr Korda will start the battle on Friday afternoon. Day and night sessions will run through Sunday to narrow the field for a Monday shootout that will determine the Champions Cup - Naples winner.

The Players Club at Lely Resort is the perfect venue for this battle royale. It is fast becoming a favorite destination of World-Class tennis events in Naples and encourages the kind of intimate access that sets InsideOut Sports & Entertainment apart.

The players competing for the inaugural Champions Cup - Naples are among the best to have ever played the game. McEnroe is a 7-time Grand Slam Champion, as is Wilander. Courier captured four Grand Slam Titles and Pat Cash took home the Wimbledon crown. Krickstein had nine wins on the ATP Tour, and Pernfors was a French Open finalist.

Day 1 Fri. 10, MAR 2006
2:00 pm Mats Wilander vs. Aaron Krickstein
Michael Chang vs. Petr Korda
7:00 pm Jim Courier vs. Mikael Pernfors
John McEnroe vs. Pat Cash

Day 2 Sat. 11, MAR 2006
2:00 pm Jim Courier vs. Petr Korda
Michael Chang vs. Mikael Pernfors
7:00 pm John McEnroe vs. Mats Wilander
Pat Cash vs. Aaron Krickstein

Day 3 Sun. 12, MAR 2006
2:00 pm Petr Korda vs. Mikael Pernfors
John McEnroe vs. Aaron Krickstein
7:00 pm Jim Courier vs. Michael Chang
Mats Wilander vs. Pat Cash

Day 4 Mon. 13, MAR 2006
6:30 pm Third-place playoff (Second place finishers of each group)
Championship Match (Winners of each group)


T.V. Schedule (U.S.)

The Tennis Channel

Tuesday, March 14:
8:00 p.m. EST: Third place playoff
10:00 p.m. EST: Final

03-11-2006, 05:45 PM
Day 1: Fri. 10, MAR 2006
Mats Wilander def. Aaron Krickstein 2-6, 6-2, 10-2 (TB)
Michael Chang def. Petr Korda 6-2, 6-4
Jim Courier def. Mikael Pernfors 6-2, 6-2
Pat Cash def. John McEnroe 2-6, 7-6 (5), 10-6 (TB)

03-12-2006, 04:57 PM
Day 2: Sat. 11, MAR 2006
Jim Courier def. Petr Korda 6-1, 6-3
Mikael Pernfors def. Michael Chang 0-6, 2-5 (Ret.)
John McEnroe def. Mats Wilander 3-6, 6-1, 10-5 (TB)
Aaron Krickstein def. Pat Cash 6-1, 6-1

03-13-2006, 04:42 AM
WTF??? Chang was 6-0 5-2 and he retired??? WHY???

03-13-2006, 04:45 PM
Day 3: Sun. 12, MAR 2006
Mikael Pernfors def. Petr Korda 7-6 (5), 3-6, 10-8 (TB)
John McEnroe def. Aaron Krickstein 6-4, 6-2
Jim Courier def. Michael Chang W.O.
Pat Cash def. Mats Wilander 7-5, 6-1

Day 4: Mon. 13, MAR 2006
6:30 pm Third-place playoff (McEnroe vs. Pernfors)
Championship Match (Cash vs. Courier)

03-14-2006, 03:42 PM
Day 4: Mon. 13, MAR 2006
Third Place Match: John McEnroe def. Mikael Pernfors 6-3, 3-6, 10-7 (TB)
Championship Match: Jim Courier def. Pat Cash 6-4, 7-6 (8)

03-15-2006, 03:44 PM
WTF??? Chang was 6-0 5-2 and he retired??? WHY???

According to the Naples Daily News (local rag) it was his Achilles.

(Yeah, I know, why didnt I go.....but I was a.) too lazy and b.) otherwise predisposed.)