McEnroe, Connors coming to play tennis in Indianapolis
Thought you'd seen the last of McEnroe, Conners and Courier blasting tennis balls back and forth?
Turns out these tennis greats of the past will be coming to Indianapolis to see who still has a 40-love game in them on the day dedicated to love, Valentine's Day.
John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, Jim Courier and Mark Philippoussis headline the PowerShares QQQ Challenge to be played Friday, February 14, 2014 at 7 pm at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The challenge is the fourth event on the 12-city PowerShares Series tennis circuit, featuring legendary tennis players over the age of 30.
"I am excited to get back to Indianapolis and have a chance to compete against these guys," said Courier, the former world No. 1 and the current U.S. Davis Cup captain. "I have a lot of great tennis memories in Indy, including winning the tournament there in 1993 and playing Davis Cup against Belgium in 1998. This is going to be a special night and it will be thrilling to be a part of a few different generations of tennis clashing in front of the always fantastic Indiana tennis fans."
McEnroe won seven majors singles titles in his career along with 10 other majors in doubles and mixed doubles. He won the U.S. Open four times and Wimbledon three times.
Connors won eight major singles titles in his career, including five U.S. Open championships.
Courier won a pair of French and Australian Open singles titles in the early 1990s when he became the first American to reach the No. 1 ranking since McEnroe in 1985.