Saturday, January 29, 2011

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal to play NIKE Clash of the Champions

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal to play NIKE Clash of the Champions

Maria Sharapova, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams to play NIKE Clash of the Champions

Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams will be joined by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal on March 8 in the "NIKE Clash of the Champions."

This tennis exhibition will benefit each of the four athletes' charitable foundations and will be hosted at the University of Oregon's new facility.

The matches will begin at 5:30 p.m., and the first ones coming out to entertain the fans will be Sharapova and Williams, who will play a singles set. Then a mixed doubles set and then to end the event Federer vs Nadal.

Ticket prices range between $25 and $85 and can be purchased at www.MatthewKnightArena.com from February 4th.

"We are extremely excited to host some of the biggest names in professional tennis in Matthew Knight Arena," said Oregon Director of Athletics Rob Mullens. "Our unique partnership with NIKE has allowed us to attract this one-of-a-kind event to the University of Oregon and the Eugene-Springfield community.

"The NIKE Clash of the Champions is going to create tremendous buzz up and down the Willamette Valley," said Mullens. "It is a great example of the variety of events we are able to feature at Matthew Knight Arena."


Source and Pic: Sharapova Tennis via Womens Tennis Blog