Mitchell Center, University of South Alabama Campus
DOORS OPEN: 6 PM; START TIME: 7 PM
Among the beneficiaries of the event will be the Andy Roddick Foundation and the Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation.
"I'm excited to bring Rock-N-Racquets to Alabama," Roddick said. "I'm always pumped to bring tennis to areas that don't currently have a tournament. I hope my enthusiasm for tennis, along with Andre, the Bryans and the rest of our program, provides the ultimate fan experience."
"Similar to our success in Little Rock, our intention is to bring this unique event to a market that typically has not had the opportunity to see professional tennis," Agassi said. "We felt that the people of Alabama would really embrace Rock-N-Racquets. I'm looking forward to coming to Alabama."
The arena has been re-configured in order to meet public demand for more premium and lower-bowl seats. Roddick said he is pleased that the event can continue to focus on the fans. "I'm glad that we're able to open up these seats," he said. "This event is for the fans and I wanted to find a way to give them what they were asking for."
CELEBRITY TEAM CHALLENGE
Team Agassi vs. Team Roddick
Agassi and Roddick team up with local celebrity stars in a friendly and fan-interactive tennis competition. Celebrities include former Miss Alabama and newly crowned Miss America 2005 Deidre Downs, and Shannon Camper, Miss Alabama 2004. Also participating in the event are Nationally Ranked USTA juniors and Alabama residents, Mary Angela Martin and Ebie Wilson. Special guest appearance: Olympic tennis Silver Medalist Mardy Fish. (approximate time: 30 minutes)
"It's not every day that I get to play with one beautiful woman, let alone two," said Roddick. "This is going to make a great event even better."
Team Agassi Team Roddick
Andre Agassi Andy Roddick
Bob Bryan Mike Bryan
Deidre Downs Shannon Camper
Mary Angela Martin Ebie Wilson
Agassi and Roddick vs. The Bryan Brothers
Agassi and Roddick partner in a Rock-n-Racquets exclusive match against the 2004 year-end world #2 ranked doubles team of Bob and Mike Bryan in an 8-game pro-set. (approximate time: 45 minutes)
Agassi vs. Roddick "Battle of the Ages"
The culmination of the evening showcases the best in men’s tennis with Agassi taking on Roddick in a Best-of-3 sets with a super tie-breaker for the third set. (approximate time: 1 hour) Roddick and Agassi are currently tied at one win each in this exhibition format.