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Sampras joins No. 1 Djokovic, Bryan brothers in L.A. exhibition

February 20, 2013|By Diane Pucin
  • Novak Djokovic is one of the headliners of the Los Angeles Tennis Challenge, coming to Pauley Pavilion on March 4.
Novak Djokovic is one of the headliners of the Los Angeles Tennis Challenge,… (Geert Vanden Wijngaert…)

World No. 1 Novak Djokovic along with Mardy Fish of Los Angeles and Bob and Mike Bryan, who won the Australian Open doubles title last month, are the headliners of the Los Angeles Tennis Challenge on March 4 at Pauley Pavilion.

Also in the field is 34-year-old German Tommy Haas, who made it to the final of last week's SAP Open in San Jose. Haas is ranked 18th in the world still. Also playing in the event is American James Blake, who was once ranked as high as fourth in the world but who is struggling now and playing lower-level events.

Pete Sampras, winner of 13 major titles, will also play.

Participants will play three exhibition pro-set matches beginning at 7 p.m. Haas will face Blake in the opening singles match then Djokovic and Sampras will play a doubles match against the Bryan brothers.

The L.A. Tennis Challenge will be broadcast by Tennis Channel.

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