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Rock-N-Racquets Coming To Alabama

October 29, 2004 09:03 AM

Tennis legend Andre Agassi and 2003 year-end world No.1 and former US Open Champion Andy Roddick will participate in the 3rd Annual Rock-N-Racquets at The University of South Alabama’s Mitchel Center in Mobil on December 17 for the third edition of this annual exhibition. Joining Agassi and Roddick in Mobile are 2003 French Open Champions Bob and Mike Bryan.

Rock-n-Racquets has been designed to feature the world’s most exciting tennis players with a musical component woven throughout the evening’s festivities. Rock-n-Racquets benefits The Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation and The Andy Roddick Foundation.

The format for the evening consists of three components.

1) A Celebrity Exhibition- Team Agassi vs. Team Roddick composed of celebrity stars in a friendly and fan-interactive competition.

2) A Doubles Competition- Agassi and Roddick will team up in a rare occurrence to take on the doubles team of Bob and Mike Bryan. The Bryan Brothers are identical twins who won the 2003 French Open and reached the finals of the 2003 US Open.

3) The evening concludes with an exciting Agassi vs. Roddick competitive singles match for bragging rights until next year. Agassi and Roddick are currently tied at 1-all in this unique exhibition format.

“I’m excited to bring the Rock-n-Racquets program to Alabama,” said Roddick. “I am 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,” said Agassi. “We felt that the people of Alabama would really embrace Rock-n-Racquets, and I couldn’t be more pleased with the overwhelming support shown thus far. I am looking forward to coming to Alabama!”

“The Mitchell Center loves excitement!” said Victor Cohen, General Manager of the state-of-the-art facility. “I am extremely excited that we will host the annual Rock-n-Racquets event featuring Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick, and the Bryan Brothers. The facility is ideal for this type of event, and it promises to be an exceptional occasion for everyone in the University and Mobile communities.”

To learn more about the event, please visit www.rocknracquets.com. USTA members will receive a $3.00 discount on all tickets purchased except in the premium level ($86.50). To take advantage of this discount, you must show your membership card if purchasing in person, or provide the exclusive password if purchasing by phone or internet. Limit 6 per purchase.

Tickets are available at The Mitchell Center Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge-by-phone at 251-434-0033, or order online at Ticketmaster.com or CC.com

To take advantage of the USTA discount, enter the password “USTA” when asked to do so. The password is case sensitive.




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