Jim Courier, all of 18 years old, hadn’t been on tour a full year when he found himself across the net from John McEnroe for the first time in the quarterfinals of an indoor tournament in Detroit in late 1988. McEnroe, the lithe, fiery left-hander, was ranked 14th in the world, three years removed from …

James Blake fended off the furious effort of 55-year-old John McEnroe, claiming his first career title on the PowerShares Series with a 7-6 (7-5) victory in the one-set championship match at the Energy Solutions Arena. The 34-year-old Blake is just six months removed from playing on the ATP World Tour, announcing his retirement at the …

Andre Agassi and James Blake played one of the most memorable U.S. Open matches of all time in 2005, Agassi coming back from two-sets-to-love down to win in a fifth-set tiebreaker in an epic quarterfinal. On Thursday night at the Toyota Center, Agassi and Blake faced each other for the first time since that U.S. …

DENVER – Andy Roddick and James Blake, stalwarts on the U.S. Davis Cup team for a decade, reunited Wednesday as rookies on the 2014 PowerShares Series circuit competing in the “Champions Showdown” in the mile-high altitude of the Pepsi Center. However, both American tennis standouts were not on the same bench cheering for each other …

Andy Roddick once got paid exclusively from his work on the tennis court, but occasionally some loud, brash opinions came as a byproduct. Now, he derives most of his income from his opinionated mouth, with some tennis occasionally on the side. Such has been and remains Roddick’s charmed life. Roddick, 31, who retired from professional …

Tennis Hall of Famers Andre Agassi and Jim Courier will join young retirees Andy Roddick and James Blake in the Camden Wealth Advisors Cup tournament Thursday night at Toyota Center. They used to call events like this “Old-timers Night.” Or a “Seniors Showdown.” Or the “Legends Tour.” Roddick, especially, is one odd old-timer. He’s 31. …

INDIANAPOLIS – Self-proclaimed New York Knicks fan John McEnroe posted an impressive “road win” in the arena of his NBA team’s rival Indiana Pacers, impressively winning the PowerShares QQQ Challenge at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse Friday with a 6-3 win over Jim Courier in the one-set championship match. The tournament victory is McEnroe’s second in …

After he appeared at an Indiana Pacers match-up against the Miami Heat in December, Jim Courier, a former No. 1 star in professional men’s tennis and four-time Grand Slam tournament champion, talked to us about his impending PowerShares Series exhibition downtown on Valentine’s Night. Joining him: the legendarily explosive John McEnroe, the classically stoic Ivan …

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Andy Roddick made his debut on the PowerShares Series champions tennis circuit a successful one Thursday, fending off a stubborn John McEnroe 7-5 to win the Champions Shootout at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex. Roddick’s debut event was a wildly entertaining affair highlighted by many of his signature rocket serves and blistering …

They were one of the tennis world’s classic contrasts in styles: the fiery New Yorker vs. the Cool Czech. John McEnroe and Ivan Lendl played 36 times. Only Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have played more times (39) in the Open Era of professional tennis. The Open Era began in 1968 when pros were admitted …

Jim Courier once was the No. 1-ranked tennis player in the world. Even though the Champions Cup circuit isn’t close to the pressure he faced playing at Wimbledon or the U.S. Open, Courier said he still gets nervous competing on the senior circuit. At the Oklahoma City stop Thursday night at Chesapeake Energy Arena, Courier …

OKLAHOMA CITY – Despite playing in Wimbledon, U.S., French and Australian Open finals, Jim Courier will tell you he also gets pre-match jitters before playing on the PowerShares Series tennis circuit. Admitting to some first-event nervousness in Wednesday’s PowerShares Series opening event in Kansas City that ended in a semifinal loss to Michael Chang, Courier …

KANSAS CITY – John McEnroe kicked off the 2014 PowerShares Series tennis circuit Wednesday night at the Sprint Center in frigid Kansas City beating both Ivan Lendl and Michael Chang back-to-back in one-set matches to win the title. After defeating Lendl 6-4 in the opening semifinal, the 54-year-old McEnroe then immediately turned around to beat …