Originally written on Tennis Panorama  |  Last updated 11/20/14

The Greenbrier will play host this fall to the inaugural  Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic, featuring a match between tennis hall of famers Pete Sampras and John McEnroe.

 

On September 22, 2012, The Greenbrier will host this new tennis event featuring two men who together hold 21 career Grand Slam men’s singles titles.  The one-day event will include a Pro-Am and a marquee match-up between McEnroe and Sampras.

 

“Building on the success of the star-studded The Greenbrier Classic, an official PGA TOUR FedExCup event, we are thrilled to be able to bring the biggest names in tennis to our extraordinary facilities at The Greenbrier this fall,” says Jim Justice, chairman and owner of The Greenbrier.

 

“I am really looking forward to my first visit to The Greenbrier; I’ve heard such great things about the resort, the history of the place and the Old White Golf Course—some of my buddies have encouraged me to bring my golf clubs,” says Pete Sampras.  “And it’s always a pleasure to get on the court with John.  It’s sure to be an entertaining match in a beautiful setting.”

 

“I am looking forward to experiencing the Greenbrier for the first time and the challenge of playing against one of the greatest tennis champions of all time, Pete Sampras,” says John McEnroe.  “I know Pete will be ready for me, so I will be working very hard to be able to bring my best tennis.  Hopefully the people of West Virginia and the entire Greenbrier area will come out, support the event and have a great experience.”

For more information about The Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic visit: www.greenbrier.com.

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