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October 29, 2013

Legends tennis tournament coming to Bankers Life

McEnroe, Connors Courier and Philippoussis headline entries

Indianapolis will host tennis legends John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, Jim Courier and Mark Philippoussis at the PowerShares QQQ Challenge to be played Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 at 7 p.m. at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.The one-night tournament will feature three matches; two one-set semifinal matches, followed by a one-set championship match.

The PowerShares QQQ Challenge is the fourth event on the 12-city PowerShares Series tennis circuit, featuring legendary tennis players over the age of 30.

“I am excited to get back to Indianapolis and have a chance to compete against these guys,” said Courier, the former world No. 1 and the current U.S. Davis Cup captain. “I have a lot of great tennis memories in Indy, including winning the tournament there in 1993 and playing Davis Cup against Belgium in 1998. This is going to be a special night and it will be thrilling to be a part of a few different generations of tennis clashing in front of the always fantastic Indiana tennis fans.”

Tickets are on sale now exclusively to members of the U.S. Tennis Association for up to a 15 percent discount at www.PowerSharesSeries.com, www.TicketMaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000. Event tickets starting at $25 will be available at each of the ticketing outlets above to all consumers starting Tuesday, Oct. 22. VIP packages will also be available October 22 online at PowerSharesSeries.com, by email to VIP@insideoutse.com, or by phone at 253.315.4299.

McEnroe won seven majors singles titles in his career along with 10 other majors in doubles and mixed doubles. He won the U.S. Open four times, Wimbledon three times and helped the United States to the Davis Cup title five times. McEnroe captured 77 career singles titles and 78 career doubles titles, his last being in San Jose, California in 2006 at the age of 47. McEnroe, who will turn 55 on Feb. 9, has continued his fine play, winning numerous champions events around the world in singles and doubles since his final full-time year on the ATP Tour in 1992. He also continues to entertain tennis audiences as one of the best television commentators in the sport’s history.

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