Martin, now the Chief Executive Officer of the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I., has won five career PowerShares Series titles, including the title in Boston in 2006 and most recently in Minneapolis in 2011. He last played on the PowerShares Series last March in Surprise, Arizona losing to Mark Philippoussis in the semifinals. Martin was the singles runner-up at the US Open in 1999 and the Australian Open in 1994 and ranked as high as No. 4 in the world.
“I’m excited to get back into the fray of competitive tennis on the PowerShares Series in Boston and Richmond,” said Martin. “It’s always great to reunite with my friends and rivals for an exciting night of tennis in these unique one-night events.”
Said Courier, “I’m disappointed not to be able to compete in Boston and Richmond. I suffered an injury to my back in last week’s events and am not sufficiently recovered to go to battle against these guys. Hopefully Todd can win one for me.”
Martin will be joined in both fields by Andy Roddick, John McEnroe and James Blake. He will play McEnroe in the semifinals of Boston on Wednesday night and Roddick in Richmond on Thursday in the four-player tournaments.
For full schedule, player and ticket information, go to www.PowerSharesSeries.com.
The remaining PowerShares Series schedule with full fields are as follows:
Wednesday, April 22: Boston, Mass. (Agganis Arena at Boston University) “Champions Cup”
John McEnroe vs. Todd Martin, Andy Roddick vs. James Blake
Thursday, April 23: Richmond, Va., (Siegel Center at VCU) “Champions Challenge”
Todd Martin vs. Andy Roddick, John McEnroe vs. James Blake
Wednesday, April 29: Minneapolis, Minn. (Target Center) “Champions Shootout”
John McEnroe vs. James Blake, Andy Roddick vs. Michael Chang
Thursday, April 30: Cincinnati, Ohio (Cintas Center at Xavier) “Champions Showdown”
Andy Roddick vs. James Blake, John McEnroe vs. Michael Chang
Saturday, May 2: Vancouver, Canada (Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre at UBC) “Champions Showdown”
Michael Chang vs. Mark Philippoussis, Pete Sampras vs. John McEnroe
In 2014, John McEnroe won the points title for the first time in the nine-year history of Champions Series tennis by winning events in Kansas City, Indianapolis, Nashville and Charlotte. McEnroe was followed in the points standings by Blake in second place and Roddick in third place.
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