Andy Roddick and James Blake to feature in 2014 Champions Series (PowerShares Series)

Andy Roddick and James Blake will make their first appearance in PowerShares Series, other players playing in the series include Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, Ivan Lendl, Mats Wilander, Jim Courier, Michael Chang, Todd Martin and Mark Philippoussis.

“I am looking forward to playing on the PowerShares circuit,” said Roddick. “Having a chance to stay connected with tennis and compete on a limited basis through events like these fits perfectly with my life these days.”

Former American No. 1 also commented on this debut and said,“It’s going to be exciting to start a new chapter of my tennis life playing on the PowerShares Series circuit, Having just retired from the ATP tour, you’d think I have an advantage over some of the guys, but players like Andy, Andre and Pete are so talented and competitive that is going to be a great challenge for me to win some titles. I look forward to the challenge.”

Champions Series tennis circuit was renamed the PowerShares Series when PowerShares signed a multi-year agreement in 2011 to become the title sponsor of the tennis tour. Pete Sampras finished the 2011 season as the #1 ranked player