The Boys Are Back In Town
Break out your sweatbands, the 2017 PowerShares Series tour, a competitive tennis circuit featuring legendary icons and world-renowned champions, will make a stop in Charleston at the Volvo Car Stadium on Saturday, April 1st at 7:00pm.
A Legendary Field
The event features four champions playing two semifinals, with the winners meeting in a championship match. Joining us in Charleston are:
• John McEnroe, Former World No. 1 & 7-time Grand Slam winner
• Andy Roddick, Former World No. 1 & US Open winner
• James Blake, Former World No. 4 & Davis Cup winner
• Mark Philippoussis, Former World No. 8 & 2-time Davis Cup champion
Defending His Title
Andy Roddick, who returns to Charleston as last year’s champion is ready to defend his PowerShares Series Charleston title. Joining him for the second year in a row is James Blake.
“I had a great time in Charleston last year,” said Blake, who won 10 career singles titles. “The crowd was great and the fans were having a lot of fun. That made it a great experience for the players.“
Legends, Mark Philippoussis and John McEnroe will come to Daniel Island with PowerShares for the first time. Blake added, “McEnroe is so unique. He has a different style of play than anyone else on tour. It’s fun to play against someone who is different and has such an amazing skill set.”
During the fast-fire format, the players are mic’d and call their own scores. This lends itself to an entertaining tennis experience that even novice fans will enjoy. “We put on a great show for a set or two,” Blake said. “The fans also get to see more of our personalities. On tour, we were laser focused and not engaged with the fans as much. It’s fun to be able to engage more with the fans in these condensed events.”
While on stadium grounds, enjoy happy hour, live music, dining and shopping. You won’t want to miss this legendary event!