WITH ELLIOTT HARRIS eharris@suntimes.com July 10, 2011 7:08PM Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras have something in common — other than their apparent feuding on and off the tennis court.Agassi was inducted Saturday into the International Tennis Hall of Fame, a place that already includes Sampras.Both are part of the Champions Series tennis tour that …

Hall of Famer to Compete in Fort Lauderdale and Philadelphia Connors to Join Sampras, Agassi, McEnroe, Courier and Other Legends in 12 City Tour   NEW YORK, (July 6, 2011) — InsideOut Sports + Entertainment announced today that eight time singles grand slam champion Jimmy Connors will be joining the upcoming revamped Champions Series tour …

By HOWARD FENDRICH   WIMBLEDON, England – Give Uncle Toni credit for honesty. Toni Nadal, Rafael’s uncle and coach, watched Wimbledon’s defending champion put in about an hour of practice on a left foot that’s not as seriously injured as first feared, then offered this assessment to a handful of reporters Tuesday: “Even if he …

By Eben Novy-Williams – Jun 28, 2011 1:49 PM ET   Pete Sampras said Rafael Nadal will eclipse his total of 14 Grand Slam tennis titles and perhaps challenge Roger Federer’s mark, the only one higher in the men’s game. Sampras said he expects Federer to win his seventh Wimbledon title at the All England …

June 16, 2011|By Matt Szabo, matthew.szabo@latimes.com   Pete Sampras seemingly has little in common with Dirk Nowitzki. But at about the time Sampras began carving out a legacy as one of the greatest tennis players of all time in the early 1990s, Nowitzki was winning junior tennis tournaments in his native Germany. Nowitzki eventually switched to …

Buzz and boos greeted Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe as they marched onto Centre Court on July 5, 1980 at 2 p.m. for the Wimbledon final. They stood shoulder-to-shoulder for the traditional pre-match photo as competitors—with comfort zones as disparate as their native time zones—sharing the most precious piece of turf in tennis. The left-handed, …

by Bill Simons   Candid, smart, on the edge, unafraid and almost cocky: there are many ways to describe America’s thoughtful new Davis Cup captain. Here Jim Courier talks about American culture, Davis Cup, how to change the game, and from Roger Federer and Andre Agassi to Andy Roddick and Rafael Nadal. INSIDE TENNIS: So …

By Tina Akouris   Pro tennis is returning to Chicago with the revamped Champions Series, which will come to the United Center in October.The Chicago stop Oct. 20 is part of a 12-city tour for pros older than 30 who have won Grand Slam titles. Those scheduled to participate in Chicago are Andre Agassi, John …

By Andrew Eide Travel to any park in the Seattle area and you will find people playing and enjoying the game of tennis. It is fun, great exercise and something that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. As popular as tennis is in Seattle, rarely does the chance to see the sports greatest …

By Liz Clarke   There was a time, a decade or two ago, when an uncommonly gifted generation of American men so dominated tennis that it seemed they simply took turns hoisting the trophy at Grand Slam events. The hard-serving Pete Sampras was peerless on Wimbledon’s grass. Jim Courier’s gritty resolve translated beautifully to the …

MICHAEL RAND , Star Tribune     Andre Agassi, Jim Courier and John McEnroe were part of the 1992 U.S. Davis Cup team that beat Sweden in the semifinals at Target Center on the way to a championship. Nearly 20 years later, they will be back at that same venue — albeit in a much …

By Amy Moritz   In his 23-year career there aren’t many places where Jim Courier has not played tennis. That’s precisely why he’s looking forward to getting out the racket in Buffalo later this year. Courier will bring The Champions Series to HSBC Arena on Oct. 22, playing with John McEnroe, Bjorn Borg and Michael Chang. …

BY STEVE CARPLAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL   Andre Agassi has enjoyed the experience of being a father to his two children. But he also has missed entertaining tennis fans since retiring in 2006. Now the Las Vegas legend will be able to enjoy the best of both worlds. Agassi will participate in the revamped Champions Series Tour …