Andy Roddick by Not enough megapixels
This afternoon Mayor Fenty and other district officials will complete the Official Draw for the Legg Mason Tennis Classic which kicks off tomorrow morning. In its 41st edition, the US Open Series event will feature three of the world’s top 10 and ten of the top 20 players, including (as usual) #5 ranked Andy Roddick, #6 Juan Martin Del Potro, #8 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, and #11 Fernando Gonzalez.
Several players who had previously committed to the tournament have been forced to withdraw due to significant injuries. The players include James Blake (who gave Murphy Jensen some tips on shaving his head), Arnaud Clement, and Gaels Monfils.
Top seeded Andy Roddick, who played Roger Federer in this year’s Wimbledon final, is scheduled to play his first match on Tuesday, August 4th. For doubles fans, be sure not to miss the #1 ranked Bryan Brothers who also played in the Wimbledon finals.
Single session tickets are on sale and range from $10 to $70, the cheapest being for Saturday’s qualifying rounds.
Legg Mason Tennis Classic
August 1-9, 2009
William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center
16th + Kennedy Streets, NW
Washington, D.C. 20011