Being a part of the PowerShares Series tour stop in Surprise has always been a favorite stop of mine since my wife Amber and I have sentimental reasons for going back. This past week was no different although I certainly did not expect to run into such a red hot John McEnroe!  That’s probably the best I’ve seen him play since we’ve been competing post ATP Tour but I’ll definitely be ready for him the next time we play which shouldn’t be too long from now.

One highlight of my time in Surprise was going to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America which provides wonderful treatment and care of patients fighting cancer. The time that Todd Martin and I had to visit with some patients was wonderful, and to see so many of them smiling with an upbeat attitude was an inspiration for us all! It was also a great reminder of how blessed we are to be able to do the things we often take for granted, such as playing tennis. My hope is that these patients will get well soon and be back on their feet doing the things they love with the people they love doing them with!