Sampras, Agassi, McEnroe and Lendl To Play BNP Paribas Showdown at Madison Square Garden
Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, John McEnroe and Ivan Lendl are getting ready to play the BNP Paribas
Showdown at Madison Square Garden on February 28, 2011.
The 2011 BNP Paribas Showdown will renew classic rivalries of the 80’s and 90’s, John McEnroe and
Ivan Lendl will compete in a one set pro match (first player to win eight games), followed by a best
of three set match between Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi.
Agassi will face Sampras in the featured match. He recently played against Marat Safin in 2 exhibitions
in Taiwan, which he won in third-set match tie-breaks.
Sampras is preparing for a grudge match against Agassi. To get ready to face his long time rival,
Pistol Pete will play in a featured exhibition against Gael Monfils on February 7 in San Jose, CA.
John McEnroe is no stranger to Madison Square Garden where he captured the Masters title three
times, twice beating his rival Ivan Lendl.
Before their match, McEnroe will face Jimmy Arias on Feb. 19, Todd Martin on Feb. 20 and
Aaron Krickstein on Feb. 21.
The BNP Paribas Showdown is produced by StarGames and MSG Sports. Tickets can be purchased at
the Madison Square Garden box office and all Ticketmaster outlets.
The BNP Paribas Showdown, in partnership with the United States Tennis Association, will
continue their efforts to grow youth participation in the sport of tennis through
“Tennis Night in America”, a national program which is among the largest grass roots
initiatives the sport has ever seen. To find a sign-up location please go to www.tennisnight.com