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  | By Long Island Tennis Magazine Staff

On Saturday, April 10, Caesars Atlantic City and StarGames present professional tennis at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City with the First Annual Caesars Tennis Classic. This exhibition event will be hosted by two-time U.S. Open and five-time Wimbledon champion, Venus Williams, and will feature three matches by five U.S. Open champions. 

The first match will feature 1985, 1986 and 1987 U.S. Open Champion Ivan Lendl who will face his former nemesis and 1988 U.S. Open Champion Mats Wilander. Lendl and Wilander, who have won a combined 15 Grand Slam Singles Titles, have met in the finals of the U.S. Open, French Open, Australian Open, and The Masters, a combined six times.

The second marquee match-up will feature 2003 U.S. Open Champion and current top-ranked U.S. men's player Andy Roddick as he faces 2000 U.S. Open Champion Marat Safin.

The third and final match will feature 14-time Grand Slam Men's Singles Champion Pete Sampras as he faces current U.S. Davis Cup Tennis Star James Blake.

An additional event is running all weekend long in the Caesars Tennis Village. Come on down to the Caesars Palladium Ballroom, Saturday, April 10 from noon-7:00 p.m. to try out the latest tennis equipment, fashion and more all weekend long.

Schedule of Events

Friday, April 9

3:00 p.m. ... Tennis Village Open to the Media, Sponsors and VIP Guests (Caesars Palladium Ballroom)

4:00 p.m.-4:45 p.m. ... Tournament Press Conference and Red Carpet (Caesars Palladium Ballroom)

5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. ... Tennis Village Open to the Public (Caesars Palladium Ballroom)


Saturday, April 10

Noon-6:00 p.m. ... Tennis Village Open to the Public (Caesars Palladium Ballroom)

3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. ... 30-Love, The Official Tournament Pre-Party (The Continental at The Pier Shops)

6:30 p.m. ... Doors Open at Boardwalk Hall

7:30 p.m. ... Caesars Tennis Classic (Boardwalk Hall)

10:00 p.m. ... Tournament After-Party (21 and Over at the Dusk Nightclub at Caesars Atlantic City)

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